Hey Everyone, I know, I know, it's been ages. My life is chaos at the moment and unfortunately the first thing that gets neglected is the blog. First things first...Eastern Gods is out! Hurray! If you are interested you can pick it up world wide on Kindle. For those who are chasing paperbacks...they will be out... Continue Reading →
Everyone knows I’m a sucker for a portal fantasy whether reading or writing and this list has many of my faves so check them out!
Portal Fantasy: A story in which an ordinary person is transported to another world, only to discover that they have an important role to play in its destiny.
D.K. Bussell is the author of the popular fantasy series, Trolled. Here is a list of her ten favorite magic portals in fantasy fiction.
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
The portal fantasy Mack Daddy.
A rabbit hole draws the titular Alice away from her humdrum existence and into a surreal adventure. Once at the bottom of the hole, Alice is confronted by a number of locked doors. The story follows Alice through one of the doors and into the magical dreamscape that is Wonderland. But where did all those other doors lead? Sadly, Carroll never got to tell those stories, as he choked to death on a bit of Lego. Probably. Go ask Wikipedia if it’s facts you’re after.
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Prologue The fire was dying as Haldirian rolled onto his back and tried not to think of his large soft bed back in Tirithawáe. His men slept deeply in their bed rolls, but he was restless despite the exhaustion leaking into his bones. He had agreed, been eager even, to come on the ranging trip... Continue Reading →
Hey Everyone, Apologies from being away from the blog for so many weeks. My life has been super crazy wrapping up projects and job hunting BUT exciting news! Eastern Gods, book one of new YA Fantasy series Western Wars, is up on a Kindle Scout campaign for your view and vote! I'm crazy excited about this one.... Continue Reading →
Chuck Wendig, the bearded writer guru and gnarly writer, published a great blog over on his kick ass blog Terrible Minds called 'A Reminder Of What Makes A Real Writer'. In it he makes this very true point: 'There exists no one way to write any one thing, and as long as your writing has a starting point and... Continue Reading →
Wylt's launch is one week away! Thank you to all of the lovely ARC readers who have given me feedback in time for me to fix a few formatting mistakes so the finished copy is perfect. This blog is going to be as spoiler free as possible but I wanted to share with you how... Continue Reading →
Okay my YA Readers we need to talk about Shearwater by Derek Murphy...have you guys read it? If not you NEED to check it out! First all of Mermaids. MERMAIDS. The little girl inside of me who watched The Little Mermaid on a continuous loop is freaking out about Derek's concept (and his cover because... Continue Reading →
Note: This is an essay I wrote recently for my degree and even though it has a strong Australian Publishing focus I still thought I'd share. ‘Publishing finds itself in the midst of a “phase shift” from the scarcity model of print to a complex, new world of digital abundance,’ (Lichtenberg 2011) and it is this shift... Continue Reading →