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Is It Worth It?

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, February 24, 2014, In : Inspiration 
This blog was going to be all about publishing Discord's Child and Artists & Liars on both Smashwords and Kindle, with the annoyances caused by not formatting everything properly the first time around. (I thoroughly recommend making sure that all original formatting is taken off before you begin and starting again from scratch, having backed everything up first, of course.) However, the news that Alice Herz-Sommer has died made that seem rather trivial.
Alice Herz-Sommer was believed to be th...
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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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A Level Playing Field?

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Tuesday, January 8, 2013,
A friend recently complained that when he did a search on Amazon for Discord's Child, my novel wasn't listed.  I couldn't understand this as a Google search for the title finds it straight away on both the Amazon.com and .co.uk sites.  I tried the Amazon site myself and discovered that if I used the title alone, or my author name (K. S. Dearsley) Discord's Child was top of the list.  However, if I prefixed the title with 'book' or 'novel', as my friend had done, it didn't appear at all.  Inst...
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Oo-er!

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,
Marketing my novel, Discord's Child, has had some unexpected side effects.  When I first set up this blog and website, and joined Twitter and Facebook, it was because a prospective publisher had asked about my 'online presence'.  At that time I didn't have one.  I'm not sure that any of these things have gained me readers, but they have brought me other things.
I have found work writing copy for web designers and various businesses via Facebook.  Getting my cover contest in Network Arts' news...
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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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