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March 19, 2020

This week #FolkloreThursday is all about children's nursery rhymes, and I can't think of a more topical one than Ring a Ring o' Roses given the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. We are now self-isolating for 14 days, as my middle son woke up this morning with a coug...

March 12, 2020

​​This week for #FolkloreThursday I have been having some fun reading fairy tales about theft, sin and immorality. I mean, these are not uncommon themes in fairy tales, given that the faerie universe is basically a hotbed of deception, abuse, infanticide and people gen...

March 2, 2020

A few years ago, before I decided to self-publish and was still working with Wysewomen Publishing, the subject of a companion piece for The Silver Moon Storybook came up. 

Something that I wasn't expecting whilst marketing Silver Moon was the assumption among quite a lo...

June 13, 2019

What bleak monsters live in the deeps? Below the shimmering surface, where all might be calm and smooth. Where sunbeams make their merry dance 'til gold dissolves into amber, orange, red, and finally they bow to make way for the dark and their pale sister. What creatur...

March 5, 2019

Where the north wind blows restlessly over a bleak and lonely land, there lived a family of five large and hardy brothers and one silent sister. The brothers worked long and hard every day, farming the land and tending the beasts that provided food and companionship fo...

February 20, 2019

Down by the canal basin, where the reeds grow thick and green beside

 murky water, and the monstrous pike rises sleepily from the depths to draw circular patterns on his ceiling, there lived a bevy of beautiful, proud white swans and a raft of bustling brown ducks. Thes...

January 22, 2019

There's another blog review of my book en route shortly, which is very exciting. I'll share details as soon as I receive them - hopefully in the next week or so. 

In the meantime, the lovely reviewer forced me into a bit of self-analysis today with the following questio...

January 21, 2019

​​So it turns out Nicola from Wysewomen Publishing was absolutely spot-on, and books are almost exactly like babies. They're exhausting, stressful and painful to produce, a labour of love. They force you to confront strengths, weaknesses and feelings you didn't even kn...

December 2, 2018

Folk were asking me this weekend where I get the inspiration for my feminist fairy tales. This is a question I love answering, firstly because some of the answers are hilarious (The Weaver originated in a particularly vivid dream where Henry VIII saved me from a giant...

December 1, 2018

I was at the Ratho Primary School Christmas Fair with my delicious Ha