Here & Now

Outside my window… the sky is a bruised grey and sends down a smattering of rain - the first in a few days. Everything seems sleepy. My own reluctance to leave my cosy bed echoed in the world outside. I am thinking… about how different life has been these last couple of months and how [...]

Wild & Improbable Tales – In The Lamplight

All was in darkness and silence. Only the feeble glow of the lamp provided any relief. It was in the cone fo that yellow light that I observed him: the little daemon at the foot of my bed. He perched there, unmoving except for the slow blink of his black eyes, and regarded me with [...]

If Music Be The Food Of Life, Play On

For someone whose life is played out to an ever-changing soundtrack, I realised over the last week or so that music is something I hardly ever write about. From dancing around my living room to the strains of Tchaikovsky's nutcracker suite as a toddler, to belting out Queen with my family on a long car [...]

Stonecrop Review and Reconnecting With Nature

Yesterday, I started reading Stonecrop Review: a journal of urban nature writing, art and photography. I'm only about halfway through the journal but it's prompted such reflection that I felt compelled to write about it. It is a wonderfully thought out publication: the writing is insightful, the illustrations immersive, and the overall aesthetic so clean [...]

Dragon Harp

The harp, it was said, summoned dragons. No one in town really held with that kind of nonsense; dragons, along with faeries and elves, had been consigned to legend. Even so, there was an air of suspicion around the fine gold instrument for, though it had stood encased in glass for centuries, it still gleamed [...]

The Disappeared – Book Review

I was especially excited for the release of The Disappeared. I have followed Amy's writing for some years, reading her awesome blog over at Ten Penny Dreams, so I was thrilled when I realised that I could support her journey to publication by pledging something towards her debut release. The Disappeared was published through Unbound: [...]

The Book That Steals Hearts: The Boy Who Steals Houses – Book Review

This book will break your heart and stitch it back together with caramel and sunbeams. It is a story filled with hope, pain, love, fear, and beautiful, beautiful connection.  CG Drews once again demonstrates her ability to craft the most astounding characters and weave the most heart wrenching narratives. The Lou brothers are masterfully written: [...]

Wild & Improbable Tales – Taste and Remember

The memory of that taste was the only happy thing he had left. The tang, the mellow creaminess. He remembered his mother standing at the makeshift worktop in their sparse kitchenette; he remembered the cracked, red fingers of her gentle hands unwrapping the wax paper as though she were opening a parcel of the finest [...]

Choice – #mundanemiracle

I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Tarcher Perigee to help promote Tyler Knott Gregson‘s latest book Miracle In The Mundane. I have loved Tyler’s work since I first stumbled across his iconic typewriter series and was incredibly excited for the release of his latest work. Miracle In The Mundane offers something a little bit different. [...]