Author has written 143 stories for Harry Potter, Scarlet Pimpernel, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly/Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Dragonriders of Pern series, Emma, Beowulf, Bible, Warhammer, Shadowrun, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, Wind in the Willows, Lord of the Rings, Mechwarrior/Battletech, Miss Marple Stories, David Eddings, Shogun, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, Shakespeare, Calvin & Hobbes, A Little Princess, Iliad, Japanese Mythology, James Bond, Greek Mythology, Hercule Poirot series, Cthulhu Mythos, CSI, Mission: Impossible, Chronicles of Narnia, Mansfield Park, Ironside, Misc. Books, Pride and Prejudice, Georgette Heyer novels, Traveller, Winnie-the-Pooh, Fairy Tales, StarTrek: The Original Series, and Worst Witch.
Time for an update!
well real life was a rollercoaster, losing my mother and my mother-in-law and several of my cats.
My original novels, which are mostly Regency romances or mysteries are posted as draft copies before my editor tells me to rewrite portions, on the Derbyshire Writer's Guild 'a novel idea' page however if anyone wants to pop over there . It's primarily an Austen based fandom but there's room for original fics too.
I'd like to shamelessly promote an anthology co-written with my friend Giselle Marks, of updated fairy stories; which is one reason I've removed some of my myth fanfictions since I have reworked them into a modern setting as well as writing new ones. It's called 'Fae Tales', and don't expect all the stories to be entirely bright and happy, though all include some kind of justice...
I'm about to release book 1i in the Renaissance mystery series, the Monkshithe Mysteries. If anyone wants to write fanfiction around Robin and Felicia, feel free, but be aware I DO have a history mapped out for them spanning [at the moment] 21 books, some of which are short stories. Feel free to contact me if you have the urge to write something! [any prequels I like might even end up included, and credited in a book of prequels one day as I have 3 already on the blog]. I'm also releasing an omnibus of the first two novels, revised.
Dragonrider fans, by request I have started to post some of my sketchbook pages on my facebook author page here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-J-Waldock/520919511296291
and now fauna and flora are going there: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.621198734601701.1073741837.520919511296291&type=1
and I still have stories in longhand to transcribe and ideas, but time has been an issue.
Harry Potter fans, I have plenty of material written which Trancefan is kindly editing for me. And ticking me off gently for being unkind about Americans. Sorry, US fans - it's a national sport in Britain. And yes, the Krait series will continue, I just got sidetracked when I was recovering from the annus horribilis to write things that 'didn't matter'.
I also have a blog at which is a shameless sharing of news about the kitties, little ones and big grown up ones, and an introduction to the stories about Tabitha Tabs a farm kitten whose stories [aimed at 6-8 year olds but adults have happily demanded more] are now available on Amazon at
As well as Amazon.com my books are also available from European Amazon sources.
I have a blog where I'll be posting all sorts of research and stuff, hopefully of use to writers and readers alike, and where updates on books will be mentioned.
or google for Renaissance and Regency Rummage Repository. I've put up a load of links that other writers might find useful. Seriously do use the resources out there. Please. I HATE finding glaring anachronisms in otherwise excellent stories and often I stop reading. I particularly recommend The Regency Redingote.
You will find three short stories there that are prequels to 'Poison for a Poison Tongue': The Missing Necklace; Signor di Piccolo's Bill of Exchange; and Silver Threads among the ...Lead. Please go and read them and leave a comment! This means you guys, pretty please! Also my darkest ever story is up there as the halloween story for 2016.
if you don't want to leave a comment on a public blog - I do have anonymous comments enabled - you can always PM me here. Please nicely...
you can also find me on twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/SarahJWaldock
General Warning: It occurs to me that some readers may be sensitive to being upset due to personal experiences by some of the things I write about. I write about problems that need addressing and place them in the context of fiction. Mentions of abuse of various kinds, violence,rape, racism and homophobia as well as character deaths, senility and mental illness may be found generally in long series more than oneshots or single stories. I feel strongly about the right of all beings to have a decent life without other people making it hard for them and sometimes I'm blunt about it. I also tackle issues that people request.
PM me for what you particularly want me to follow up. I do take notice of fervent requests so far as the muse permits.
For those people at sea with the 18th century and Regency slang I use,I have links to good sites from my blog
I am working on the Writer's guide to early and medieval European names, as first of a series of name books for writers, members of re-enactment groups and people like me who are nerdy about names. It's GETTING there.It's getting further there than last time I updated. There's a few essays on my blog too. It's now back on track after the big data loss when one of the cats totalled my research and the backup of about 5 years work in one luge-ride on the laptop off the table. I've got to the point where another few months concentrated work [haha] will see it done. I have ALL the research collated. The other academic work is the weather, day to day, from 1775 to 1820. Oh boy, I thought it would be a little thin in places and then I hit paydirt in a magazine of the time. WOOT!
I'm a pedant and addicted to sesquipedalian phraseology, some would say I was prolixic or even inclined to loggorhoea; I make no apology for using the long words I love in my fiction; I read dictionaries for fun too. anyone who knows me will tell you that I use long words most egregiously in my everyday speech and always have. I also answer telesales people who ask 'can I speak to...' with 'You can, but you may not'. Told you I was a pedant.. I like semi-colons properly used and yes, I do like exclamation marks to mark a speech with a bit more animation to the tone.
I think that the process of sub-creation is the most fun part of writing; developing the economic infrastructure and social interrelations and small things like what do people read, and what animals are there that aren't part of the grand scheme of the author's plans and how do the ordinary people NOT part of the epic actually live their lives. I was introduced to RPG's by my then boyfriend, now husband of 30 years
I enjoy research and in my historical fics I'm totally committed to historical accuracy. Anachronisms are anathema. sloppy language use without checking if a word or turn of phrase is consistent with the milieu is something I hate
I dedicate my writing to my husband but as I've written most of it to keep him amused through a long illness that's only fair!
Just to make it clear in case I forget to add a disclaimer to any story; the author of any original for which I write fan fiction owns everything; I own nothing but OCs and my own warped sense of humour. It pleases me to borrow the characters and worlds in order to have fun with them and I promise not to fold or staple them and not to mutilate them too much. I make no money on things still in copyright and probably spend more than any but a top author makes on research books, because writing is a good excuse to read more books.
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