Poem: Desert Sands and Night Dance

There is an exercise that is useful for generating writing that I sometimes use in my art practice. You listen to a song, or look at a piece of art and write what comes to you, inspired by the art.

Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal

It should come as no shock to you that I’ve been working really hard on the sequel to The Kingston Chronicles; Samhain Sorcery. My goal was to launch it this Halloween (for the Northern Hemisphere Samhain/Halloween) but realistically there is no way I can have the manuscript finished in, and published, in time. I’m working … Continue reading Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal

The Great Mother in Angel Lit

A few weeks ago I spent some time discussing archetypal characters in Young Adult Urban Fantasy, especially how they relate to the sub-genre of Angel Literature, and the archetypes of Eve and Lilith. I’m going to come back to that topic today to talk about the Mother archetype and the relevance of the Great Mother. … Continue reading The Great Mother in Angel Lit

Creating a Fantasy Map

I never thought I’d end up with a job where I’d have to create a map of a fantasy world, and while my fantasy world is no where near as complicated or in depth as say Middle Earth, I had no idea how hard it is to make a Fantasy map! I am now super … Continue reading Creating a Fantasy Map

Feminists and Rebel Angels

This is going to be a slightly longer post today. I condensed it as much as I thought I could but it's longer than my usual posts. During my undergraduate course I wrote a thesis entitled “Feminist Rebels” and Opening Pandora’s Box: The Sins of Female Angels”, and following on from my previous posts about the … Continue reading Feminists and Rebel Angels

Fallen Angel Lit – Why is it so popular?

I have three main things I like to write about when it comes to my novels: Witches, Fallen Angels and Mermaids. For a short time a couple of years ago I went back to university to study a Masters in Writing (I never finished the course due to health issues) and I chose to base … Continue reading Fallen Angel Lit – Why is it so popular?

Art Practice and Deadlines

Today I want to talk about Art Practice and Deadlines. I really hate the term “Art Practice” but I can’t think of a better term so I’m stuck with it. All artists have some kind of art practice. Whether you are an illustrator who draws daily or a painter who keeps an Art Journal; Art … Continue reading Art Practice and Deadlines