Divinity is the second anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing and it’s now available to PREORDER!
My short story, A Storm of Ravens, is one of twenty one stories featured within and it’s a story about Morrighan and Dagda. Life and death coming together and the aftermath.
It’s just over 500 words and tells the story of the Morrighan and Dagda’s union at Samhain and the battle with the Formorians.
It comes out officially on the 25 October 2019.
Well, I did it! With the acceptance of my poetry and a short story into two different anthologies I now have 56 pieces accepted for publication over the last ten months.
I am so thankful to the publishers who have accepted my stories and poetry over the last ten months, it means the world to me.
In light of this recent milestone, I’ve decided to challenge myself.
My aim now is for 75 acceptances by December 31st 2019.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Sadly, being in Oz I don’t get to share autumnal images or pumpkin spiced anything with you all in the northern hemisphere. But… I do get to share in Halloween, which I’ll be sure to blog about later in the month. It’s mostly for the kids, let’s face it, as a mum of four it’s always about the kids.
In the spirit of Halloween I’ve subbed to a few Halloween inspired anthologies and while a few are pending I feel like this is the perfect time to promote Forests of Fear from Blood Song Books.
This anthology will be available for purchase on October 31st 2019. I have three stories included:
I’ll be sure to share links the moment I have them.
- Wild Fae, a story about a murder loving faerie.
- Candy Corn Wolves, a story about Halloween and werewolves.
- Witch in the Wood, a story about what witches get up to on Halloween.
Ringing in the last day of September having written 1080 words of fantasy featuring wolves and ravens. It’s been an interesting time.
To say it’s been a productive day would be an understatement because I actually haven’t written this much in a while. It feels good.
Not only that but as of September 30th I’ve submitted 54 works ranging from poems and drabbles, right up to stories reaching 12k in length.
Of those 54 submissions, I’ve had five rejections and thirty-five acceptances. Fourteen remain pending.
It’s quite an impressive list and my aim is to see out 2019 with 50 acceptances.
Fingers crossed I can achieve it! If I happen to reach it before December rolls around I’ll push for 60!
A lot can happen in three weeks. Yes, that’s how long its been since my last post. We, in the Southern Hemisphere have said goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring. Of course, the weather around here can’t quite make up its mind.
I love today for two reasons. One, because it’s officially Spring and two because the day and night are equal. Which somehow makes today seem more magical.
Aside from that, I’ve been busy writing. Working on a range of different stories, from drabbles right the way up to longer fiction. Right now I’m struggling with a 2,000 word short story. I love the concept but the words just aren’t flowing the way I want them to and I really hate the thought of having to give up on the submission opportunity so I’m stubbornly persisting with it in the hopes that something comes of it fairly soon.
So, fingers crossed. I think I’m going to need all the luck I can get.
If in the meantime you want to check out any one of the stories I’ve had accepted for publication so far, go here. And if you haven’t caught up on my mini Camelot Series you can do so here.
If you haven’t preordered your copy of Curses & Cauldrons you’d better do it fast! This anthology goes LIVE in a matter of hours!
Within the pages of this anthology are eight of my drabbles. I won’t spoil it by rehashing what they’re about as I’ve done that twice already in previous blogs… BUT what I will say is if you haven’t, get your copy now! You won’t regret it!
Get you copy here!
The day has finally come!
My teeny tiny drabble, Eyes Open has been published to Trembling With Fear.
It was actually inspired by a song and written a few years ago but I never found the right home for it. Now, with a little tweaking I have.
To read it, go here. I hope you enjoy it.
I’ve had a lot going on recently, not all of it good unfortunately. But, I’ve pulled myself out the other side and am back to making things happen once again.
So on to the business end of things… I’ve got a few story submissions to mention. Firstly, my story, Of Blood & Fire, was accepted into the Coffins & Dragons anthology by Dragon Soul Press. The release date has yet to be revealed but as soon as it is I’ll let you know.
Secondly, my story, A Storm Of Ravens, will be published in Divinity, an anthology by Iron Faerie Publishing. It’s scheduled for release on the 25th of October 2019.
I have other news to share, but I’ll make a separate post and share it when I’m not so strapped for time. Weekends don’t allow me much time at the PC. My kids have a tendency to hog it when I’m not quick enough. Roll on, Monday. LOL!
Iron Faerie Publishing are seeking submissions from 500 to 5000 words for their Myth and Magic anthology!
Love mythology and mythical beasts?
Then this submission opportunity is for you!
Open until full there’s still time to submit. And with over a dozen spots left to fill, you’d better get writing.
So, here’s three creatures I’ve stumbled upon during my research for this open call.
Basilisk – The Basilisk was a mythological creature so venomous that its mere glance could kill.
Chimera – From the right angle a chimera might look – if only for a second – like nothing more than a lion. But it’s far from it.
Harpy – Harpies are mythical creatures in Greek and Roman mythologies with the head of a woman and the body of a vulture.
I hope this open call and tiny selection of beasties inspires someone to write something great!
I just hit publish on the kindle version of my short story Le Fay! It’s the prequel to Morrighan, which I first published almost a year ago as an eBook and later in paperback. I intend to have Le Fay available in paperback very soon.
The first story, Morrighan, deals with a retelling of the Arthurian Legends from Morgan le Faye’s point of view with a paranormal twist. If you haven’t read it you can purchase Morrighan for .99c here. Le Fay, is the story of a young Morgan. In the legends she’s sent to a nunnery, but in my version she is tricked and trapped by Arthur in a crystal cave for ten years and its here that she learns magick from Merlin.
Le Fay is available for purchase for $1.99.
Synopsis: Ten-year-old, Morgan is horribly lonely with just her cat, Merlin for company. With no one else to play with, Morgan seeks the company of an imaginary friend, Arthur.
But, Arthur, isn’t who he seems and things turn sinister, when he reveals himself to be none other than Arthur Pendragon, Prince of Camelot, before locking Morgan up in the bowels of the earth in a long forgotten crystal cave.
Can she escape or will she be trapped within the crystal cave forever?
While I feel both Morrighan and Le Fay can be read as stand-alones, each story does end on a bit of a cliff-hanger.
I’m a little late with this post but better late than never. So… a few days ago I announced a giveaway of two eBooks featuring stories of mine.
The eBooks up for grabs were Lost and Fable.
There were seven entries and according to random.org, the winners are as follows:
Kelly and Ailish
Kelly has won an electronic copy of Lost and Ailish, an electronic copy of Fable. I hope you enjoy reading.
Thank You to everyone that participated and I’ll be reaching out to the winners shortly.
For those of you who may not have seen my latest interview with Ruschelle Dillon, head on over to The Horror Tree.
An Interview with… Ruschelle Dillon
It’s COVER REVEAL and PREORDER launch day for Blood Song Books’ debut witch anthology Curses and Cauldrons!
I’ve spoken about this anthology previously, but I’m talking about it again now, obviously, because its PRE-ORDER TIME!
Official Release Date is August 31st 2019!
I have eight tiny witchy tales featured in this anthology and I am extremely proud of each one. Drabbles can sometimes be tricky to write, given they have to be 100 words exactly. And telling eight different tales was a little challenging but I enjoyed writing each and every one.
My stories included are:
- Down the Rabbit Hole – is a story about a girl who takes poison from a witch.
- The Keeper – is a retelling of the story of Cerridwen.
- Mark of the Witch – is a story about a family of witches.
- Undersea – is a story about a sea witch.
- Excalibur – is a story about Morgan le Faye and the magic of Excalibur.
- Harm None – is the story of a modern day witch performing a binding spell.
- Red As Blood – is a retelling of the story of Snow White with a twist.
- Bad Girls – is a story of three modern day witches about to be burned at the stake.
If any of the above stories capture your interest, you can preorder a copy of the anthology here! Preorder Link
I had such fun doing this last year that I decided to do it again.
From now until midnight August 1st, I’m hosting a giveaway.
Up for grabs is the following:
1 x ebook copy of Fable, featuring one of my short stories, Stealing Beauty.
1 x ebook copy of Lost, a collection of short stories.
Like this post and leave a comment below to be placed in the draw.
Entries close at midnight (Perth, WA Time) 1st August 2019.
Winners will be announced at random courtesy of random.org. by midnight 2nd August 2019.
For those of you who may not have seen my latest interview with Bruno Lombardi, head on over to The Horror Tree.
An Interview with… Bruno Lombardi