The World of The Fury Triad – Harry Potter Fanfiction and Fandom As Early Influences

The World of The Fury Triad – Harry Potter Fanfiction and Fandom As Early Influences

I have been asked whether Harry Potter  and its fandom influenced the creation of The Fury Triad. Really! Why would you even imagine that Snape influenced This Crumbling Pageant’s villain, Mr Jones, aka Vespasian Wyllt? ::blinks innocently:: Wait. Am I being coy? I am being coy. Enough of that piffle. You wouldn’t be the first to notice. The review that spelled it out with the most detail came from Author Ashlyn Macnamara, whom I...

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This Weekend I Shall Wear Makeup, because, DFWCon!

This Weekend I Shall Wear Makeup, because, DFWCon!

Be a writer they said. You don’t have to wash your hair, put on makeup, and leave your dogs, they said. But they didn’t say anything about writers’ conferences. I’m not complaining. In fact, I can’t wait. DFWCon is an amazing conference for writers at every stage of their career, from just beginning to best seller. I will be at DFWCon speaking on these topics: Writing With Passion is More than Opening a Vein Forget...

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Of Goddesses and Sunsets and Swots and Writers with Wandering Minds…

Of Goddesses and Sunsets and Swots and Writers with Wandering Minds…

A writer’s studio. What a stunning image. I love impressionism and the colours in this are so saturated and glorious! Some writers say that windows and views distract them. In my case they help create a creative ambiance and are less likely to distract me from writing than many other things. Of course this sunset or sunrise? Would distract in the very best way. I have described sunrises and sunsets in my books and sometimes the words seem...

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The Dark Unwinding [and the slow, sensuous reveal…]

The Dark Unwinding [and the slow, sensuous reveal…]

“Warm sun and robin’s-egg skies were inappropriate conditions for sending one’s uncle to a lunatic asylum.” This year is turning out to be stellar.  I keep discovering fabulous books to read or listen to, but I have neglected to share the goodies. So, let’s begin to catch up. The book I need to share with you first? The Dark Unwinding, by Sharon Cameron Not only has Sharon Cameron provided us with a fabulous world...

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The Furys and Music and Reviews and Accountability, all in one!

The Furys and Music and Reviews and Accountability, all in one!

The reviews on The Dead Shall Live are fabulous. If you haven’t posted yours, please do. goodreads               amazon The image above of Adrian Von Ziegler is a hint of what is coming. Just a hint! Adrian may look [and sound] familiar to you, though! First I want to give you a sneak preview of the exciting behind the scenes work still happening on The Dead Shall Live. At least, it’s exciting to me! The trade paperback edition is...

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