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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

More Winterbloom

Winterbloom is now up to 102,522 words long. I am hoping to finish the first draft by the beginning of September, unless I get distracted. And as any writer knows, there are plenty of distractions. I also know it’s going to need some heavy editing when it’s done. So all the extracts I share are […]

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