OK, first things first: I wrote 1240 words of Blooms of Summer today.
Secondly, I promised a bit of information about Caladria, and I’ve decided that’s mostly going to take the form of a review of the first issue of our first publication, Fab Fables.
This is a sort of grab-bag of unrelated stories from the world of Caladria, offering you a variety of stories to suit your fancy and whet your appetite. After all, until you’ve explored a little of the world, how will you know what your favourite sorts of stories from it are? So Fab Fables is designed to bring you some great stories and help you decide which of our future publications you’ll love most (of course, you may get hooked and want them all – I have a horrible feeling it’ll happen to me).
Issue #1 contains five stories:
Hunting Storm by Brittany Zelkovich – A mother/daughter hunting lesson goes awry when the dragons are caught in a storm.
Welcome to Our Home by Meriel Green – Mar the goblin wakes up after an attack to find he’s being kept as a pet by a family of dragons.
Let Roosting Dragons Lie by Carolyn Allen – Thomm and Madelyn, two young siblings, sneak off exploring and find danger in the form of a dragon’s nest.
It Came From Beneath The Earth by David Trebus – An enormous hole appears just outside the village of Peeat, and opinions are divided on what to do about it.
What An Ugly Baby by Cheryl Jeanveau – A goblin party trying to steal from a new human settlement, but accidentally run off with a human baby and have to decide what to do with it.
I really enjoyed this book (which I paid for, by the way, so I’m not just extolling the virtues of something I got a contributor copy of – I didn’t do anything for this issue) and there are definitely several stories I’d love to read more of in the form of longer stories and franchise publications.
Go and have a look for yourself! You can get your copy for just £1.50 (eReaders only at the moment, though online reading should be coming soon) and gain access to lots more information about the world at Caladria’s website. Oh, and let them know what you think and what you want to see more of on Twitter (it makes a lot of a difference to those of us writing)!
And, of course, next issue you’ll (hopefully) be able to see my first Caladria story…
Total written today: 1240 words.
February total so far: 7705 words.
2015 total so far: 39077 words.
Talk to you tomorrow!