August 15, 2018

If you're signed up to my newsletter, you'll know that recently, life has been bliss for me. My career as an author is steady, although I'm ready to take it to the next level with my new series. I've also found my man (something I've been very patient about as I wasn't...

February 28, 2018

When indie authors start out, we think we know more than we do. We do our research, we insist that our story and our cover are good enough to make thousands of dollars straight away, we even dismiss some of the big sellers advice, thinking that it's no good for us. Tha...

November 14, 2017

Let me introduce you to the main character in Magically Bound. Devon Jinx is half warlock, half witch. She's just joined the Hunted Witch Agency, and hopes to catch the bad guys. Even though she's...

Devon: Amazing.

Me: Amazing? Really?

Devon: Of course. The interview has...

October 24, 2017

Like witches? Then you're going to adore my new urban fantasy witch series. Devon Jinx is a sassy witch... but wait, she's also a warlock. Half and half to be exact. 

Her world will come exploding into your world on the 28th November, so make sure you're ready. Otherwis...

June 19, 2017

AND...

That is my biggest pet peeve in a book. I was reading a book recently that used the word 'and' so many times, I gave up. A sentence can be long, it can be short, but I struggle to read a book that has two long sentences joined by an 'and'. Especially when there's...

June 5, 2017

So...it's a touchy subject in the indie world, but I think word count when writing a book is subjective to each individual. 

For example, I've written on average 30,000 words a month this year. You might think that's a lot, which to most people, it is... However, I live...

June 1, 2017

What is the YA Scavenger Hunt? It's a virtual hunt for words that make up a story. A new word is the sites of all authors involved. All you have to do is follow the list on my home page (or go here if there are any problems on my site: http://www.theyashelf.com/jointhe...

January 30, 2017

Living alone, this subject is a funny one. But, lets talk about how my family survives my writing. In my family, my mother is the creative one. She loves to write, paint and do arts and crafts. Yet, she's never taken it anywhere, it's a hobby. So, imagine the shock of...

January 27, 2017

So.....moving along nicely, we have here the cover for Lightning Seeker...book 2 in the Viking Soul series. If you haven't read book 1, then, you know what to do, peeps. In the meantime, let me ask you this... Who is your favourite Norse god? Thor or Loki?

I know, I kno...

January 25, 2017

A statement needed to be made to the evil spirits I hunted. I was coming for them. The only way they tended to come out was when something interested them. They were as bored of life as I was, yet, they couldn’t give it up. No, that would be hell to them.

They preferred...

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