Blog posts

The pesky art of being an author

These blogs are about my writing, the creative process, and getting my work published. There’s posts about the things that keep me grounded and inspired: my bike, my garden, my writing group, and my darling cat who sits next to me when I write. Plus there’s tales about my delicious dykiness, luscious lesbianity, sapphic slippiness, and how that fits in with the world of books and writing. Oooh and some book reviews too.

Serendipity

A few months back a friend was telling me a delightful tale about how she meets with her friend online once a week to do some creative work. This struck me as very, very wise. So I promptly suggested to my writing group that we do the same. They happily agreed, we picked a day,… Continue reading Serendipity

A Zine for you on Winter’s Solstice (Southern Hemisphere): The Blood Bloom

A while back I fell in love with Kelly Reiherich’s collage artwork. I’d been following her since her ‘meat’ image, which I think works so well on so many levels, but this collage image of the hand holding the heart flower really inspired me. I wrote this story to go with it. It’s called The… Continue reading A Zine for you on Winter’s Solstice (Southern Hemisphere): The Blood Bloom

Inventing our stories: Telling it the way it should be, not the way it was

This is a retelling of the old Romany version of Cinderella. In this one the young woman has a magical mossy coat instead of a fairy godmother. She also has a mother who has strange ideas about parenting and how to deal with men. But at its heart it’s still the same old sexist nonsense.… Continue reading Inventing our stories: Telling it the way it should be, not the way it was

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