Sun Bleached Winter Giveaway #3

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. You read the title of this post and your first reaction was “Giveaway #3… he’s running another one!?” Well, it’s that time of the year again. To build up hype for my upcoming novel Blood Lake (and to spur me into action to actually work on it some more) … Continue reading

New review + random updates

Wow, what a start to the new year! In case you didn’t know, quite a lot is going on at Dark Gaia Studios at the moment. Because it’s been so chaotic, here’s a rapid-fire list of updates to bring you up to speed: Book blogger and Parajunkee reviewer Lizzy Lessard was kind enough to post … Continue reading

Christmas Giveaway Winners

Time for a quick update: the Sun Bleached Winter Goodreads giveaway ended yesterday, and the time has come to reveal the lucky winner. Congratulations go to Ceri Rochester of the UK, who has snapped up a super-rare signed paperback for her horror collection. Well done, Ceri! Astonishingly, more than 800 people registered to win over … Continue reading

December Goodreads Giveaway!

December is something of a special month. The obvious reason is the upcoming holiday season, of course, but it also happens to be just over one year since Sun Bleached Winter was released. Figuring I’d try and kill to birds with one stone, I’m celebrating both by running a special Goodreads giveaway until next week. … Continue reading

New write-up in Portland Book Review!

Sun Bleached Winter has been lucky enough to get a 3 star write-up in the US based periodical Portland Book Review this week. A few months ago, I noticed that they reviewed The Wrong Way Down by Jake Elliot — a book I’ve also reviewed on this blog — and the reviewer in question seemed to be both honest and … Continue reading

Easter Goodreads Giveaway Winners

Look, it’s Easter! That time of the year when everyone I know gets a bit too obsessed with eating things shaped like little rabbits and chickens. It’s also the time of year when brains turn to mush from an overload of chocolate and sweetness and in my opinion, there’s no better way to recover from … Continue reading

A Very Sun Bleached Sonnet

So, this is usually the domain of angsty Tumblr nerds, but an update’s an update. This semester, I’m undertaking a poetry writing unit to get enough credit points to completed my Creative Writing major, and yesterday’s class was all about sonnets — that is, poems of 14 lines with a rhyme scheme and 10 syllables … Continue reading

Sun Bleached Winter Goodreads Giveaway

Look everyone, I come bearing treats and good news: for those who missed out on winning an ebook copy of Sun Bleached Winter a couple of weeks ago, there’s now a Goodreads giveaway running that will give you a chance to win one of two autographed paperback copies that are up for grabs. The giveaway will run … Continue reading

Interviewed by Nova Reylin + a new Review!

Hi everyone! My real blog post for this week is still to come (it’s going to be a book review), but I thought you’d appreciate this small update. Yesterday, I was interviewed by Nova Reylin, a book blogger and writer who runs the site My Seryniti. She took time out of her schedule to ask … Continue reading

By The Fire [Flash Fiction]

Hi everyone. Quick and simple blog post today: it’s been exactly two months since Sun Bleached Winter came out, so I thought I’d treat you all to a piece of flash fiction from a while back called By The Fire, which is set in the same world as Winter, from the point of view of one of its secondary … Continue reading