On making a character live … the inside story

Authors are funny animals. We inhabit storybook worlds; and sometimes reside in our characters’ heads. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of fictional characters coming to life. Adversity McAllister is someone you won’t know yet, but soon you will. She’s the young protagonist in my completed manuscript, SWEET ADVERSITY. The only child of travelling Shakespearean actors, 12-year-old Addie… Read More On making a character live … the inside story

Why I’m addicted … to Flash Fiction

Scratch the writing skin of most Flash Fiction aficionados and you’ll find an addict. Yes, we can’t help ourselves … we adore the genre, we drool over brilliant Flash Fiction … on a continual quest to write great stories. I write novels, chapter books and plays for children, but Flash Fiction tales I write for both adults and children. They’re… Read More Why I’m addicted … to Flash Fiction

Jumping into the waters of Independent Publishing … interviewing Angela Sunde, author

I’m thrilled to host my friend and author, the lovely Angela Sunde, on the occasion of the launch of her new novel for kids, Snap Magic. Angela’s own tweenhood experiences were the inspiration for Snap Magic’s cringe worthy laugh-out-loud moments. As she says, ‘Writing Snap Magic took me right back to being twelve years old.… Read More Jumping into the waters of Independent Publishing … interviewing Angela Sunde, author