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Writing Journeys – Steven Poore

Joining us today is Steven Poore, author of the Malessar’s Curse duology. Book 1 of that series, The Heir to the North, was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Fantasy Awards in 2016. Steven is also a highly active member of the fantasy community both online and in person, and it was a pleasure to read… Read More…

Writing Journeys – Timandra Whitecastle

    Today I welcome Timandra Whitecastle, SPFBO semi-finalist and author of Touch of Iron. From the sounds of it, she’s a true Wolverine at heart. Not someone to mess with.     How I got into writing Picture a school yard. It’s a large stretch of concrete, gray like the school building, and fenced in…. Read More…

Writing Journeys – Mark Lawrence

Well, what can I say? It’s incredible to have Mark Lawrence contribute to this series. To the four or five people out there who don’t know about Mark, he’s the only author other than Brandon Sanderson to win the Gemmell Legend award for best fantasy novel twice. Since 2011 he’s had two whole trilogies published… Read More…

Writing Journeys – G. R. Matthews

Today I welcome G. R. Matthews to the blog. Many of you will know him as a FantasyFaction reviewer or judge in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off. He’s also a damn fine writer. I’m in the middle of the first Corin Hayes book Silent City and enjoying it thoroughly. So, over to Geoff!   I… Read More…

Writing Journeys – Anna Smith-Spark

Today we have the soon to be published author Anna Smith-Spark. Anna’s debut The Court of Broken Knives will kick off her dark fantasy trilogy this summer. This time next year, you’ll know her as ‘Queen of Grimdark.’ Anna also wins the contest for most bad ass convention wear! Spikes, spikes and black spikes! So,… Read More…

Writing Journeys – Ben Galley

It’s a real pleasure to have Ben on the blog today. Ben was the first real author friend I made. This was back at FantasyCon in Nottingham in 2015. It’s not even a full 18 months ago but I look back on my past self and shake my head – I was running around at… Read More…

Writing Journeys – Mark Stay

Today’s guest offers something a little different. Mark Stay is a screenwriter, author, and podcast extraordinaire. The man has a lot of hats. The podcast in question is the Bestseller Experiment, in which Mark and his co-host are determined to write and publish a bestselling novel in one year. They bring on many famous authors as… Read More…

Writing Journeys – Dyrk Ashton

Today on the blog we have Dyrk Ashton, author of Paternus. Dyrk’s debut novel released to much acclaim in 2016, joining our previous guest Phil Tucker as a finalist in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off. To reach the final, Paternus received a 9/10 from FantasyFaction – it really doesn’t get much better than that. Over… Read More…

Writing Journeys – Jen Williams

Jen Williams Copper Cat Trilogy charmed the UK and is currently working its spell over fresh US audiences. Those fantasy enthusiasts who are in the London area will also know Jen as the co-founder(conspirator?) of the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC… for those in the know). Her partner in crime in this club is Den Patrick,… Read More…

Writing Journeys – Laura M. Hughes

Laura is one of those people beloved by authors. I don’t know anyone else who promotes others work so enthusiastically, and she’s a successful author herself. Her novella, Danse Macabre, is picking up 5 stars across the board. I read it around Halloween and it was the perfect spooky read. If you want to be creeped… Read More…