The very first #WritersReview! (There may be spoilers.) Continue reading
On deciding to have a Reading Month . . . Continue reading
After my break in Portugal, I’ve come up with an idea. I love to read. I love to review. I love my fellow writers. But until now, my reading journal has been a secret pleasure . . . Continue reading
A few practical ideas for my friends in the world of children’s books. Continue reading
One of the features of a book worth reading is its voice. On panel events at festivals etc you will hear that publishers and agents are always seeking for a work with a distinctive voice.
What does that actually mean? Continue reading
This Lent I tried to give up two of my psychological props with rather mixed success. This Maundy Thursday, I’m reflecting on how it’s gone so far. Continue reading
There’s a great deal of cruelty in the news right now. It’s one of the reasons behind my Lenten retreat from social media. Still I can’t escape it altogether. A dear friend has been deeply affected by a child murder close to where she lives. Reality insists on being seen – so why on earth do I chose to write fantasy, to make impossible things up? Continue reading