April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 I am not doing great at getting these up in a timely way. Ah well. April was another month in which I finished a lot of books, which means this is going to be another two parter. April also saw me complete my 2020 Reading Goal, whichContinue reading “April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]”

Happy Hour and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Tony Knighton [Books]

Happy Hour and Other Philadelphia Cruelties is a collection of short crime fiction by author Tony Knighton, with the title story being the first and longest, verging almost towards novella length. This could just be a personal preference, but I struggled to get through the collection. I found the writing to be dry, and thereContinue reading “Happy Hour and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Tony Knighton [Books]”

Season of Wonder – Edited by Paula Guran

Season of Wonder is a winter holiday themed anthology, bringing together fantasy and science fiction stories centred around the darkest months. Christmas isn’t the only holiday contained in these stories, but it is the most prominent. Still, as a whole, I think this is a great festive read. The stories vary enough to give a littleContinue reading “Season of Wonder – Edited by Paula Guran”

Blogtober Day Thirteen: Review – Under My Hat Anthology

Day One: Spooky TBR    /   Day Two: October Releases    /   Day Three: Bookish Autumn Bucket List    /   Day Four: Perfect Cosy Reading Nook    /   Day Five: Top 5 Disney Villains    /   Day Six: Strong Woman Horror Trope    /   Day Seven: Reading Snacks    /   Day Eight: 5 Autumn Reads Continue reading “Blogtober Day Thirteen: Review – Under My Hat Anthology”

Dangerous Women – Edited by George R.R Martin & Gardner Dozois [Books]

I always find it exciting, to open up a new anthology. To discover what stories wait inside, whether it’s a genre-specific anthology covering different themes, or a themed anthology covering different genres. Dangerous Women falls into the latter camp, with stories here ranging from fantasy to sci-fi to horror to historical. And they’re good, though with theContinue reading “Dangerous Women – Edited by George R.R Martin & Gardner Dozois [Books]”

PROMPT #1: The Egg, Part 2 (Fantasy)

Part One Vetta lay before the fire, stretched out with her great head on her huge paws, looking every bit the house cat, if she weren’t ten times larger. Shadows flickered across her black and orange stripes, as Kas held up the egg. Eggs liked heat. So they kept this one as close to itContinue reading “PROMPT #1: The Egg, Part 2 (Fantasy)”

PROMPT #1: The Egg (Fantasy)

Prompt taken from website Self Publishing School. More details on why I’m doing writing prompts can be found on this post. Write about a character who finds an odd-looking egg in the forest. When they take it home, they never could have predicted what was inside it. Characters: Kas (human) and Vette (witch turned tiger). Hunters forContinue reading “PROMPT #1: The Egg (Fantasy)”

Writing Prompts

I have a stack of books and booklets with writing prompts in. I love them – always have. It’s great to mull on an idea, have a scene sparked off by just a line or image. A good writing prompt can lead to a great story. In a way, it’s always why I sometimes likeContinue reading “Writing Prompts”

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”

Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters [Books]

I like Star Wars, and have done since seeing the original films as a teenager. I was excited when the new films were announced, loved TFA, TLJ, and Rogue One, sort of enjoyed Solo (I guess), but it was only in the last couple of years I watched the prequel films. (Which kind of leftContinue reading “Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters [Books]”