What’s your season?

I like to think I’m quite a self-aware person, but sometimes I have literally no idea. Now that I’ve written two poetry collections, two novels, and several other TOP SECRET books that I can’t talk about yet, I’m starting to see a connection.

Journal#22 – On setting off on a new adventure

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, it’s been a funny old year of beginnings and endings. Personal and professional. Inward and outward. While my feet have barely moved, my mind has been everywhere. Travelled lots of different lands. Walked many fells. Crossed a few fjords. It hasn’t been the easiest year. But…

Into the Imaginarium

And it was done! The Imaginarium issue of Stepaway Magazine is published and free to roam. It’s been an absolute delight to read everyone’s submissions. There wasn’t a single one that didn’t bring me joy. What is the Imaginarium? It is a place of peculiarities, of surprises, of worlds turned inside out. This is our…

Fantasycon 2022

The Fantasycon 2022 programme is out! Find out what I’ll do doing there…

How to write a first chapter

Wondering how to write a good first chapter of a novel? Writing an opening chapter is something that sets many new writers on edge. Where to start? How to start? Why to start?