Gallery Additions

By Allan | Friday, 14 January 2011 at 11:26
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I have finally had the time to go through the 9 pages of instructions given to me by my very good friend Jules about how to download pictures onto my Website. Thanks Jules

If you click on GALLERY at the top of the home page, you will be taken to a page from which you can view these pictures. I hope you like them.

Meanwhile, in this morning’s mail I received a parcel containing one copy each of the hardback of The Charmed Return and a paperback of The Enchanted Quest. At last! As you probably know, I finished writing The Charmed Return almost a year ago, and it’s seemed sometimes like the book would never actually appear. Well, it has! I hope those of you who have been waiting as eagerly as I have will enjoy it. Please remember if you get in touch, not to include any plot spoilers in your mails to me - not if you want your comments to be posted online here. If you want to discuss specific things in the book, write to me privately from the Contact page, I will always respond.

Clockwork & Corsets

By Allan | Monday, 10 January 2011 at 12:42
Category: Writing

I have had several mails from people asking about Clockwork & Corsets. I have now added a page to explain what this is all about. You can find it by going to the BOOKS page and clicking Corsets & Clockwork at the top of the right hand side panel. Alternatively, click here and you’ll be taken to the same page.

THE CHARMED RETURN - PODCAST - NEW CHAPTER!

By Allan | Wednesday, 5 January 2011 at 09:27
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Great news! I told you late last year that I had recorded a Podcast for the Publishers Harper Collins. Well, the podcast is now online for you to listen to.

Basically, I talk for 30 minutes about my writing in general, the Faerie Path in particular, and then I read the whole of Chapter Five of The Charmed Return.

I hope this keeps you interested until the book is published towards the end of January.

I have downloaded the Podcast onto the Interviews section of this website - you can find it by going to the HOME page and checking out the sidebar on the right. Click Interviews, and there you are.

Alternatively, you can listen to it directly here: http://harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/media/frewinjonespodcast.mp3

And it’s also posted for fans to find on the publisher’s FAERIE PATH #6 book page here (you just have to scroll down a bit to the “Author Extras”): http://www.harperteen.com/books/Faerie-Path-6-Charmed-Return-Frewin-Jones/?isbn=9780060871611

Oh, by the way, bear in mind that when I talk about the steam punk short story in Corsets and Clockwork coming out “next year” that actually now means THIS year.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS - THE CHARMED RETURN IS COMING SOON!

By Allan | Friday, 24 December 2010 at 13:14
Category: Writing

I’d just like to wish all my readers and Internet friends a very Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful Yuletide Festival. I’d also like to thank you all for all your comments and emails over the past year - keeping in touch with you people has been a big thrill for me, and it has been so good to know how much you are enjoying my books.

As most of you will already know by now - the 6th (and probably final) book in The Faerie Path series The Charmed Return will be in the stores from the 25th of January 2011 - at last! It seems a very long time since I wrote this book and sent it off to the publishers, but now I’m finally going to find out what you readers think of it.

By the way, could I just say that if you do read it and want to comment on it here, please don’t include any plot-spoilers in your comments - if you want to talk to me about specific details, go to the Contact page and write to me from there.

Well, that’s about it from me for now. Our Christmas tree is up and decorated, the cat is asleep in front of the fire and I’m just about ready to take a few days off.

Thanks again for your posts and comments and emails.

Very best wishes for the New Year.

Allan Frewin Jones

The Charmed Return - Chapter One

By Allan | Sunday, 19 December 2010 at 14:21
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This is going to be a very quick post - I’ve been a bit ill, and I’ve been in bed for a couple of days! But I got up especially to post the first chapter of The Charmed Return online for you. At the moment, you can read it by going to the BOOKS page and then looking down the sidebar on the right till you get to The Charmed Return - and you’ll find a link to the page there.
Tomorrow, I hope to be able to post a second chapter and to make a more easy link from the Charmed Return page.
More soon, I promise.

FAN SITE COMPETITION TO WIN A SIGNED BOOK

By Allan | Tuesday, 7 December 2010 at 09:24
Category: Writing

If you go to the Home Page of this site and check out the sidebars to the right, you will see a link to a Fan Site. It would be really great if people who are reading and enjoying my books would visit the site and say hello to Arya, who is the person responsible for setting it up. As an added incentive, Aerya has set up a competition to win a signed copy of one of my books - The Emerald Flame. But I am adding an additional prize - for the winner of the competition, I will also include a signed copy of the new Faerie Path book The Charmed Return.

So, why not go and check out Arya’s site and say hello and maybe take part in the competition.

Here are more details about the competition - but remember, you need to go to mysticrealms.co.nr to take part, you can’t take part from my site. Okay?

Goal of the Competition: Draw the most beautiful (and you may interpret that as you wish!), creative, and magical picture of anything regarding the Faerie Path Series. That could be scenes from the books, a favorite character, an item, ANYTHING! The great thing? You can submit as many pictures as you like! (Though please no spamming!)

Where: Upload them onto the Photos sections of the website. Be sure and post here to let us know that you are entering. Please provide an email address (in the body of the comment!) so that I know how to reach you.

How: I’m hoping Frewin Jones will be the judge of your beautiful artwork, though I haven’t had a chance to speak with him yet. (I’ve been in contact with Arya, and this is fine!)

When: You have from now until December 25th to submit all of your beautiful masterpieces. Don’t worry, though, there will likely be plenty more going on between now and then!

Prize: A beautiful autographed copy of Frewin’s latest book, The Emerald Flame and some other magical trinkets to go along with it. The idea of doing giving away a Warrior Princess novel in a mostly Faerie Path contest is to get your Faerie Path fans who haven’t discovered it a chance to read it. Plus a signed copy of The Enchanted Return - hot off the press in January!

Alright. I think that about sums it up. Don’t you? If you have any other questions feel free to email me at: hollywood_here_i_come@live.com.

So - go to the Fan Club site and join in if you’d like the chance to win a signed copy of The Emerald Flame and The Charmed Return.

CHARLEY COAN

By Allan | Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 09:38
Category: Writing

this is a special mini-blog to Charley Coan who has emailed me twice now from high-school. I emailed a response but each time it gets sent back as undeliverable, so I hope Charley takes a look at the site. Thanks for writing Charley - and for letting me know you are enjoying my books.

INTERVIEWS

By Allan | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 at 19:15
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Well, the live chat on the internet radio show seemed to go very well. A number of you contacted me afterwards saying you missed it or couldn’t manage to get to hear it, and could I do anything about it. Well - it turns out, yes I can. Or rather, my very clever computer-savvy pal Jules could!

In fact, if you go back to the HOME page here, then take a look to the right, you’ll notice a small side-bar titled HOME. The third link down is called INTERVIEWS. Click on that and it will take you to a page on my site where you can listen to the entire hour long show - as often as you like!

Something else is also coming up that I think you might find interesting. I’ve been asked by Harper Collins (the publisher of The Faerie Path series) to do a “podcast” - basically a talk about myself and my books that you will be able to listen to online whenever you like. I don’t have the exact details of how you will be able to access this yet, but I’m due to do the talking on Friday, so you should be able to listen to it next week. More info as and when.

So, as they say - watch this space - because not only will the podcast include a talk by me about my writing and my plans - it will also include the very first sneak-peek of The Charmed Return - a whole chapter read by me!

LIVE INTERNET RADIO INTERVIEW!

By Allan | Saturday, 30 October 2010 at 09:02
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Well, I’ve been mentioning this for a while now, so I think it’s time to give you all the relevant details:

The Show: “A Book And A Chat with Allan Frewin Jones.”

The Location: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

The Date: Saturday November 27th 2010.

The Time: 11am Eastern Standard Time (Please check to fit with your own time zone!)

The live interview will last for one hour.

You can listen, or you can dial in on: 347 237 5398 if you want to say hello to me or ask a question.

Inkpop

By Allan | Thursday, 28 October 2010 at 09:43
Category: Writing

Those of you who check out my site regularly will know that I have been talking on and off for the past few months about the fact that I would be participating in a live chat forum on Inkpop.

Well, I was told that I needed to log on at 11pm UK time last night in order to start replying to questions by would-be authors and readers of my books.

Just to be on the safe side, I logged in at 10pm - an hour early. I was quite surprised to see that I had emails from the Inkpop people complaining that I was late and asking where I was!

It turned out that the people at Inkpop in America had got the changes in time zones totally wrong - and they thought that 9pm in the UK was 11pm!!!!

Fortunately, a bunch of people had left questions, so I answered them over the following hour and a half - but anyone hoping to interact with me live would have been very disappointed! So, if any of you people went online at Inkpop, please accept my apologues for not being there.

Note to self: never trust anyone to get these things right! Always double-check!

I will make absolutely sure I have the time zones right for the Radio show I will be on in November - more details about that to come very soon.