You might remember Beneath Cruel Fathoms, which was our SPFBO5 semi-finalist, and one of my personal favourites from our group. I'm excited to let you know that the sequel, Between Savage Tides is on its way! It's set to be released on August 31st. Today I'm giving you the opportunity to look at its beautiful cover, read a mini interview and to win some swag along with a copy of Beneath Cruel Fathoms!
Is it just me, or April really went by fast? It definitely seemed shorter than March. Weird. I definitely had more good days this month, so that's a plus. I also worked on some secret stuff, which was fun. In an "OMG, what the hell am I doing?" way, lol. I also discovered The Unbelievable Truth series on Audible, and since I'm starting my days with audiobooks, I figured listening to something that makes me laugh would actually do some good for me. I'm only 2 days in, but so far it seems to be working. *shrug*
Our first official Storytellers On Tour event has ended! This week we celebrated The Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra by Austin Farmer. It's my pleasure to bring you the encore with an interview and some thoughts about music and books.
Originally from London, Mike Shackle has wandered the world before settling in Vancouver, with his wife and two children. His other constant traveling companions around the globe have been his comic books, his favorite fantasy novels and an army of super-hero statues. He more often than not can be found daydreaming over a cup of tea.
I think we'll lean heavily on the reviewing side of things in April. That being said, I'm more sober regarding April, mostly because all of my plans got chucked into the bin.
March definitely wasn't good for my mental health. I had more downs than ups, and the fact that my wages got dropped for the time being didn't improve things, that's for sure. It was also my blog anniversary month and it honestly didn't go as well as I hoped which by the end of the month left me totally unmotivated toward blogging.
The good thing about anniversaries is that they roll around every year. And thus, here we are, celebrating the 2nd birthday of my baby blog. Or is it toddler now? The second year wasn't less eventful than the first one, even though 2019 was one of my worst years personally. As last year, I'd like to take a look back at this past year and highlight some milestones and memories including a lot of pictures.
Tom Parker is an English illustrator living in Taipei. We've talked about his maps, art, fantasy and his friendship with RJ Barker among other things.
It's March! Spring is in the air and I have a LOT of things coming up this month I think you will love. At least I hope so, because I put a lot of work into all of them and I'd hate if they were all for nothing. I will not tell you all of my secrets just yet, but I definitely will give you a sneak peek!
Is it just me or February really just lasted for a blink? I was so occupied with stuff, that halfway through the month I completely forgot that it was my birthday month and didn't have as much fun as I would have liked. That's not saying I didn't have any fun ar that I didn't have a great birthday month, because I did. But I was just too focused on the coming blog anniversary and other things I'm working on behind the scenes. Oops.
You know what month this is? February. And do you know what that means? My birthday is around the corner! I love this month - duh - despite the shit winter weather I hate. But lets see what else I have in store, shall we?
David Hambling is a journalist, traveller, and author of several Lovecraftian horror novels. the Harry Stubbs series amongst these. He took some time off his busy schedule to answer some of my questions!
Damien Black, author of the Broken Stone Chronicle series, SPFBO finalist who ended up snatching the third place thanks to the tie on the second place. Ex-journalist, ex-musician (although you can never stop being a musician deep, deep down). I've pretty much publicised already in my Devil's Night Dawning review how I got to meet him and how he played a big part of my being here today, so I won't repeat myself. Let's just say he is one of the nicest people I've ever met and he made me into a sorceress, lol 🙂 He is currently being busy writing book 3 of his epic fantasy series, but took the time to answer some questions!
"I truly enjoy what I love, we all do. We love to do this, we love to play for the fans, we love to create music. It's what we do. And we still belong, we still like each other, we still ride the same bus together, we still get to dinner together. It's a family. And I enjoy playing on stage with those guys, we have a really good time doing it. I think if it wasn't fun anymore, we would have to stop, but it's still fun."