The Skylark’s Saga

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: In Conversation with Kacey Sophia

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: In Conversation with Kacey Sophia

Kacey Sophia ((@authorkaceysophia) and I talk reviews, the inspiration behind “Time and Tide” and “Nine-Tenths”, trying to find an agent in the middle of the post-pandemic chaos that is publishing, figuring out your own marketing, and the benefits of publishing to Wattpad.

CAPTIONS ARE AUTO-GENERATED. MY PROGRAM CRASHED EVERY TIME I TRIED TO FIX A TYPO, SO I GAVE UP. SORRY FOR ANY ERRORS YOU FIND.

I didn’t realize how … CLOSE cropped the image would be. I swear I was perfectly framed in my own window.

Can you see the moments when I …
-Realize you can see my lamp reflected in my glasses?
-When I pour myself more coffee?
-When I notice that my still-drying hair is curling wonkily?

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JM FreyAUTHOR INTERVIEW: In Conversation with Kacey Sophia
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Many Backlisted Books Now Free

Many Backlisted Books Now Free

Happy New Year!I have decided that 2024 is the year of spreading my work far and wide. As an indie author, I’ve decided to simply give away a whole bunch of my backlisted novels. They had wonderful launches and reviews when they first debuted, and now I just want people to read and enjoy them. So spread the news, the following books are now available for free or for a very minimal token payment on certain platforms:As J.M. Frey

The Untold Tale: Wattpad | Radish | AO3The Skylark’s Song: WattpadTriptych: Wattpad | RadishTime and Tide: WattpadCity by Night: RadishAs Peggy Barnett (spicy)

Naughty & Nice: RadishDear Abby: RadishLips Like Ice: Wattpad | RadishSome of these books only have a few chapters available at present, but make sure you’re subscribed to my profile on each platform, and you’ll be notified when new chapters drop. They’ll be posted in their entirety in 2024.Please be reassured that I haven’t abandoned print and ebook publishing in 2024, either. The Skylark’s Saga is now fully back in print – you can purchase ebooks or paperbacks with the brand new cover anywhere you shop. The Accidental Turn Series is taking longer than we expected, mostly because I’m being fussy about the interiors, but expect it to be back in print in the next month or two. And of course, Time and Tide will be published in November 2024 in print, ebook, and possibly audiobook.

Happy Reading!

JM FreyMany Backlisted Books Now Free
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WORDS FOR WRITERS – In Conversation with Kisa Whipkey – Part II

WORDS FOR WRITERS – In Conversation with Kisa Whipkey – Part II

J.M. Frey, author of THE SKYLARK’S SAGA, in conversation with series editor Kisa Whipkey. Join them as they discuss how the series was first acquired, the decision to split the first book in two, and why they love “enemies to lovers” and slow world-building so much. Warning – contains spoilers for book one of the saga.

 About the books:

The Skylark’s Saga


A Saskwyan flight mechanic with uncanny luck, seventeen-year-old Robin Arianhod grew up in the shadow of a decade-long war. But the skies are stalked by the Coyote—a ruthless Klonn pilot who picks off crippled airships and retreating soldiers. And as the only person to have survived an aerial dance with Saskwya’s greatest scourge, Robin has earned his attention. As a Pilot, Robin is good. But the Coyote is better. When he shoots her down and takes her prisoner, Robin finds herself locked into a new kind of dance. The possibility of genuine affection from a man who should be her enemy has left her with a choice: accept the Coyote’s offer of freedom and romance in exchange for repairing a strange rocket pack that could spell Saskwya’s defeat, but become a traitor to her county. Or betray her own heart and escape. If she takes the rocket pack and flees, she could end the war from the inside.

 About Kisa Whipkey:

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Kisa Whipkey is a dark fantasy author, a martial arts demo team expert, and a complete sucker for Cadbury Mini-eggs. She’s also the Acquisitions & Editorial Director for YA/NA publisher, REUTS Publications. She developed a passion for storytelling at a young age and has pursued that love through animation, writing, video game design, and demo teams until finally finding her home in editing. She believes in good storytelling, regardless of medium, and applauds anything featuring a snarky lead character, a complicated narrative structure, and brilliant/uncommon analogies. Currently, she lives in the soggy Pacific Northwest with her husband and plethora of electronics.

 About J.M.Frey:

J.M. Frey – Author, Screenwriter & Fanthropologist


J.M. is an author, screenwriter, and professional smartypants. With an MA in Communications and Culture, she’s appeared in podcasts, documentaries, and on radio and television to discuss all things geeky through the lens of academia. She also has an addiction to scarves, Doctor Who, and tea, which may or may not all be related. Her life’s ambition is to have stepped foot on every continent (only 3 left!)

 Music: “Creative Minds” by Bensound (Royalty Free) – https://www.bensound.com/

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You can find more WORDS FOR WRITERS here.

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“The Skylark’s Song” – Reading Videos

“The Skylark’s Song” – Reading Videos

Yes! That’s right!

With the permission of my publisher, REUTS Publications, I have spent the last few weeks reading my novel on camera for you! I’m in the middle of editing the videos now, and will start serializing them on July 13th.

You can find out all about the duology here.

 

Bookmark this playlist, and make sure you subscribe to my channel and set it to alerts (“ring the bell”) so you’re notified when each chapter goes up.

So, fair warning here – while I am a professional actor, this isn’t going to be full-on Audiobook quality. I just wanted to do something fun to share this novel with people stuck inside during the lockdown; especially for those of you like me who are having trouble concentrating enough to read.

In these videos, I’ll be reading the book out loud for the first time, and while I’ve done some editing to catch some of the big stumbles and stutters, this isn’t a controlled enough production to get all of them. So, it’s very organic, and honest, and I hope you like it! Also, the visuals are pretty static; it’s just me sitting in my favourite reading chair reading from the book.

My thought with this was that people could either use this like a video series and actually watch it, or just put it on and let it run as they do other things, as if it was an audiobook or podcast.

If you enjoy the videos, please consider leaving me a review on Amazon or GoodReads. Thank you!

JM Frey“The Skylark’s Song” – Reading Videos
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Yet Another COVID-19 Blog Post

Yet Another COVID-19 Blog Post

I promise you, I’m not here to talk about “living in interesting times” or “steps we’re taking to ensure the health of our customers and employees” or even to remind you to stay home and wash your hands.

(But no, really – stay home and wash your hands.)

I just wanted to remind you that if you’re looking for stories to fill your Social Isolating Time (and up your GoodReads Goal count), you can find my free stuff by clicking the links below.

Stay safe out there, friends and fellow bookworms.

– J.M. Frey

Download FOUR different novels in either .epub, .mobi, or .pdf format.

Click here.

Password is: BookWormY (case sensitive)

Offer expired May 1st. Sorry! But you can still find all of my novels here.

 

 

 

Listen to audiobooks of THE MADDENING SCIENCE, ANOTHER FOUR LETTER WORD, THE ONCE AND NOW-ISH KING, THE DARK LORD AND THE SEAMSTRESS, TIME TO MOVE, and OFFICIAL SELECTION (NSFW).

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Read THE MADDENING SCIENCE in it’s entirety on my website. This is a tale about identity, trust, and the strange alchemy that is attraction.

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This 2019 WATTY AWARD Winning novel is completely free on Wattpad for the moment. Grab your chance to read it, and comment on your favourite parts, while it’s still available.

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Using the social-isolation time to work on your own writing? Here’s a collection of advice blogs and Q&As that may help you make the best book you can.

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