Last year I said I would post regular writing updates, then only posted my August & September 2016 writing updates. Since then I have completing my final year of university and worked on editing my first book. Keep reading to find out about my debut novel release and my summer writing plans!
Ailsa is dead. Leaving Morven the last surviving changeling in the village. Everyone knows it is only a matter of time before she too is dead. Desperate to find out why the fairies steal human babies, and to save her own life, she leaves her family behind, travelling north into the fairy kingdoms with her best friend.
They soon find that making their way through vast magical forests, across kelpie-ridden lochs and over seemingly endless mountain ranges is more than they were prepared for. Despite the countless evenings spent listening to stories about adventures, fairies and magic, they find themselves out of their depth. Fighting to stay alive.
Meanwhile in the fairy kingdoms, Princess Freya of Culhuinn struggles to cope with life now that her love has been taken from her. Whilst Queen Euna of Norbroch spends more time lost in her memories than she does ruling her kingdom.
One changeling’s journey to save her life will alter their world forever.
You can add The Changeling’s Journey on Goodreads here!
Here is the title for my first book which will be released in the summer this year. You can add The Changeling’s Journey on Goodreads here!
I’ve mentioned before that my book is a fantasy based on Scotland and Scottish folklore, but now I can finally say that the specific part of folklore this book focuses on is changelings!
Today I thought I would answer the 2017 writing goals questions from one of the recent Beautiful Book’s questionnaires, you can find the original post here! As you may know I am publishing my first book in 2017, so I thought it would be fun to talk about some of my other writing goals for the year! Continue reading
Today I have another interview with a writer for you! I met Vee through bookstagram and her gorgeous account Floralsndragons. She visited Scotland in the summer and I was lucky enough to be able to spend the day with her. We chatted about writing and so I’ve been desperate to get her on my blog ever since. I hope you enjoy, especially all you doing NaNoWriMo2016 and looking for some inspiration!
With NaNoWriMo 2016 right around the corner I thought I would share some of my tips. I took part in NaNo last year and managed to write 50,092 wordsso whilst I am no expert, I do have some tips you might find helpful.
If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it is National Novel Writing Month and you can find a link to the website here! It’s an annual event where every year writers from around the world try to write 50,000 words in the month of November – around 1,667 words a day.
I am so excited about the book I am planning to write this year! I wrote around 13,000 words of it in July and I can’t wait to jump back into the world. Let me know what you are writing this November! Continue reading
This weekend I have an interview with self-published author J. F. Johns for you. I met Jazmin through Instagram and just had to get her on my blog, she is so motivated and always makes me feel inspired to write. You can check out the Goodreads for her first book Eternal Darkness here! I hope you enjoy reading!
This weekend I have an interview with the lovely Mila Sankale, I met Mila through Bookstagram where she posts gorgeous pictures! You can follow her at @onartandfiction. Her first Novella Runespeaker, which is inspired by her Kenyan heritage, is out now!
I hope you enjoy reading all about her writing process and self-publishing journey, don’t forget to check out Mila’s Instagram and support her first novella!
This weekend I have an interview with historical fiction author Tracey Warr for you. The lovely people at Impress Books were kind enough to ask me if I wanted to be part of the blog tour for Warr’s new book, and I of course said yes! Conquest: Daughter of the Last King, which follows the daughter of the last independent Welsh king, is out now!
Tracey Warr. Photo by Tiffany Black.
This weekend I spoke with self-published author J. Z. N. McCauley about writing, and her new book Oak and Mistletoe with was inspired by Celtric druid rituals. Keep reading to hear how she motivates herself, pushes through writer’s block and does her research. Oak and Mistletoe will be released on the 11th of October!