Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat

Another snippet from Viyella's story. In truth, I'm well past these bits, but I don't let myself post unless I've done lots of fresh work. Just keeping myself honest 😉 Hope you like it! He stood and sent out one more thought.  Yowls filled the courtyard, punctuated by screams.  Seconds later, his cat Farain rounded … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat

Excerpt: The Nightward – A Boy Dances

It's been a while since I proved I was working. So here is a little bit of my current Work In Progress to keep you warm for the weekend! A burst of applause made her jump, and Viyella realized that her mother had reached the end of her speech.  When the noise died down, the … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – A Boy Dances

Because We Are Awesome

Recently I've been reading some great, eye-opening pieces about women and our astounding contributions to society. Sometimes women and the great things they do have been acknowledged, sometimes not, but always, we have been here. Here is a really great piece by Kameron Hurley about how women have always been a living, breathing part of history, whether … Continue reading Because We Are Awesome

Opening Lines

Chuck Wendig frequently posts some of the funniest, most helpful writing blogs on the internet, and he has no problem encouraging writers to come together on his site to trash out common issues either. Recently, he had a fun challenge about loglines and I posted my own and had loads of fun reading others. After that, … Continue reading Opening Lines

Excerpt – The Nightward

Here's an excerpt from my new work in progress. It's a fantasy set in a world in which women are the stronger sex (they have 'real' magic), and modeled on a mish-mash of African, Caribbean and Indian culture. Just so you know I haven't been lying when I said I was writing these days! Finally, … Continue reading Excerpt – The Nightward