Menagerie de Mythique: A Mythical Creature Anthology

A unicorn gallops through an enchanted forest, its mane billowing white against the purple blue background.“Even magnified they were tiny, almost comical, digging their tunnels in the soil and roaring silently whenever they encountered each other, baring mouths filled with sharp, feline fangs.”


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Shades of Santa – Charity Anthology

51zBFnDHm-L._SX384_BO1204203200_I called out into the falling snow as I rounded the corner of the bottom field – the one nearest the house where the carcass of the original Victorian farmhouse still stood in one corner, just broken walls now as if it had already been picked over for carrion.

Snow Drifts

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Pirates and Ghosts Author Q&A Part 2

As a part of the promotion for the imminent release of the Pirates and Ghosts anthology from Flame Tree Publishing, their blog features Q&As with the authors. In this second part, all the authors discuss their favourite pirate/ghost tales and/or the process they follow when writing.

Here’s my response:

I’ve been watching the TV series Black Sails lately, and I’m sure that’s been a big inspiration, but when it comes to books two really stand out for me. The first is On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, and if you haven’t read it you should. But my favourite fictional pirate has to be Kennit Ludluck from Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders. Kennit’s actions are persistently reprehensible, yet somehow the reader is manipulated into rooting for him at every turn!

Read all the responses at Flame Tree Publishing’s blog. The anthology can be ordered from Amazon here.