A lot can happen in a year. Or half. And as I’ve been blogging (again) for somewhere between that, I thought I’d do a little recap/update. So firstly, before I look back, I want to take a look around at the present. Today marks the release day of RJ Barker’s phenomenal debut Age of Assassins. … Continue reading Update: What’s going on, and what’s coming up.
To finish this mini-series of interview with editors, I wanted to jump back in to the publishing houses, after speaking with Julie Crisp and John Jarrold - both are now independent, having worked for houses previously. Both are also big names in the industry. So I wanted someone on the inside, in the here and now, someone a … Continue reading Editor Editorial: Interview with Lindsey Hall
What does it take to become a published author? Or, more specifically, what does it take to become a traditionally-published debut fantasy author in 2017? In a roundabout way, this is the big question I asked five traditionally-published, fantasy debut (in 2017) authors in a recent interview mini-series. More than a few things stood out for me … Continue reading What does it take to become a traditionally-published debut fantasy author in 2017?
2017 is set to be the year for traditionally-published fantasy debut novels, in recent times (say that five times fast!). That's not to knock 2016, 15, 14...though 2016 has a lot to answer for, but for entirely different reasons not linked to fantasy novels; unless there's some really weird butterfly effect going on here, and somehow … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Nicholas Eames
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames My rating: 5 of 5 stars THE GOOD: Larger than life heroes kicking ass and (re)taking their names as the greatest mercenary band to tour the Wyld; more monsters than a Dungeons & Dragons careers’ fair; a high stakes adventure of friends, fiends and f*** ups; more heavy … Continue reading Review: Kings of the Wyld