Freya Pickard and trying hard to find a recipe…

Posted 9 March, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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a huge thank you to Shey for an utterly mad interview at her blog! please check it out and leave a comment!

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Freya

I’m not actually a dragon, though I think some people think I am.

Freya.

Apparently I can be very fierce. My alter ego, Dracomagan, the heroine in Dragonscale Leggings, is a Dragon Slayer, and she is pretty nifty at slaying such monsters with her trusty giant potato peeler.

If I was a dragon, I’d be a beautiful, sleek, blue-scaled good dragon, with an iron-clad agreement with Dracomagan in which she’d agree NOT to try and kill me!

 Freya.

No, I don’t think I’d really want to be a hamster. Why? Because there are too many predators to look out for; cats, dogs, birds, hungry humans… I like to be in control and to be independent – I’d hate to be always on the lookout for someone who might eat me!

Freya

Vintrig was the founder of Vintrig’s Kingdom. (Funny, that!) About 966 years ago he travelled with…

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Freefall – verse 1

Posted 8 March, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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Here is the first verse of my Freyan Verse, Freefall. It looks a bit different from the usual Freyan Verse doesn’t it? Over the next couple of weeks I will build you a picture of how I construct this form of poetry. Why don’t you give it a go yourself?
For a full explanation about this poetical form that I have invented, please visit Freyan Verse.
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

Dragonscale Paintings – 20170307

Posted 7 March, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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I’ve been trying out new things this year – what do you think of this?

I was inspired by Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops over at SkillShare
I find painting like this very therapeutic – it helps me relax mentally and stimulates my creative flow. I can only produce abstract paintings. I have lost the ability to draw properly – an effect of cancer/chemo perhaps?
Why don’t you try Elisa’s workshops? She makes painting accessible to everyone!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

aluminium to this is writing

Posted 6 March, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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No books published yet, this year! Hopefully more will be released in months to come …
But since November last year, I have had a few poems and articles published.

My poems Fading and Stone Ventricles were published in Agnishatdal Ezine in November and January respectively. Contact the editor if you would like to receive a copy of this magazine!
Spillwords published five of my short form poems in November and December 2016. Check them out at
Darkness
Aluminium
Ninth Wave
Shield
Aluminium
In January I had a guest blog at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo as well as a Shadorma appearing at The Drabble. One of my haiku was published in the first issue of Stardust Haiku and I also featured in an author interview over at Pretty Hot.
An article I wrote about my experiences of cancer appeared in February at BurstOut Magazine. I was interviewed by Sporkette over at Patricia Spork’s Blog and I was also featured at Awesome Gang and This Is Writing. (Please note that this last interview was published while The Rusalka Ritual was reduced in price!)
If you love FREEREADS, I keep a list of all the stories and poetry you can read for free at FREE STUFF!
© Freya Pickard 2017
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Take a quick look at YouTube

Vintrig’s Kingdom – just 99c

Posted 1 March, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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VINTRIG’S KINGDOM is currently reduced in price!

On all sites, except Amazon US, it is priced at either 99p or 99c. Amazon US, as usual (!) will only reduce the price to $1.23.

But the reduction won’t last long! So snap it up before the price returns to $4.99. And, I will probably never ever reduce the price of this novel so low again!

When Isu Magan, heir to Vintrig’s Throne, finds the journal of a vanished Scriber, her perceptions of history and the truth are challenged. A growing distrust of her loyal and powerful Counsellor, initiates rebellious and frightening thoughts within her heart. Adding to this disruption of her ordered life, Isu finds herself attracted to the itinerant musician, Sama Conn.

Available at Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo

There are 2 videos to watch this time! There’s a short black and white film of me talking about the novel and why I wrote it at About Vintrig’s Kingdom and there’s also a technicolor film of me reading an extract from the book at Vintrig’s Kingdom Extract.

Dragonscale Portraits – Photograph 20170228

Posted 28 February, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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I’m trying out something a bit different today, just to see if people like it or not.
I don’t really do an awful lot of photography at the moment, for one reason or another but I wanted to share this photograph with you. I took it a month or so ago when we had snow and Joey, the greyhound I babysit for 2-3 days a week, felt the cold!
Greyhounds are very sensitive to the cold, so, instead of letting him lie on his quilt on his bed, I draped the quilt over him. He loved it!
I’ve shared another photo taken at this time with my Patreon supporters. And there’s another one that appeared in my guest post over at Sue Vincent’s blog in January. Joey also appears briefly in my video Insides.
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

Escape Pods & Aliens

Posted 27 February, 2017 by dragonscaleclippings
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Last Autumn I launched my Escape Pod Emulation series. So far, I’ve had 5 guests, with 2 more booked for March & April.
It has been a wonderful ride! Each of my guests has taken with them completely different items and I love the personal stories behind the items!
Wondering what I’m talking about?
The quick answer can be found at YouTube.
The slightly longer answer can be found at EPod Interviews. Scroll down to click on the links to the interviews that have taken place so far!
Who will I choose next? I’d love to meet a real out of space alien, wouldn’t you?!
© Freya Pickard 2017

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