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Round up – July 2021

5 July, 2021

Due to selling the business and moving house earlier this year, I haven’t done as much writing as I would have liked to do. And I’ve only just started sending out my poems and stories to magazines, having taken a 6 month break in order to deal with solicitors, agents, utilities companies etc.

If you’d like to know more about where I’m currently living, I talk about my new abode and the area where I’m now based in my Patreon Support only posts. If you’ve signed up to donate monthly on my Patreon Profile, you’ll have access to these posts!

In my Newsletter I’ve started a new story – Resurrection, which is illustrated by Elisa Ang. This will be the last Dragon Slayer story for a while as next year I have something different planned!

Thank you to Luna for publishing my butterfly cinquain, Dark Rock at her blog over at Pen to paper!

And thank you also to Lucy for publishing my poem, Whisper at Lucy’s Works!

Thank you too, to Spillwords for publishing my poem Bleached Shadows!

As you’ll remember, I published another paperback, Fire Daughter, in May! If you’ve not yet ordered your copy, you can buy it direct from all Amazon marketplaces!

And finally, my collection The Rusalka Ritual & other stories is currently reduced to just 99c/99p until 21st July 2021. Grab it now before it returns to full price. It’s available at Kindle (all marketplaces), Kobo, Nook and Apple. “The stories range from atmospheric and tantalizingly fragmented (“Echo Peak”), to creepily fey (“The Rusalka Ritual”), to zanily off-the-wall (“A Picnic at Knole”).” E.P. Clark

New Year, New Book!

2 January, 2021

the Solstice brightness

brings chill fear to Tari’s heart;

dark deeds beneath sun

haiku © Freya Pickard 2021

This is a haiku inspired by Aura Vere, Volume 6 of The Kaerling, which is due out this month! #PleaseShare

Hidden Lands

15 September, 2020

“Beautifully written and it held my attention from start to finish.” E Baxter

Grey, crumpled bark, like ossified wrinkles spiralled around the trunk and up into the branches. It was not a tree he was familiar with but he stared at it, seeing the silver lichen that grew in tiny clusters on each rise of bark, leaving the dips in the tree’s skin dark and shadowed. The leaves above his head rustled faintly, although no breeze touched Lored’s cheek.

Tearing his eyes from the bark, the taku-kevir stared up at the rippling pattern of yellow light and green shadow. Each leaf had a serrated edge and pale veins branched in pairs from the centre. Although the sun did not appear to be shining, golden light glowed above the leaves, illuminating Lored’s face. He kept his head bent back, drinking in the other-light as if it was Power itself. The leaves flickered, shivered and fell still. The shadows ceased shifting and it was as if Lored stared into a bowl of sunshine.

The pack pony snorted nervously, breaking the spell. Lored stared around, wondering why he had stopped. He felt a shiver of recognition slip down his spine. No breeze and the leaves around him still moved. He had forgotten that the trees were more alive here in Zorat, that the whole forest responded to the will and command of the Zoratti …

This is a short extract from Hidden Lands, Volume Five of The Kaerling! This is one of the hidden lands that Lored, the taku-kevir from Olin Heon re-discovers during the course of the tale.

Download Hidden Lands now at Amazon UK, Amazon US, iBooks, Nook & Kobo!

Watch the video HERE!

only 5 days to go!

10 September, 2020

Only 5 days to go until Hidden Lands is launched online!

Tari, an acolyte in the Temple, is forced to trust the new priestess Undine, as danger besets her on every side; can she withstand the overpowering attraction of the kaerling man sent to question her?

The Kaerling is an epic fantasy set in the world of Nirunen.

Tari Colour by Suzanne
Tari Colour by Suzanne

only 10 days to go …

5 September, 2020

Yes! There’s only 10 days to go until I officially launch Volume 5 of The Kaerling!

Disillusioned and disappointed with the way Olin Heon now conducts itself, Lored, a powerful taku-kevir, leaves the place he once called home and journeys in search of a new purpose in life.

Have you read the other books in the series yet?


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