Pre-Order Divinity Now!

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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.

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Milestones

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!

Hello, October!

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:

  • 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.
  • I’ll be sure to share links the moment I have them.
  • Wolves and Ravens

    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!

    Hello, Spring

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    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.

     

     

     

    Curses & Cauldrons

    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!

    Blood, Fire & Ravens

    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, img_2357-1my 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!

    Myth & Magic

    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!

    Birthday Giveaway #2

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    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.

    To Enter:

    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.

     

     

    The Memory of Trees

    Today was not a good day. It hasn’t been for the last eleven years. Truth is, I don’t think it’s ever going to be a good day. It’s forever going to be a day tinged with sadness and regret.

    Regret for all the things I didn’t say and regret for all things I did say but didn’t mean.

    Looking back is hard. Mistakes are painful.

    Death is mind numbing. And back then at 24, despite the countless number of funerals I’d already attended it was this one that blew me off my feet.

    Nothing prepares you for losing a parent. My mum. She was 58. I thought she’d see seventy at least.

    Enya was her favourite. It was played at her funeral. So, I find myself reminiscing and trying to listen to the song without crying. It’s not easy.

    One day though.

    Soon.

    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…

    He was not a fighter.

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

    Story Prompt Sunday

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

    Being winter… it’s once again my source of inspiration.

    I hope you enjoy today’s opening line…

    I woke to the the sound of rain.

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

    Smashwords’ Summer Winter SALE!

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    It’s an awesome chance to stock up on free and discounted eBooks by your favorite indie authors.

    Prices have been slashed by 25% on both Solstice & Lost. While, Morrighan remains at $0.99.

    SALE ENDS ON JULY 31ST ONLY ON SMASHWORDS.

    25% DISCOUNT! Smashwords’ Summer Winter Sale!

    Discount codes can be found on each book’s page upon checkout!

    Happy Reading!

    And please, if you do pick up a copy of my short story, Morrighan, while it’s free, please consider leaving a review!

    Fable is in the Top 100!

    Woohoo! 🎉

    The anthology, featuring my short story, Stealing Beauty, is currently sitting at #95 for Fantasy Anthologies.

    It’s really exciting and I can’t wait for Release Day on Friday!

    So, please if you haven’t… PREORDER a copy of Fable now. Myself and the 15 other authors would love to see this anthology reach new heights!

    Pre-order Today!

    The Countdown is on for Organic Ink, Volume 1

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    There’s about twelve hours until Organic Ink Volume 1 arrives! Are you excited? I am! I hope you’ve snagged yourself a copy, because the purchase price goes up the moment the anthology goes live!

    So, grab it for $2.99 while you still can!

    I have two poems, Petals and Darkness included in this anthology and I can not wait for it to hit shelves! It’s so pretty!

    Pre-order NOW! At over 600 pages and 50 poets, it’s going to be awesome!

    Get Your Copy Here!