Brace yourselves – Legacy of Ghosts is coming!

Legacy of Ghosts, sequel to my first book Blood of Heirs, now has a cover! Thanks to the astounding Pen Astridge for creating this beauty, capturing the drama of light and shadow that I hope is reflected in the book. Legacy of Ghosts launches on Saturday 30th November 2019, and is now available for pre-order... Continue Reading →

A little Kick to Start your week!

As regular readers will know, I love making maps. Pirate maps, fire escape maps, but most of all world maps for books. Many of you will have seen the map I created for my own trilogy, and know it took far longer than any good map should, but it was, at its essence, a labour... Continue Reading →

Ireland is calling…

In a few days I'll be back on a plane (ok, four planes), travelling to the frigid north to experience the 'summer' of my ancestors. Yep, that's right, kids! I'm heading back to England and then Ireland for Dublin2019, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention! I decided not to apply to take part in panels... Continue Reading →

Mapping the World

This week has been huge! I finished the final edits for Blood of Heirs, finalised the map of Coraidin, and the cover for Blood of Heirs was revealed by the wonderful folks over at The Fantasy Hive! Now the map is complete, I can share it with all of you and reveal some of the... Continue Reading →

The Six Circles of Editing Hell

As promised, I have some insights to share about editing Blood of Heirs... The edits hit a pretty big snag last week, and without going into the gruesome details, the up-shot is that I had to cut ties with one editor and employ another to finish the job of the structural edit. Hopefully, this won't have a... Continue Reading →

Menu Memories

When I travel, my memories always attach to food I’ve eaten along the way. I distinctly recall the vast array of dishes I tried on my first trip to the US when I was in primary school, and whenever I see those dishes elsewhere those early travel memories come flooding back. Churros at Disneyland, hush... Continue Reading →

Self-care & Jams

I firmly believe in self love, self-care and taking time to do things for yourself. Writing is something I do for myself, for the love of it, for the intrinsic reward and for how it makes my heart feel. It's a place I can go and be completely comfortable and content, even when the work... Continue Reading →

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