Yesterday was part 2 of my 40th birthday (which was in October). My husband took us blacksmithing for the day! It was an introductory course and while we didn't make a sword (next time!) we spent an amazing day turning four inches of rectangular steel into something altogether less angular and, if I do say … Continue reading In the Forge
I'm over the moon to say that Bloodchild has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Getting one of those stars is a sign an author has done a good job, so naturally I couldn't be happier that Bloodchild gets one to match the one worn by her sister, Darksoul. The review reads as follows: … Continue reading Publishers’ Weekly gives Bloodchild a starred review!
Readers! I am thoroughly delighted and only a bit fangirly to present an interview with the lovely AWARD-WINNING Tasha Suri of Empire of Sand fame, which won Starburst Magazine's inaugural Brave New Words award for best debut novel in 2019. It was up against some very excellent books, so huge congratulations to Tasha. EDIT: It/Tasha also … Continue reading Interview with Tasha Suri
Excellent post from the excellent people at The Fantasy Hive on ebook piracy: Ebay Ebook Piracy - A Brief Guide | The Fantasy Hive
What can I say? The day has arrived and my debut trilogy is now published. Cue the Frodo Baggins in Mount Doom "it's done, it's over" speech. Three books, when just seeing one in print had been my goal and dream for all of my adult life and probably longer. 400,000 words published, give or … Continue reading The end of the beginning
13-21 August 2019: Super Relaxed Fantasy Club, London - reading and Q&A - 13th Worldcon 2019, Dublin - 3x panels, 1x signing, 1 million drinks - 15th-19th Voyagercon, London - panel - 20th Signing Bloodchild limited edition stock, London - 21st People, it was A WEEK. An epic and hugely enjoyable week, but gods alive, … Continue reading The busiest week of my life
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