Welcome to my website!

I’m a fantasy/horror author, who dreams wildly and writes chaotically. If my life had to be summed up in one word, that would be it: chaos.

Please take a look at my work, my random thoughts, and my  latest news – often posted late, but hey, better late than never right?”

– Z

British Fantasy Award Winners

I’m a bit late to the party with this, but ‘better late than never’ as my old gaffer used to say. FantasyCon took place on 26th September 2021 in Birmingham, and as part of this, the annual British Fantasy Award winners were announced. I so wish...

Confessions of an unpublished author

There's something I'm slowly realising as I get older – time for writing doesn't magically appear, you have to make it yourself. Here's my next confession – all through my twenties I believed that one day I'd be a published author...but I got...

A box of…what?

I have a confession to make. I don't like any of my Box of Stories books. There, I said it. I was umming and ahhing over whether to post this so soon after my initial post, where I was so excited to dive right into the books I'd received. But after...

Flash Fridays: Winter’s Mountain

Lately, I've been so snowed under with my new job, looking after my toddler, organising a christening, setting up a new business (e.g. life in general) that I've barely had time to sit down, let alone find the time to write. I decided this week...

Viva la vivid!

I have a bad habit when I'm writing. Well, several bad habits actually (not plotting out the story far enough! Too many adjectives in speech! Not finishing novels!) - but here's the one that struck me the most while I was rewriting the first draft...