The ARCs are out (Advanced Reader Copies) and we’re busily liaising with Henry Roi PR to get the news out there about the book before the release date.
Between them, the death of Clayton’s older brother, and the drought’s Red King, has almost broken Clayton’s father. Guided by the magical creature Waringa, Clayton embarks on a quest to free the rain spirits captured by the Red King. But his efforts draw the ire of his father, even as memories of Clayton’s role in his brother’s death begin to emerge.
Hague Publishing will be at #SwanCon this weekend (Covid permitting). The last time SwanCon was held author Leonie Rogers (@RaeYesac) joined us. This year we’re running solo, so drop by and chat, or join us for one of three panels we’re on.
A writer’s view of the pandemic5 Jun 2021, Saturday 13:00 – 14:00, Duxton 1 (Duxton Hotel)
How will the COVID-19 affect you, the writer? Have to throw away a script that was “Too soon”? More familiar with the effects of isolation? Did the quiet time finally give you time to write you magnum opus?
Samantha Murray, Andrew Harvey (Hague Publishing / Science Fiction Author), Rebecca Laffar-Smith (Sci Fi Fantasy Author), Amanda Bridgeman
Unreliable narrators: a subjective and uncertain discussion Format: Panel
6 Jun 2021, Sunday 10:00 – 11:00, Duxton 1 (Duxton Hotel)
Unreliable narrators: a subjective and uncertain tour through the story-telling options for introducing biased narrators, not limited to accidental telepathy, too much partying, deceit, stupidity and obliviousness.
Andrew Harvey (Hague Publishing / Science Fiction Author), Stephen Dedman
Writing 001: Help and assistance for new Writers6 Jun 2021, Sunday 15:00 – 16:00, Duxton 1 (Duxton Hotel)
Are YOU a new writer, or want to become a writer? Are YOU looking for guidance and/or information about where to go with your “Work in Progress” or finished novel? Wondering where to find beta readers, or just wanting to talk to people who know more about publishing and publication and markets than you do?
Join our team of Authors and Publishers as they help YOU get to the next level with advice and guidance.
Amanda Bridgeman, Russell B. Farr, Andrew Harvey (Hague Publishing / Science Fiction Author), Rebecca Laffar-Smith (Sci Fi Fantasy Author), Glenda Larke
Australian author Ruth Fox’s The Bridges’ Trilogy comes to a final, triumphant conclusion with the release of book 3 in the series – The Wall Between the Worlds.
The Bridges’ Trilogy by Ruth Fox
‘On a night of frost and ice, Cari falls from the sky, cast out of her world and into ours – and Australia’s Cassidy Heights will never be the same. For the secrets Cari bears are more dangerous than Jake, Keira, and Mikhal could possibly imagine.’
Praise for previous books in the series
“ … beautifully written with intriguing world building …” Christina – Ensconced in Fiction
“I love … its delicious mix of genres; allegory, family story, fantasy, science fiction. …” Readalot
“I heartily recommend this book at any reader who enjoys something a bit out of the general line.” Sally Odgers, Children’s and Teen Fiction Author
“Recommended for any science fiction or fantasy reader of any age. The author has created a world that is captivating, beautiful and dangerous all at the same time.” Geneva Handleman – Amazon Reviewer
“Here we have a second book of great world building” MartyAnne – Goodreads Reviewer
All books are available from your favourite on-line store, on order from your local bookshop, or direct from the publisher.
Book 1: The City of Silver Light paperback (978-0-6485714-7-6) eBook (978-0-9872652-0-3)
It’s an unusually cold winter, but 15-year-old Jake is more concerned with the ice forming in his dad’s new relationship and the fact the girl he likes is dating his best friend.
And now his elderly neighbour is acting even weirder than usual. Could life get any more confusing?
Then Jake finds Cari, lost and alone. Who is she? What has she got to do with the sudden frost, and the silver city that has appeared in the sky? And what does his elderly neighbour, Mrs Henders, know about it all?
But the secrets Cari bears are more dangerous than Jake can ever imagine. And the fate of our entire world – and that of the City of Silver Light – now rests in their hands.
Book 2: Across the Bridge of Ice paperback (978-0-6485714-8-3) eBook (978-0-9872652-9-6)
Keira Leichman spent the night of the wild snowstorm that struck Australia’s Cassidy Heights injured and alone. But what really happened that night? Not even Keira can be sure. What she does know is that she’s been having strange dreams since the accident, and she’s stuck with a broken ankle and the possibility of never playing soccer again. That is, until she finds Jake’s telescope, and is drawn across the bridge of ice to Shar.
Now Keira is marooned in the City of Silver Light with Daniel, Jake’s younger brother, with no way to get home. But that is the least of their worries, for the secrets they discover in Shar are more dangerous than Kiera could ever have imagined.
Book 3: The Wall Between the Worlds paperback (978-0-6485714-9-0) eBook (978-0-6485714-6-9)
Australia’s Cassidy Heights is still recovering from the freak snowstorm that wreaked so much havoc two months before, but Mikhal has his own problems. All he wants to do is play his guitar but he’s failing every subject at school, and he’s just punched his best friend. And now his friends, Jake and Keira, are hiding something from him.
When Sharna Devon is assigned to tutor him, he can’t think of anything worse – until his mother decides he needs to help out with her charity work. But soon he and Sharna are dragged into the mystery Jake and Keira are working so hard to hide. Cari is still trapped between the worlds, and Cassidy Heights is in terrible danger.
It’s not going to be easy, but they have to stop the boundaries between the worlds collapsing before it’s too late, and perhaps Mikhal’s music may offer the solution.
Its official, Hague Publishing is now an official sponsor of the City of Rockingham Short Fiction and Poetry Awards 2020. The sponsorship will include a one-on-one session with the Principal of Hague Publishing, as well as a $100 cash component.
Entries for the City of Rockingham Short Fiction and Poetry Awards 2020 open on Monday 7 September 2020 and close on Friday 23 October 2020. The theme for the 2020 Short Fiction and Poetry Award is ‘Connection’. This theme can be interpreted in any way the writer chooses. Further details are available here.
The awards are open to all Western Australian residents, and writers may enter into the following categories:
Over 50s Writer
Word. (Youth category)
All entries will be considered for the Open Category and local residents who enter will automatically be included for the Local Resident Award.
To lift everyone’s spirits on this very wet and windy Monday in Perth – the cover reveal for Ruth Fox’ ‘The Wall Between the Worlds’, the last in her ‘Bridges Trilogy’. Available mid-August.
“Mikhal knows his friends, Jake and Keira, are hiding something from him. He’s got his own problems, though – he’s failing pretty much everything at school, he just punched his best friend, and all he wants to do is play his guitar.
When Sharna Devon is assigned to tutor him, he can’t think of anything worse. Until his mum decides he needs to help out with her charity work. But soon he and Sharna are dragged into the mystery Jake and Keira are working so hard to conceal. Cari is still trapped between the worlds, and Cassidy Heights is in terrible danger. It seems this unlikely group of friends are the only hope that balance between the worlds can be restored.
It’s not going to be easy. What exactly does Mikhal’s music teacher know about Shar, the City of Silver Light? And can they stop the boundaries between the worlds eroding before it’s too late?”
AND as a special bonus all three books will be reissued as paperbacks around the same time.
“The final instalment is sensational! A thrilling narrative that does not disappoint.” Ashleigh Armstrong
“A great conclusion to the series” Brenda, Top Goodreads Reviewer.
A long time ago, Rab learned the secret of the planet he calls home. Now, after years of enslavement under the Feathers, Rab considers an escape with Cloud, hoping to find refuge with the few surviving Top-Siders who still live free in the west. But there have been dire warnings of a new breed of predator in the skies and the Kun, leader of the Feathers, has deployed his human captives to fortify the settlement’s defences.
When the child of Rab’s adopted son disappears and the Kun’s settlement comes under siege, an unlikely friend surfaces and events are set in motion that will shatter perceptions and radically shift the course of the future.
noun 1. a decorative design or small illustration used on the titlepage of a book, or at the beginning or end of a chapter. Macquarie Dictionary Publishers, 2019
I recently presented a session on The Well Crafted eBook as part of a workshop on How To Publish an eBook with Ken Vickery at the Bassendean Library. As part of my session I addressed the question of including Vignettes in an eBook. Vignettes can be obtained at a reasonable price from Shutterstock.com.
The problem with including a picture in an eBook, however, is that it must be able to be viewed on a variety of screens: from phones, to tablets, to computers, as well as on eBook Readers.
As a result we have now standardised on the image required for the printed version (300 dpi) for the Title Page (which is 590 x 270 pixels). The image for Chapter Titles is half that size (ie 295 x 135). For printed books each image has to be separately set.
When including the vignette in an eBook the following specifications are used (unfortunately this is slightly more technical and requires a little more understanding of the html/css interface/. What we are defining however, is as follows:
Width – this is the percentage of the page that is to be taken up by the image.
Minimum Width – this overrides the width and sets the minimum number of pixels, as the picture may be unrecognisable if it is too small.
Maximum Width – this ensures that the image doesn’t pixelate by getting viewed beyond up its original size.
For an eBook the picture only has to be included the once, and then linked to its location below the chapter number on each chapter page.