Holly is an integral part of an English winter. Its deep green leaves and bright red berries add colour when most things are grey and drab. It survives well inside, and it is - of course - often used for wreaths and table decorations. But holly has arcane credentials too, and some of these go back … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 3: Holly | A Fantasy Ficlet
Time for a Tuesday Teaser! It's a little like Christmas here today. All anticipation while I'm waiting for the delivery man to pull up outside the house and bring the new laptop. :-) My 10-year-old Dell has worked its socks off over the last few days to keep me going and my husband kindly lent me … [Read more...] about Tuesday Teaser: What Makes them Unique
Were he real, today would be Jack Horwood's birthday. And ever since Job Hunt I've used his birthday, and Gareth's on July 30th, as a kind of writing deadline. First, to get Job Hunt submitted. Then, the following year to finish first Ghosts and then House Hunt. I've had a similar project every year … [Read more...] about Like the King and his General – Sword Oath is Out!
So The Power of Zero was launched without major drama and now I'm trying to get my head around the other Jack book...the one that's been kicking my backside for a while now. While my mind attends to that, I'm playing around with flash fic. (And I'm living in hope that if I stick a fork in it and … [Read more...] about Fantasy Flash Fic: Different
Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where writers post snippets of their work every Saturday. Click here to join us for some great, intriguing glimpses! Today's Rainbow Snippet is from a historical fantasy romance called Brocade and Spices. I abandoned this when we moved house, but have lately … [Read more...] about Rainbow Snippets – March 5th