The Only Way is Through

Words I wrote last year that are still bringing me fresh insights... Tides of pain that wrap me up and roll me in wave after wave of agony. I want to pass out for the seconds of reprieve it will bring. As the pain peaks then washes through my limbs as a scattering ache, I… Continue reading The Only Way is Through

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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

Lullaby of Sky

Today I'm sharing with you the lullaby of sky, a poem that details the character's united journeys in my fantasy epic novel which launched this week.   Sky full of lullaby Answering heart’s call Shadows in the wake of light Journeying towards a fall . . . A million strings beating sparks Together moving to… Continue reading Lullaby of Sky