Sea & Sky Book 2 of the Moonfire Trilogy

Sea & Sky is book 2 in the Moonfire Trilogy series Sanity is a lone voice crying in the desert. The world is under increasing threat from as yet undiscovered sources of icefire, but all the people who have answers are cut off from the authorities, kings or councils, with…

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Map of the Icefire world

A map of the continent of the icefire world, which features in both the Icefire Trilogy and the Moonfire Trilogy. The top of the map is South. Locations featured in the books: Icefire Trilogy Book 1: City of Glass, Bordertown Book 2: Bordertown, Fairlight, Ensar, Tiverius Book 3: Tiverius, Ensar…

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Sand & Storm, Book 1 of the Moonfire Trilogy

Sand & Storm is book 1 in the Moonfire Trilogy series The entire world laid to waste. There are no second chances. The ancient machine that produced icefire was destroyed twenty years ago, but the deadly magic is again on the increase. No one understands why or where it’s coming…

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New Horizons

New Horizons is a collection of stories. A collection of fifteen novellettes and novellas by Patty Jansen. This collection includes the Writers of the Future winning story This Peaceful State Of War, as well as fiction published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Many of the stories take place in…

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Gado gado – Indonesian vegetable dish

To celebrate the release of my novel Shifting Reality, which features Indonesians (and Indonesian cooking) in space, here is your very own recipe for gado gado. This recipe is a favourite passed to me through the huge Indonesian cook-ins we used to have in our family. The quantities are very…

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My earnings from self-publishing Sept 2012 – Sept 2013

Inspired by others on the web who have done so, I’m going to do a numbers post. Mainly for reference, but also to show people what the income of a no-name self-publishing writer with moderate success looks like. Just to give some datapoints other than the millions reportedly made by…

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Aggression in alien species–yes or no?

Worldbuilding opinion has it that if you create a situation where aliens come to Earth, they must be ‘aggressive’. I’ve thought about this a long time in terms of population ecology (which is what I was trained to do) and have come to the conclusion that yes, this is correct,…

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Why “Get Your Book Edited” is not always the answer

If you’ve followed me around for a bit, either here or in real life, you will know that I’m not in favour of the blanket “get your book edited” advice that’s being given to many-a beginning writer who is thinking about self-publishing. Make no mistake. I think editors do great…

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