About

Writing is my life – will you be part of it?

Thank you for finding my blog and for finding me!

  • The Day of Weird Paperback Cover

I’m Freya Pickard. I nearly died of cancer when I was 41 years old. I vowed that if I survived I would dedicate the rest of my life to writing and publishing the stories I’d been creating since I was 17. With a background in administration, sales & marketing I now devote my days to writing.

My aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage readers through my writing. Since 2016 I have authored a number of books (novels, short story collections and poetry) which can be found at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Nook and other online stores. (Scroll down until you find the Find Freya @ section on the right hand side).

I am the author of The Kaerling series (dark fantasy set in the mysterious world of Nirunen) and I unashamedly promote my books here on this blog. I also share poetry, prose, paintings and sometimes photographs. To discover more of the worlds I have created, visit My Books and Paperbacks!

I also share my opinions about other people’s books, films, TV shows as well as music. I am also willing to promote other authors / artists / musicians on my blog through my Escape Pod Interviews. I share other people’s artwork (with permission, of course) in my Newsletter which is FREE which contains novel excerpts, poetry, character studies plus one free short story each year for my readers!

You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter at @FreyasClippings. On Twitter I share themed tweets every other day – join me and join in! I can also be found on Twitter at @purehaikufp and @FreyaPickard

If you’re looking for an in-depth insight into me as an Author, please make a monthly donation on my Patreon profile.

When I’m not writing I read a lot of books. I also listen to music (sometimes even to vinyl!) and prefer heavy metal and rock though I’m also partial to folk music too! To unwind I enjoy walking in the remote countryside as well as doing a bit of gardening (when it’s not raining). I also experiment with water colours, trying to portray the people and landscapes that populate my head. And, to keep fit I enjoy yoga, pilates, ballet, belly dance and bhangra.

If you’re squeamish about death, blood, raw meat or immorality, my books probably aren’t for you. But if you are broad minded, enjoy lyrical writing and can accept the darkness along with the light, read on …

18 Comments on “About”

  1. Tawny Molina Says:

    Looking forward to reading your work!


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  4. But if you are broad minded, enjoy lyrical writing and can accept the darkness along with the light, read on … <– I Love this! I personally believe the darkness is an implicit prerequisite for "light."


    • Thank you lastflyingcow (brilliant name!) Thank you for reading my About page! Having gone through a very dark time, I now appreciate that without darkness, you cannot understand the light! I’ve tried putting this in my books to encourage people to embrace bad times as well as good times, but unfortunately, not a lot of people want to hear this!


      • Thank you! Yes, as per the duality of YIN/YANG and the lectures of Alan Watts I’ve also come to understand that darkness and light is a duality, and not necessarily separate entities.


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  6. Thanks for the support freya! Most appreciated… And even though your blog is not really my kind of thing I still find it interesting. You know maybe deep down inside it could be my thing, but its still kool!


  7. Wonderful to meet you here and read your wonderful blog. Hello!

  8. TanGental Says:

    well what a lovely surprise to find a poet following me – oh yes a novelist too. Thank you so very much.

  9. leoshine Says:

    Hello!
    You found me, so I followed the link back to you! I want to say thank you and begin a conversation. I enjoy your writing on this blog, and the samples of your books. May your creativity shine in the darkness.


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