February 13 2020

Roadside Shoes now available online

Short story published via East of the Web

My short story Roadside Shoes is now available to read online via East of the Web! It’s a fantasy story about a young girl who can see otherworldly creatures. I’d love it if you could check it out and let me know what you think!

“Most people would see that shoe and assume a drunken partygoer had forgotten it somehow, or that perhaps even a car had driven past and it had possibly fallen from the window unknowingly. But Jenny knew better.”

It’s another story that I had accepted by using The Submission Grinder, so if you’re looking to keep on top of markets and submissions then it really is an invaluable tool and I can’t recommend it enough. I’ve also been doing my own searches for short story markets on the web, but I’ve been adding any I find to the index on The Submission Grinder.

Featured image is from the Dictionnaire Infernal by Jacques Collin de Plancy.


November 22 2019

Birthday Update

Another year older, another year wiser

This post is a little bit late as it was my birthday last week, but I’ve been super busy until now. I received some lovely gifts from my friends and family, including these absolutely amazing Majima Goro badges made by my brilliant and very talented friend Kadi.

You may remember from my last blog post that I spoke about The Submission Grinder, which I had just started using. I am pleased to say that one of my short stories was successfully accepted and will be published online next month! I will share all the details when it is live, of course! I hope you all enjoy reading my story, but for now, I will leave the premise as a surprise.

NaNoWriMo has been going along just slowly… I definitely won’t be joining the 50k club this year, but I am still really pleased with the progress I have made. My first draft of Wolfrik is nearly finished, which I’m really happy about as it was one of my New Year’s resolutions! Whilst writing the sequel, I’ve also thought of some revisions I could make to Vulpini, so I will be looking back to that afterward.

I have a couple of other things in the pipeline that I am hoping to receive some good news about… but I don’t want to jinx myself, so I’m keeping that under wraps too!

October 27 2019

Halloween update!

Back from France and ready to write

We’ve just got back from a wonderful family holiday at Disneyland Paris, which was absolutely fabulous! It was my son’s first visit and he adored every moment of it. Visiting during the Halloween season was new for me too, it was great to see all the villains and decorations.

I’ve been submitting a lot more shorts recently after discovering The Submission Grinder, which is really an invaluable tool. Getting the submissions going again has really put me in the mood to write up some of my new ideas and I’m thinking of writing a new spooky short given that it’s Halloween in just a few days. There is a whole slew of great new games coming out to play, so I really should make the most of my motivation to write while I have it, because I know at least one of those games will distract me (Planet Zoo, I’m talking about you).

Obviously, NaNoWriMo is starting soon too and I really want to dedicate some time towards that too! Hopefully, November will be a really productive month for me.