Writing fantasy with one eye on the Newsfeed by David Hair

The third book of my epic fantasy series The Sunsurge Quartet – entitled Hearts of Ice – comes out in March 2019, and I’ve just finished drafting the fourth book. As the series has progressed its political content has caused my publisher to ask for a blog about its politics:…

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10 Things the Women of The Shattered Kingdoms Aren’t

To celebrate the publication of Strife’s Bane, the final instalment of The Shattered Kingdoms series, in paperback, Evie Manieri takes us through ten things the women of the Shatter Kingdoms most certainly are not. One day, the debate about what makes a Strong Female Character will cease. I know I’m an…

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Halloween Memories – Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher, author of The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and Idle Hands gives us his take on Halloween – from memories, to popular culture, to it’s important in his own work. Halloween. The first thing that comes to mind is apple bobbing – trying to eat apples as they floated in a…

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Growing Up: Peter McLean

To celebrate the upcoming publication of his grimdark fantasy novel, Priest of Bones, Peter McLean on growing up, gangsters and Tomas Piety, a crime lord like no other. I was a bit wild when I was a lad. From the late eighties through to the mid nineties, I was what you might call…

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The Gaia Chronicles: A Soul Journey

To celebrate the publication of Stained Light, the thrilling conclusion to The Gaia Chronicles, author Naomi Foyle has written up the origin story of her series – from the core ideas behind her work to a very exciting plan to adapt the story for the stage. Stained Light is out 6 September, available here.…

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