Grimbold Books Patreon begins

The Grimbold Patreon begins! (Introduction by Sammy H.K. Smith) Hi there, Patreons First off, a massive thank you for supporting us. It’s difficult for me to put into words what it means to all of us here at Grimbold Books without coming across as sickly and over-the-top, but we are hugely grateful for your help. Please be assured… Continue reading Grimbold Books Patreon begins

The Book Smugglers: Stash and News

Hello everyone and HAPPY SUNDAY! I mean, as happy as anyone who is currently living in the UK can be. I guess. Yes, I am still in shock over the Brexit referendum. But let’s get down to business and talk books because that will make me feel soooo much better. This Week on The Book… via… Continue reading The Book Smugglers: Stash and News

Nobody Knew She Was There…a new blog

"Female Fantasy and Science Fiction writers share their thoughts on the state of the SFF genre today…and what’s most important to them when they pick up their pens."

Winterbloom – new extract

Winterbloom is coming along nicely, and I have now passed the 125,000 word mark, despite some rather fierce inflight editing. Our heroes (?) have now made it to Earth and are about to cause a modest amount of havoc in 1920's Bath. I'm having to bone up on such luminaries as Dr Dee, John Wood the Elder, and William Beckford.

Speculative Fiction Showcase: Guest post by Amy Kuivalainen: Urban Fantasy – what I know for sure

Guest post by Amy Kuivalainen: Urban Fantasy - what I know for sure This year I have been lucky enough to publish my books Cry of the Firebird, an urban fantasy novel with heavy Nordic and Russian Fairytale influences and as of June The Eagle Key, an original fairy tale about a key that can open the heart of… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase: Guest post by Amy Kuivalainen: Urban Fantasy – what I know for sure

Oh no, it’s a box set!

In a moment of rash enthusiasm, I have created a box-set version of the first three books of my Mir: shamanworld series for Kindle. You can pre-order it here. The set comprises Children of the Shaman (currently free to download), The Glass Mountain, and Malarat. It is available to pre-order from Amazon and will be… Continue reading Oh no, it’s a box set!

Indie-bum publishing: Children of the Shaman goes free (again)

I couldn't resist. I read a very interesting article by Mark Lefebvre of Kobo Writing Life and Ali Parker, a new and successful author, entitled The Secret to Marketing Your Book Series. The article is on Freebooksy's Blog (they are a well-known book promotion and review site, similar to Bookbub and Bookgorilla) and so it… Continue reading Indie-bum publishing: Children of the Shaman goes free (again)

Bookgorilla author pages

I've started running around (like a headless chicken) creating lots of new pages for myself. First up, I was discovered a new offer from Bookgorilla, who will create a free author page for you, on the basis that you work to share the link to the best of your ability. I'm just road-testing this now, and will report back later on.