August Update

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of August and I haven’t posted an update for ages! I am now settled in our new house in Wales. It’s been ripped apart to install a new boiler system and we’ve slowly unpacked so we’re pretty much ‘there’. Though I still cannot find the box with our…

Folk Horror My Way

October last year saw the release of my novel, The Five Turns of the Wheel, with Silver Shamrock Publishing. As I’ve mentioned more than once, I wanted to continue writing in that world and have done so with a short story collection – As the Wheel Turns – More Tales from the Weald. This is…

A Month of Found Poems is Almost Over

April is National Poetry Month and, never one for sitting back(!), I set myself a challenge of a poem every day. After the first day, I remembered a comment I made to Mike Arnzen last year when I created found poems based on some indie poets’ work. I said I was thinking of creating a…

Spring Brings New Things

New things are happening – although that doesn’t include moving, the house sale is progressing slower than a snail on a bad day, even a sloth would move faster. So what’s new? Well, I’ve created a newsletter which will get sent out at the end of each month and I am currently training myself to…

Writing The Dream

The writing world is an uncertain place. You need resilience to keep going, to pick yourself up after yet another rejection – which happens with far greater regularity than acceptance – and put yourself out there – again. I have been writing for several years now, building up from flash and poetry to short stories…

One, Two, I See You

My last post was quite a serious one so I thought it was time to strike a balance and touch on happier things. A few years back I rewrote a nursery rhyme, just for fun. That rhyme was a version of The House that Jack Built which I gave a Ripper vibe. It appeared on…