Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]

Twisted Tales is a series of books presenting different twists on various well-known Disney stories, and Mirror, Mirror is the sixth in the series, following on from novels about Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Mulan. Five of the previous novels were written by Liz Braswell, with Reflection, the Mulan story, writtenContinue reading “Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]”

Publication Updates

So seeing as this blog is supposed to be as much about my writing as it is about other’s, I thought I’d just drop a quick note to confirm my latest publication updates. Details of my short stories can always be found on the About & Publications page, but I know maybe not everyone visits thatContinue reading “Publication Updates”

HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]

As indicated by the title of this post, this post will contain spoilers. If you haven’t yet read the book (and if you have, I would love your thoughts on this!) then I suggest getting a copy, reading it, then coming back. FINAL SPOILER WARNING PUPPY! Glancing over reviews on Goodreads, this book seems toContinue reading “HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]”

HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books]

I’m actually going to do two posts for this novel, because there’s a fair bit I want to talk about which would contain spoilers. This is the spoiler-free review of HEX, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. In the English language version of HEX, the story takes place in Black Spring, a town situated not too farContinue reading “HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books]”

Thoughts on Italics

When it comes to italics, there seem to be two camps. Love them, and hate them. It can sometimes feel like the Marmite of the writing world, and just like marmite, personally, I hate them. I just can’t stand reading something when every other word is in italics. Of course, italics do have a place. If something isn’t dialogue, but isn’t partContinue reading “Thoughts on Italics”