The First

What’s the first book you ever bought? The first book I remember buying was a paperback copy of A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett while on a family holiday to Singapore. I remember it clearly, partly, because it’s attached to another memory I have that happened in that bookstore. I was seven and itContinue reading “The First”

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Poem: Ghost in the Night

With Halloween only a few days away I feel like now would be an appropriate time to share this poem. I always feel like people won’t believe me when I say this but I have been writing poems and short stories since before I was in school. Hear me out before you disbelieve me. MyContinue reading “Poem: Ghost in the Night”

Where my Inspiration comes from

As a writer I know I don’t live in a vacuum. I’m influenced in my writing style by musicians, other authors, television and film, and by mythology, legends, folklore and fairy tales the most. So, who do I feel are most influential in my life? These are my top ten. Tuomas Holopainen If you haven’tContinue reading “Where my Inspiration comes from”

What I’m Currently Working On

Ok, so over the last week I really haven’t worked on much of anything. One of my loveliest friends from the city came down for a visit so naturally I was focusing on showing her around and having a bit of a vacation myself. I feel pretty good about the fact that we had aContinue reading “What I’m Currently Working On”

Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal

It should come as no shock to you that I’ve been working really hard on the sequel to The Kingston Chronicles; Samhain Sorcery. My goal was to launch it this Halloween (for the Northern Hemisphere Samhain/Halloween) but realistically there is no way I can have the manuscript finished in, and published, in time. I’m workingContinue reading “Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal”

Poem – Hades Halls

Today I wanted to share another poem. I had wanted to share an excerpt from Samhain Sorcery but I’m not where I wanted to be with it yet. So instead I’m sharing this. I wrote this poem circa 2010. I’ve probably mentioned before now that I am pretty obsessed with Greek Mythology. This poem wasContinue reading “Poem – Hades Halls”

Poem – Twisted

This is another of the poems I wrote during my Bachelor’s studies. This one was inspired by the body of fairy and folk tales I was studying at the time. It’s mainly inspired by tales such as Beauty and the Beast and myths such as Hades and Persephone, Cupid and Psyche, and really any ofContinue reading “Poem – Twisted”

The Great Mother in Angel Lit

A few weeks ago I spent some time discussing archetypal characters in Young Adult Urban Fantasy, especially how they relate to the sub-genre of Angel Literature, and the archetypes of Eve and Lilith. I’m going to come back to that topic today to talk about the Mother archetype and the relevance of the Great Mother.Continue reading “The Great Mother in Angel Lit”

Why Write About Witches?

“Why write about witches? Are you a witch?” I get asked this a lot. The second part of that question always has an emotion attached to it. The person asking is usually curious, although whether this curiosity stems from their belief that I must be crazy because “there is no such thing as witches” orContinue reading “Why Write About Witches?”

Denmark Festival of Voice 2018

I have to say my first Denmark Festival of Voice was awesome! I only attended two days of the festival but everything I experienced was awesome. I think I took on a little too much because I’m still exhausted so I’ll have to pace myself better next year. I got to meet a lot ofContinue reading “Denmark Festival of Voice 2018”