Elspeth Cooper

Purveyor of fine fantasy adventures

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In conversation with Helen Lowe (plus giveaway)

Helen Lowe author pic

DGLA winner Helen Lowe

There’s an interview with me over on Helen Lowe’s blog. I had enormous fun chatting with her, on subjects as varied as story structure, having a soft spot for old-fashioned heroes, and my downright unhealthy love for edged weapons.

There’s also some (spoiler-free) hints about what you can expect in Book 3 of the Wild Hunt, The Raven’s Shadow. Click here to read.

For those of you who don’t know, Helen is the author of the Wall of Night series, the first book of which, Heir of Night, pipped yours truly’s Songs of the Earth to the 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award ‘Morningstar’ for best debut.

Look! Free stuff!

Helen has also generously hosted a giveaway alongside the interview. Just leave a comment on her post to go into the draw to win signed, personalised copies of Songs of the Earth and Trinity RIsing (UK trade paperback). Open worldwide; details on Helen’s post.

Free books. What’s not to love?



Of interviews, and such

I’ve recently ventured out of the writing cave to have a long chat with Niall over at The Speculative Scotsman, in the course of which we rode rollercoasters, chased butterflies, and talked about the voices in my head.

You can check out part 1 here; part 2 followed on Thursday. Perhaps I should point out that the bit of Newcastle where I grew up was rather more leafy and suburban than the picture accompanying the interview…

Niall also gave his thoughts on Songs of the Earth, on Wednesday.

And if you still haven’t had enough of me, you might like to have a wander over to Walker of Worlds, where I’ve been chatting to Steve about influences, publishing myths and the appeal of organic gardening. Steve and Mark gave their impressions of Songs here, and do you know, I think they rather enjoyed it.


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