Friday Flash Fiction: Willow’s Day Off

Ten words – use all of them in your story.  That was the challenge from Chuck Wendig in this week’s flash fiction challenge.  I went blank to start with, then was tempted to do a little backstory since one of the words was Willow, and Willow is Hugo’s number two in his original journey down […]

Two weeks only – Four ebooks FREE

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 […]

Uplifting Experience

In which Professor Saku discovers a delightful side-effect of a new invention. This is a short (1800 word) story that fits in the Chronicles of Hattan; it’s sort of back story for Saku and Mariusz (before the start of Traveler), but happens in their world soon after the Princelings and the Lost City ends. It […]

Rajah of Nilgiri

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 […]

Pickpocket

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 […]

Cool Hand Mariusz

Lord Mariusz is the Traveler in Black and White – he was also the villain of The Princelings of the East.  We were set this exercise in our creative writing class just as I was publishing Traveler, so his story was uppermost in my mind.  When asked to write a piece with the ending “sometimes […]

The Princelings A to Z Giveaway!

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 […]

February tidy-up & Challenge summary

Just a little tidying up for the last day of February.  It’s a lovely spring day after weeks of dreariness and freezing temperatures, or at least it seems that way.  Hopefully spring is on its way.  The Traveler in Black and White is now available on Smashwords for all types of eReader.  It should be […]

Five weeks to go till the A to Z Challenge

Have I made any progress since the last update at 7 weeks?  Not much! I’ve got more stories written, including a completely new one starring Professor Saku, telling how he came to invent the grav-sleds that are used by Hugo to move the Wozna stock about (in the Traveler in Black and White).  I’ve been […]

What the Traveler in Black and White does next

Lord Mariusz’s tale of exploration on the other side of the time tunnel comes to the end of its time on Amazon’s Kindle Owners Lending Library at midnight tonight.  This is otherwise known as the Amazon-exclusive period, and although there are lots of detractors of the scheme, I feel it helps me get the books […]

Last chance to get The Traveler in Black and White FREE

Today, 20th February, is Victor’s birthday!  To celebrate, The Traveler in Black and White is FREE for the last time on Amazon worldwide.  This engaging tale explains how Lord Mariusz aka Hugo came to find the land at the end of the time tunnel and be accused of murder, witness a vampire slaying, and be […]

A Time Travel Challenge

As if it wasn’t enough to be doing the Kid Lit Blog Hop, the A to Z April Blog Challenge, the pre-1960s Children’s Classic Reading Challege, and the Goodreads Reading Challenge (not hard), I’ve signed up for another one. The 2013 YA & MG Time Travel Reading Challenge!

Traveler in Black and White is FREE today

Today, 19th January, is the anniversary of the passing of Lord Mariusz.  To celebrate his life, The Traveler in Black and White is FREE on Amazon worldwide.  This engaging tale explains how he came to find the land at the end of the time tunnel and be accused of murder, witness a vampire slaying, and […]

Traveler is FREE today and tomorrow

The Traveler in Black and White is FREE on Amazon worldwide 26th and 27th December.  This engaging tale by Lord Mariusz explains how he came to find the land at the end of the time tunnel and be accused of murder, witness a vampire slaying, and be seduced by Princess Eleanor of Arbor.  There’s plenty […]

Early bird Free Traveler

Today, Tuesday 4th December, for one day only, you can get The Traveler in Black and White FREE for your Kindle or Kindle App. This is an earlybird special for Princelings fans, and I hope some of you will feel moved to write a review in time for the Christmas Kindle explosion!  This is the […]