Video Trailer: Doorways to Arkomo

Doorways to ArkomoWithin Arkomo’s Four Kingdoms, one hundred princes are raised in total seclusion, preparing for the Departure — a sacred ceremony that will allow them to live freely among their people. But Sorel, Arkomo’s only princess, fears the Departure isn’t what it seems.

One night Sorel opens a magical Doorway into a strange world — the place she calls Hospital — and meets eleven-year-old Grace who is desperately ill. Together, Grace and Sorel embark on a journey to reveal the dark truth about the Departure. With Grace growing sicker each day, and Sorel dangerously close to being discovered, they’ll need a miracle to survive.

Doorways to Arkomo, the middle grade fantasy book by Jacqueline Dooley, is  available from Amazon, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

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From Inspiration to Publication

TD1With the assistance of my trusty editor/partner in crime and beloved wife, Zoë Lake, I conducted a writer’s workshop seminar on the first of June this year. This Devonport Writers Workshop group, organised by Fay Forbes, has been running consistently, September through May, every year for the past eighteen years and each year the workshop participants produce an anthology of their work: poetry, essays, flash fictions, slice of life short stories and much more. Within this diverse group of individuals: school teachers, bush poets, business men and women, and housewives, who write for the sheer joy of writing, are many talented writers; some of whom have been published. Continue reading “From Inspiration to Publication”