As it’s Groundhog Day, here’s the story-behind-the-story of my book ’11:42′ – not because of the cute little woodchuck in Pennsylvania. But because of the awesome time-loop film that Bill Murray was in, which famously made the term ‘Groundhog Day’ synonymous with recurring situations…
Tag: young adult
The girl had been born with a flamboyant red curl on the top of her head, and so her father labelled her ‘Ginger’. The label quickly became a name, inscribed in royal-blue ink on her birth certificate, and maybe that was part of the problem. A problem that grew as she grew. Because Ginger was the name of a spice (or a cat) and not a woman’s name at all…
When Your Muse is For Sale
In which the derelict farmhouse that sparked my historical fantasy, ‘Foxfires’, on a wintery walk many years ago suddenly appears online for sale, and I spend the day wishing it was mine, all mine!
It’s not every day you get a review like this little beauty! Good reviews are always very welcome, so if you like a book please do take the time to tell the author, especially if they are lesser-known. Your review could be pivotal to whether that writer carries on writing or not.
Those Precious Good Reviews
Writers crave good reviews even more than they crave chocolate cake or a really fantastic pen. This is the first one I got, dug up from the archives…
The song from ‘The Blackwood Crusade’ by Jo Danilo
So awesome to hear that my lovely Blackwood book is still sending out ripples and appearing in dreams! I remember … More
Getting Praised for Daydreaming
When somebody totally gets what you were trying to say, understands how your world works, and bonds with characters you gave birth to, it’s like a little bit of sparkly magic.
11:42 – One Boy, One Girl, One Road, One Long Night, One Long Nightmare
One boy. One girl. One road. One long night. One long nightmare. A terrifying YA Paranormal Romance…
Sequel Cliches: A Character Chat
Unsure as to whether or not to inflict another helping of torture on my characters in a sequel, I thought it would be good if they talked it over first. And so they did…
I found Daisy’s Bike!
The odd experience of coming across your fictional character’s name in an obscure place.