When I’m able to get away from the Inn, here are some of the places I like to flutter off to.
#SPFBO – Mark Lawrence’s brainchild, a sort of Battle Royale of Self-Published Fantasy authors. It’s exciting to watch and highlights talent that might otherwise be lost in the noise. I have read quite a few self-published novels this year and when you begin to realize the quality that’s out there it’s hard not to become passionate about it.
The Weatherwax Report – /r/Fantasy’s own Esmerelda-Weatherwax talks fantasy and more, worth a look just to watch in awe as she smashes her #SPFBO goal to read basically ALL THE BOOKS. Damn, girl. You scary.
The Speculative Kitchen – A fabulous blog that seeks to recreate food from various fantasy novels because god knows they make you hungry – looking at you, GRRM. Everything in here is freaking amazing, as you would expect. Should our reading choices intersect I may work to pair my cocktails with their offerings. 🙂
Liam’s Vigil – Home to musings and some kickass short stories by K.S. Villoso, one of /r/Fantasy’s resident authors. Some interesting reading about the struggles of life as a self-published author and all it entails.
The Quirks of Quen – Another /r/Fantasy resident author’s blog brimming with goodness. From competitions, reviews and thoughts on life to some outstanding short stories. Well worth a peek.
Kristen Reads too Much – A great blog that’s absolutely chock-full of thoughtful reviews. Contains an impressive number of #SPFBO entries.
The Coffee Archives – Another r/Fantasy member blog. This time reviews are paired with the perfect coffee! You’ll also find some great short story reviews and ratings on a cup scale. Well worth a read!