Thanks so much for the giggles and smiles, Chris! We all love them!
Thanks for sharing Maxine, Story Reading Ape – we all love her – and you! 🙂
Thank you so much for this great, interesting and helpful blog post, Chris. It encourages readers to write reviews and help and support us authors.
If not, why not?
I don’t have time
The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record your feelings about it.
I can’t write long fancy reviews like those I see on book review blogs
You don’t have to, Amazon, for example, only ask you to use a minimum of 25 non repeating words.
I can’t express myself very well
No-one is asking you to produce a literary masterpiece, start off with things you liked, didn’t like or a mix of both about the book, e.g.,
Oh – how we all waited for our beloved Maxine. We missed her so much!! Thank you for the giggles, Story Reading Ape!
I found this fantastic blog post about building worlds and drawing maps on The Story Reading Ape’s blog. It’s a guest post, written by Jaq D Hawkins. What a very informative post. Thank you, Jaq.
I’ve been a Fantasy reader pretty much all of my life, but I’ve never been enamoured of maps. It isn’t that I have trouble reading them; I’ve travelled many real places relying on the navigation of accurate maps and find them very useful. However, a map of an imaginary place in the beginning of a new book is fairly meaningless to me until I’m well immersed in the story and the occasional glimpse back at the map at the front can provide perspective on where places relate to one another.
Even then, I’ve often held the opinion that lazy writing is what makes the image necessary, even though maps characterise the epic tales from such luminaries as J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin.
A different kind of ‘Monday Funnies’ from The Story Reading Ape. Thank you very much for the giggles, my furry friend!
And of course, TSRA’s Monday Funnies! Thanks for the giggles, my friend!
The Story Reading Ape provides us with Aunty Acid’s antics during the lockdown. Thanks so much for the giggles, TSRA!!
The Story Reading Ape starts by posting a little interview with me on his blog, then he shows ‘Demon Tracker’ with description and excerpt. Thank you very much, Story Reading Ape! Your ongoing support means a lot to me!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I’m reading on a Kindle Paperwhite
Describe your desk
I have a computer desk with a laptop and an extra monitor, a multifunctional printer device and books, papers, paper sketchbooks and pens, pens, pens.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My upbringing does not have any influence on my writing. I’m writing fantasy and paranormal romance.
When did you first start writing?
I’m not sure there ever was “a start”. I learned to write at the age of four and I remember developing little stories since I’m a Kindergarten kid. In school, when others complained about essays, mine were easily 6 – 10 pages long, I enjoyed it so much.
I’m very proud to present the ‘Demon Tracker’ Blog Tour
from May 2 – May 14, 2020
supported by the following participants:
May 02, 2020 The Story Reading Ape
May 03, 2020 Vivienne Sang
May 04, 2020 KM Jenkins
May 05, 2020 Sue Vincent
May 06, 2020 Laura Sansom
May 07, 2020 Raymond Walker
May 08, 2020 Allan Krummenacker
May 09, 2020 Jenanita
May 11, 2020 JoHawkTheWriter
May 12, 2020 Unexpectedly neglected
May 13, 2020 Don Massenzio
May 14, 2020 The Paranormal Romance Guild
THANK YOU ALL, SUPPORTERS!!
Check out the Demon Tracker Trailer and read the Tour posts to find out about the 3rd book in ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series.