Excerpt from my debut novel. This is just Chapter 1, but I have an Excerpt including Prologue and Chapters 1 - 4, on my website. *** CHAPTER ONE I LOWERED my head and tried turning invisible as I ventured through the crowded hall at Castle Rock High School. Maybe I should have vetoed the makeover my friends gave me. I looked different, but the double-takes … [Read more...] about Fantasy Excerpt: Star Kin: Part 1 of the Heart Stone Trilogy (Book 1 of The Star Kin Chronicles)
Atham reached his sister's quarters and found her sitting with the High King, sipping on lavender tea and smoking pipes. Elsephere glanced up and gave him a smug smile as he entered. “Atham! Dear brother,” she purred. “Won't you join us? I'm sure we can find you a beaker and a pipe somewhere.” She gestured subtly to her servant Morgaine, who had been hovering silently in … [Read more...] about Book Extract: The Tainted Shrine by E. S. Furlán
Q. What cultural value do you see in writing/reading/storytelling/etc.? A. I see writing as a great communication tool. It passes forward knowledge to the next generation and entertains our time on Earth. Knowledge is a path to world peace, learning about each other’s culture’s and ways, it prevents fear from taking over and causing chaos and destruction. Fear rules at the … [Read more...] about Author Interview: Adam J Pestridge
Sometimes life is hard. It kicks you to the floor, you struggle to get to your feet again and then life punches you in the face. It takes away the things you the most – partners, pets, self-confidence, or happiness, and leaves you empty. You end up just lying on the floor, thinking why is this happening to me? These are the times when you need to escape from your life and … [Read more...] about If You Want Some Magic in Your Life, Open a Fantasy Novel
The secret world of Sleepers broke my life like a powerful twister. I was a humble office rat, spending my grey days hiding in the crowd, doing my job as thousands of others without attracting attention. Then everything changed. The alien world sneaked into my dreams with the persistence of a scarab. I was puzzled at first, I was Prince there, but then the dreams turned into … [Read more...] about Sparkles of Blue. Sleeper Chronicles.