It’s Today!

My first medieval fantasy novel is now out. I am so thrilled. This is an incredible step for me.

I first had the idea for this novel around 1995 or 1996. I put the ideas down, wrote scenes and ideas, but never got it off the ground.

I started practicing writing. I wrote responses to writing challenges, and I played around with short stories. I had always promised myself that I would not write anything set in the modern day world. So then I ended up accidentally self publishing The Forgotten Village which is set in the modern day, albeit with vampires, werewolves, boggarts and all. The Forgotten Village was followed by Digging up the Past, Dinner at Dark and the series set in the White Hart. You can find the details above.

I then found myself writing steampunk. I remember reading and re-reading The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne when I was a kid. I thought I could never write anything like that as I really didn’t understand science. Now there is the internet to check facts, there were a few coincidences, and I wrote Out of the London Mist and Under the Bright Saharan Sky. Keep watching for Into the Shropshire Dusk.

Now I am back to the first book I wanted to write, and here we are – King’s Silver. It is a story that is dear to my heart and I have a lot more stories to tell that are in that world. It is an incredibly important milestone to me, and I feel like I am finally an author. I hope that you feel able to dip in and enjoy it.

(For anyone interested, the other genre of fiction that I swore that I would never write is Romance. I don’t have any current plans, but please don’t quote me)

4 thoughts on “It’s Today!

  1. I loved it Lyssa!
    I bought it because I enjoyed the stories you’ve kindly shared, and I wanted to show my support.
    I had no idea what to expect.
    I started reading it last night, and I was immediately hooked.
    I had to stop to go to sleep. I’ve been reading it today at every opportunity between jobs.
    And I’ve finished it.

    I hope you have the sequel ready to go!

    1. Hazel, I feel so hugged and supported and I may or may not have a few tears leaking. Thank you so much for this. I’ve started sketching out the next bit, and I’ve a few ideas for some more books in that world.

      Thank you so much. x

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