Author Spotlight – Judy Goodwin

Author Spotlight: Judy Goodwin, writer of Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 25th September 2013

About the Author
Judy Goodwin has been writing her whole life, in between other family and career needs. Her short stories have been publishedJudy Goodwin 01 in magazines including Space and Time, Beyond Centauri, and Alienskin. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in English-Creative Writing and recently earned her Masters in Education. She’s a tech writer by day and a volunteer by night. When not busy, she enjoys video games, travel, and horseback riding. She has a teenage daughter and loving partner, and is an Arizona-born native. Continue reading

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Author Spotlight – Judy Goodwin

Author Spotlight: Judy Goodwin, writer of Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 25th October 2013

About the Author
Judy Goodwin has been writing her whole life, in between other family and career needs. Her short stories have been publishedJudy Goodwin 01 in magazines including Space and Time, Beyond Centauri, and Alienskin. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in English-Creative Writing and recently earned her Masters in Education. She’s a tech writer by day and a volunteer by night. When not busy, she enjoys video games, travel, and horseback riding. She has a teenage daughter and loving partner, and is an Arizona-born native.

Judy features interviews with other indie authors weekly at her blog,. She published her first fantasy novel in December of 2012 entitled “Heart of the Witch”, about a young man with magical powers in a town where witches are burned at the stake.

Her second novel, “Journey to Landaran,” will be published in early 2014, and features Aidah and Tavish, twin siblings with powerful gifts that nations are willing to go to war over. This book will be the first of a five book series, entitled “The Spirit Mage Saga.”

Where you can find Judy
Goodreads; Twitter; Blog

Some of Judy’s Works

Heart of the Witch
Judy Goodwin - Heart of the Witch (A Novel of Argessa)Zerrick’s fears are closing in on him. A local girl has been accused of witchcraft. There are murmurs of a cursed illness in town. And Zerrick’s father, the town Reverend, has announced that he is leading a vendetta against magic and will burn them at the stake.

The problem is, Zerrick is the witch.

This is the start of what will be a monumental journey for Zerrick, to answer the question that most plagues him. His people, colonists in the land of Argessa, think that magic is evil, yet the native tribes use it as a tool for good. As he travels deep into the land, Zerrick must decide for himself if he is damned or blessed. A woman, an old scout, and a funny little creature will all help him face his worst nightmare, the Ravenger, a demon of unspeakable power.

In the end, he’ll find the heart of magic.

Where to buy
Amazon UK
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Judy Goodwin - Eight Minutes Until the End of the WorldEight Minutes Until the End of the World
It’s never a good thing when an alien utters that fateful exclamation, “Oops!” A humorous tale of the end of things. And strawberries. Bonus short story included: The Emergence, a story of a sentient ship who will do anything to protect her beloved captain. Even if it means working with an alien threat.

“Eight Minutes Until the End of the World” was first published in Another Realm magazine under the name Judith Boyer.

Review from Gary Markett of Another Realm: “I like Jomocha Almond Fudge, myself . . . I also like this debut story by Ms. Boyer . . . a lot.

Where to buy
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Saskia Book Tour: Dean Mayes

Introducing Dean Mayes, author of “The Hambledown Dream

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The Hambledown Dream
By Dean Mayes

Australian DDean Mayes Pic 2enny Banister had it all; a successful career, a passion for the guitar, and Sonya – the love of his life. Tragically, Denny is struck down with inoperable cancer.

Andy DeVries has almost nothing; alienated from his family, moving through a dangerous Chicago underworld dealing in drugs, battling addiction while keeping a wavering hold on the only thing that matters to him: a place at a prestigious conservatory for classical guitar in Chicago. As Andy recovers from a near fatal overdose, he is plagued by dreams – memories of a love he has never felt, and a life he’s never lived. Driven by the need for redemption and by the love for a woman he’s never met, he begins a quest to find her, knowing her only by the memories of a stranger and the dreams of a place called Hambledown… Continue reading

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Darren T. Patrick, writer of Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 4th September 2013

 

About the Author
I’m a fan of storDarren T Patricky. Full stop. Science Fiction & Fantasy, in particular. The ability to create fantastical worlds and explore them through the eyes of heroic or tragic characters has always fascinated me.

I can trace my passion for reading back to my mother, who handed me my first fantasy fiction paperback at age twelve and told me that “I’d like it”. As to writing, I have my father to thank for that. He spent countless hours with me in front of a clunky word processor and told me that “I’d get it.” Turns out all these years later, they were right!

I’m excited to bring my first fantasy fiction trilogy to life – The Rithhek Cage.

Where to Find Darren
Goodreads
Twitter
Website

 

The Book.
The Cloudstone Key (Rithhek Cage Trilogy #1) Darren T Patrick The - Cloudstone Key (Rithhek Cage Trilogy #1)
In the remote mining village of Aystin, Karsen Morgate secretly longs to explore the world outside the town walls; but instead dutifully spends his nights protecting the precious Cloudstone tiles—mined by his father, and engraved with mystical symbols and lore by the reclusive Adept Noxyn. When his half-brother, Petr, commits a gruesome crime, Karsen is forced to flee his home, carrying with him a tile depicting a unique artifact—the Ennae—entrusted to his care by the Adept himself. Alone, ailing, and on the run, Karsen must find help, find his way, and decipher the true meaning of the Ennae. For he soon realizes that he is being pursued by the dark brotherhood of the Shroud, and that he has somehow become an unwilling pawn in an ancient conflict.

The Shroud is stirring.

The world of Tholann is in danger.

And young Karsen Morgate is in the middle of it.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

 

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Darren T. Patrick, writer of Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 4th September 2013

 

About the Author
I’m a fan of storDarren T Patricky. Full stop. Science Fiction & Fantasy, in particular. The ability to create fantastical worlds and explore them through the eyes of heroic or tragic characters has always fascinated me.

I can trace my passion for reading back to my mother, who handed me my first fantasy fiction paperback at age twelve and told me that “I’d like it”. As to writing, I have my father to thank for that. He spent countless hours with me in front of a clunky word processor and told me that “I’d get it.” Turns out all these years later, they were right!

I’m excited to bring my first fantasy fiction trilogy to life – The Rithhek Cage.

Where to Find Darren
Goodreads
Twitter
Website

 

The Book.
The Cloudstone Key (Rithhek Cage Trilogy #1) Darren T Patrick The - Cloudstone Key (Rithhek Cage Trilogy #1)
In the remote mining village of Aystin, Karsen Morgate secretly longs to explore the world outside the town walls; but instead dutifully spends his nights protecting the precious Cloudstone tiles—mined by his father, and engraved with mystical symbols and lore by the reclusive Adept Noxyn. When his half-brother, Petr, commits a gruesome crime, Karsen is forced to flee his home, carrying with him a tile depicting a unique artifact—the Ennae—entrusted to his care by the Adept himself. Alone, ailing, and on the run, Karsen must find help, find his way, and decipher the true meaning of the Ennae. For he soon realizes that he is being pursued by the dark brotherhood of the Shroud, and that he has somehow become an unwilling pawn in an ancient conflict.

The Shroud is stirring.

The world of Tholann is in danger.

And young Karsen Morgate is in the middle of it.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA