Phil Williams, a longtime resident of the Asylum today stopped by as we are celebrating 5 years of Ordshaw! A series that interconnects his several novels. Under Ordshaw, the introduction to this universe was released 5 years ago and Phil decided to talk about his journey and to give us a heads-up of what’s to come.
Guest Post: Myths of Elves and Heroes by Gareth Hanrahan
To celebrate the release of his new novel (and to kick off Wyrd and Wonder month), The Sword Defiant, Gareth Hanrahan stopped by the Asylum to talk about the myths and inspiration behind the worldbuilding. The Sword Defiant, book one of the Lands of the Firstborn series, published by Orbit hits shelves on May 2, 2023.
Guest Post: The Magic Of Music by Phil Williams
Phil Williams a few months ago talked about the playlist going with his latest novel, Dyer Street Punk Witches. Today he is back again with another guest post, this time talking about The Magic of Music and how music relates to his Ordshaw universe.
Guest Post: The Dyer Street Punk Witches Playlist
Phil Williams recently released his latest standalone novel in his Ordshaw series, Dyer Street Punk Witches, and we celebrated with Jen’s review. Today we are happy to host Phil to share his guest post regarding a playlist he created for this book.
Pride Nights at Queen’s: Matt Doyle — Ailuros: Writing in an Experimental Format
Today we welcome Matt Doyle to the blog, speaking on out-of-the-box, mixed media writing formats. If you love peeking behind the curtain of a writer’s mind as much as we do, then get comfortable and read the fascinating details about Ailuros, Matt’s upcoming book.
Pride Nights at Queen’s: Krystle Matar — Out
There’s only one universal truth about Pride: it’s not the same for everyone. It can be joyful, terrifying, messy, none, both, all of the above. Most of all, whatever Pride is to you, it’s yours. And whatever yours is, it’s got a place in the community. Day 5 of Pride Nights at Queen’s is proud to celebrate that, proud to celebrate the people who make our community something immense, something ours. Read what guest Krystle Matar has to share, and don’t forget to check out her awesome new release, Legacy of the Brightwash!
Pride Nights at Queen’s: C.M. Caplan — Spectrums
Pride was never about labels nor an obligation to define oneself. In the age of the internet, where everything and everyone is connected and boundaries are more often than not violently trespassed, it is sometimes easy to let ourselves forget that. I hope today’s Pride Nights at Queen’s post, written by author C.M. Caplan, helps you realize the vastness of the queer experience, and somehow inspires you, whether you relate to it or not, to uphold the tenets of Pride: multitude, acceptance —especially— of the unfamiliar, respect.
Pride Nights at Queen’s: Marian L Thorpe & Bjørn Larssen — Borrowing Courage
Today we welcome our first guest authors in the Asylum for PRIDE NIGHTS AT QUEEN’S, Marian L Thorpe and Bjørn Larssen, to talk about writing queer people, courage, but most importantly, the multitude represented by this one word.
Guest Post: Modern Fantasy Trending Away From Fictitious Races by Ross Hughes
Today I bring you a guest post by Ross Hughes, who wrote an article about how modern fantasy is trending away from fictitious races and what he thinks where fantasy is headed these days.
Guest Post: Behind the Walls of Ioth by D.P. Woolliscroft
This is book 2 of the Wildifre Cycle and continues the story from both Kingshold and Tales of Kingshold (two books before book 2, what? I know but you can read here if you want to know more). 95% of Kingshold took place in the titular city and I tried really hard to make it come alive in the story, but also tried to do that in a couple of other ways too. There is the great landscape of the city of Kingshold that was made by Jeff Brown and there was the map of the city. It’s these things that I am here to talk about today. Maps! And the reveal of the full landscape art for Ioth.