I'm eagerly waiting for this new release, coming March 15th! I'm a sucker for asian-inspired fantasy and Ackerley is steeped in the traditions and conventions that make it wonderful. About the book: Kuzunoha is running out of options. In just a month she’ll be an adult but as the illegitimate younger daughter of a rich noble, … Continue reading Hunter’s Gambit- Brandy Ackerley
I really liked this blog post by Jimmie Bise. Locks have such strong symbolism and what they keep out, or even more importantly – what they keep in, sometimes means the difference between life and death to the soul.
The Girl Who Takes Pictures of Locks
Charly took pictures of locks, any lock she saw. She kept them on her smartphone and scrolled through them every night before she went to bed. She called each of them by name and whispered words of strength over each one. She knew where they were, what they held.
And who they protected.
She always finished with the same picture — five battered padlocks on a rusted orphanage gate. These were the oldest, brave locks and true, the ones she knew best. Her heroes. They had held out the horrors. They had saved her life.
And she would never fail them.
This story is based, very loosely, on a dear friend whose pictures of locks have become a particular delight of mine. No even bother trying to sort out why — my delights are often completely inexplicable to anyone who isn’t actually me…
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via Foster An Author 4 - Author Sandra Hurst So glad to be teamed up with Bursting Bookshelf Blog for this year's Foster An Author Event!
Keep your eyes on this space for a guest blog from the amazing Punam Farmah. Indie Author, Gardening Guru, and all around good egg! She'll be joining us next week to share news about her newest book Kangana as well as her forays into the romance genre and experiences writing cross-culturally.
What is right and wrong? Does it matter if I do the right thing? Can I make a difference? These are the questions that make us human. These are the things that I strive to explore in my work. Attempting to deal with great questions on a human level is probably the hardest part of being a mythmaker. … Continue reading Asking the big questions.
Thanks so much to Sophie LeRoux at Peak Story Reviews for the wonderful review of Peace Out! You can read the original here or find the text copied below. We all have our comforts. For some of us, maybe its an indulgent square of dark chocolate, or an aromatic cup of hot coffee. For others … Continue reading Peace out is a cup of coffee for the soul – Peak Story Reviews.
If you are part of the writing community on social media you've heard about the efforts of one indie writer to trademark the word Cocky and make using it illegal in book titles or promotions. Everyone has their own opinions on the ethics or legality of this manoeuvre but really, I don't give a rats … Continue reading Here’s to the Real Heroes of #Cockygate
Or...what happens when there are too many voices inside your head. As I've told you, probably ad nauseam, Peace Out launches on May 25th. I've done the blog tour, done the promos, done the teasers, and uploaded everything to Amazon. There is nothing I can do now but move on. But to what? I've currently got … Continue reading The Hell In-Between
About a year ago I was invited to participate in the Peace Novella Series. Eighteen international authors from many different genres all, writing romance based novellas in and around the little town of Peace, Montana. This was quite the stretch for ye old fantasy and medieval gal, I can honestly say that I fought harder … Continue reading Just a Little Peace of Mind.
I made a stop today at http://www.mandyevebarnett.com. Mandy had some really interesting questions to ask about my writing process and how I decided to become a writer. Pop by if you have a moment she has some really great content on writing and writers!