Busy with books

February 27, 2019 at 11:25 am

This is my first blog post of the year and the title should give you some idea why. The first two months of the year have been full of editing (both my works and others) and the next few months are full of events. The most exciting news is this. I have a short story in a soon-to-be-released anthology called Challenge Accepted. It includes seventeen stories by different speculative fiction authors (my friend Jeanette O’Hagan is one of them). All the protagonists have some kind of disability that challenges them in the world in which they live. All proceeds from […]

Waiting to Edit

August 6, 2017 at 8:19 am

I finished writing a new novel this week. It’s always an exciting moment, coming to the end of a manuscript. Finally, all that had work has paid off. I made it! Soon the fun will start–that fantastic moment when I read it over for the first time and start editing. I realise many authors don’t share my enthusiasm for the editing process but I love it. I love seeing what worked and what didn’t, experiencing the excitement of reading the story in its entirety for the first time and making sure it flows well. But not so fast! I have […]

Telling Stories

May 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

I think I was born to be a story-teller. All my life I’ve loved story-telling in all its forms. The story can be mine or it can be someone else’s. It doesn’t matter. The enjoyment is in the telling. 🙂 It’s interesting as I look back on my life, as I can see how all the things I’ve learned along the way have helped me with my desire to be a story-teller. After all, if you want to be an author these days it’s not enough just to be able to tell stories, you also have to be a marketer […]