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May 21, 2020

Flickers of Hope

Long before the Master's servants in the East put their plan to wipe out the West into action, Don Allwood knew that his ability to lead the fight back against the coming genocide would require him to enter the minds of those he needed to influence and...

May 9, 2020

I'm delighted to share my thoughts on how arranged royal marriages can lead to happy outcomes in my fantasy romance novel 'Dagmar of the Northlands'.

'Dagmar of the Northlands' is a Nordic-themed fantasy novel, but it features plenty of falling in love as well as battle...

April 24, 2020

So, what exactly makes a good ghost story?

The ghost story is one of the most conservative forms in the horror genre. While there is an almost inexhaustible supply of variation - making it one of the most resilient and compelling types of horror - almost all successful...

April 10, 2020

The Black Vipers

Though she scorned helping the poor and needy as a rule, Queen Maureen of Aspatria took great delight in performing one act of charity in carefully concealed secret. Unknown to her husband Leofric, she funded a small house in the lower reaches of Brewch...

April 2, 2020

The King Is Dead, Long Live The Queen - InD'tale Magazine

I'm delighted to announce that my article 'The King Is Dead, Long Live The Queen' was published in InD'tale Magazine on 1 April 2020 and is available to read for FREE on their website. Many thanks to editor TJ Ma...

April 2, 2020

Love at First Sight v Happiness Was There All Along

I've been reflecting on how love at first sight versus falling in love with your best friend is portrayed in my latest fantasy novel, 'Dagmar of the Northlands'.

'Dagmar of the Northlands' is an epic fantasy novel with...

March 21, 2020

Lights Across The Water

My husband ran around with other women as he pleased, and only the effect that a divorce would have on his political career prevented his abandoning me entirely in favour of one of his many mistresses. I yearned to leave him, but Ian Flint was a...

March 7, 2020

Howdy, Cowgirl: A Celebration of How Two Women Writers Have Broken Through in Weird West Fiction

The distinctively feminine voice hasn't always been an integral part of the weird west story. By that I mean a feminine style and tone, regardless of whether or not the writ...

February 20, 2020

My WIHM Reading 2020

In this short blog article celebrating Women In Horror Month, I'm going to talk about six books I've thoroughly enjoyed this year.

1. Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine - For a vampire-themed coming of age novel in a university setting, I'd highly recom...

February 13, 2020

'Dagmar of the Northlands' features a strong female lead character who loves to wield her axe! How did the idea come about?

I wanted to portray a strong warrior who fought alongside men as a matter of course, in a culture where it was taken for granted. 'Dagmar of the N...

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