I’m a bit of an art fan myself, and even dabble in creating my own artwork from time to time. So, when I received my first piece of fan art a couple of weeks ago, I was excited… Yay! And here it is, C.B. Archer’s rendition of Corporal Jackson scared that the Russians will find the machine in Darkness In Shadows.
When I get around to it, I’m going to set up a page dedicated to my fan art. Why? because I just love it. I can’t wait until I get a few more pieces to add to the collection.
Have you created or received any fan art?
I thought it would be timely to give you all an update on what I’ve been up to. Well, late last year, I decided to send 4 of my little darlings off to my editor, Geneve Flynn, in the hope she would whip them into shape. So I packed them up and shipped them off.
Blood and Fear – A short fantasy story and Part 1 of the ‘Blood Rage’ Trilogy
The Crimson Guild – A fantasy novella and Part 2 of the ‘Blood Rage’ Trilogy
Blood Rage – A fantasy novel and Part 3 of the ‘Blood Rage’ Trilogy
Making Magic – A short fantasy/horror story
While they were away, I took a little break from all-things-writing to enjoy a peaceful Christmas without them. But I have to admit, I started to miss the little buggers. I needn’t have worried about them, my babies came back before the new year began – and what a great job my editor has done!
I’ve already worked through the edits on 3 of them and I’m about half way through Blood Rage. Now that they have matured and grown a little, I need to prepare them for the cut-throat world that awaits them. I need to dress them up in nice covers, format them for publishing, and introduce them to all you lovely readers out there. And I’m getting close. Pretty soon they will be ready to move out and find a new home.
If you are considering snuggling up to a new book at night, adopting one of these poor, lonely little stories, or looking for a new world to escape to, then why not put them on your ‘To be read’ list. Interested? click here to receive an e-mail update when each one is ready to leave home.
Ground Rules for Writers: A QUICK AND EASY REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ALL THE PAINFUL PUNCTUATION, GHASTLY GRAMMAR, AND PESKY SOUND ALIKE WORDS, FRACKING UP YOUR … by Susan Ball
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ground Rules for Writers by Susan Ball and Sheryl Wright is a quick and easy reference guide for writers on commonly confused words and the rules of writing. English is a second language.
The Bad Stuff: If your native language is English and you had a decent education, you are likely to know a lot of the information in this book.
The Good Stuff: Even with English being my native language I found this book useful. I do not recall being taught half this information in my English class at school, but that might be because I was more interested in chatting to the girls; maybe I should have paid more attention.
I almost didn’t download this book, thinking it would not be much use. I was wrong, and I’m so glad I did download it. Considering this came up as a freebie on Amazon when I was browsing for another title, it was well worth it. In my opinion, the information within this book is good and unless you have studied English in depth, there is something in this book that will be useful to you. It will be especially useful if English is not your native tongue or if you had low results in English and are looking to improve. I’m giving this a pleasantly surprising 4 out of 5 golden bookmarks.
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