In a cosy room at Castle Marsh, Fred and George are relaxing after a nice meal with their guests, Max the Tonkinese cat from the Shadows of the Past series and Stanley the labrador dog and Katrina von Cat from the Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets. Fred tells all here. After the conversation […]
I’ve got so many goodies for you in December, I’m getting really excited about Christmas for once! From December 1st to 23rd we are having a humungous Giveaway and blog tour. The 12 Authors of Christmas have clubbed together to bring you 30 prizes of ebooks, and they are featuring interviews and reviews throughout the […]
The time draws nearer for editing the next book – called Bravo Victor!
Well, that was exhausting! Thank you everyone who hosted a Blog Tour spot, and for reviewing the book, interviewing me and George and all the other fascinating things that went on. And of course HUGE thanks to Renee at MotherDaughterBookReviews.com for organising it, and for finding the photo of Viggo Mortensen (I know how hard […]
A huge big Thank You To ev’ryone involved in The Princelings Blog Tour! and don’t forget you can still take part in the rafflecopter giveaway until 20th October.
Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews, I’m taking The Princelings of the East on the road for a blog tour. All the wonderful people below will be hosting me with either a review or an interview (and there’s even an interview with George). They are also featuring a Giveaway with a wonderful prize – a […]
For some reason I forgot to tell you about this. Then the second review came in, so I thought I’d better catch up. But I expect you saw the nice medal on the side of the page and guessed! I submitted the three Princelings trilogy books for review at this professional or at least industry-recognised, […]
Thanks to Youth Literature Reviews and Mother Daughter Book Reviews, here is another Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. When you’ve entered my giveaway (see below) you can click on the badge to go to the linky list to find another blog participating in the Hop. The Hop starts today, 26th August and ends on September 6th. […]
This week’s challenge from Chuck Wendig was to write a story in your own ‘punk’ genre. This was in honour of the release of his new book Under the Empyrean Sky, which he calls ‘cornpunk’. I’m slightly familiar with cyberpunk, steampunk, and a search on wikipedia explained a few more to me. Generally these are […]
Ok, so I’ve left Camp NaNoWriMo for another year. It’s a really good challenge to keep me focused on writing every day. What it stops me doing, really, is reading long books (I can read something that takes me one or two days), and writing other stories (like flash fiction, or character interviews). However I […]
Yes for two weeks only, till July 31st, all four of the ebooks available on Smashwords are FREE with the coupon code SW100 (that’s the same code for each of them). You could get The Princelings of the East The Princelings and the Pirates The Princelings and the Lost City The Traveler in Black and […]
Believe it or not, there is an overall story happening in the Princelings series. In the trilogy part it was obvious and complete, but as the stories continue, they are working towards an end point in my mind.
As last week’s haiku celebrated the publication of The Talent Seekers, I thought I should do a haiku for the other books too! You can find them all by going to my author page on Amazon or Smashwords. Princelings Fred and George Uncover the mystery Of the time tunnel ~~~
The Princelings of the East has been reviewed on Mother Daughter Book Reviews and received a wonderful 4.5 stars (5 stars on Amazon, Goodreads and B&N). Princelings is also now appearing in their Pinterest Book Spotlight feature until early June. Fred and George would be so proud! There’s a Kid Lit Blog Hop coming up […]
In which Victor witnesses the pleasures and perils of technology This 1500 word Princelings story/extract is an introduction to the changing technology in the realms. I thought of Victor seeing people pass through Seventh Happiness, imagining stories for them, and decided that a tale set in his home would be nice. I have an inkling […]
In which Lord Mariusz relates his first encounter with the infamous Blackbird This is a 1200 word tale in the backstory of Castle Hattan. References to ‘the Rajah’ pop up every time Hugo or Mariusz turns up in my books. Regular readers may even have wondered about the identity of the foreign gentleman in Dylan’s […]
This is possibly my favourite piece done during the creative writing course. We picked a building in the city at random, the tutor gave us five objects and four characters, one of whom was to be our narrator, but all objects and characters were to be included. I’ll tell you at the end what the […]
This is an extract from a book I started then realised I wanted to place in a different part of the Princelings timeline. Either that or bring certain characters in earlier. There are some more extracts from it later in the month. In which George rocks the foundations and Fred’s burden increases Fred came out […]
1st April is the start of the A to Z Blog Challenge! Over a thousand bloggers have been preparing for this day, when we all write a post about something beginning with A. Then on Tuesday it’ll be something beginning with B… and since we skip Sundays, on the 30th April we’ll be doing something […]
I’m very grateful to Marcy Blesy for helping to promote children’s/middle grade books on her blog. Marcy writes herself and her first independent book is Confessions of a Corn Kid. Please check her blog (and the promotion of Princelings of the East and the rest of the series) at http://bit.ly/ZDq6rh