Tag: self-publishing

Coming Soon – Sea of Twisted Souls

Coming Soon – Sea of Twisted Souls

On April 10th, my husband and I will be attending an Iron Maiden concert. (What!) It’s the first time we’ve bought big tickets for ourselves. Technically it’s to make up for all the anniversaries we’ve missed while moving (even though it’s nowhere near our anniversary), but for me it feels like the reward for something …

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Celebrate Your Success

Celebrate Your Success

The life of a writer is not for the faint of heart. Every profession has its up and downs but, I think, those related to artistic professions are particularly poignant. I’ve never met another writer who didn’t question if they should give up. I’ve never met another writer that claimed with absolute confidence their work …

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Killing Your Darlings

Killing Your Darlings

I’ve never enjoyed editing my work (though I have come to love the end result). Don’t get me wrong; editing is a necessary evil. No writer can form perfect prose the first time around. But editing takes much more effort for me than writing. It inevitably ends up a slog. And for a long time, …

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The Setting as a Character

The Setting as a Character

One characteristic of epic fantasy is the scale of its setting. Epic tales take place in vast worlds, full of interesting cities, cultures and landmarks. Somehow, the characters become aware of these details throughout their adventure and it becomes clear that the world is active even when the characters aren’t present. Rebellions may take place …

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Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

The time has finally come for the adventures of Catilen Taylor and Damian Cooke to continue. Crossroads of Frozen Eternity is now available at your resident Amazon store (amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.uk to name a few). It’s also available on Smashwords and DriveThru Fiction (both of which offer multiple file formats, in case you don’t …

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Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

A few weeks ago, I reminisced about the creation of Island of Lost Forevers‘s leading lady, Catilen Taylor. Every protagonist needs at least one plucky companion, don’t they? We originally considered Catilen’s closest friend (and fellow kook), Damian Cooke, the story’s main character. Until we realized the character most impacted by the book’s events, the …

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For the Love of It

For the Love of It

Perhaps ironically, shortly after our move to England I wrote about two kinds of happiness; the happiness you find where you are, and the happiness you chase. I think it’s important to find happiness every day, to enjoy as many moments as you can. Ultimately, life is short, too short to waste on discontent. Some …

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Get Published Podcast

Get Published Podcast

My co-author, James, and I recently appeared on the Get Published Podcast. We talked about long-distance collaboration, self-publishing and, of course, Island of Lost Forevers. I’m a bit late to the punch with this announcement (sorry about that), but one of the joys of the Internet is infinite shelf space; check it out! Get Published …

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