Meet Fantasy Author Jane Dougherty

Author, Jane Doughtery

Nikki McDonagh - author and photographer

Prior to the Facebook Extravaganza – Fantasy Sci-Fi Dystopian Steampunk Bargain Books Party I am spotlighting each author taking part. Today I would like you to have a look at the very talented Fantasy author Jane Dougherty. I am familiar with her work and can vouch for the fact that she is a brilliant writer. Dark Citadel is an excellent read by the way.

Welcome, Jane Dougherty!! IMGP4852 3Jane Dougherty writes various kinds of fiction but finds it very hard not to include at least an element of fantasy. Her self-published trilogy, The Green Woman is straight up no nonsense fantasy. The retellings of some of the great love stories from Irish myth, she co-authored with Ali Isaac, are in that hazy, magical domain between historical fact and flight of poetic fantasy. Wormholes, her new YA series, starts off as gritty, realistic Armageddon, but rapidly takes off into pseudo-science fantasy…

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Say Hello to Kim Plummer

Author, Kim Plummer

Paws4Thought

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Today on Paws4Thought I’m pleased to introduce Fauxpocalypse author Kim Plummer. Tell us a little bit about yourself Kim.

Second of three daughters, born of an electrician and a dancer, my role in school and at home was “The Clumsy Clown”. Too tall to be average, I grew up in a hunch, trying as best I could not to stand out. A few years back, I suddenly found myself single for the first time since I was twenty! Then I discovered a whole new version of me. A version that doesn’t mind standing tall. I have a nice life in Sydney, Australia, with my twin daughters, Penny and Lucy. And my Clark Kent cover? During the day, mild-mannered Preschool Teacher!

When did you first start writing?

My blog was born just over a year ago. At the same time I penned a novel, which to date sits waiting, almost patiently, on…

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Author Interview: Melissa Barker-Simpson (The Contract)

Melissa Barker-Simpson

Natacha Guyot

Changing Worlds 2

Today, Melissa Barker-Simpson is with us to talk about The Contract, prequel to The Fractured series. I fell in love with the world and its characters so I am happy that Melissa accepted to be interviewed about this novella. The Contract is featured in the Changing Worlds anthology, which also includes Saunders’ Choice, a Natural Gifts Novella by Gina Briganti.

NG: Where does your love for prologues and epilogues come from? How did they happen for The Contract?

MELISSA: I know that prologues aren’t popular, but I’ve always felt they build tension and give me, as a reader, a little background into the story. It’s a kind of, here’s what you need to know before you begin your journey. Prologues are also great for setting up the here and now, by giving us a taste of the past. They are like a window, allowing us a…

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