Tag Archive for middle grade

A Dreamer’s Tears Short Story

The Christmas Special on The Dreamer’s Tears will be finished in 11 days, so, if you’re in South Africa and would like a copy, don’t forget to order it ASAP. But for those of you who have already read The Dreamer’s Tears and still haven’t read this short story from a book that Borinvere recommends to Ivy, I thought I’d… Read more →

The Dreamer’s Tears Prequel

If you’re planning to read The Dreamer’s Tears any time soon, don’t forget that you can read the prequel (Declan’s story) right here, for free. Declan is a character cherished by many of my readers and knowing where he came from and what he endured makes him all the more beloved. I hope you enjoy learning more about him.  … Read more →

Monster Hunters Part Three

Finally, after a few technical issues I’ve written the ending to the Monster Hunters series. Thank you for being so patient. In this last story, we find out what happens to twins, Esther and Magpie, and their role in the world of Monsters. I’ve put all three parts together for you to read the story as a whole. I hope… Read more →

Cat Hellisen – Writer

I read Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen earlier this year and gushed ad nauseam about it here, which is why I’m not sure how it took me so long to ask Cat for an interview. I sent her a barrage of questions that she was kind enough to answer. I love her candid, non-pretentious way of answering these questions. She gives… Read more →

The Inventions of The Dreamer’s Tears

Hi there. My name is Ivy. I’m the lead character in The Dreamer’s Tears. My author (the incorrigible Cristy Zinn) has asked me to tell you a little more about the inventions in the books – the fantastic things that Borinvere came up with. It’s a fitting tribute to such a legendary man.       Here is a list of… Read more →

Box of dreams

Monday Morning: There’s a box in my study. It’s been there for a few hours, growing eyes to burn holes in my back as I try to work. I try very hard to distract myself from that box because I’m not allowed to open it just yet and I really, really want to. You see, it’s a box full of… Read more →

Question time

I’ve just had my first interview over at Atlas House. Which is kind of weird (but SO much fun) because I was always the one doing interviews, not giving them. So if you want to know a little bit more about the stuff in my head, feel free to pop over HERE and have a read. And keep writing (see… Read more →

Official Cover Reveal

Even though some of you may have had a glimpse of the cover of my new book, this is the official unveiling. Ta-da (cue glorious fanfare with full orchestra)…             A cover is all good and well but us serious readers don’t like to judge a book on cover alone, right? Of course not. So… Read more →

Read on

My previous post was a book haul of some of the fantastically silly books I’ve read in the last few months. But those laugh-out-loud adventures are not at all like my upcoming book, The Dreamer’s  Tears, which is a tad more serious. Seeing as my book comes out in March I thought I would give you a few other books to read… Read more →

Jaleigh Johnson – Writer

Jaleigh Johnson is the author of the middle grade steampunk fantasy, The Mark of the Dragonfly. I read this novel a few months ago and could not put it down. This extraordinary blend of genres was an adventure I will not soon forget. And so, of course, I thought I needed to ask Jaleigh some questions… she was kind enough… Read more →