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Gemmell Awards open for voting

Voting for the 2017 Gemmell Awards has begun; the link is here My publisher, Kristell Ink, an imprint of Grimbold Books, is fielding a strong list of authors and illustrators for the various awards: Legend Award The Sky Slayer, by Joel Cornah The Summer Goddess, by Joanne Hall The High King’s Vengeance, by Steven Poore […]

Not Nanowrimo…

We are on course for the new edition of Children of the Shaman to come out with Kristell Ink in January 2017. It’s going to have illustrations, about which I’m incredibly excited. It’s  like all my dreams coming true at once! The artwork, which includes a map, is by the talented Evelinn Enoksen, and I’m […]

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 […]

Grimbold does Patreon

Not long ago, I mentioned I had signed up with Kristell Ink, an imprint of Grimbold Books. Grimbold has just launched an exciting new campaign on Patreon, offering exclusive benefits to subscribers. What is Patreon? “the world’s largest crowdfunding site for artists and creators” For just $2 a month or more, you will obtain access […]

Updates to my web-site

You may have noticed that I’ve changed the appearance of both my blogs, this one and the other one that lives at Living in the Maniototo. This is because Kristell Ink will be publishing my fourth novel, Winterbloom, and republishing my first three books: Children of the Shaman, The Glass Mountain, and Malarat. As a […]

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 […]

Review of Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

  This is the first in an occasional review series that I’ll be posting on this blog. A shorter version of this review has appeared on Goodreads and my other blog, Living in the Maniototo. I really enjoyed this book. It’s very different to a lot of fantasy I’ve read, and refreshingly so. It has […]

Seen and Not Heard: Joanne Hall

Seen and Not Heard: Joanne Hall on Nobody Knew She Was There This week’s guest on Nobody Knew She was There, hosted by Fantasy writer Sarah Ash, is Joanne Hall, writer and editor. Here’s a taster: Little girls, it’s said, should be seen and not heard. I confess, I’ve been looking back through this awesome […]

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