Tag: Shadow Gang

The First Two Chapters of Ace of Shades:  My Initial Reactions

The First Two Chapters of Ace of Shades: My Initial Reactions

Posted January 20, 2018 in Reading // 5 Comments

Ladies and gents, I’ve said this a few times on Twitter – but if you haven’t already done so, get yourself to Amanda Foody’s website and read the first chapter of Ace of Shades. It’s a pretty rare opportunity that an author puts a full chapter sampler of her upcoming novel on her website.  Take advantage of this. For myself, I’ve had the opportunity to read the first two chapters of Ace of Shades and I am in love with this book.  And I’m not just saying that because I’m part of the Shadow Gang!  The worldbuilding in Ace of Shades is […]

A Publication Journey & Dream Realized – ACE OF SHADES

A Publication Journey & Dream Realized – ACE OF SHADES

Posted January 13, 2018 in Bookish Things, Writing // 0 Comments

I really love reading about publication journeys.  I love research, and learning about the journey from inspiration to novel fascinates me.  Ten years ago, it was a rare moment to find an author sharing their story, but these days, more and more authors are open with the journey. I love it.  It’s wonderful.  It shows the tides of hope and perseverance.  Hard work and talent.  And, most importantly, never giving up. As a writer, I have bad days.  I’ll have weeks where I don’t write a fictional word because what’s the point?  In times like those, success stories are amazing. I […]