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Pog
Monthly Preview

Books for April 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction Wakenhyrst (9781788549561) by Michelle Paver A new thriller from one of the best ghost story writer ever. Doggerland …

Sam and Cath Doodle
Publisher Profile

b small publishing

b small publishing is based in Twickenham and can be contacted using: Website: b small publishing Twitter: @bsmallpub Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bsmallpublishing/ Instagram: @bsmallpublishing Email: websales@bsmall.co.uk Telephone +44 (0) 20 8892 7937 Our business is 100% LGBT and women owned. We are committed members of Inclusive Minds and have signed up to their charter, EVERYBODY IN! This …

The House with Chicken Legs
Book Review

The House With Chicken Legs

The Baba Yaga was always one of my favourite myths and she is part of the world-wide myth cycles of the wise, old woman. The woman who prepares the dead for the afterlife, the ones close to death themselves who have given life and are completing the cycle. Marinka is a young girl who lives …

Still Working
News

Catch Up Post

I’ve had nine days off from my main job and have been able to get on with a lot of the little jobs I’ve had hanging around. The main one though is that a new feature called Publisher Profile has now been initiated, several publishers have been in touch to be part of this already. …

Meddling Kids
Book Review

Meddling Kids

Scooby Doo meets Cthulhu, with a smattering of Evil Dead. I had great hopes for Meddling Kids being a rollicking read with loads of adventure an chthonic mysteries, and do you know what? It delivered! Ancient evils, intelligent dogs, creepy old people, friendly local sheriff, First Nation character, and reformed Jock, it had it all …

Writing Tips

Ten Mistakes

That aspiring writers make Wondering how to find an agent or publisher before completing the project. Waiting for inspiration to hit. Trying to write something “different”. Using weak nouns and verbs,and passive voice. Deciding not to read in your genre because you don’t want to inadvertently plagiarise. Not outlining. Not setting out specific times to …

Storm Hound
Book Review

Storm Hound

Storm of Odin, youngest hound in the Wild Hunt, finds himself in a spot of trouble after falling to earth. He is no longer a gigantic, ravening force of nature tearing the very fabric of the sky apart, he is now a cute puppy with floppy ears and a flappy tail! The tail weaves Welsh …

On the Origin of Species
Book Review

On the Origin of Species

I originally noticed Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ as retold and beautifully illustrated by Sabina Radeva when it came onto Kickstarter a couple of years ago and was intrigued. This takes the theory of evolution as set out by Charles Darwin and simplifies it, to a certain extent, to make it accessible to …