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Story Prompt Sunday

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Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

The city walls crumbled amidst the chaos.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!

Of Fables and Fae

We’re over half way through February, my kids are back at school and I’m finally sitting down to update you all on what’s coming up next for me.

One of the things that I’ve almost had to pinch myself over is having my story, STOLEN accepted into a Limited Edition eBook only anthology Of Fables and Fae. It’s compiled by Pauline Creeden, and features other award winning authors!

If you like the fae as much as I do, be sure to pick up a copy of what is sure to be an incredible anthology.

Pre-Order Now!

It’s set to release on 1st July 2020!!!

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The Fae can be tricky creatures. Some manipulate humans while others avoid them. Will you be fooled by the glamour and magic? With more than 700 pages of captivating fiction, you’ll be enchanted by fairy queens, surrounded by pixies, ride alongside creatures to lands unknown, and fear whether each new Fae you meet is friend or foe.

Are you ready to get lost in the land of Faerie before your chance is lost forever?

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Also up for Pre-Order, is Chrysalis. It’s a fairytale anthology by Fantasia Divinity Publishing! My short story LUNAR features within and will release on the 29th February 2020!!!

Fairy Tales are about transformations, overcoming your obstacles, and becoming someone new. This anthology features 15 stories inspired by fairy tales and focusing on the characters who must transform on their journey.

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And in other news, I’ve had a drabble, CURSED accepted into Sloth, by Black Hare Press which was a very pleasant surprise. I’d love to tell you more about it but as its such a tiny tale, I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Publication and Pre-Order details to follow as soon as I have them!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Story Prompt Sunday

story prompt

Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

The colour of her blood was the least of my worries.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!

Story Prompt Sunday

story prompt

Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

She had heard those excuses before.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!

An Interview With… Kellie Wallace

 

Hi, it’s great to have you here! Alright, so in the spirit of getting the mundane questions out of the way first, tell our audience a little about yourself and where you’re from? I’m Kellie and I live in sunny Australia! I’ve been writing since i was a kid. I’ve published ten novels of different genres and I’m currently writing my next book. This one has taken the longest as its the first book I’ve written since I had my son 20 months ago. Writing is my life and it was very hard to take a hiatus, but the break has improved my writing and perseverance.

kellie1When did the writing bug first bite? I took writing seriously in my teens. Being a writer wasn’t always something I wanted to do early on. I became passionate about it during my teens where I wanted a creative outlet for the all the ideas and stories in my head. Looking back, I was surrounded by books/notion of writing, with TVs I loved at the time or my family (who read a lot). I’m glad I went down this route. I would never change it for anything.

What do you enjoy most about writing? The one thing I love most is creating worlds and personalities that are 100% your creation. No one else will write a character like yours.

Are you a plottter or are you more of a pantser? Generally, I start with an outline and flesh the story out from there. Sometimes, I make things up as I go along or I incorporate text from older WIPS into the current one. I try not to worry about not having enough “ammo” when I start creating the world because things always come to me when I begin. It does take time and I take each day as it comes.

What drew you to Speculative Fiction and/or Paranormal Romance? Creatively, I love the freedom. There is some structure to follow but I love being able to create characters and scenarios that are wild and unrestrained. Especially with paranormal romance, there are so many different opinions out there on spirits, that I like to gather my own and build my book from there.

Which authors have influenced your writing along the way? Tami Hoag and Emily Rhoda are huge influencers in my writing career. Both authors ignited my love for the written word and encouraged me to achieve my dreams.

If you could go back in time who would you go back in time to see? I’m a history buff so there are many moments in modern history I would love to see. I would love to meet Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe. I love everything about the 1940s so I would go back in time to experience that decade in history – the fashion, the movies, the film stars. Everything was so glamorous.

What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone who is just getting started on their author journey? Just write. And write what you want. Get onto social media and interact with your readers. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are great platforms now. Start a readers group, do giveaways and respond to comments/emails your readers send you. Reputation is everything in this business.

BookBrushImage280Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share? The below excerpt is from my paranormal romance, Death Knows My Name

“You’re finally all mine, Aleida Fuller.” He lowered his lips over hers and thrust his tongue into her mouth, pushing against her own, licking her teeth, overpowering her. Aleida was paralyzed against the trunk, unable to move or scream, Albinus’ lean body pressing into hers. Albinus was strong, sucking every last ounce of energy from her body.

Flashbacks of her possession sparked in her mind, of the pain as her bones snapped, the searing heat inside her chest and the complete annihilation of her control. Albinus deepened the kiss, planting a hand behind her head.

Albinus invaded her body like a cancer, consuming every unspooled sinew and vein, muscle, flesh and bone.

Aleida felt her bones strain, ache, from the burgeoning new life force, and as Rafe’s shield was shattered, she felt the immediate effects, becoming weaker and more aware of the pain. Everything hurt, every cell aware. Then, an odd sense of euphoria overcame her as the demon finally won the battle.

 

 

 

Story Prompt Sunday

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Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

She hadn’t been known as Anne for months.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!

Week Four | 2020

It’s the final week of January and I’ve accomplished the following:

  • Written 1003 words across three of my bigger projects.
  • Finished two drabbles

Bring on February, where I hope to up my word count.

Here’s to another week!

Happy writing!

Story Prompt Sunday

story prompt

Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

I always wanted a pet.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!

Week Three | 2020

It’s the third week in January and I’m slowly getting into the swing of things.

So, what have I accomplished in the past seven days?

Let’s list it shall we and find out!

  • Written 1029 words across three projects.
  • Finished two short stories.
  • Edited one story.

I’m hoping to push the words in February when the kids go back to school. So, for now I’m happy averaging 1000 a week.

Here’s to another week!

Happy writing!

Story Prompt Sunday

story prompt

Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

She looked up at the stars and smiled.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!

Week Two | 2020

It’s a new year and a new challenge.

So, what have I accomplished in the past seven days?

Let’s list it shall we and find out!

  • Received an ACCEPTANCE for a previously published story into Stories of Hope anthology.
  • Written 1100 words across two projects.
  • Written and submitted a poem.
  • Edited 3 short stories.

I realized after I posted last week that I was a long way off my target of 3,500 words but as a friend reminded me tonight… it’s better than no words at all. And you know what? It really is!

Here’s to another week!

Happy writing!

Story Prompt Sunday

story prompt

Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

No one expected an angel to set the world on fire.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!

Week One | 2020

It’s a new year and a new challenge.

So, what have I accomplished in the past seven days?

Let’s list it shall we and find out!

  • Received an ACCEPTANCE for my story White As Snow into Twisted Fate vol 1.
  • Written 1506 words across four projects.
  • Submitted a story to the Stories of Hope anthology.

It feels like a slow start to January but given the amount of words written it’s definitely not.

I wonder what next week will bring?

Until then… Happy writing!

Raven Conspiracy is LIVE!

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Raven Conspiracy is now available!

Bringing together the stories Morrighan and Le Fay, it’s the perfect way to read both before Pendragon comes out and finishes the series.

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. 
When she escapes she wants nothing more than to avenge her father’s murder.
Now an adult and gifted with a very powerful ally in the form of the Morrighan, Morgan is able to enact her revenge. But it comes at a steep price: the knowledge of Arthur’s premature death.
Can Morgan prevent the Goddess’s prediction from coming true or is Camelot destined to fall?

Get your copy now!

Available Here!

Story Prompt Sunday

story prompt

Another Sunday has rolled around again and with it comes another installation of Story Prompt Sunday!

I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

I have a solution.

And please, if you’re up for it, and it inspires you, share what you’ve written in the comments below!