Samhain: Listening to your ghosts

After a glorious summer, full of fresh air and bright late nights, Aotearoa puts another blanket on the bed and gets ready for winter. And so it's samhain (southern hemisphere). The end of one year and the start of a new one. Time to reflect and contemplate, dream and plan, make sparkles in the dark,… Continue reading Samhain: Listening to your ghosts

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

How do you link mountain-biking with writing? (Or, Why being part of a group is fucking awesome).

There are four big reasons I love to be out on my mountain bike. The first is being outdoors. Whenever I'm asked if I'm a beach or mountains person, my answer is always I love trees and being in the woods. Add a mountain into that and I'm happy as can be. I love the… Continue reading How do you link mountain-biking with writing? (Or, Why being part of a group is fucking awesome).