K.J.Heritage is an international bestselling UK author mostly writing mystery sci-fi and fantasy.
He was born in the UK in one of the more interesting previous centuries. Originally from Derbyshire, he now lives in the seaside town of Brighton.
He is a tea drinker, avid Twitterer (@MostlyWriting) and Asperger's human being.
In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more.
She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.
With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.
In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers.
With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot, and other key techniques to make a story come to life.
From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts.
This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.
“Dark, epic fantasy at its very best”
And from the dark unknown, came a hooded avenger...
When the Scowl is brought before the court of King-Emperor Jhaz'Elrad, accused of murdering a young noble, he is unexpectedly saved from execution by the ambitious Dracus Krall.
In return for his life, the Scowl is sent on weregild to kill the evil golem that has lurked in the Krall family home for generations. A terrible, haunted creature, created by dark majiks in the time of Delving.
Accompanying the task is Dracus' teenage niece, Vareena, a strong-willed tom-boy who grew up in the shadow of her uncle's ambition and who has resisted his many attempts to marry her off.
But Vareena is not as she seems. She harbours a secret power that her uncle would gladly kill for.
Together, Vareena and the Scowl begin an uneasy alliance. An alliance that will change both of their lives forever...
The Scowl is available in print and from the Google Play store.
READ WHAT OTHER BESTSELLING AUTHORS ARE SAYING ABOUT VATIC:
"Gritty,intense, and compelling, Vatic is something you don't run into often enough in Sci-Fi--a cerebral thrill ride you don't want to end." -Michael Bunker, US TODAY Bestsellingauthor of Pennsylvania
"K.J.Heritage's uncanny sense of pacing and story puts him at the forefront of today's speculative fiction writers." -Samuel Peralta, Amazon bestselling author and creator of The Future Chronicles
"Gritty,detailed and unrelenting--Vatic will take you on a wild ride." -Peter Cawdron, International Bestselling author of Science Fiction
READ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT VATIC:
“A page-turning burn of a read that has an irresistible hook at the end of almost every chapter…well thought out concepts that stand out as original.”
“Fast paced, intriguing, suspenseful, Science-Fiction...will have you reading late into the night...you certainly won't be disappointed.”
“You won't put it down until you know the truth!”
-Kay Boyle Smith
“Ingeniously thought out, with convincing characterisation and some wonderful touches of detail, brought in deftly enough not to slow down a taut and gripping narrative.”
“The twists come, fast and furious… a real "who-done-it.”
“A thoroughly enjoyable read. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys both science fiction and murder mysteries…a fast-paced, well-written, original and intelligent story.”
“Vatic was a great character to base this book on and he thoroughly had me from beginning to end… Kudos to the author for writing such a wonderful story.”
“A good fast read that will keep you on edge guessing!”
“…an immensely entertaining story. Fast-paced doesn't adequately describe it.”
“...kept me captivated all the way through! The main character, Vatic, is wonderfully complex and his abilities are definitely cool.”
“Starts at a frenetic pace and the action doesn't really let up…a well written whodunit set in space.”
She learned her trade early on, making a name for herself. And by the time she became an adult, everyone feared and respected that name in equal measure.
In what should’ve been a straightforward job—one of the many she had built her reputation upon—she finds herself in pursuit of small-time criminal and wife-beater, Rollo Barla. But things do not go to plan.
She learns that the contract on Rollo was ordered by the Cabal—a loose network of galactic criminals, and that they, and the equally shady Galactic Secret Service, were now in competition to chase her down.
Quick-Kill must use all her considerable talents, skills and guile to stay one step ahead. But events take an unexpected and extraordinary turn.
A twist that will change Quick-Kill’s life forever…