Leaf & Parcel

So many leaves! Pretty Autumn colours everywhere. And rain, which I love. I'm litter picking more. It began with the odd item if I could see a bin in sight or was almost home. Inspired by Australia's "take three for the sea" initiative (when visiting the beach), I take an extra bag with me on… Continue reading Leaf & Parcel

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Collection of Impulses

As a child I remember thinking I had tons of books. I actually had about 20. I could see the library from our door and visited weekly. For a small building it packed a lot in. At home, the selection was also diverse. Arthur C Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Edwardian Lady and Master Painters. Science,… Continue reading Collection of Impulses

Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

Some uplifting reading for you today! Enjoy my interview with writer Carol Lovekin, author of two books (both published by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press). You can find Carol online, via her blog and on Twitter. What were your reasons for taking up swimming? Initially, & predictably, because I thought it would be good for me.… Continue reading Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

What Happens Next?

Fantasy is a broad spectrum of wonders. As a story ends, I often find myself asking, "Then what?" I'm fascinated by the big TA-DAAA moment. A glimpse of what comes after. The sun rises, people gather, rebuilding awaits. I often linger there. It cannot be all rainbows and ribbons - a battle is won though struggles continue… Continue reading What Happens Next?

Set the Scene: Librarian Jill Seidenstein

This week, I interview the lovely Jill Seidenstein of Seattle, who blogs at Slow Bloom.  1: What were your reasons for becoming a librarian? When I was finishing up college, I went to a career counselor, did their tests and the only thing I can remember from that process was librarian or archivist. At the time I… Continue reading Set the Scene: Librarian Jill Seidenstein

Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew

I'm asking people about an activity or skill they love.  This week I'm happy to share my interview with representational artist Wendy Andrew... 1. What drew you to becoming an artist? I have always drawn and painted and made things! My father was an artist and took me to life drawing classes as a young… Continue reading Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew

Warriors As Healers

I'm sharing a little about the writing process regards another world in Sky Drum. In my fantasy epic, the story begins amid a shift from duality to unity. On Earth, two characters journeys evolve, from a focus on the past, to the present. On Eliir, their common worldview is expanding beyond the equality they've maintained… Continue reading Warriors As Healers