I'm absolutely over the moon by the below review from the Fantasy Hive about Bloodchild, the third book in my Godblind trilogy. It seems that all the points I was trying to hit were, indeed, hit - either that or the reviewer in question, Mike, can somehow see into my brain. I wouldn't actually put … Continue reading BLOODCHILD by Anna Stephens (Book Review) | The Fantasy Hive
The talented and delightful (I haven't met her, but she seems to be) Delilah S Dawson posted an insightful and candid thread on Twitter today about dissociation, specifically among authors, and some of the self-imposed challenges we face. You can read it here and I hope you do, because it says a lot and it … Continue reading Suckerpunch
Stewart Hotston works in high finance in London, teaches historical sword-fighting with an emphasis on rapier and sidesword, and writes fiction that interrogates the contemporary world through the lens of SF and fantasy. He’s been gracious enough to answer some of my questions, which I’ve been burning to ask since I got to read both … Continue reading Interview with Stewart Hotston – author of Tangle’s Game.
Signal boosting this as it's a very important and very well written essay by Helen Gould https://wp.me/p7JgeX-b7
Excepting copy edits and proofreading, the Godblind trilogy is now complete. My editors are happy with the latest round of edits I made to Bloodchild and the main creative process is now over. The trilogy is over. For me, anyway - for readers, there's still a bit of a wait. While I'm really excited for … Continue reading To pastures new
Well, it's been a while, readers. But there are reasons for that. Some of them are even good reasons. The biggest is that I had edits back for Bloodchild, the concluding novel in the Godblind trilogy. They were pretty hefty, structurally, and there was one character whose plot line needed extensive work. And, of course, … Continue reading Stories and novels and terror, oh my!
If you're looking to discover great fiction by people of colour, you could do worse than check out this awesome list by Stewart Hotston. via The alternative (to you) writers list
You can now vote for your favourite banned (once banned, tried to be banned, banned no longer) book from a list of 20. When I read the list I was astonished by some of them - Of Mice and Men was banned? Why? For what? Others are almost as famous for being banned as for … Continue reading Academic Book Week’s Most Influential Banned Books
Hi! You may remember me, I was the one excitedly bouncing up and down to discover I have TWO pieces nominated in the longlist for the British Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards - my second novel, Darksoul, and the short story Flesh and Coin. If you are a member of the BSFA and haven't yet … Continue reading BSFA Awards longlist – voting closes on 31 January!
Happy 2019! I'm starting this year's blogs with a wild tangent from my writing life into, well, the rest of my life. Gasp! No, writing is not the entirety of my life, though it occasionally seems like it (not a complaint). Like many people who watched 'that' episode of Planet Earth II by the incomparable Sir … Continue reading Plastic-free, cruelty-free, chemical-free