I have a story to write... It's about a woman. A strong and noble lady who lived in the 1800's. She wrote a book but it is constrained by the social and cultural restrictions of the time. Basically it is a list of experiences and facts, with very little emotion. The book itself was a… Continue reading Soliloquy
I couldn't read. I tried. Jack and Jill went up that hill but what they did once they got there was always a mystery. I tried to read. Still I tried. The education system here puts you in school at 3 or 4 years-old. They start immediately. I did try. But the words were a… Continue reading Reading
I have a funny brain. Not funny ha-ha, but funny peculiar. The wiring is weird for one and sometimes I can't grasp stuff easily, like reading or the difference between seeing and watching... That is a huge difference... Imagine in the conversation saying you have seen Brad Pit instead of watching him on the TV.… Continue reading Dream-catcher
Do you remember when you used to get toys in the packets of cereal? As a kid I would love to make portions and perfumes. Then I started to get into properties of liquids and solids. There was one experiment where I mixed a few household ingredients and ended up with a thick mass. It… Continue reading Cereal Toys
"Look at me," the teacher said. "Look at me," said a friend. "Look at me," said a boss. "Look at me," said a customer. Look at me. They were the words that followed me around until I was twenty. Then finally a friend asked something that no one had. "Why can't you look at me?"… Continue reading To truly see
Oh err... Never done one of these before. Thank you to Judith Barrow for inviting me to join. I've nominated some other writers below and I hope they will take up the mantle... So here goes. The Tour What am I working on? At the moment I am working on a number of projects... Here's… Continue reading My Writing Process Blog Tour
There are four in my Etsy shop of 'The Phantom Horse'.
Well, today has been one I was hoping not to do. Back in January the agent I'd sent my children's book to said they wanted to see the rest of my story. I sent it to them and assured them that they were the only agent I was contacting and then.... nothing. I sent an… Continue reading Back on the treadmill
For everyone in the UK you can now buy my selection of short stories in paperback! Just go HERE.
One of my short stories has just gone live in the Jotters United Literary Magazine. Go here to have a look. I also illustrated this one so let me know what you think. It's a free read so I recommend a look.