So on 15 June my bloody child, Godblind, was born (published). I haven't actually had chance to talk about it since then, as I've been working towards submitting book 2 (which I did with hours to go of my 1 July deadline). The lovely Natasha is now reading it, and I'm in author crisis mode … Continue reading 15 June, 2017 – book baby cometh
Last night I wrote the last words of the first draft of Godblind 2: Godblinder (not really). While this is a triumph of extreme proportions and weighs in at 130,000 magical words, it's not as triumphant as I'd wanted - my self-imposed deadline was the end of April, not 8 May. Persnickety? Maybe. But that … Continue reading Godblind 2, Draft 1, DONE
Here is a review by Peter: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1964918519 A great and honest 4 star review for Godblind. Thanks so much to Pete McLean for reading and taking the time to review so thoughtfully. Thrilled.
Like most hardcore fantasy fans, I do love a good map to help me visualise places, spaces and distances in what I'm reading. And I am, therefore, genuinely Christmas-morning levels of excited to confirm that Godblind will have a map! Said map will be created from a very rough, very awful, draft of a map … Continue reading It’s gonna have a map!
The lovely Mike Everest did a series of interviews on five fantasy authors being traditionally published this year. Here's mine: The production of a fantasy debut: Interview with Anna Stephens Let me - and Mike - know what you think!
Completely thrilled to point you in the direction of the brilliance that is the Fantasy-Faction website, which is hosting the brilliance that is Godblind's cover art, complete with an associated waffle from me and insightful comments from Marc Aplin, FF founder and all-round awesome human being. Godblind cover reveal interview And for those who can't … Continue reading Godblind’s cover art revealed
So, I can confirm that final edits - structural, copy, line - have now all been completed and Godblind in all its glory is back with my publishers. Aside from a final proofread before it goes to print, the book is done! Written! Finished! Collapses in a heap. The next step on this crazy and … Continue reading It’s the ARCs, Mr Frodo! The ARCs are coming!
Not ones I've published, by the way. Ones I've read. Published will be 2017... According to Goodreads, I read 34 books this year, which is pretty good going but down on 2015 I think, mostly because this year has been insane and crazy and wonderful and terrifying as I take my first Bambi-on-ice steps into … Continue reading My books of 2016
So, where have I been for the last month? Well, after handing back edits to the delicious Natasha Bardon at Harper Voyager, I plunged headlong into drafting book two. Then Jen Williams of The Copper Cat trilogy fame convinced me to do NaNo (national novel writing month for those who don't know) while I was … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – I blame Jen Williams
Yes, it's true, you lucky Americans and Canadians! You too will be able to get your excitable little paws on the Godblind trilogy! Publishers Marketplace announced this week that Godblind, via Cameron McClure at the Donald Maass agency as sub-agent, has sold to Skyhorse Publishing in a three-book deal. Godblind will be published as a … Continue reading Godblind goes west