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What’s in a difference?

Author Katrina Jack talks about The Silver Flute Trilogy. What sets her YA Urban Fantasy series apart from other books in the genre? What makes her characters unique? Read on to find out…

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As an author of YA urban fantasy, I use some of the criteria that applies to fantasy overall. For example, my characters have a goal or quest they must fulfil in order to achieve their destiny. They have certain powers that help them in their journey. They fight mythical creatures and they combat weird and horrifying enemies who get in their way.

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But of course thousands of writers do the same, no matter what genre they write in. So what did I do to make my work different? Well, the lead protagonist in The Silver Flute Trilogy is mute. How did I make him communicate, not only with his fellow characters, but with the readers too? Obviously it was neither practical or desirable to use swathes of description of sign language, apart from the odd gesture. I overcame this by simply not putting inverted comments around his dialogue, but instead…

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Book of the Day: Land of Midnight Days

Today’s Book of the Day is:

Land of Midnight Days (The Silver Flute Trilogy Book One)

by Katrina Jack

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What would you do if your life was filled with fear: hide, run away – or would you fight back? In a city at war with itself, Jeremiah Tully already knows how to survive, now he must learn how to live. Mute from birth, of mixed race heritage and his only possession a charmed flute, Jeremiah tries to discover where his remarkable talent as a musician will take him.

Note: Land of Midnight Days has been previously featured on this blog in a review. I’ve also interviewed the author, Katrina Jack here. If you’re a fan of urban fantasy, this is definitely the book for you! You can buy the book on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Do you hate waiting for the next book in your favorite series? You don’t have to! The Silver Flute Trilogy is complete and available now. Here’s a peek at books two and three:

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Meet the author, writer Philip Brocklehurst.

Author Katrina Jack interviews Philip Brocklehurst. Check it out!

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Hello and welcome. Today I’m chatting to Philip Brocklehurst, author extraordinaire and sterling champion for the fair and equitable treatment of our furry friends.

Hi Philip, thanks for joining me today. We’re going to chat about what makes you tick as a writer and why you write what you write.

Q. So let’s begin by asking what drives your desire to be an author?

A. Hi Katrina, it’s a true pleasure to be here again. I believe what drives my desire to be an author is that I have an hyperactive imagination that flows with  so many concepts, some that could be fleshed out into a story, some which are a decent idea but I wouldn’t be able to work it into a novel.  I take the idea which shows promise, plot it all out and when I have the structure completed, I go from there, going with the basic…

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