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Freya Returns with Reduced Insides!

2 October, 2017

Hello! It’s me! I’m back! Did you miss me?
I certainly missed all of you! Life has been unbelievably busy and my new business has taken over my life. I am hoping that we’ve made enough money so I can relax a little over the winter months before the mad rush starts again next year!
I’ve got some plans for this autumn that I’m hoping to implement in-between the daily, demanding tasks that now run my life. I’m bringing back my EPod Interviews in October and December. And I can’t promise anything, but, if both time and money permit, I am planning on releasing “Vintrig’s Throne”, (the sequel to Vintrig’s Kingdom).

Right now, my first poetry collection, Insides, is on special offer! It’s just 99p online this month – if you’ve not read it yet, buy it now before the price goes back up to £1.60. And, if you have already read it, please, please, please could you possibly leave a review on Amazon (or wherever you purchased it) about it? Thank you so much!
I am hoping to start catching up with blogs, emails, social media stuff. But please bear with me as it may take a while. I don’t really have any free time at the mo! It’s lovely to be back online once more though and I can’t wait to “see” you all again. Much love Freya xxx
© Freya Pickard 2017
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Freya’s Newsletter

20 March, 2017

By now I would have normally emailed the link to the current newsletter to all my subscribers. If you’re wondering why it hasn’t appeared, that’s because I’m having to put my newsletter on hold this year.
The main reason for this is that I am moving house and starting a new enterprise. I didn’t get a chance to get the first episode of the new story out this month due to all the things I’ve had to organise for the move etc. I’m really sorry about this!
My plan is to just rest from the newsletter this year and then commence serialising The Attar of Chervil in 2018. I hope all of you who subscribe are OK with the wait! House moving and setting up new enterprises are time consuming jobs!
An update will be posted at Current Story when I am ready to continue with the newsletter once more. Much love. Freya xxx
© Freya Pickard 2017
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube.

lilac moonlight …

17 November, 2016

I enjoyed reading the third episode of The Oil of Sage. And I also loved Shadorma 6, it really appealed to me… E Stoker
Elfje 12 is so creative! I like how you compared the colors of autumn to that of rust which made it visually rich. Oil of Sage continues to excite me and it made me wonder if the crystal ball is the key to overcoming Nimue…can’t wait for the next episode! E Choi
Your pyramid poem was spot on. I have often thought of myself as a writer without words just lately. But sometimes there really are no words to describe the things that happen around us and to us. I do like the theme you have going in the small poems included in the zine. The theme of the planets is very atmospheric. I think number 6 is my favourite; Lilac moonlight that pierces the soul is a wonderful poetic suggestion. And thank you again for Dracomagan. Lovely writing and humour. And the analogy of “…pink as a summer rose…” to describe blushing is just gorgeous. Linda Turner
Do you enjoy #freereads that aren’t rubbish? If you do, please join my readers mentioned above and visit Current Story. I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

poignant & powerful …

27 September, 2016

Pleasant reading Dragonscale Clippings. Enjoyed Episode 2 of “The Oil of Sage”, and all your poems, especially Housewife 3 with “flump-flump of porridge”. You got the sound sensation just right with that description. P Spork (Episode Two)
Many thanks for these clippings; I am enjoying your writing here and your insights. M Callow (Episode One)
Your haiku are poignant and powerful. Good to see that you haven’t lost your creativity. I really love “The Oil of Sage”. Your writing ability hasn’t faltered at all. I especially like: “The scent of sage penetrated mind and soul, unwound tense muscles, released the ‘must do’ list in his head. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. Peace. Quiet. Room now to decide what to do next …” There is some deeply thought-through literary expression here. L Turner (Episode One)

These are recent comments made by readers of my newsletter which contains the serialisation of my short story The Oil of Sage. To find out more about this #freeread that is available to everyone, please visit Current Story I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

The Oil of Sage – episode 3

26 September, 2016

“We spent three days scouring the countryside for him, together with all Lord Thyme’s people, but it was as if he’d been spirited away. Can you help us, Merlin?”
The old man lost his train of thought and stared into those pale blue eyes; cold like moonlit steel. He couldn’t remember Dracomagan ever asking him for help before.
“I’m not asking for myself,” she said hastily. “But Lord Thyme is one of my most loyal subjects and besides, Parsley has rather a crush on Tym.”
Parsley blushed as pink as a summer rose and Sorrel laughed.
“How long will that last?” The tall woman mocked her affectionately.
“Can you?” Dracomagan ignored Sorrel’s banter, still staring at Merlin.
“I might.”
“Good.” Her Majesty turned her attention to the cold soup, mopping it up with a hunk of bread.
“I need more information though.” Merlin said reluctantly. He hated getting involved with Dracomagan’s adventures. In his experience, things always took a turn for the worse…
Find out more about this story and how to get a free copy of it at Current Story
© Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

ch-ch-changes!

5 September, 2016

Just wanted to let you all know that I’m making a few experimental changes to this blog over the next couple of months.
More of my time is being taken up with publishing and promoting my books so that I have had to reduce the amount of time I spend blogging. It’s OK, I’m not going to disappear! I just want to try a few things out…
I will still be posting here on a Monday and Tuesday (sometimes on a Wednesday too) and will re-blog a post most Fridays. Instead of a lot of poetry (which takes an age to put into a post) I want to create some more discussion posts, such as interviews, reviews, news and of course my muse! I will continue posting Freyan Verse as and when I can as so many people seem to enjoy them. That’s not say I’m getting rid of my short form poetry posts completely; there just won’t be quite as many of them – for the time being.
My biggest change will be Escape Pod Emulations These will form an interview once a month with either an author or an artist. At the moment they are by invitation only. Please check out the link for a background to these “unusual” interviews that I have planned. (Currently booked up until March 2017).
Since having cancer, I have to be careful not to over do things. These changes, I am hoping, will still provide you with delight and entertainment, but also make my own workload manageable. Keep the comments coming – they’re my life blood in this writing world! I hope that with me, you will be able to embrace these ch-ch-changes!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at The Rusalka Ritual, The Essence of Thyme and Patreon

Sensations of Peace

23 June, 2016
The scene setting immediately brings sensations of peace; calm after a hard days work. Our interest is peaked by a reference “She” – with a capital, so someone important, significant, powerful. Our sympathies align with Merlin as his carefully constructed peace is shattered. Dracomagan is revealed as the “She” as the dialogue unravels, and each significant character is introduced without ceremony. Dracomagan is clearly a woman on a mission and blessed with the absolute certainty that her word is law and that there is no possibility that her whims will go unfulfilled! An interesting beginning – where will it lead next? J Poulter
I sympathised with Merlin as his peace and intentions were unexpectedly interrupted so accurately expressed by you as many will associate with. I prefer your Freyan Verses to haiku and elfje. For me, they flow better and have more depth. On saying that, I appreciated Haiku 6… S Evans
Enjoyed reading Dragonscale Clippings, looking forward to the next episode of The Oil of Sage. Also liked the haiku and elfje, both of these forms of poetry are new to me and I’m gradually beginning to get to like them. R Wyatt

These are recent comments made by readers of my newsletter, specifically about episode one of The Oil of Sage. To find out more about this #freeread that is available to everyone, please visit Current Story I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at The Essence of Thyme and Patreon

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