Yes, I have been neglecting this site, and yes, I am going to blame Mr Foo the Lovable Pixie again. Anyway, things have been moving! The Duke Is Dead is available now from Amazon, Lulu, and *hopefully* from Kobo, though we’ve been having trouble with that so please let us know if you’re having any […]
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from the Requite character’s reaction to it! 1) “I would very much like to run some tests on that old top hat they found.” – Tzenni Boccamera 2) “Even I know that it’s foolish to put your baby in anything a vrykol customarily eats out of.” – Ligeia Boccamera 3) *approval of depicted weather conditions* […]
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I assume quite a few of my readers are familiar with the Dungeons and Dragons alignment system. If not, it basically pigeonholes characters on two moral axes: good versus evil and law versus chaos. There are some odd wrinkles – there’s an ongoing argument, for example, about whether Chaotic Neutral can be a character with […]
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So, today I’m thinking about point of view. I’ve noticed that my natural inclination when beginning books is to start off writing in omniscient POV and then drop into third person when the person whose viewpoint the first scene is in shows up. I did it with Heavy Ice, and I’ve found myself doing it […]
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I’d been thinking for a while about making The Maker’s Mask available for free on the Kindle Store to coincide with either the release of Firebrand or the release of Heavy Ice, probably the latter. Then the Requite books got nominated for Yuletide again this year, and as there’s always a bit of an upswell […]
Read More Try the first two Requite books for $0.99 each!
Bizarrely, The Hawkwood War seems to now be available in .epub format, but The Maker’s Mask isn’t. I have no explanation for how the wheels of Lulu turn. So, if your preferred format is .epub and you read the first book in paperback or .pdf and liked it enough to give the second one a […]
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So, I was out having coffee with a friend today and she mentioned that her husband hadn’t bought my books because he thought they were a trilogy, and he doesn’t like buying the first two books of a trilogy and then having to wait for a third. Now, it’s entirely reasonable for people not to […]
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The first two Requite books are now available on the Amazon Kindle Store! Here are the links: The Maker’s Mask (The Books Of Requite) The Hawkwood War (The Books Of Requite) Here is an excerpt from The Maker’s Mask, to celebrate: Kjarten Helm sat down on one side of Tzenni and offered her some wine […]
Read More Very exciting news! Requite books available on Kindle!
Today brought cheering and unexpected news: I’ve sold more books than I thought I had, because apparently the Amazon and Book Depository orders all come through in one lump at the beginning of the month. Who knew? Not me, because self-publishing is a continuing voyage of discovery. 🙂 The beginning of the week brought a […]
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A copy of The Maker’s Mask is now winging its way to the_antichris in New Zealand, just in time for summertime reading. I hope you enjoy it! The legal deposit copies have also gone off to the British Library, which for some reason I found totally nerve-wracking, but after all the worst they can do […]
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