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Absolutely Fabulous Twiction

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, August 11, 2014, In : Coming Soon 
Twiction Addiction has accepted another two of my tweets in response to its regular prompts. The most recent one went online on 9th August. So far, I've submitted tweets on paper, custard, collar and congregation. Not only has the man behind Twiction Addiction, Mark Connors, invited me to be its featured author for October, he's also introduced me as "the fabulous Karla Dearsley". I'm dead chuffed. Now, all I have to do is live up to it. 
Check out @TwictionAddict to read lots of twiction fro...
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Tangerine Dreams

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, April 13, 2014, In : Coming Soon 
The world is orange at the moment. I'm not talking about telephones or TVs, but Jaffa Books. The publisher has a new anthology coming soon, which I've mentioned before, called 'Legendary'. I've got a story in it, so I was allowed a sneak preview of the book, and I have to say I'm honoured to be among such fine company. All the stories are retellings of myths, legends or fairytales given a new perspective. They demonstrate that the originals were far more than mere bedtime stories for children...
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A New Beginning

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
At last I have a brilliant new cover for Discord's Child, and I can't say loudly enough how thrilled I am with it. My own previous effort made the novel look amateurish.
The new design is the work of Katie Stewart at Magic Owl Design, and it's spot on. Despite being a pre-made, it features several important features of the story, and captures its atmosphere as if I'd given Katie a detailed brief. She was a joy to deal with, and I have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone want...
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Life on Mars?

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, June 23, 2013, In : FantasyFiction 
One of the things I like about writing fantasy is that when you create your own world, no one can tell you that you haven't done your research. That doesn't mean that you can throw logic out of the window, however (unless in your fantasy world, Logic is the name of the cat).
If you decide to have three moons orbiting your planet, think about what effect they might have on it and anything living on it, and be careful if your characters take to sea when they align. Introducing three moons simpl...
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Double Whammy

Posted by Karla Sally Dearsley on Sunday, February 27, 2011, In : FantasyFiction 
Yippee!  Drollerie Press want to publish my fantasy novel, Discord's Child, under their Kettlestitch imprint.  They contacted me a few weeks ago, but I didn't feel I could let the world know until the contract had been signed.

Discord's Child follows what happens when a young woman's inability to feel the energy within all things, as everyone else in her community can, leads to her family being exiled.  They seek help in the capital city only to find themselves caught up in a life and death st...
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Tempus Fugit

Posted by Karla Sally Dearsley on Sunday, February 6, 2011,
February already!  Christmas seems an age away, but I'm blowed if I know where January went.  Somehow I always think I can fit more in.  I have set up a website and a facebook page and started tweeting (all of which were easier than I thought, despite being instant death to anything involving technology).  I've also had a story highly commended in the Sunpenny Open Short Story Competition, which should be published later this year, and a publisher has expressed interest in my fantasy novel, D...
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About Me


My writing career began as a freelance feature writer for the local press, businesses and organisations. Now a prize-winning playwright and short story writer, my work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I write as K. S. Dearsley because it saves having to keep repeating my forename, and specialise in fantasy and other speculative genres.

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