I had a dream. It was a very real, very emotional dream. It was like watching a movie. It had a beginning, middle, and an end. It had conflict, it had romance, it had questions. The thing is, I didn't like the way it ended when I'd woken up. So, I went back to sleep… Continue reading Into the world it goes
Hi everyone, So, fellow author and Scotland based Jenny Frame and I are both running competitions through this month's BSB UK newsletter. And, myself and several other authors are going to be at Manchester Pride and at ELLCon this month, so you should come hang out with us! Here is the link to the newsletter… Continue reading Contest and Play Time
Book Box Day is a big thing in our house. There's something special about getting to hold in your hand the culmination of hours and hours of hard work. From the kernel of an idea, to the proposal, to the arc design, to sitting down every single night to get the story out. Then on… Continue reading Book Box Day: number four
I love fairy tales. And I especially love remakes of fairy tales, spins that twist the original into something new. With that in mind, I sat down to write my own fairy tale, about fairy tales. And I'm loving it. It's a lot of research, and I keep stopping to fact check, but I really… Continue reading A tale, coming soon.
I don't tend to read my reviews, as I'm too thin skinned. The last bad one I read kept me from writing for months. But it's great when I hear about a review that has come in, like the one below posted on Goodreads: Wow! When I first heard the premise of this book, the… Continue reading 5* Review for Fury’s Bridge
Two takeaways from the event: "Life is short, and life is long. There is no time for bad books." Ruth Sternglantz "Have you tried the cheese? It's excellent." Barbara Anne Wright "It is our responsibility as authors to shed light on dark things, and to educate as much as we can." Robyn Nyx "It will… Continue reading Highlights from GCLS 2018
Super excited to show off the cover for Spinning Tales, out in spring 2019. Maggie McShay wants a little magic in her life. Something more than the drab existence of going to work and coming home to a cat that barely tolerates her. When she spontaneously replies to a want ad asking for someone to… Continue reading Getting Ready to Spin
Let me introduce you to the stick skinny version of me...
A few years ago, I told my partner that I had an idea for a trilogy of books. The idea had been bouncing around in my head for a while. (Years) But the thing is, I'd started writing a number of novels, only to get bored and bail at the 30,000 word mark. She was… Continue reading This very special thing happened…
My wife reminded me that it's mental health awareness week. We often talk about the stigma of mental health issues, so we've both decided to do a blog about it. Because if no one talks about it, there's no chance in hell we'll reduce the stigma. And feeling alone really sucks. So... I have chronic… Continue reading Around the circle we go…