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!

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!

2019 in Review

Well another year is almost over and it’s brought with it a lot of accomplishments.

I’ve had 65 acceptances and seen my work feature in 14 anthologies with more being published in the new year!

I’d absolutely love you to support me by purchasing a copy of any one of these anthologies and if you have already purchased a copy please consider leaving a review.

Angels | AVAILABLE NOW

Apocalypse | AVAILABLE NOW

Coffins & Dragons | AVAILABLE NOW

Curses & Cauldrons | AVAILABLE NOW

Divinity | AVAILABLE NOW

Fable | AVAILABLE NOW

Forest of Fear | AVAILABLE NOW

Forgotten Ones | PREORDER NOW

Hawthorn & Ash | AVAILABLE NOW

Organic Ink 1 | AVAILABLE NOW

Organic Ink 2 | PREORDER NOW

Spring’s Blessing | AVAILABLE NOW

Summer’s Splash | AVAILABLE NOW

The Best of Iron Faerie Publishing 2019 | PREORDER NOW

5 Elements of a Story – Setting

The setting is the location of the action of the story. An author should describe the environment or surroundings of the story in such detail that the reader feels as if they can picture the scene unfolding in their minds eye.

There are also other important aspects fall under the setting.

These are:

Place – Where is the action of the story taking place? Geographically.

Time – When is the story taking place? Is it a past, present or futuristic setting?

Weather conditions – What season is the story taking place during?

 

Hawthorn & Ash is Available Now!

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Myth, Legends and Fairytales.

Hawthorn & Ash is a compilation of fantasy drabbles and flash fiction from authors worldwide. Within its pages you will find over 50 enchanting stories from twenty-two authors.

Dive into the magic and wonder that is Volume One by purchasing your copy today!

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

Over 50 Stories by the following authors:

A.S. Charly, Amber M. Simpson, Andra Dill, Chris Bannor, Cindar Harrell, DJ Tyrer, Eddie D. Moore, G. Allen Wilbanks, Jo Seysener, John H. Dromey, KA Masters, Kelly Matsuura, Kevin J Kennedy, Kimberly Rei, Nerisha Kemraj, S.A. McKenzie, Sammi Cox, Shawn M. Klimek, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Umair Mirxa, Winter Avarice, Zoey Xolton!

 

Hawthorn & Ash is Almost Here

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Hawthorn & Ash is almost here! As are two more anthologies featuring my work!

It’s all very exciting.

2019 is drawing to a close and it’s been one hell of a ride. I’ve had over 50 pieces published over the course of twelve months.

So, what’s releasing and when?

Let’s see…

Hawthorn & Ash from Iron Faerie Publishing comes out on the 6th December. It’s available to Preorder now! It’s an anthology packed full of fantasy stories about faeries and other mythical creatures.

Apocalypse  from Black Hare Press comes out on the 9th December. It’s available to Preorder right now! This anthology is sure to delight everyone! With stories about the end of the world, what’s not to like?

Organic Ink 2 from Dragon Soul Press comes out on the 30th December. It’s also available to Preorder! An anthology packed full of poetry.

Please, if you haven’t picked up a copy do so now! I promise you won’t regret it!

All three anthologies are packed full of great stories and poetry from fantastic authors, so what better way to see out the end of 2019!

Pre-Order Hawthorn & Ash Now!

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Hawthorn & Ash is the third anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing and the first in a series of drabbles and flash fiction that will be published yearly.

Stories I have included are:

Briar Rose, Locked Out, Blood Magic, Kept Promises, Kiss of Death & Intangible.

It comes out officially on the 6th December 2019! Just in time for Christmas!

PREORDER NOW!

While you’re waiting… pick up a copy of Fable or Divinity!

Coffins & Dragons is Available Now!

Darkness. Despair. Death.

The repertoire of vampires and dragons precede them.

Enter worlds blanketed in terror and turmoil with characters struggling for survival. Dragon shifters are hunted, truces are broken, families are slaughtered, and ritualistic sacrifices are common. In the darkness, seeds of romance manage to blossom along with hope for better lives.

Will any of them manage to survive? Find out by purchasing your copy today!

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

21 Stories by the following authors:

Kira Nyte, R.A.O. Laster, Charles Reis, K.T. Morley, Bradley Gosselin, A.M. Cummins, K.N. Nguyen, R.J. Atman, Cindar Harrell, Zoey Xolton, Stephen Herczeg, D.S. Durden, Ximena Escobar, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Raven Corinn Carluk, Abigail Linhardt, Sofi Laporte, Meghan Griffin, Galina Trefil, and J.E. Feldman.

I adore this anthology, I really do! And I’m eternally grateful and honoured to be one of the 21 authors within this rather epic read.

My story Of Blood and Fire features within and is an Arthuriana inspired tale that asks the question: What if vampires were the only ones that could stop the dragons from destroying Camelot?

Divinity is LIVE!

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Divinity, the Gods and Goddesses anthology is the second release for Iron Faerie Publishing and features twenty one stories by nineteen different authors.

My 500 word story, A Storm of Ravens, is included within and it features the Morrighan and Dagda and their relationship at Samhain. While short, I couldn’t help but delve back into my love of flash fiction for this one. I really hope it delivers because I had a blast writing it.

Stories of Gods and Goddesses have enthralled us all for millennia.
While some are benevolent, others are not – but all are divine.

Get your copy today! Available in eBook and Paperback

To find out more about Iron Faerie Publishing, visit: Iron Faerie Publishing

Divinity is Almost Here

Divinity is almost here! Plus I have a few other stories winging their way out into the world over the next nine days!

It’s all very exciting.

I’m still not exactly sure where October went but it has positively flown by. I had hoped to do more blogging and promoting but between my second born son turning 11 and my daughter turning 12, school holidays and general life stuff that always seems to creep in, time just hasn’t been on my side.

So, what’s releasing and when?

Let’s see…

Divinity from Iron Faerie Publishing comes out on the 25th October. It’s available to Preorder now! It’s an anthology packed full of stories about different deities from all different pantheons.

Coffins & Dragons from Dragon Soul Press comes out on the 30th October. It’s available to Preorder right now! This anthology is sure to delight everyone! With stories of vampires and dragons, what’s not to like?

Forest of Fear from Blood Song Books comes out on the 31st October. It’s also available to Preorder! A microfiction anthology full of Halloween inspired drabbles, set in the forest.

Please, if you haven’t picked up a copy do so now! I promise you won’t regret it!

All three anthologies are packed full of great stories from fantastic authors, so what better way to ring in Halloween then with a book or three!

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.

PREORDER NOW!

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!