Where fantasy meets SiFi – The Alkoryn Chronicles series

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The Alkoryn Chronicles take you to a rich alternative world full of its own animals, vegetation and dynamic landscapes, from jungles and deserts to volcanoes. It is a unique world where its axis only allows the sun to shine on one side, leaving the other side in complete darkness. In this world, there are two

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A Ghost Story with a twist for rainy-day holiday reading

Jul 24th, 2017 | By

I don’t know about you, but I love having the time on holiday to read different genres from my usual choices. Much as I love the sunshine, I do also relish those odd days when the wet weather keeps me indoors curled up on the sofa and I can indulge and get lost in a great

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Singing for trees

Aug 16th, 2016 | By

Author Susan Hale talks to us about trees, travelling and her latest book. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m an American settled in the Malvern Hills. My husband and I collect our drinking water from Holy Well and are part of the well dressing festival every Beltane. I grew up in Arizona and California

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An interview with Elizabeth Hopkinson

Jun 16th, 2016 | By

“A great character is someone you don’t think of as a character. They’re a real person. You want to knife them or marry them … draw them and write songs about them … they’re nuanced and complex, with lives outside the plot of the story.” This week we’re chatting to Elizabeth Hopkinson, the prize-winning author

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Anyone for real magic?

Aug 12th, 2014 | By

If you try and write for Hollywood, you’ll find some interesting issues come up around magic. I had a brief flirtation with this about three years ago. You see, there are rules. Magic has to make sense, and the mechanics of it must be conveyed to the audience. As a writer you are encouraged to

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Desiring Dragons

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

Normally I hate books about writing. All those ‘how to write a best seller’ titles by people who evidently haven’t… (Stephen King was allowed to, obviously). Many books about writing perpetuate ideas that we can all be best sellers, bound for fame and fortune. In practice 90% of aspiring authors will make nothing, and of

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Elen Sentier joins Cosmic Egg Books

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

by Elen Sentier Although you may well know me better for non-fiction through Moon Books I’ve been a cyfarwydd, a storyteller, all my life. Cosmic Egg Books, another imprint with John Hunt Publishing, have just given me a contract for my novel Moon Song. It feels very good indeed. Moon Song is a story about

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Collen Douglas interview

Jun 18th, 2014 | By

Cosmic Egg author Colleen Douglas has a project you may well be interested in, and it seemed like an interview would be a great way of exploring it, so, here we go… Nimue: I see you’re serialising fiction on your blog… can you tell us a bit more about that project? Colleen: Yes, I decided

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Colleen Douglas author of ‘Origin’ shares her tips on Writing

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

When I first started writing I decided the sort of stories I wanted to write were the ones I would like to read. It was an instinctive, gut-feel that this was what I should do. Later on I realised I’d fallen on my feet because the result was this: I wrote what I wanted to

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Extract From Mirror Image by Beth Murray

May 30th, 2014 | By

Extract from chapter 8 of Mirror Image by Beth Murray. Out from Cosmic Egg June 27th.  Jack read from the journal, not realising that he was reading aloud. Maggie stood by the door, unobserved by her husband, her face growing paler as she listened to the words he spoke, tears making their tracks down her

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