Top Arabian Fantasy Books! 

My young adult fantasy book, Where Carpets Fly, is influenced by some Arabian and Middle-Eastern elements: flying carpets, Persian architecture, and Mediterranean food and climate. I’ve been looking for other fantasy books that use similar themes and created a Goodreads list and bookshelf for Arabian-style fantasy, and also a Facebook group on the same theme. Please […]

Reading Challenge Book Four: Wool

Book Four was an engrossing modern dystopian read: Blurb In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for […]

The Magic Behind Where Carpets Fly

I love looking at different magic systems and learning about how they work. I’ve even written a blog post or two about developing magic systems. When it came to writing my own fantasy novel, the worldbuilding was one of my favourite parts. So, today, I’m going to share a few hints and insights into the […]

My Top Ten Young Adult School Series

I’ve been reading school stories for a long time: before the young adult genre was really a thing. Back then, books were either for children or for adults with not a lot in between. I also read a lot of books published in the earlier part of the 20th century: children’s classics and so forth. […]

Reading Challenge Book Three: Oliver Twist 

  Book Three was a longer more in-depth read: a return to the classics with Oliver Twist. Blurb ‘A parish child – the orphan of a workhouse – the humble, half-starved drudge – to be cuffed and buffeted through the world, despised by all, and pitied by none’ Dark, mysterious and mordantly funny, Oliver Twist features some […]

What’s the Deal with Flying Carpets? 

I’ve been keen on flying carpets, or magic carpets, as long as I can remember. I’ve no idea where the obsession came from. As a little girl, I used to spread a piece of material on the floor, teddy on one corner, biscuit tin on the other, and we’d go flying into the land of […]

Fellowship of Fantasy: Valentine’s Day Book Sale!

This Valentine’s Day, the awesome authors at Fellowship of Fantasy have banded together to provide an awesome selection of free and discount Fantasy and Speculative Fiction stories. Browse the titles, select as many as your heart desires, and discover your next favorite author! All Fellowship of Fantasy titles are author rated with a guaranteed content […]