It's been a busy few weeks, first with my mammoth week of events, conventions and panels (Grim Gathering, Gothenburg Book Fair and Fantasycon), and then with a couple of excellent promotions for Godblind and its first award nomination in the Booknest Fantasy Awards! Promotions first, to tantalise your taste buds and delight your bank balance: … Continue reading Godblind promotions, and my book baby’s first award nomination
Love a good fantasy book? Love a good fantasy book and two movies? Or two good fantasy books and one movie? Love all that for $9.99 plus shipping? Then My Sci-fi Club can hook you up. The October box contains a copy of Godblind, and either one other book and a movie, or two movies. … Continue reading My Sci-fi Club promotes Godblind
September saw some fairly amazing things happen - I gave up work to write full-time (until the money runs out!), I was interviewed by those lovely chaps at the Grim Tidings Podcast - episode should drop soon and I'll link to it here when it does - and I took part in the latest Grim … Continue reading Grim Girl
French reviews are beginning to come in for Godblind – it’s published by the mighty Bragelonne on 18 October 2017!
Godblind est le premier roman écrit par l’auteure anglaise Anna Stephens. La publication chez Bragelonne est prévue pour le 18 octobre 2017 (en grand format donc) et la saga comptera trois tomes en tout. J’ai eu la chance de recevoir un exemplaire numérique en service presse via le site NetGalley et je remercie très chaleureusement Bragelonne pour cet envoi.
Je l’ai dit, Godblind est un premier roman… Et j’ai été très surprise que ça soit le cas, puisqu’on n’y retrouve pas les problèmes habituels inhérents à une première parution. L’auteure nous propose un univers très dense et bien maîtrisé. On sent qu’elle l’a beaucoup travaillé, il n’y a pas d’incohérences ni de facilités scénaristiques flagrantes. L’écriture est maîtrisée (notez toutefois que je l’ai lu en français, donc traduit…) ainsi que le vocabulaire inhérent à la guerre ou aux différents types de personnages.
Parce que Godblind, c’est non seulement…
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Rival debut author Ed McDonald has some excellent advice for the unpublished looking to become traditionally published. Source: You Are Not George RR Martin: how to get published in the grimdark era of fantasy
First off, let me say I've updated my events page - I'm going to be a busy writer in the run up to Christmas! Check it out. Second off, I'll be popping up in an anthology early next year - the Art of War. It's for charity. You should totally order a copy - there … Continue reading Recent occurrences, and one big life decision
Wait! Don't get over-excited - Godblind has not (yet - I can hope) been optioned for film. *sad face* However, those lovely people over at mybookthemovie.blogspot.co.uk have published a piece I wrote about who I'd cast in a film/TV adaptation and why. I'd love to know if you agree - who do you think should … Continue reading Godblind, the movie
Wow, I've been busy. In a good way. After the fun and frolics of Edge-Lit (15 July) I then got involved in lots of other author stuff, doing a Facebook Live event alongside Anna Smith-Spark on 20 July, which was followed that same evening by a New Voices in Fantasy panel with Ed McDonald, moderated … Continue reading A mighty roundup – Facebook Live, New Voices panel, Fantasy in the Court, Nine Worlds
What’s this? A mature and thoughtful response to the idea of relationships in life and in fiction? Huzzah!
Ed McDonald has spent many years dancing between different professions, cities and countries, but the only thing any of them share in common is that they have allowed him enough free time to write. He currently lives with his wife in London, a city that provides him with constant inspiration, where he works as a university lecturer. When he’s not grading essays or wrangling with misbehaving plot lines he can usually be found fencing with longswords, rapiers and pollaxes.
Ed’s debut novelBlackwing is the first part of The Raven’s Marktrilogy. Blackwing will be published on July 20th 2017 by Gollancz in the UK, and October 2017 byAce in the United States.German, Spanish, French, Hungariann and Russian translations willbe available from 2018.
(The first book in the Raven’s Mark series)
The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven…
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How was your weekend? Mine was 'Lit'. I'll get my coat. Seriously, Edge-Lit in Derby is a fabulous one-day SFFH (it includes Horror) convention and this year was my first attendance. It won't be my last. Aside from it being pretty close to home, which immediately makes it great, it is full of famous authors … Continue reading My first – and not last – Edge-Lit convention