Category: General

Thank you 2015…

Uh-huh…it’s that end of the year post. It’s in our nature to reflect and move forward, make a bucket of resolutions that we utterly fail to keep. I won’t be doing any of that. Instead a thank you to those people who have made this year work the way it has. There are a lot…


Story Teller

Back in the 80’s Marshall Cavendish published a collection of stories. No biggy right? Wrong. These stories were released once a fortnight with a cassette tape for you to listen and read-a-long with. Hidden within the magazine’s pages were tales from Oscar Wilde, poems from J. R. R. Tolkien and classics like Hansel and Gretel,…


Learning Curves

I’ve heard a lot of authors say that you never stop learning. 2014 turned out to be one heck of a hill for me. On the outside, nothing has happened. Yet, those who write (whatever you write) know that that’s possibly the best type of happening. I put this growth down to tea lack of…


The Big Wide World

Nine Worlds happened this weekend, a convention for fans of anything ‘geek’. Games, comics, films, books and T.V. shows were all covered, spanning all age groups and geeky genres. Interesting and apropos academic panels merged well with the more traditional fan-based content. Panels and workshops covered making, creating, discussing, laughing, exploring and of course debating….


Waiting for September

It has been a while since I updated the blog. Forgive me, I’ve been working away like a maniac on The Novel. Re-writing, editing, tweaking not to mention planning out books two and three, and a dissertation for the next academic year. For so long now my writing desk has been organised chaos – notes,…