Hey there,


A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by fellow indie author and super nice guy, PL Stuart. I talk about my inspirations and what I think grimdark is and a little about my WIP. 


Click here to read it.


Be sure to check out his books while you are there. I read the first book in his Drowned Kingdom Saga last year, and I highly recommend it if you are into books with protagonists who fall into grey areas. I'm still not sure if Lord Othrun is a hero or full of himself. 


A Drowned Kingdom by PL Stuart

That's about it!


Until next time,


Joy

 Hey there!


screenshot of book going wide


First off, happy new year! It's been a while since I updated the site and I apologize for that. I only have a bit of news to share with you; The Darkness in the Midst series has gone wide!


Back in February, all four books in the series were pulled from Kindle Unlimited and made available at more retailers. (I apologize if you were reading the books for free on Kindle Unlimited - hopefully you saw my tweet that forewarned you of this and were able to get to them before they were pulled). 


Please check out my Books2Read profile to see all the lovely places you can buy my books now - at least the e-book versions. Paperback remains exclusive to Amazon for now. 


The current WIP seems to be stalled. Hopefully I can get out of the rut I am in and have something new for you this year. We'll have to wait and see for that.


Until next time!


-Joy


 Hi,


Just wanted to pop in to say the results are in for my entry into SPFBO 7. Actually, the review was up a few days after my last update but I am only now getting around to posting the link here. The result is positive, but ultimately I didn't move on. Here's an excerpt of the review:


The book moves at a rapid pace, especially in the final third, and the first-person prose is easy to read and follow.


You can read the full review here


That's really all I wanted to say. Still working on the WIP. I will update more on that when I get more done.


Have a nice day,


Joy

 


Hi!

This is an update post. Only a few things have happened since I last posted.


1. I entered From the Darkness Comes into SPFBO7 – the self-published fantasy blog off. It was then placed with Fantasy Book Critic for review. As of today, it has yet to be reviewed or cut! I doubt I’ll make it all the way with all the amazing competition, but its fun to put it out there. You can check out the contest details here. It was started years ago by best-selling author, Mark Lawrence, who wrote the Prince of Thorns trilogy (Jorg!).


2. I have slowly been writing my next book. And slow is an understatement. I expected things to be farther along by now, but... stuff. I mentioned in a previous art post that it will follow a new character and it will also take place in a different part of Ledonia. If you read Daughter of Darkness, you will know that there are things happening in the south and this book is all about that. There might be appearances from certain characters... you’ll have to wait and see.


3. I made a new mailing list, because everyone says an author should have a mailing list. I don’t plan on sending out many e-mails so if you want to sign up to hear about new releases first – the sign up box is to the right (or bottom? If you’re reading this on a mobile device).


4. I have joined Instagram. I may or may not keep up with it – we’ll see. Twitter is enough for me usually and Facebook is simply there if I need it. I’ll probably end up posting pics of my cat hehe.
I updated the contact page by getting rid of the form that never worked. You can now e-mail me directly.


5. I’ve been really busy with work. I won’t go into details but I am a little exhausted. Things should be getting back to semi-normal soon though and hopefully, I will be able to take a long vacation and devote more time to writing.


Well, that’s about it! I hope you’re enjoying summer so far and until next time,


Joy


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