Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Derian, pl. deriani It’s a very old Cortiian word, and it literally means ‘rider’. It’s also, in wider use, a generic title for any Cortiian, rather like ‘citizen’ in the Federated Planets Alliance. The legend goes something like...
Cris and Clare Meyers, Galaxy of Authors

Cris and Clare Meyers, Galaxy of Authors

Cris and Clare Meyers Yes, we co-write with our spouse. No, we’re not crazy. And yes, the look on your face when we said that is probably the best part of saying it. Get the books! Tweet This Author website Twitter Facebook Goodreads The Independent Author Network In...
Etymology Excavation: “fascinating”

Etymology Excavation: “fascinating”

What is etymology, and why are you excavating it? Etymology is like the archeology of a language (definition: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history). In this series of posts, we’re going to look at...
Jon Cronshaw, Galaxy of Authors

Jon Cronshaw, Galaxy of Authors

Jon Cronshaw And so it goes. Author website Twitter Facebook Amazon author page   Get the books! Tweet This Are there any authors or artists who influence(d) you? Where to start? I’m inspired by people who are trying to push the possibilities of their field —...
Cruising for vampires

Cruising for vampires

Sun, sails…and vampires Incongruous trio of concepts. When I first floated (aha) the idea of a team of vampire hunters based on a yacht in the Caribbean, I frankly expected to get shot down in flames. It was one of those manuscripts I wrote to get out of...