Journal

Journal

WRITING ADVICE: 1st or 3rd person POV

I asked on my social media what people would most like to see from me here. The answer was pretty unanimous: writing advice. So here it is. Let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to cover here. Now for today’s question: choosing the right narrative voice for the novel. 1st person Continue reading WRITING ADVICE: 1st or 3rd person POV

The top three things which cause me to throw a book across the room

The top three things which cause me to throw a book across the room

So the title is somewhat exaggerated. I don’t really throw books across the room, but when faced with any of the below, I most certainly close them with disgust. As nearly every fiction writer, I’m a reader first. And in my reading journey, I’ve come across many lapses of writerly/editorial judgement. Many forgivable. Most forgettable. Continue reading The top three things which cause me to throw a book across the room

BOOK DEAL NEWS!

BOOK DEAL NEWS!

Announcement time! I’m beyond excited to finally be able to say it: my book will be a real thing. A real papery thing! With a pretty, pretty cover, a fabulous editor and a wonderful marketing team behind it and a lot of other things commonly associated with published novels! The fabulous Eleanor Teasdale from Angry Continue reading BOOK DEAL NEWS!

Agent Representation Announcement!

Agent Representation Announcement!

Super excited to announce I have signed with John Baker from the well-regarded Bell Lomax Moreton Agency! John found my Twitter pitch during last September’s PitMad event on Twitter (SO worth participating if you’re seeking representation). Having someone so tremendously enthusiastic and knowledgeable in my corner makes all the difference. It’s tremendously important to have Continue reading Agent Representation Announcement!

AI and the Soul of Art

AI and the Soul of Art

I have always found the concept of AI being programmed to produce art icky. Whether it’s for writing, painting or music composition. Not because I don’t believe computers will ever be able to produce something as good as humans do: I am not as naive as that.

THE WIND CHILD Sold To UCLan! – COMING FEBRUARY 2022

THE WIND CHILD Sold To UCLan! – COMING FEBRUARY 2022

New book deal announcement! My first middle grade (children’s) book, The Wind Child, is coming out from UCLan Publishing in February 2022! It’s a Slavic-folklore-inspired novel about how far you would go and what you’d be willing to sacrifice to save someone you love… It follows young Mara, the granddaughter of Stribog, the God of Continue reading THE WIND CHILD Sold To UCLan! – COMING FEBRUARY 2022