Character Glossary, Merged Worlds, The Heart of a Shadow, writing

Anubis

Full name: Anubis Also Known As: Soulcatcher, God of the Dead Pronunciation: Ah-noo-biss Species: God (Egyptian pantheon) Physical Features: Charcoal skinHazel eyesLong, black hairJackal’s ears, legs and tail (black furred)Can also transform his head from a human to a jackal’s Scent: Unknown Of Note: Son of Osiris and Nephthys, half brother to Horus Author’s Note:Anubis… Continue reading Anubis

Character Glossary, Merged Worlds, The Heart of a Shadow, writing

Apep/Apophis

Full name: Apep, also known as Apophis Pronunciation: Ah-pep, or Ah-poff-iss Species: Demon serpent Physical Features: Snakelike, with grey scales that look like pieces of shale. Silver eyes, long fangs, very, very large. Scent: Unknown Author’s Note: There are many Ancient Egyptian myths and religious texts containing mention of Apophis (or Apep) the Great Serpent.… Continue reading Apep/Apophis

Merged Worlds, Rambling, The Heart of a Shadow, The Kin Chronicles, The Weaver’s War, writing

ARC Team Availability

Following last week’s announcement of The Heart of a Shadow, I’ve decided to open up some spots on my ARC team. For anyone who’s unsure, ARC is author lingo for ‘advanced reader copy’ and being on someone’s ARC team means that you strike a deal with the author where, in exchange for a free copy… Continue reading ARC Team Availability

Rambling, writing

The Curse of the Naked Man Chest

Recently, I was email chatting with someone who is far more successful an author than I currently am. We got to talking about my covers and the comment I received was: “While they’re far from bad I do think it’s an area you might need to make improvements in. Take a look at the covers… Continue reading The Curse of the Naked Man Chest

Rambling

Streamlining

Welcome to 2021! I know it’s been a while since we spoke, but new year, new start and all that, right? One of the first things I do with the new year - and I know I’m not alone - is to select a word of the year. If you don’t know what this is,… Continue reading Streamlining

Rambling

Seeing Off September

Well, I’d like to say it’s been a week, but really... it’s been a month. It’s been a few months. I know all you fellow Melbournians feel me, here. Anyway, in the spirit of sharing being caring, I thought I’d put in a (surprisingly pictorial) wrap of the end of September, 2020. Because... well, why… Continue reading Seeing Off September

Sorcery and Sandstorms, The Weaver’s War, writing

When Things Don’t Go According To Plan

Late Friday afternoon, I got an email from Amazon saying that because I hadn’t submitted my manuscript files for Sorcery and Sandstorms, all my pre-orders were cancelled, and anyone who had signed up for a pre-order would be notified of my failure and, therefore, would not receive a copy of the book on launch day.… Continue reading When Things Don’t Go According To Plan

Rambling

My Fingers Are Blue

Those were Orion’s first words this morning, when I opened his door at 6.30am to find him sitting up in bed, light on, book in hand, looking irritatingly perky. “My fingers are blue.” Yeah, well, it’s something crazy like 3 degrees outside, kid. I’m not surprised. At this stage in Orion’s life, I’ve started to… Continue reading My Fingers Are Blue

Rambling

Taking A Breath

My alarm went off at 6.30am. At least, I think it did, because one talent I’ve developed during the Covid-19 lockdown has been the superhuman ability to turn my alarm off without actually waking up. By pure luck, in my zombie fumbling, I managed to push the sleeve of my pyjama top almost all the… Continue reading Taking A Breath

Character Glossary, The Kin Chronicles, writing

Tobias Greenwood

Full name: Tobias Deklyn Greenwood Pronunciation: Tuh-bye-us (Deck-lin Green-wood) Kin Type: Wolf Age: 28 (as at Aislinn's Shadow) Height: 6’3” Physical Features: Golden-brown hair, steely blue eyes with golden starburst centres. Kin Features: Golden-brown fur, steely blue eyes with golden starburst centres. Scent: Butterscotch and Cream Birthday: 27th August Astrology: Virgo Favourite Food: Sandwiches Favourite… Continue reading Tobias Greenwood