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August 3, 2019

I am in the mood for a new writing project, so have decided to work on a wee series​​ about bits and pieces of culture, art and literature that have inspired and influenced me through the years. Many of them have made their way into The Silver Moon Storybook in one gui...

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 15, 2019

​​It's been a busy week, keeping track of all the lovely articles that have been written on the Love Books Group Blog Tour for The Silver Moon Storybook. I suspect I've been a bit of a bore on Twitter, but nevertheless I am giving myself full permission to enjoy all th...

March 10, 2019

I am on the cusp of what feels like it'll be a big week for me and for The Silver Moon Storybook. It's the start of my Love Books Group blog tour for the book tomorrow, and I am feeling anxious and excited in equal measure. 

The reviews I've had so far have been univers...

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...

February 7, 2019

So the dream was that The Silver Moon Storybook would be for colouring-in as well as reading; this was driven by my realisation at 35 that I'm actually as much of a visual learner as I am wordy and numbery. I wanted my readers to have the chance to absorb the positive...

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...

January 9, 2019

I'm getting back to work after the Christmas holidays, and following up with the various bloggers and journalists who have received copies of The Silver Moon Storybook to review. Here are snippets of the write-ups I've had so far, along with a wee GIF illustrating how...

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