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… Continue reading Seen and Not Heard: Joanne Hall

Guest Blog for Nobody Knew She Was There by Freda Warrington. – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author

Nobody Knew She Was There… This week's contributor on Sarah Ash's new guest blog is Freda Warrington, writing on "The Le Guin Equation". Funny and passionately argued. There’s been much discussion lately about the visibility, or should that be the invisibility, of women writers within the SFF genre. Well, with millions of titles now on… Continue reading Guest Blog for Nobody Knew She Was There by Freda Warrington. – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author

Jan Edwards on Nobody Knew She Was There – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author

And today on Sarah Ash's occasional blog, author and editor Jan Edwards on the joys (and pitfalls) of writing Fantasy today. Nobody Knew She Was There... I’m delighted to welcome author and editor Jan Edwards this week to the Guest Blog. I am Jan Edwards and I write Fantasy fiction. It is true that I… Continue reading Jan Edwards on Nobody Knew She Was There – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author

Winterbloom first draft finished

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

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… Continue reading More Winterbloom

Speculative Fiction Showcase: Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 10, 2015

From the Speculative Fiction Showcase, Cora Buhlert compiles her weekly round-up of interesting and entertaining links from the world of SF&F. Speculative fiction in general: Usman T. Malik talks about the importance of science fiction, fantasy and the imagination.  Renay talks about the weight of genre history and what it takes to be an SF… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase: Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 10, 2015

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!

Speculative Fiction Showcase – Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 3, 2015

Compiled by my co-host Cora Buhlert and also appearing on her own Blog, Pegasus Pulp - crucial and interesting SF&F links on diverse topics for the past week. A taster of what you will find there... And here is our weekly round-up of interesting links about speculative fiction from around the web, this time with… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase – Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for July 3, 2015

Guest Writer: Jessica Rydill

Fantasy author and editor Jan Edwards has very kindly given me a guest slot on her blog: Guest Writer: Jessica Rydill. And not just me! Jan is featuring a series of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror writers, as well as her own regular blogs. Previous guest bloggers so far have been Misha Herwin and Joanne… Continue reading Guest Writer: Jessica Rydill

Happy New Year to all our readers!

...as they used to say when there were old-fashioned newspapers. I have noticed that several of my recent blog-posts ended with exclamation marks, something that I hope to remedy in the New Year. Starting today. Before I forget (I have the attention span of a goldfish) I wanted to thank Patty Jansen of Must Use… Continue reading Happy New Year to all our readers!