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e-books $5.99

4 September, 2020

How many of my larger e-books have you bought and read so far?

Most of my e-books are 30,000 words or less and are therefore priced around $1.99. However, I do have some longer volumes available and they are priced accordingly.

So, if you’re considering treating yourself this autumn to a new read, why don’t you try one of my longer novels?

Dragonscale Leggings is just $5.99 and if you enjoy fantastical humour, then this is the one to buy.

“We have a combination of great storytelling and great characters. Dracomagan is a kick ass 21st-century gal who winds up in a land of Arthurian legend with the job of being a dragon slayer. But she doesn’t let this get in her way, and goes about her business with a blatant disregard for the rules of the day and with a witty sarcasm that often had me laughing out loud.” E Baxter

If you prefer a bit of romance mixed in with your fantasy reading, why don’t you give the Isu Magan books a try? There are two volumes, Vintrig’s Kingdom and Vintrig’s Throne and they’re $5.99 each.

“I enjoyed this book from the very first read. With a good mix of realistic and fantastical elements, and a gripping, at first gritty storyline, the puzzles first presented in early chapters are resolved in the plot in a way that shows rather than merely tells! Four thumbs up!” Troy

And if you’ve already read these volumes and want to know more, sign up to my Newsletter to get a free story about Dracomagan every month, or, if you like a more in-depth view into an author’s life, become a supporter at Patreon!

And, if you like looking at pictures, both the Dracomagan and the Isu Magan tales have a board of their own on my Pinterest account at Otherworld!

Rumour ends …

7 December, 2019

Did you get the September issue of my Newsletter?

Clippings September 2019

Clippings September 2019

This month sees the conclusion of my short story Rumour as well as the last few haiku and elfje about my explorations of Dartmoor.

still air with sharp touch

decorates flaxen grasses

tracery of ice

© Freya Pickard 2019

I love the amazing image Jonathon B. Hoyt produced for the front cover using one of my photographs! What do you think it depicts?

Clippings December 2019

Clippings December 2019

In this month’s issue I also attempt to describe how I fit in some writing during the months when our B&B is closed.

If I am in the middle of a sentence when the phone rings, I have to save the document and leave it there. I have to switch from creative mode to business mode and sometimes I lose the thread and never get the words back again for that particular moment …

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Whenever you describe a scene, I don’t need pictures; the images are so clear in my mind. From ‘a chill wind rattled the dead leaves’ and ‘only the wind moaned,’ right through the end, you have such a unique, expressive and eloquent usage of words. S Evans

Rumour spreads

4 October, 2019

The September issue of my Newsletter is available now!

Clippings September 2019

Clippings September 2019

Don’t you just love the painting by Elisa Choi on the front cover?!

In this issue I describe what it’s like in the “quiet months” when running a B&B.

When we’re closed, I still have to answer the telephone and deal with online bookings. We try and keep to a regular routine otherwise we find we get too tired. We’re usually up by 8am …

I also continue my explorations of Dartmoor in haiku and elfje.

a cascade of joy

descends as the lark rises;

summer has arrived

© Freya Pickard 2019

And, subscribers get to read the third episode of Rumour! Dracomagan has finally managed to get her companions away from Camelot II but before they reach Fellfords and the gruesome monster, she needs some advice from Merlin …

Clippings June 2019

Clippings June 2019

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I really enjoyed reading it, the story is full of suspence and intrigue, which I both adore, and the haiku are great! C Messelodi

© Freya Pickard 2019

One day I went out to fight a dragon …

4 December, 2018

I got up this morning and put on my new leggings.

“They’re nice.” Claire said brightly. “Where did you get them from?”

“The market.” I replied, pulling a purple tie-dye T-shirt over my head. “They were the last pair there!”

“Nice colours!” Abigail rolled her ‘r’s as only the Cornish can do.

“They’re my dragonscale leggings.” I told them.

They looked at each other with an ‘Oh dear, she’s off again’ look.

“And I think I’ll go and fight a dragon today!”

“Why not?” They said. “We’ve got teaching practice. See you this evening!”

Why not? I thought to myself. If there was to be a story about how dragonscales were made into leggings, how would it start? One day I went out to fight a dragon… But you don’t find dragons just anywhere. There aren’t many around nowadays.

In the Other World there’s plenty still. Of course, most of them are getting old and decrepit, but they are dragons. The thing is, they don’t live in these parts of the woods. Look at it all. Blue sky, green leaves, sunlight slanting between the tree trunks. I can hear the lilting voices of nymphs and dryads calling to each other as they flit about the streams and around the boles of trees. Walking sedately in and out of the cool shadows I see the equine forms of centaurs. And here and there gleams the finely polished horn of a unicorn. All this is very pleasant but it’s not what I’m looking for. And how did I get here anyway?!

I walk along the shady path, searching for signs of a dragon. I cannot see any fire-blasted glades, so I ask a dryad if there are any dragons nearby.

“Any what?” She looks puzzled, her green hair falling across her face.

“Dragons! You know, whopping great winged lizards that breathe fire.”

“Oh, them!” She flicks her hair back. “We haven’t seen any for years. Try the north. There might be some there.”

“Which way’s north?”

“The way you’re going.”

“Thanks!” But she’s already disappeared under a leafy branch.

Just what is going on? I’m still dressed in my tie-dye T-shirt but instead of leggings, I’m wearing jogging bottoms. I thought I was meant to be attending a lecture today. Oh, well! This place seems far more interesting!

Want to read more? Dragonscale Leggings is now available as both an e-book and a paperback at Amazon UK & Amazon US! Find out more about this novel in my video at YouTube!

 © Freya Pickard 2018

A drop of blood …

25 October, 2018

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Parsley stood before the throne, staring down at her beloved and the green globe and realised she had no idea what to do.

Behind her, she could hear steel on stone. Parsley glanced over her shoulder to see the statues hurl themselves at Dracomagan and Peagreen. Nimue’s golden head turned from the fighting and the green eyes widened as she saw where Parsley was standing.

Sorrel unsheathed her sword. “Get on with it!” She ordered and stepped towards the sorceress.

Then Parsley remembered. A drop of blood had opened the way in the enchanted forest. Another drop of blood had woken Tym from his enchanted sleep …

“Thank you very much for your latest newsletter. What a work you do, it is amazing. It gives me inspiration and imagination for everyday life. Thank you.” U Gohla

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The September issue of my Newsletter is available now! And in a few weeks time, the December issue will be sent out to everyone who subscribes.

Want to know how the story ends?

When you subscribe to my Newsletter you get a free story every year in four enchanting episodes. You also get to read some of my poetry which has not yet been published. And, you also get a glimpse into my real life …

How do you get to read my Newsletter?

Simply send an email to dragonscaleclippings@gmail.com with “Request Clippings” in the subject line. Your email will never be passed on or sold to anyone else and I will only ever use it to send you my quarterly Newsletter. Find out more at Freya’s Newsletter.

© Freya Pickard 2018


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