Guest Post: Anna Smith Spark on Heroes & Heroism & Ned bloody Stark

To conclude this mini-series of posts on Anna Smith Spark’s stunning debut ‘The Court of Broken Knives’, as I do with every author featured here, I invited Anna to talk about any topic that she felt was relevant but more importantly, something that she was passionate about. And after reading her book, it came as no … Continue reading Guest Post: Anna Smith Spark on Heroes & Heroism & Ned bloody Stark

Author Interview: Anna Smith Spark, ‘The Court of Broken Knives’

To follow up my review of ‘The Court of Broken Knives,’ I invited Anna Smith Spark to answer some questions about the book and herself. The story, and its style, was refreshingly different, and a welcome change from the norm. Whilst I admitted to struggling with the voice at first, once I started listening to … Continue reading Author Interview: Anna Smith Spark, ‘The Court of Broken Knives’

What does it take to become a traditionally-published debut fantasy author in 2017?

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?

The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Smith-Spark

Following on from my interview with Nicholas Eames yesterday, I've invited Anna Smith-Spark to talk about the 'production' behind her fantasy debut 'The Court of Broken Knives', book one of 'The Empires of Dust' series. Anna's already making a name for herself amongst the fantasy community, and her novel, pitched as a favourite for fans … Continue reading The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Smith-Spark