This St Patrick’s Day our magazine theme is fantasy and with this in mind our writers, authors and partners would like to share a little Irish folklore, a sprinkle of magic, some flight of fantasy, a few 3ft leprechauns and gifts from the Fey in the hope that you find your own personal pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
In support of this month’s theme, we showcase the talent of Melissa A. Joy, Blackheath Dawn’s emerging fantasy writer who has just launched her first sample book – The Gateway to Aeldynn Lore and promo video as a taster for her debut novel Keys of the Origin, the first book in a saga under the banner of Aeldynn Lore.
Our featured guest and fantasy author Ali Isaac shares some insights into leprechaun folklore, the origins of the Irish harp and the Claddagh ring.
Celebrating St Patrick’s Day
Sherri Matthews, a freelance writer gives us advice on ‘how to trap a leprechaun‘.
Caroline Smith, author of Isle of Man in the Great War talks on ‘St Patrick’s other island‘.
Melissa A. Joy transports us into the land of the Fey with her short story, ‘the lady of the Faren Prince’.
In this issue we feature two fantasy books written by Irish author Ali Isaac:
Conor Kelly and The Four Treasures of Eirean (Book 1)
Conor Kelly and The Fenian King (Book 2).
As well as sharing some fantasy with you, we also have our Editor’s pick on ‘Competitions that get you awards, recognition and publishing contracts‘.
Topics on self-publishing are regular features in our magazine and in this month’s issue David Hewson, author of the Nic Costa Mysteries introduces ‘Scrivener, the indie author’s complete writing studio‘. Neal Litherand the Literary Mercenary talks on ‘copyright myths author’s should know about’ and Terry Gilbert-Fellows, CEO Blackheath Dawn talks on ‘the importance of a sample book and trailer video’.