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 Hauschka goodies and The Silver Moon Storybook today. It was a fun, busy day, and I sold plenty from both my product lines. 

There was loads of interest in the book in particular; I managed to sell the b...

November 30, 2018

I was recently asked by a bloke on the internet “what is a pro-woman

fairy tale?”

The term “pro-woman” really came from a reluctance on my part to ​​use the word “feminist” to describe my work in an open forum; this stemmed from experience of how very off-putting using t...

September 24, 2018

What darkness lies in the past of a little witch, cursed into the shape of a giant?

As the silver moon rises, who will save a magical unicorn, imprisoned in the castle of a tyrant, or befriend an enormous clown who roams the world alone? Can a humble weaver find the cou...

September 23, 2018

I can hardly believe I'm writing this, but the book is finished. ​​

Like, done.

100% complete, and handed over to my publisher.


It was one of those things that felt like it was never going to happen, until suddenly it did.

It feels weird, but certainly wonderful. T...

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