The Cauldron Trilogy begins…

The Ramsay family moved to Coulden Wells dreaming of a quiet country life. But the moment they passed the village boundary, they were doomed to be part of fate. Because Coulden Wells is not the pretty English hideaway it seems. For centuries it has been protected by a coven of witches. And they have misused… Continue reading The Cauldron Trilogy begins…

Christmas special offer now on – get “Under this Skin” for only 99p! Limited time only!

It's Christmas Eve my friends and you know what that means. Time to start eating and reading! For a limited time only, get "Under this Skin", my original e-book, for the bargain price of 99p! Snuggle up with this fantastical, five-star tale whilst chowing down on (several) mince pies. Offer starts 8am today. The price… Continue reading Christmas special offer now on – get “Under this Skin” for only 99p! Limited time only!

“Under this Skin” available to buy on Amazon!

"Under this Skin" ebook is available on Amazon!  The link goes to Amazon UK Kbut it's up on other countries websites too - just search for "Under this Skin". And you can borrow it for free if you're a Kindle Unlimited customer. If you're not sure if it's right for you, check out my blog… Continue reading “Under this Skin” available to buy on Amazon!

Visiting Alice Liddells Grave

Any fan of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will know that its eponymous heroine is based on a real person. Alice Liddell was the fourth child in the Liddell family. They were friends with Charles Dodgson AKA Lewis Carroll and it was on a boating trip that he whipped up the tale of Alice and the White… Continue reading Visiting Alice Liddells Grave

Raised in the fantasy way

R2-D2 toy

I grew up surrounded by fantasy and sci-fi. Maybe that's why it's what I love to write now.  Bedtime stories were The Hobbit, Wind in the Willows, Roald Dahl. Daytime video viewing was Star Wars, Willow, Labyrinth and all the Disney films. It's still seen as odd if you're into fantasy and happen to be… Continue reading Raised in the fantasy way

She’ll do Nicely

Old woman

They say when your senses diminish, other senses become more astute, so your eyes improve if you’re deaf, your ears if you’re blind. I don’t know how truthful that is, but it seems as my body has diminished the strength of my mind has grown. All those books I read are now proving their worth.… Continue reading She’ll do Nicely

Notebook Collection – 4# Harry Potter Studio Tour, UK

Image of collected notebooks

Without doubt one of the best (and most expensive) places I've ever visited is The Making of Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros Studios. I've posted about one of my visits before and can utterly recommend it. My other half, who hasn't read the books or seen all of the films, absolutely loved it. He… Continue reading Notebook Collection – 4# Harry Potter Studio Tour, UK

I love Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – so Why Don’t I Love Good Omens?

BBC Radio 4 recently broadcast an adaptation of Good Omens, a fantasy book written by Neil Gaiman  and Terry Pratchett in 1990. Despite being a massive fan of both authors, I've never read the book. That sounds crazy because it is. So I recently borrowed a battered copy from an avid fan who shares my love… Continue reading I love Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – so Why Don’t I Love Good Omens?

The Ballad of Annie Jeffries

They called me the Changeling babe, Not quite a girl, not quite right. Through needle eyes I saw other realms and went wild dancing round finger trees. I jumped the Naiad, on a green bowing branch, and sang to the fair behind the fronds. Nay boy could beat me at their games, I would lick… Continue reading The Ballad of Annie Jeffries

Poetry – Elder Cry

I am tired My eyelids heavy My lips are raw My fingers crack.   I have gills Not lungs inside me Breath far stretched Held for sea salt.   I feel my bones Under this cotton Layers weighted In baby pink.   I had tall wings Now cut and taped down Itch paper skin Feathers… Continue reading Poetry – Elder Cry