Posts Tagged: kim cleary

It’s only 2 weeks into the new year and already I have a great giveaway and competition, to share with you! Taste of Romance Photo Competition The competition is a lovely lead into Valentines day. As you know, I’m delighted to be one of the authors in the soon to be released Taste of Romance Anthology,… Read the rest »

I’m an indie author too. I know how hard it is to get a book review published on the key sites like Amazon and Goodreads. When seeking an elusive book review, there’s only so many times you can beg and harass, your friends and relatives, all of your writing pals, and every online group you’ve ever belonged… Read the rest »

I don’t often get stuck for words or ideas, but when I do, I try and beat writers block by refilling my spring of creativity in my garden haven. I don’t like the term writer’s block. The frustrating inability to make progress on our writing is often procrastination. But for me it can also be… Read the rest »

A sensory void I hadn’t ‘seen’ anything for years. Hadn’t experienced anything even close to a real life paranormal event. I was starting to believe the scientific explanations for cold rooms, intense emotion attached to specific places, and black spots at the corners of my eyes. But then … I was in the upstairs family… Read the rest »

How many writers actually enjoy writing their back cover blurb? It’s a handful of carefully plucked words meant to generate excitement to buy our book. That’s the intent at least. It may not be scientific, but with a quick poll among my writer friends I found around 95% absolutely dread it! We writers may not… Read the rest »

Writing the first draft of a full-length novel is exhausting and exhilarating, full of hope, and full of fear. Luckily for me, I’ve worked out how to stay sane while editing a full length novel – and yes it does involve chocolate 😀 I’ve completed and published two full-length novels. I have a novella, several… Read the rest »

I completed this short story shortly after my 17th birthday, for a writing competition at high school. It didn’t win the competition, but it did help me put an eerily similar real life paranormal event in sharp relief. Real life ‘Sarah’ didn’t die two years after this event — in fact she married, had 3 children,… Read the rest »

Knowing who you are makes you stronger. I love this as a tagline for my Daughter of Ravenswood series. To be honest, most of the story ideas I have come back to this central theme in some way. Every book marketer will say that you need a tasty tagline to capture both the heart and… Read the rest »

Fantasy readers know that a lich is an undead sorcerer. He or she probably become undead as they tried to become immortal. Their soul is stored in a phylactery or soul jar, and immortality is guaranteed as long as the container remains safe. Or is it? The word lich has its roots in an old English word lic which meant corpse.… Read the rest »