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First Hand Experience for Authors

Sailing the Seven Seas By Melissa A. Joy Have you, as an author, ever wondered what experiencing something first hand would be like? Perhaps you’ve thought, “I’d like to try that one day,” but never have? Or perhaps you’ve thought such a thing wasn’t possible. It’s a well-known fact that researching material is just as […]

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Posted in 2015 June, Featured Guest0 Comments


Nautical Research for Seafaring Authors

by Melissa A. Joy How often have you read a book that involves topics you’re passionate about? I am not referring to a genre, but rather the themes and subjects involved. You may have  a particular interest in ancient history and mythology, modern warfare, or, in this case, the age of sail. I have a […]

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Posted in 2015 June, Digest0 Comments


Talent showcase: Melissa A. Joy Blackheath Dawn’s emerging fantasy writer

About Melissa A. Joy, by Terry Gilbert-Fellows, CEO.  Melissa is an emerging fantasy author who challenges the conventional expectations of fantasy and takes them to a whole new level. It is no secret that she believes in the existence of all things fantastical, and that anything is possible. She began building the world of Aeldynn […]

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Posted in 2015 March, Talent showcase0 Comments


Short story: The lady of the Faren Prince

Melisssa A. Joy, Blackheath Dawn’s emerging fantasy writer celebrates St Patrick’s day with our readers with her short story from the land of the Fey – The lady of the Faren Prince. Reyna padded through a small front garden filled with spring flowers into the small thatched wattle and daub cottage where she lived, ignoring […]

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Posted in 2015 March, Celebrating St Patrick's Day - March 20150 Comments


Self-publishing: Importance of a sample book and trailer video

Every author, whether they are aspiring or already established, knows about the difficulties in finding a suitable agent or publisher. Publishers want authors whose books they believe they can sell; they can spend hours searching though manuscript submissions.  If a proposal doesn’t catch their eye, it’s not likely to make it through to the next […]

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Posted in 2015 March, Self publishing1 Comment