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Mist

18 September, 2021

A HUGE thank you to Luna for publishing my poem, Mist, at her Poetry Bar!

What do you think of it?

It’s one of the short form poems I wrote to celebrate the launch of Uneasy Allies. You can find more of them on Facebook and several more will be published in the next few weeks on this blog too!

Don’t forget to download your copy of Uneasy Allies before 24th September whilst it’s still priced at 99p / 99c!

Incredible world building and amazing characters who travel through it. This is traditional fantasy as its best! Jiri on Goodreads

Coming Soon!

30 August, 2021
bright
flames flicker
warm weary faces
as distrust circles this
campfire

elfje © Freya Pickard 2021

In a couple of weeks time I’ll be launching the next novella in The Kaerling series. It will be priced at £0.99 for a few weeks to celebrate the launch!

You don’t need to have read the previous 6 volumes, but it will help if you know a bit about the background of the main characters.

And, if you prefer to read in paperback, Uneasy Allies will be available by the end of 2022 as part of Water Sister.

Do you want to discover my book covers well before they’re launched? Do you want to discover back stories to characters and historical events mentioned in The Kaerling? Do you want to know how I live my life? If you do, please consider donating on my Patreon Profile!

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

Whisper

13 June, 2021

Thank you to Lucy at Lucy’s Works for publishing my poem, Whisper.

You can read it HERE!

Book Reviews – June 2021

3 June, 2021

Every Day I Pause by Susi Bocks

Mindfulness with a huge difference. I love this collection of poems, thoughts, reflections and stories. Reading this book kept me grounded through an extremely stressful business sale and house move. I found myself identifying with much of what Susi writes about. And the things I read that were new to my experiences both inspired and challenged me. Undefinable – this is a must read for anyone who needs some inspiration and reflection in their life!

Shadowrise by Tad Williams

I didn’t want this book to end! Tad Williams’ worlds are a delight to wander in. His writing is detailed and flows without slacking. His characters are charming and grotesque and the variety of cultures he writes about is staggering. In this volume, the separate storylines come together as the plot sharpens towards the climax. I have to read the last book soon!

And I’ve also been reading books written by Troy David Loy. If you are into science fiction, I highly recommend his writing! His books are witty, fast-paced and, for a complete techno-idiot such as myself, easily understandable! His first person narratives in particular are sympathetic and alluring. Check out my reviews at Amazon of: – Dirge; Rite of the Dinathog, Echoes of Forsaken Galaxies and Fractal Shards.

Troy David Loy has also collaborated with Sharmishtha Basu on two collections of short stories. Gehenna Parables is an easy to read collection of chilling tales. Witty and amusing, these stories are a creepy commentary of how modern life overlaps too often with the unexplained. Missives from the Chimerical is an outstanding story collection. The Child in the Woods is an absolute masterpiece. Both thought provoking and light hearted in turn, these tales are windows into another, more natural fairy-tale world.

If you prefer poetry and short prose to fantasy and science fiction books, please consider buying a copy of The Sound of Brilliance edited by Susi Bocks which was released last month! It’s full of amazing thoughts and poems, including several pieces written by me!

By the way, since April I’ve been selecting themed posts to tweet about at @FreyasClippings so if you’re in need of some inspiration, come and join me! I generally tweet there every other day and choose a theme or simply share random posts that have caught my eye…


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