Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You: How do you develop your plots and characters?

It’s a lengthy process! Honestly, the characters that I have now are a very far cry from the characters I had when I first conceived the story many years ago. Emmy used to be a much darker character, and she committed suicide in the narrative, only to be brought back to life. She was a… Continue reading Getting to Know You: How do you develop your plots and characters?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Book of a Thousand Days

When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the… Continue reading Book Review: Book of a Thousand Days

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You: What Do You Do When You’re Not Writing?

My answer to this used to be "Is there ever a time I'm not writing?" That, however, is no longer true. The majority of my time is spent looking after my young baby! But truly, I spend the majority of my free time (usually once Bub is asleep) writing, editing, tweaking, thinking of new ideas… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What Do You Do When You’re Not Writing?

Book Reviews

Review: Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed -… Continue reading Review: Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

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Getting to Know You: Why Did You Decide to Write Fantasy?

I grew up loving fantasy novels and my dad encouraged me to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at a fairly early age. My most favourite of his recommendations was The Malloreon and The Belgariad, both epic fantasy by David Eddings. I fell in love with Garion and Silk and Barak and… Continue reading Getting to Know You: Why Did You Decide to Write Fantasy?