I’ll keep this one brief, I am sure everyone has more things to do than read another email!
World building blogs will resume next year. If you are a writer struggling with some aspect of world building, feel free to reply to this email and suggest a topic. If you need help with marketing graphics and such, remember I do this as a side hustle, and have gift cards available for that struggling author in your life. All proceeds go to an animal charity.
I’ll wrap up the year with a series of links to free books, which is always nice after the expenses of the holiday season.
All my self published books are free on the Smashwords end of year sale, so nip along and grab up some bargains. There are a heap of different genres from a huge number of authors. Click on this link for the general promo. Here is another link for my books. You can also gift these to people, so surprise everyone with a nice ebook!
If you are interested in signing up for my newsletter, I usually have a few other authors books in each one, as well as any news about my own books. There are two freebie short stories on offer with the newsletter, a scifi ‘When Earth needed heroes’ and a two story set of romance in the later years in ‘New Beginnings’. Sign up here.
After a free fantasy read that will take you back to the books of your younger years? Spend Winter again fighting the White Witch, journey through darkest Mirkwood, and see Voldemort defeated once more. A genre blend like no other! Free fantasy fan fiction: “The Unexpected Journey” on ArchiveofOurOwn. Feel free to comment.
Other newsletters of interest are the Scifi Roundtable newsletter, which showcases indie scifi and fantasy authors. You can sign up here. Another one which sends out a daily short read and is currently running a free book advent calendar is the Working Title blog spot. You can follow them here. It’s run by the talented authors Jane Jago and E.M. Swift-Hook and is always worth a read.
Anyways, have a gentle holiday season, and wishing you a new year that brings joy and happiness.
My newest scifi book is now available for preorder. It’s a scifi military action adventure, with a good dose of snappy one liners, and an environment that is out of this world! Pick up Underground Planet for a special preorder price of 99c via this Link.
My latest romance book, a contemporary romantic comedy is now out on Amazon- free on Kindle Unlimited! Rocky Road to Love tells the tale of two scientists falling in love in the Australian outback. There’s geology, archaeology, dust, danger and the occasional possum! Link: Rocky Road to Love
For those that have not read Druid’s Portal yet, here is a link to the first chapter of DruidsPortal and to the second in the series Druid’s Portal: The Second Journey, and you can read a preview here.
Or what about horror? Try Haunted, a free horror anthology.
Doing NaNo this year or know someone that is? Grab a copy of my free guide “NaNoWriMo Ready.”
My latest author help book “30 Organizing Tips for Writers” is now out and still free.
If you are keen to chat with other scifi peeps, then check out the Knights of the Scifi Roundtable facebook group and subscribe to their newsletter https://mailchi.mp/29fb30bca8e4/update-subscription
And my own author newsletter, for book news, odd facts, recipes and random freebies. Every subscription gets a free copy of my short stories ‘New Beginnings’ two tales of later in life romance Sign up here. Or prefer a scifi story instead? Sign up here.