The Truth About Fairies

  When you think of fairies, what do you picture? A cute, friendly little Disney-fied creature with translucent wings, flitting from flower to flower? When I wrote Reflection of the Gods, my goal was to create characters as close as possible to the fairies of...

Where to Buy Great Books

  Those of us who love to read are always on the look-out for really great books. It doesn’t matter if we have a to-be-read pile taller than the C.N. Tower, if a book grabs our attention, we buy it. Because there’s always room for one more. Or two dozen more. Or...

Why I Chose Self-Publishing

No doubt about it, self-publishing is not an easy route to take. But there are definite advantages. These are some of the factors that made me decide to give it a shot: 1.       The Current Traditional Publishing Climate The recession has hit the publishing industry,...

My First Review – It’s a Good One!

First-time fantasy novelist Lisa Llamrei tells the story of a man’s chance encounter with a woman who’s much more than she seems. Das moves from Toronto to a small Canadian town to start a new post-divorce life. On the way, he intervenes to stop a group of...

Why the IPPY Awards are Important

  This month, my first novel, Reflection of the Gods, was given a bronze IPPY in the category of Canada-East – Best Regional Fiction. The Independent Book Publisher (IPPY) Awards is the largest competition for independent publishing in the world. This year, the...