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Skoryk, Parajanov and the Carpathian connection

A lot of authors have a soundtrack for their work. Often it’s the music they were listening to when they were writing a particular passage. Recently, I contributed to a thread in a Facebook group where writers were sharing what they listened to when writing, and what might also be the soundtrack to their novels. […]

Justified Ancients of Mu Mu!

I’ve been working on Tunguska, my current WIP, which may be the fifth installment in the shamansland series. Tunguska is its working title because of the famous or infamous meteor burst that flattened part of that region in the early years of the 20th century. It’s also the home of the original shamans, the ones […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coming soon: Autonomy by Jude Houghton

Coming soon from NetGalley: Autonomy by Jude Houghton Netgalley Publication Date 29 Jul 2016 Balmoral Murraine works in a Battery, assembling devices she doesn’t understand for starvation pay. Pasco Eborgersen is the pampered son of an Elite, trying to navigate the temptations of the Pleasure Houses, the self-sacrifice of the Faith, and the high-octane excitement […]

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 […]

Tunguska

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 […]

Now what?

With Winterbloom and its predecessors having been accepted for publication by Kristell Ink, I am now facing that olde authorial dilemma: what to write next? (I am also facing the dilemma what to read next. In fact #amreading but with interruptions for anxiety, healthy walks in the countryside, being bitten by horseflies, etc) Not to […]

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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