A POST IN TWO HALVES

This post, like a football match, comes in two halves. A week today, we leave the European Union for a period of transition out. As readers of this blog know, I think this is a foolish and sad decision, but I may be wrong. But even...

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Voiceless Day

(Happy New Year!) As most of you know, I allocated 27th December 2019 as a Voiceless Day: partly as a social media advertising device, and partly as an experiment in the life of my protagonist, Hridnaya. Hridnaya is a Voiceless servant, whose purpose is to enable her...

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Christmas in Ragaris

A certain amount can be learned about Christmas on Ragaris from the end of “We Do Not Kill Children” and the rest of the canon, especially “The Queen’s Gift”, which is here http://www.penelopewallace.com/the-queens-gift/. I do know a bit more – although it should be remembered...

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Four days to go

I’m happily safe home from Uganda, and it was a fascinating and hugely enjoyable trip. I’m grateful for the health of the team, which meant that no one missed anything due to sickness; for the beauty of the land; and for the hugely generous welcome...

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Trials and smiles of an author (6)

I had a pleasant meeting with my publisher about two weeks ago, and “The Servant’s Voice” has been accepted for publication. I am hoping to supply the final final version by the end of April. This needs to include Acknowledgements (recognising of course Judith Renton’s contributions...

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“The Queen’s Gift”

Something rather different: two years ago I was asked to produce a Christmas short story set in Marod for Mightier Than The Sword's online publicity. So this is a little snippet of pre-"We Do Not Kill Children" backstory. Apologies to any of you who've read...

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Advertising – seeking advice

You may think that you’ve heard quite enough about “The Servant’s Voice”, and next week I will indeed go on to something else, I promise. But given that part of the purpose of this blog is unashamedly to promote my books, I’m assuming a fairly...

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