My 7,500 word freebie short story “The Gate” is now available for download when you join my mailing list at Read more.
23rd December 2017
a thousand holly wreaths
This morning I planned a morning of rosy-cheeked, family fun. So we loaded our two children and the powered wheelchair, Read more.
9th December 2017
I have small children and things get broken. And I tell myself that this is why we can’t have nice Read more.
2nd December 2017
grief and fear
I’ve spent the last two weeks in a fugue state of non-specific fear. Fear about politics, fear for my children, Read more.
22nd November 2017
The Gate has a cover!
Look, here’s a thing! Yesterday, JMS sent me the cover art for The Gate, my new short story. Matty comes Read more.
20th November 2017
I signed up for NaNoWriMo, just to give myself a framework for this month, really, and I’ve been doing quite Read more.
15th November 2017
Due to Confusing But Boring Domestic Circumstances, OH and I ended up having a quintessentially British lunchtime picnic in the Read more.
7th November 2017
the pain and the glory
We’re at the Children’s Hospice this week – as some of you know, our child is life-limited, with an undiagnosed, Read more.
1st November 2017
I have a publishing contract!
So, here’s the thing. I’ve been writing for years, on and off, at varying levels of readability and in various Read more.
28th October 2017
let this stand here
My aunt is dying. She’s my mother’s cousin and has no family other than her brother’s children and us. She’s Read more.
12th April 2017
the different lives we live
I’ve been pondering all the different lives we live, recently. I’m in my mid forties and so far I’ve done Read more.
21st February 2017