Pushcart Prize nominee, Freya Pickard is the quirky, unusual author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. A cancer survivor, she writes mainly dark fantasy tales and creates expressive poetry in order to rest the prose side of her brain. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her inspiration in the ocean, the moors, beautifully written books and vinyl music (particularly heavy metal and rock). Her most recent relaxation techniques to get her through lockdown include hatha yoga and painting landscapes and monsters in watercolour.

On this blog Freya unashamedly promotes her books and also shares her opinions about other people’s books, films, TV shows as well as music. She doesn’t blog about current affairs or anything else you’d usually find on a personal blog. It’s not that she’s not interested in such things, but feels that there are plenty of other blogs out there that cover these subjects well enough. Freya is different. Her blog is different.

For readers who want to find out about new and discounted books, she provides a Newsletter. When you sign up to Freya’s Newsletter you can download a free short story, as well as receiving one free short story every year! If you don’t want to read her Newsletter, but want to know when her new books are available, you can sign up to her personal mailing list for new books at freya.pickard@gmail.com Simply send an email to this address with TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BOOKS in the subject line.

For Freya’s hardcore fans, there’s also the option to donate either $1 or $5 on Patreon every month in exchange for her unique poetry postcards and unpublished short stories as well as other goodies!

You can find Freya on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter at @FreyasClippings. On Twitter she shares themed tweets every other day. She can also be found on Twitter at @purehaikufp and @FreyaPickard

She doesn’t write saccharine, politically correct, cosy or comfortable novels. She’s not interested in writing best or fast sellers. She’s interested in creating Art. If you’re squeamish about death, blood, raw meat or immorality, Freya’s 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:

    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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