Author Archives: akuivalainen

About akuivalainen

I am a Finnish Australian writer that is obsessed with magical wardrobes, doors, auroras and burial mounds that might offer me a way into another realm. Until then, I will write about fairytales, monsters, magic and mythology because that’s the next best thing.

Queens of Infamy: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Originally posted on Longreads:
Anne Thériault | Longreads | April 2018 | 16 minutes (4,246 words) From the notorious to the half-forgotten, Queens of Infamy, a Longreads series by Anne Thériault, focuses on badass world-historical women of centuries past. * *…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Psst -Free Box Set Promo this weekend!

A quick heads up that both The Firebird Fairytales Boxset and The Western Wars Boxset will be Free on Amazon this weekend so its a perfect time to check them out and leave a review! They are also on Kindle Unlimited if … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, fairytale, free stories, magic, paranormal, promotions, Romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

May Update

Hey Everyone, Do you guys have months that are always out of control no matter how well you plan them? Every year it seems to my May. I had it all perfectly planned then it exploded and I’m running about … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, fairytale, fantasy, Indie Publishing, magic, Novels, Romance, Writing | Tagged , , , ,

April Update #Iamdying

Greetings from crazy writer land, I am on the last 10-15k words of KINGDOM and I am super fried but trying to end strong. It has come together in a weird and wonderful way that I didn’t plan for but … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, Indie Publishing, Life, magic, paranormal, Upcoming Projects, Writing | Tagged , , ,

Bad writing day and advice- via Chuck Wendig

There are days when being a writer makes you feel like you are a Creator God, Designer of Worlds, Breaker and Maker of Destinies. But some characters, like man, are prone to do, they turn around and say, “Fuck you … Continue reading

Posted in Art, fairytale, fantasy, Life, magic, Novels, paranormal, Upcoming Projects, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Jesus wasn’t white: he was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew. Here’s why that matters

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Hans Zatzka (Public Domain)/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Robyn J. Whitaker, University of Divinity I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient History, Art, History

March Update

I’m running a bit late this month with the update but I am here! Finally! Last month was HUGE both professionally and personally. I spent time as no #1 in respective Amazon categories for both Wylt and Cry of the … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, Indie Publishing, Life, magic, Novels, paranormal, Reviews, Upcoming Projects, Writing