British Fantasy Award Winners

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 I’d been able to go,...

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Confessions of an unpublished author

Confessions of an unpublished author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 incredibly frustrated...

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A box of…what?

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 battling my way...

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Flash Fridays: Winter’s Mountain

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 that it was high time I...

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Viva la vivid!

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 of my horror short...

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A Box of Stories

A Box of Stories

Like all writers, I'm an avid reader. I consume books (and chocolate...and films...) like most people drink water or wine. Alas, as I'm not a huge fan of alcohol, my vice is a tendency to buy as many books as there are days in the year. As you can imagine, this habit...

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