Category: The Dragon’s Egg

#SPFBO news: brackets!

#SPFBO news: brackets!

The #SPFBO competition hasn’t officially started yet, but there’s already quite a buzz about it, and a number of bloggers are getting into the spirit by looking at the entrants for themselves and trying to guess what might make the final cut of 10 books from the starting grid of 300. Blogger M D presley […]

Posted June 1, 2017 by PaulineMRoss in SPFBO, The Dragon's Egg / 0 Comments

I’m in SPFBO! Again!

I’m in SPFBO! Again!

For the third year running, Mark Lawrence (author of the Broken Empire series) is organising a contest for self-published authors. He’s rounded up 10 bloggers who read and review fantasy books, usually traditionally published, and 300 books submitted by self-published authors, and thrown the two groups together. Each blogger gets a ‘slush pile’ of 30 […]

Posted May 15, 2017 by PaulineMRoss in SPFBO, The Dragon's Egg / 2 Comments

Starting all over again: new book, new genre, new pen-name

Starting all over again: new book, new genre, new pen-name

When I first became a self-published author, I was right at the very bottom of the pecking order, in author terms. I had no previous published history with a major or independent publisher. I’d never had a short story published in a magazine. I had no fanbase, no mailing list, and my blog had maybe […]




‘The Dragon’s Egg’: cover reveal

‘The Dragon’s Egg’: cover reveal

With The Dragon’s Egg winging its way to my trusty proofreader for a final check before publication, I thought it might be time to show you what the cover looks like. Once again, I’ve called on the services of Glendon Haddix of Streetlight Graphics, who’s done an awesome job taking my vague arm-waving and turning […]

Posted April 11, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in The Dragon's Egg / 0 Comments


2016 strategy part 1: Writing

January 2016 sees me enter my seventeenth month as a self-publisher. To date, I have four books published, the fifth is imminent and the sixth is written in first draft form. The seventh is already taking shape in my head. All of these are part of the Brightmoon Annals world, a connected series of (mostly) […]