That time when I decided choosing only 3 top reads from an entire year was a good idea. I stand by it though. Top reads of 2020.
Because Twitter is Twitter, and because I'm me, I committed to writing one million words in 2021. Why am I like this?
Soundtrack style playlist for Furies at the Gate, a queer, supernatural novella set in 1970s London, pitched as Charlie's Angels X Life on Mars, but with demonic lesbians and better cars.
A partial scene from Gothwrecked (WT), a retelling that asks the question: what if instead of a handsome prince, Wednesday Addams finds a little mermaid washed up on the beach?
NEWS: My story, Six Days of Summer, was accepted for publication in a supernatural anthology. Publication date: February 2021
This is part of the prologue for Moonstruck Consent (book 4 of NTSR). Gravity is a weighty concept for an eight-year-old whose mind is bewitched by the fanciful. I didn’t know anything about magic until I met Leia, but lying on our bellies in her garden while she told me story after story, I began... Continue Reading →
I've been trying to find time to rewrite an old story from my school days. It's a twist on an old fish tale, a not quite retelling of The Little Mermaid. My premise is this: what if, instead of a charming prince, it's Wednesday Addams who finds Ariel washed up on the beach? I just... Continue Reading →
From Lotus, my WIP for April 2019's CampNaNoWriMo. I finished it at 38K. I love the story, especially how it ends, setting up NTSR 1 nicely. If I haven't already mentioned it, I plan to publish Lotus after books 1 and 2 of NTSR have been released. Betsy has been taking care of Lotus since... Continue Reading →
I started writing Lotus during April's CampNaNoWriMo. It's set in 1948 in the same Oxfordshire village as NTSR. Mostly it's about a coven of vampires who are still Violet's neighbours in present times. We meet them briefly in Paper Starlings, and they have the occasional scene throughout the series. Adam Castle — the grandad in... Continue Reading →
This is a partial scene from the only NaNoWriMo project I actually completed last November. Jack Wish is the main antagonist in Two Souls and a Pocket Watch, which I currently plan to publish in a hundred years time. Agnes Ditton was a hard woman to track down, not least because she now went by... Continue Reading →