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… Continue reading Updates to my web-site
Is the site of a famous asteroid/meteorite airburst, though some people think it was aUFO crash. The local people attributed it to shamans fighting. And there's an X Files episode with the same name. It is now the working title of my next book, which probably won't be called that because Tunguska is a real… Continue reading Tunguska
My first novel, Children of the Shaman, will be on sale from 14th May on all channels
Yep. Today I finished the first draft. Now I just have to edit it! The current word count is 180,000 plus, so I am going to have to shed a lot of pounds (as it were). I'm currently feeling slightly traumatised, because what do I do now? Of course, there's loads to do: some beta-reading… Continue reading Winterbloom first draft finished
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… Continue reading More Winterbloom
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)
The Glass Mountain will be on sale for 99c in the company of some excellent Science Fiction and Fantasy Books. Click here to see them all.
I have published one of my short stories on Amazon. Called The Alukah, it features one of two friends who I shared a flat with in 1980's London - specifically, Stoke Newington. The Alukah is an urban fantasy set in 1983, and involves the unexpected encounter between a real person and two of my shamanworld characters. And a… Continue reading Short story of vampires set in Stoke Newington!
I am delighted that Malarat has received a review from Donald Crankshaw at Black Gate, as part of his series on self-published fantasy. Malarat is the third book in my Mir: shamanworld series, and the first to be self-published. Short extract from the review: Malarat’s cover says that it’s a “Novel of Love Beyond Death,”… Continue reading Malarat reviewed at Black Gate