Posted tagged ‘Fire Daughter’

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

Cold Stones

11 June, 2021
cold stones
stand upright, still
hold power within space
activated by sun and moon;
speak now
let your thought fly across the miles
converse with those away
hear their thoughts and
prayers


butterfly cinquain © Freya Pickard 2021

This butterfly cinquain was written about the mystical stones that Lored and the Zoratti use to communicate with Kimorka many miles away. You can read all about them in the Fire Daughter!

Have you seen the book trailer yet? And don’t forget that Olin Heon (the first part of Fire Daughter) is just 99c until midnight tonight!

Author Interview!

23 May, 2021

Thank you to Elysia Lumen Strife at elstrife.com for featuring me as part of her Author Interview series!

Find out what helps me write, what I write and why I write HERE!

And, if you enjoy the interview, please spread the word!

5 days to go!

10 May, 2021

Only 5 days to go until Fire Daughter is published! This paperback contains the e-books Olin Heon, Hidden Lands and Aura Vere.

What’s Fire Daughter about? On returning to his homeland, Lored is met with shocking news that turns his life upside down. His quest for the truth takes him to the hidden land of Zorat where he is given a new purpose in life; to find the sister he’s never met.

Watch the book trailer HERE!

Coming Soon – Fire Daughter

2 May, 2021
dark rock
towers skyward
the shadow stretches west
creeps swiftly, hastening night's shade - 
quiet
now but with a threat of fire
erupting, exploding
shattering earth;
black death

butterfly cinquain © Freya Pickard 2021

I wrote this butterfly cinquain to encapsulate one of the things that Lored fears during the telling of Fire Daughter. What do you think? Will YOU buy it?

And available now is The Sound of Brilliance edited by Susi Bocks. This anthology features the brilliant work of 41 poets and writers. The pieces within these pages are the best of those submitted and showcased on The Short of It online magazine.


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