Required: Active male companion for frail senior, all expenses covered, must be willing to travel. The ad was irresistible. The reality was a Geritol driven hell. “That’s it!” Rory shoved his shaggy brown hair out of his eyes and slung the despised paisley oxygen carrier from one shoulder to the other “One more whine, one … Continue reading Reposting in honour of Harry’s Birthday.
As someone who deals with the Young Adult/New Adult fiction market, one of the big things I tripped over early in writing Y’keta was the whole gamut of issues over sex and sexuality. How explicit is too explicit? Can you have love in a story without going too far into the sexual details? This might … Continue reading Sex! There, I said it!
It feels like I made this video a long time ago, when really it was a bit more than 2 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVmUdFhTl_A&feature=youtu.be This is a recording of my first ever public reading of Y'keta. The story has changed a bit since then. but it shows me that the Road was real. It amazes me when … Continue reading Sky Road – Feeling thankful
Required: Active male companion for frail senior, all expenses covered, must be willing to travel. The ad was irresistible. The reality was a Geritol driven hell. “That’s it!” Rory shoved his shaggy brown hair out of his eyes and slung the despised paisley oxygen carrier from one shoulder to the other “One more whine, one … Continue reading Mrs. P.
Sweaty profanities fill the air as the expectant mother paces back and forth across the room. Pant, pant, pant, breathe. Pant, pant, pant, breathe. After months of preparation it's finally time. She'd read every book she could find on the birth process, studied all the required blogs, gone to classes, written journals and made crafts. Every … Continue reading On having a Book Baby.
Sandra Hurst - Media Sheet Hi, my name is Sandra Hurst, the author of the Sky Road fantasy series. As a child growing up in England stories and legends surrounded me, I learned how important imagination was. When I was 8, we moved to northern Canada and the legends changed. Stories of the Fae and … Continue reading Introducing my new media-kit.
Time to add a new book to your TBR! I'm looking for ARC readers and reviews for my Epic Fantasy YA novel coming out on March 17.
There has been a shit-storm of venomous bloggery lately both attacking and defending the independent (indie) publishing industry and the authors who choose to self-publish this way. I will confess that I've been guilty of contributing to the recriminations and jumping in to support my view that self-publishing is not only viable but in some cases preferable. … Continue reading But I Want To Have It Now!
Really?! This is one of the first things I was told when I talked to people about writing Y'keta. I was told to keep it simple, make it move fast, and assume that your readers are stupid. As an example I was given a few 'teen' books to read. They weren't bad books, but if … Continue reading Just assume your reader is stupid!
I've talked to many people today who are looking at tomorrow and the events in the US and feeling anything from uncertainty, to fear, to desperation. No matter which side of the political spectrum you come from, you see the great gulfs that divide ideologies and governments getting wider as more and more people fall into … Continue reading Let There Be Hope!