Yay - we have treats! It's Day 28 of the Blogging Challenge and Olivette Devaux has agreed to be my 'victim' for today. Truth be told, I can't wait for the next book in her Disorderly Elements series, mostly because I'm reliably informed that the main characters in that one will be Sig and David … [Read more...] about Don’t Take his Knives Away! | Author Chat with Olivette Devaux
season of cheer
A wonderful, peaceful Christmas from my writing cave! And yes, I did write this post a day early - just after making a dish of Mulled Wine Crumble, in fact - because, all things willing, I'm nowhere near a laptop today. Our living room is still a building site, so we're planning to spend Christmas … [Read more...] about It’s Christmas! Have some Mulled Wine Crumble!
For today's Season of Cheer post, I've picked a sneak peek at a fantasy saga I've been writing on and off for many years. Over a million words of story, and I've finally plucked up the courage to clean it up and turn it into something I'm not ashamed to offer to readers. Serrai and Madan's stories - … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 23: Snow Prayers | A Dornost Saga Ficlet
During December and January, many of us wake and leave the house in the dark and return home long after sunset. Barely seeing daylight is a struggle for me, which is why lights and candles are my favourite decorations during the winter. And, it seems, I'm not the only one with a penchant for light … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 20: Lights | A Fantasy Flash Fic
Along with Brussels Sprouts, something else that says winter, Christmas and Season of Cheer to me is marzipan. Not that it isn't available year round in the home-baking isle of most supermarkets these days, of course. But just as I avoid sprouts unless they're fresh in from the cold, I don't much … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 19: A Marriage of Almonds and Dates
Okay, I'll plant my flag and let you all take pot shots at me: winter would be wasted without Brussels sprouts!Many people would disagree, but I love the little green cabbage balls. I probably started liking Brussels sprouts just because everybody else did not and I was in my most contrary phase. … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 11: Our love and hate affair with Brussels Sprouts