Cover Reveal: ‘The End Was Not the End’ Fantasy Anthology

Cover reveals are a thrill. Aside from the edits, the bio, the signing of contracts, they’re the bit that makes a writer get goosebumps because it’s all REAL and you can see it. This cover for the upcoming ‘The End Was Not the End’ fantasy anthology from Seventh Star Press is by the award-winning¬†Bonnie Wasson,…

How to Write a Novel in a Week

How to write a novel in a week? Okay, I’m lying. But not by much. THE HOUSE OF SIGHS is the latest. In one week I’m 57,000 words in, bringing the total up to 66,000. You know how long the other 9,000 took me? Two months. Here is the blurb for HOUSE OF SIGHS, by…

My stories are part of an outreach campaign to teachers!

Ah, some nice news on a fragile morning after excessively celebrating the return of an Esteemed Niece from Australia. The glorious Buzz Books have announced signing me to their MYTHOLOGY HIGH series. The first story in the trilogy, SEAL GIRL, will be available as a one-off stinger, and then POOKA and the third story will…

Top 10 Female Fantasy Writers

I was hugely gruntled to find out that not only are there some really good female fantasy writers out there, there are also more than ten. A lot, lot more than ten. Oh my days, so many more than ten. Literally¬† the only way I could deal with my shame for only including ten of…

Why I Love Dystopian YA

Dystopian fiction’s been around for a long time, but cultural anxiety means it’s rearing its head. And it’s especially suited to YA, because events like the zombie apocalypse or the hunger games ask the question that we’re particularly prone to asking when we’re young: “It’s all utter bollocks. Why is nothing being done about it?”…

Post-apocalyptic horror story accepted for anthology…

Siren’s Call Publications are a delightful trio of ladies. Kalla Monahan loves the zombies in a possibly quite wrong way, Nina D’Arcangela is a taphophile with a suspiciously excellent surname, and editor-in-chief Kate Munroe has a taste for wine as red as her hair. She’s picky. When it comes to wine, I’ll reach with equal…

YA Steampunk story published in TIMELESS

Why do they call it jumping the gun? I’ve no intention of jumping a gun. Evading sounds a better bet to me. Oh, wait. The whole ‘gun to start a race’ thing. Yeah. I remember now. Anyways… I am absolutely THRILLED to get ‘It Lies Beneath’ published in this awesome antho by Pugalicious Press. They’re…

Steampunk story published in CONQUEST THROUGH DETERMINATION

Buy this book on Amazon UK (paperback) I love writing Steampunk. Everyone is different, but although I love the romance of dirigibles and sumptuous frocks, I can’t help thinking the Victorians were gloriously complicated – like us, but with better hats. So “Dreamer, Wake Up, Wake Up” is a story about a grumpy old lesbian…