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2016 A Star Filled Sea (Contact #1.5) – Winter 2015/16 One in Blue, The Other Green (Priestess #1) – Spring 2016 A World of Strange New Things (Soulmate Duology #1) – Spring 2016 When Darkness Eclipses Light (Soulmate Duology #2) –… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea is Out

Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea is a project special to my heart, a collection of short stories which starts to set the stage beyond Coronis and the Changing trilogy. I promised it to my backers, Team Parting, as a bonus… Continue Reading →

The Final Art For A Star Filled Sea

A Star Filled Sea is coming out early next year and Ben has sent me the final art; I absolutely love it. We have Ren, Josh and Hebe against a backdrop of the Earth and Moon and the Pleiades, signifying their… Continue Reading →

A Star Filled Sea: Creating Josh, Ren and Hebe

Ben Adams, my awesome artist, is in the middle of creating the art for A Star Filled Sea. Look at the sneak peak he posted! I pitched him a movie poster style piece, thinking of Star Wars posters, asking him… Continue Reading →

Happy October … Here’s Some News

I’m hard at work on The Shipbuilder’s Soul (the final title remains TBC). I’m 25k in and it’s going to sit in the Gathering (the period leading up to The Parting of the Waters) strand as a standalone. It’s set on… Continue Reading →

The Shipbuilder’s Soul: A Blurb (and a New Project!)

Everyone in the Union knows the name Juran Elaspe. Everyone knows he was the father of intergalactic space travel, a polymath, an engineer and architect of the first A.I. They know the ship he created, bearing his name, was there… Continue Reading →

The Parting of the Waters is Thus Concluded

The storyline for The Parting of the Waters has been floating around in my brain for a very long time, it’s also my favourite of the trilogy because Khalyn and Jannah, An’she and Maros and all their struggles, their sacrifices. I’ve… Continue Reading →

Whose Who in Lesser Evils?

Chaya Jordan (35 at the start of the trilogy) — An English teacher turned indie author who self-published her first book, The Changing of the Sun, and sold her second, The Forgotten Prophetess (the first book in The Arisian Quintet) to a… Continue Reading →

The Parting of the Waters Friday: Tattooes

With The Parting of the Waters and Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea well into editing and the launch day/party officially announced as 2nd October 2015 I wanted to steal a cool thing some of my other author friends have been doing and sharing certain images… Continue Reading →

A World of Strange New Things is complete!*

*Of course this comes with caveats, outlined below. So, erm, I think I finished A World of Strange New Things today. Except finished doesn’t take into account my editing passes or the passes to insert/alter my ‘stock’ characters who get put… Continue Reading →

General Miscellany

It’s been a busy couple of weeks so here are the highlights: Unfortunately Ellen Campbell had to leave the project and, as a result, we are several months behind. I’m trying to catch up as fast as I can (the… Continue Reading →

The Parting of the Waters Friday: Ishvei’s World

First off, apologies for missing last week but I was on holiday with spotty WiFi. This image was the one I found which allowed me to envision Ishvei’s World (Ishveinaida or, as humanity nicknames it: Coronis). Originally it was a… Continue Reading →

The Parting of the Waters Friday: An’she’s Necklace

With The Parting of the Waters and Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea well into editing and the launch day/party officially announced as 2nd October 2015 I wanted to steal a cool thing some of my other author friends have been doing and sharing certain images… Continue Reading →

The Soulless: A History of Zombieism in Chiitai and Mihari Culture Now Available!

I need to set this to free but if you didn’t catch the story in The Z Chronicles then now would be a good time to check out The Soulless: A History of Zombieism in Chiitai and Mihari Culture. Go here… Continue Reading →

The Parting of the Waters Friday: The Lady of the River

With The Parting of the Waters and Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea well into editing and the launch day/party officially announced as 2nd October 2015 I wanted to steal a cool thing some of my other author friends have been doing and sharing certain images… Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About Lesser Evils

Follow Lesley Smith’s board Lesser Evils/An Inherited State/Breaking Point on Pinterest.  I’ve been dabbling for the last couple of days, distracted by being ill and real life commitments to actually sit down and declare my next project begun. Off all… Continue Reading →

The Parting of the Waters Friday: Starcharts

With The Parting of the Waters and Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea well into editing and the launch day/party officially announced as 2nd October 2015 I wanted to steal a cool thing some of my other author friends have been doing and… Continue Reading →

What Am I Going to Work On Next?

I find myself at that point where I have to plan the second half of the year and I’m asking myself what I want to work on next. Now as many of you know I juggle projects (because one at… Continue Reading →

My Next Kickstarter Project: One in Blue, The Other Green

I figure, now that The Parting of the Waters (in edits, art complete, layout to be done), Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea (about to go into edits, layout to be done) and A Star Filled Sea (my edits complete, star chart in progress,… Continue Reading →

The Addictiveness of Worldbuilding

Some of my relationship with worldbuilding is down to my Aspergers, the rest specifically the way in which is it usually expelled like a volcano’s eruption, is definitely my bipolar’s fault. Neither of these are bad things, you understand, they’re… Continue Reading →

One in Blue, The Other Green: Editing

I’m doing my final pass of One in Blue, The Other Green so that it can be ready for editing and the impending Kickstarter campaign (which I’d like to do end of September, once A Star Filled Sea is out of the… Continue Reading →

Writing Blurbs

I hate writing blurbs but it’s a necessary part of indie publishing. My hated of this particular task, nay chore, is on record and, right now I’m trying to do the ones for The Parting of the Waters and Beyond the… Continue Reading →

The Metaness of Arisian

I’m trying to work on the Ashteraiverse site and today I’m writing about Arisian. Within the books, it’s a series of fantasy novels (a quintet) that Chaya writes (because epic fantasy is cool again) and soon takes off. There’s a… Continue Reading →

Chronicle Worlds

Posts like this one get me excited. Samuel Peralta has, once again had a brilliant idea: he’s creating a new Chronicles World series which focus on writers’ universes (he pitches it as Kindle World for indies). Right now he’s looking… Continue Reading →

Vox Populi

In real life, I’ve had a shocking day so let’s talk about happier things: fictional worlds. They’re much more ordered. I know I’ve not finished A World of Strange New Things yet but I’m already working on Vox Populi, the… Continue Reading →

Pluto and Post-Contact Space Exploration

With all this talk about The Martian (my new fave book) and pics of Pluto (gorgeous!!!!) it’s reminded me that I need to write something about post-Contact space exploration. There’s a tiny bit of conjecture about it in “The Code-Breaker’s… Continue Reading →

Serial Fiction: A World of Strange New Things and When Darkness Eclipses Light

This week I’m working on Zoe’s two books: the serials A World of Strange New Things and When Darkness Eclipses Light. The first two parts of WORLD are done (you get to read part one in Beyond the Stars Beneath… Continue Reading →

Quotes for The Shadow of the Stars

I keep finding quotes which I think suit my characters or the storyline (how did we survive without Word Porn???) Here’s my collection for The Shadow of the Stars.

Ghost World

I’m writing the last Beyond the Stars Beneath the Sea story this week; Ghost World. It’s going to be nice to put this to rest until Ellen Campbell‘s ready for it in a month or so. The stories really come together nicely… Continue Reading →

A Huge Compliment

Today I was given a massive compliment, someone told me how professional my paperback of Changing looked (and this was from someone who works in the industry and has seen millions of books). That one comment confirmed my belief that every… Continue Reading →

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