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Books are back

Hacking Ghost, I have at last pulled the books section back into my site, severing the last thread connecting me from Pelican. Oh, and my my premium members can now read the entire Cadoc's Contract online in their browser.

Interview: Mark Timmony →

Book blogger, Lorri Moulton has interviewed my good buddy Mark Timmony about his debut epic fantasy novel, The Blood of the Spear. Mark's entered his book in this year's #SPFBO7, a friendly contest for indie fantasy authors.

You can read the full interview by clicking the link below.

#SPFBO7 – Mark Timmony
Mark, welcome to Lavender Lass Books. Thank you for agreeing to this interview and best of luck in the competition! The Blood of the Spear: An Epic Fantasy Adventure is the first book in The Eye of…

Two birds, one stone

Asked by my eldest son to run a D&D session for his birthday party, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and use my Alashiya setting for a one-shot adventure.

Pixelmator Pro 50% off sale →

Pixelmator Pro, the app I use to create 80% of my maps and graphics is currently running a 50% sale.

Alashiya map created Pixelmator Pro

Pixelmator Pro is a raster and vector graphics app for the Mac. It's easier to learn than Photoshop, performs better and is a fraction of the price. I first switched from Photoshop way back in 2008 and have never looked back.

Disclaimer: I'm not affilitated in anyway with Prixelmator – I'm just a happy user.

‎Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator Pro is an incredibly powerful, beautiful, and easy-to-use image editor designed exclusively for Mac. With a wide range of professional-grade, nondestructive image editing tools, Pixelmator Pro lets you bring out the best in your photos, create gorgeous compositions and designs, draw, pa…

Journeyman has a new home

With a little bit of routing magic in a YAML file, I partition my site to give the Journeyman a new home, making it easier to follow my solo RPG adventure.

Introducing Alashiya →

Over in the Codex, I introduce Alashiya, my sandpit for solo RPG and stories, set in a world inspired by the ancient Aegean and Near East. I detail my inspiration for the geopgraphy and landscape, begin sharing some of the details about the main political and cultural centres.

I’ve made no secret that I studied archaeology as an undergraduate, and the Ancient Mediterranean, North Africa and the Levant held a particular fascination for me. This is my chance to rekindle that interest, and explore and to create in the medium I know best, and one I am only really beginning to explore.

In the spirit of world-building as I go, I'll fleshing out the world as I play my solo RPG campaign, the Journeyman.

A world bible and codex for my fantasy setting. This section of the site isexclusively for members. Create your free account or sign in to your existingaccount. Codex preview

Page Turner Awards →

The countdown is on! Enter the 2021 Page Turner Awards now for your chance to win amazing publishing prizes, ranging from mentorship to audiobook production. What are you waiting for!? Submissions close May 31st.

For the writers out there I thought I'd mention the Page Turner Awards which is offering publishing prizes to writers and screenwriters.

Site update

After six months of using Ghost, I update my site's theme and introduce the ability to create link-posts.