Thursday, 25 July 2013

My Top Ten Fictional Witches

I have posted my personal Top Ten Fictional Witches list on Sugarscape.

Only one or two pointy black hats in sight, the rest are sultry, modern witches with kickass powers!

Do check it out on SUGARSCAPE!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Astro Heroes

Do check out my ASTRO HEROES post at the Totally Random website.

It's possibly the coolest blog post I've ever done!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Liskeard Festival

Witchfall
I'm very pleased to be appearing at the Liskeard Live Festival, Cornwall, this Saturday 20th July.

The event is at the Liskeard Library on Barras Street at 12 noon, with a book signing at the Liskeard Bookshop opposite half an hour after the event.

The Book Shop Liskeard, 2 Barras Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6AD.

I will be discussing the writing and researching of my historical novels, with Q&A, followed by the bookshop signing. My main focus in my talk will be my latest novels Witchfall (a Young Adult paranormal) and His Dark Lady ( an Elizabethan novel featuring William Shakespeare and his Dark Lady of the sonnets).

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Penzance Festival, Cornwall: Writing for Young Adults, a panel discussion

I'm delighted to announce that I'll be appearing on a panel this month where I'll be discussing Writing for Young Adults. This is at the Penzance Festival in Cornwall, England. Among other topics connected to writing YA fiction, I will cover how I wrote and researched my novels Witchstruck and Witchfall.

Open Shed, Champion's Yard, Causeway, Penzance TR 18 2TA

Sunday 21st July 2013
3pm

IAN THOMAS, HELEN DOUGLAS, VICTORIA LAMB
'Writing for Young Adults'

A panel discussion between three YA authors at different stages of their careers, followed by a question and answer session

Tickets only £2, available from the Penzance Festival website
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf
Date: Sunday 21st July 2013
Time: 15:00
 Ian Thomas, Helen Douglas & Victoria Lamb
'Writing for young adults'
A panel discussion between three authors of fiction for young adults, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The three authors are at different stages of their writing careers, so expect some interesting differences between them.
- See more at: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=125&evId=7011#sthash.a5DXXws6.dpuf

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Publication Day for WITCHFALL


Lovely to see WITCHFALL out in the shops at last today!

It's the second in my Tudor Witch trilogy about Meg Lytton, maid to the disgraced Princess Elizabeth Tudor, and a witch-in-training.
After Meg conjures the ghost of Anne Boleyn at Elizabeth's bidding, she becomes aware that something far more terrifying than a spirit has been let loose on the world ...

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Kittenness on Tumblr

I now have a Tumblr account called Kittenness, where I shall be posting photos, YouTube films, quotations, books and other links, and all manner of interesting snippets.

Do please visit me there!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Witchy Tweets


Witchstruck, Bk 1

Meg Lytton, heroine of the Tudor Witch Trilogy, is on Twitter!
 
You can chat with her at @MegTudorWitch

Below is a selection of some of Meg Lytton's witchy tweets. She tweets about magic and her story in the Tudor Witch books.

She has also been known to have twitter rows with Richard from Witchfall at @DeesApprentice and even her beloved Spanish priest, @Alejandro_Tudor. It seems they both occasionally have a short fuse on Twitter where Meg's concerned!

To be alone as a witch is not to be friendless. Listen to the world and be at one with its magic.
Witchfall, Bk 2

Keep a record of your dreams. Watch for patterns and repetition. Work with them in spells. Dreams are the magick of the mind.

Keep your hair and body free from lice, and your nails short. The spirits will not come to the unkempt.

Some metals provoke melancholy. For those suffering an affliction of the spirit, remove all iron from their bedchamber.

Unseen future possibilities exist all around us. Use a dark mirror or shew-stone to guide your choices in life.

To rightly judge career aspects, look to where Saturn is placed natally and in transit. Saturn is the Great Teacher, who both rewards and punishes. 

Not all moments should be busy. Sit awhile in the sun or rain when you can, and strive not to think. Feel the great engine tick beneath you.

To calm a rabid dog, hang three fresh sprigs of rosemary about its neck for a day. If this be not efficacious, get thee another dog.

To call a wild animal to you, settle mind and body quietly, and thrice speak its name in Latin. Place your forefinger on the lips and wait.

If you cannot understand the speech of a summoned spirit, ask it to speak English or Latin. The languages of the celestial realm are many and barbarous.

If a spirit refuses to obey you, dismiss it and call another. Not all spirits bow to the will of the conjuror.