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Rise of the Reaper: Cover Reveal

Rise of the Reaper: Cover Reveal

Whoo! So very excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming YA fantasy novel, Rise of the Reaper – the first book in the Broken Lands series. Thanks go to the designer, my fantastic partner, Mark. I’d also like to thank the supremely talented photographer Pawel Klarecki for the permitted use of one of his […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 11

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 11

Ups and downs at the moment. Things didn’t quite work out with the cover designer, so we parted ways (on great terms) and I went elsewhere. The next morning, my partner surprised me with a cover design that he had been working on for me and I was bowled over. Great stuff. Cover reveal incoming […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 10

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 10

It seems like everything and nothing are happening all at once. For once, I have little to do, and then, when I look at my list, there is actually a great deal. This feeling is largely because Rise of the Reaper is currently with my proof-reader and the cover-design brief has been completed and the […]

Rise of the Reaper: The NEW blurb!

Rise of the Reaper: The NEW blurb!

Yeah, yeah, I know. I thought I’d got the blurb nailed. Then I got my copy-editor to take a look and see what she thought, before proofing it. She came back with a number of suggestions and I took some of it on board, reworking it until I was happy. Here’s the final final blurb. […]

Rise of the Reaper: The Blurb

Rise of the Reaper: The Blurb

Finally, after losing the original blurbs that I had begun drafting, and having to start from scratch, the blurb for Rise of the Reaper is done. More on the process soon. Fire. Darkness. Grief The strange dreams come to Danny Stone, nightly, since the day his mother vanished. The burning pain of her disappearance, years […]

Rise of the Reaper - Excerpt - Chapter 1

Rise of the Reaper – Excerpt – Chapter 1

This is a small excerpt – one chapter to be precise – of my upcoming YA fantasy novel, Rise of the Reaper. It is the first in the Broken Lands series and is in the penultimate editing stages. Here’s a taste. Also, please forgive the dialogue formatting. WordPress has a shitty habit of stripping the […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 9

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 9

It seems like there is still so much to do to get Rise of the Reaper into print, but little movement, which is more than likely down to having a big list of things to do and not knowing where to start. The fact that many things are linked to others, and need something else […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 8

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 8

It’s done. Finally, it’s done and the book can go off to the copy-editor. And then I’ll have another edit and several proofs to do when it comes back, but I don’t want to think about that right now. I just want to relax. Oh,and then do the mountain of work that has piled up […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 7

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 7

Finally, the main/big/major edit is done. The manuscript is now sitting at just over 113,400 words, ready for the next, lighter edit pass. This one will be to fill in any remaining blanks, where I have left placeholders for some names and places, and to go over my notes and check all is well, present, […]

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 6

Rise of the Reaper: Diary 6

It’s been excruciatingly tough, but at least I can now say that I am nearing the end of the dreaded ‘main edit’. With just 40,000 words to go, I’ll hopefully be through this phase by the end of the weekend, if I can focus. Problem is, however, I always struggle with ‘end of book’ edits. […]

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