About Samantha De Silva

My day job involves running Firebird Communication. I’ve recently launched Firewords, a new range of services for authors looking to self-publish. This is something near and dear to my heart as a writer, particularly one who’s been through the self-publishing journey well before it became an accepted, even popular option for authors.

I’ve been a contributing writer and voice talent on the satirical comedy podcast, the mrbrown show, since 2008. I write about sociopolitical issues in Singapore here. Part of my work involves fun things like analysis and writing for film and fiction projects.

 

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Writing fiction and The Daywalker Chronicles

I wrote the first edition of Blood On The Moon (Volume 1 of the Daywalker Chronicles) about 8 years ago, and it’s been an fascinating journey. In  2014, Blood On The Moon was released as a second edition with more multi-textual content, bringing it closer to its roots in Gothic literature, as I had originally envisioned. In 2015, I escaped to an island in Thailand for a month to write the next book in the series (I left with a finished manuscript). Giving myself the time and headspace to write was the kindest thing I’ve done for my writer self in a while!

 

Updates: The Daywalker Chronicles

I’m currently working on the next book in the series, and it should be available on Amazon in print and Kindle format in the last quarter of 2017.

 

What’s new in the 2nd edition?

Tons. A map of Sleet City, journal entries, Supe species notes, case files, and excerpts from Alegria’s diary. You might find out more than you wanted to know about a certain pair of Irish vampire twins’ birthmarks and the map of Russia, too. (Don’t say you weren’t warned.)

Take a peek inside Blood On The Moon here:

If you’ve read the Blood On The Moon, (Vol 1 of the Daywalker Chronicles) and would like to share your feedback with me, I’d love to hear from you! I also welcome questions from writers. 🙂

 

Books and tea

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about zombies, lycanthropes and how to bring  the joy of creating stories to everyone, no matter what stage of their writing journey they’re at.  When I have a free moment, I like to enjoy a quiet teh while listening to the chatter of ah peks at the coffee shop.