Spring is here and my garden is leaping ahead as the weather finally warms. And where am I? I’m glued to my laptop, working away on a story about Canada, 150 years since Confederation.
It’s been a challenge, a group of writers who have committed to each compose a short story or novella about Canada illustrating an era sometime in the last 150 years of history. The interesting thing is we’ve all chosen a story that is quite different from the others, taking place in a separate place and time. With a country this big, and a history this long, it hasn’t been too difficult to do.
Given the different areas from the north, the eastern maritimes, the west coast, the prairies, the vast stretches of Upper and Lower Canada, there is a lot to choose from. With connections to French settlers, British immigrants, Russian contact in the north, the gold rush up the western mountains and into the Klondike, America along the southern border, the Doukhabors, Mennonites, Viking explorers—there’s a huge choice.
It’s a stretch for me to step out like this, and also a lot of fun. One day soon, it will be available for your enjoyment.
Pinch and a punch, it’s the first of the month! My sisters used to catch me with that one when they could. Being younger, I wasn’t always aware when the new month began. So I got a good pinch and a punch. Happy April.
What do I have planned for the month? Well, with Weapon of Tyrants, The Last War: Book Four just out, I’m promoting the Last War series. It’s been a lot of fun to write and I’ve enjoyed each book immensely. If you haven’t read any of them, start with Khandarken Rising, The Last War: Book One. Just sign up for my newsletter and download the book for free!
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The Last War has ended and the next is about to begin!
Weapon of Tyrants, Book Four, just released. Can a criminal enforcer be trusted to protect a woman on the run?
Buy now! books2read.com/WeaponOfTyrants
Damian Stuke was an enforcer for a gamer, but now he is in training as an undercover agent for the Khandarken military. Then he encounters a fascinating woman with a hidden agenda. But when he discovers what she is hiding, his protective instincts kick into high gear.
Fanny Master is from the elite in Khandarken, and when both her parents are murdered, she is forced to run for her life, or be the next victim of her hunter. Amid the chaos of the International Head Ball Games and as Emperor Carlton ramps up his plans for invasion, her attacker makes another attempt on her life. Will Damian save her from her unknown enemy, or is he still working for the other side?
New sci fi/ fantasy from Sylvie Grayson
This cover is in the cover contest for February at Books and Benches, would you like to support me?
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I’ve just received the news – my book The Lies He Told Me has been named as a finalist in the Sceal Awards. The Winner will be named in April
The Sceal Award is sponsored by the website Books and Benches
This is a great reader site, so have a look at all that they do for readers and writers. https://www.booksandbenches.com/award-finalists
My book cover, below, has garnered a lot of attention. Books and Benches review said – “Good thriller!
It tells the story of Chloe, her son Davey, and Police Detective Ross Cullen. Chloe discovered she never knew the man, Jeff, who she had married . . . he simply vanished from her life! She tried to move on, but danger still lurked around her. That’s when Ross, who is investigating her husband’s disappearance, enters her life and comes to her rescue. Will he be able to help her? Will he discover the true identity of Jeff? Together they embark on a journey of discovery, of lies, and secrets.”