Rambling

Streamlining

Welcome to 2021! I know it’s been a while since we spoke, but new year, new start and all that, right? One of the first things I do with the new year - and I know I’m not alone - is to select a word of the year. If you don’t know what this is,… Continue reading Streamlining

Character Glossary, writing

Sienna Smythe

Full name: Sienna Ellyse Smythe Pronunciation: See-enn-ah Kin Type: Wolf Age: 24 (as at Aislinn's Shadow) Height: 5' 4" Physical Features: Petite build, golden blonde ringlets, sapphire blue eyes Kin Features: Golden blonde fur, sapphire blue eyes Scent: Toffee apples Birthday: 27th of October Astrology: Scorpio Favourite Food: Buttered popcorn Favourite Drink: Red wine Of… Continue reading Sienna Smythe

Character Glossary, The Kin Chronicles, writing

Rory Deepwater

Full name: Rory Alexander Deepwater Pronunciation: Roar-ee Kin Type: Wolf Age: 27 (as at Aislinn's Shadow) Height: 6'0" Physical Features: Brown hair with blonde tips, brown eyes Kin Features: Brown fur, brown eyes Scent: Almond and Sage Birthday: 12th of January Astrology: Capricorn Favourite Food: Apple Crumble with ice cream Favourite Drink: Raspberry spider Of… Continue reading Rory Deepwater

Character Glossary, The Kin Chronicles

Jaxon Heliope-Flint

Full name: Jaxon Tyler Heliope-Flint Pronunciation: Jax-on Kin Type: Wolf Age: 28 (as at Aislinn's Shadow) Height: 5'5" Physical Features: Green eyes, black hair Kin Features: Green eyes, black fur Scent: Smoke and pine Birthday: 19th of July Astrology: Cancer Favourite Food: Buffalo wings Favourite Drink: Bourbon and Cola Of Note: - Older brother Draco,… Continue reading Jaxon Heliope-Flint

Rambling

Seeing Off September

Well, I’d like to say it’s been a week, but really... it’s been a month. It’s been a few months. I know all you fellow Melbournians feel me, here. Anyway, in the spirit of sharing being caring, I thought I’d put in a (surprisingly pictorial) wrap of the end of September, 2020. Because... well, why… Continue reading Seeing Off September

Rambling, writing

Watching The World Go By

Happy Sunday morning from chilly Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Or maybe we’re in Antarctica? It’s certainly been cold enough for that recently. I’m typing this in my pyjamas, with a hot cup of tea in a thermos, trying to ignore the zombie-apocalypse climate so that I can hopefully string a few words together. Tomorrow the kids… Continue reading Watching The World Go By

Sorcery and Sandstorms, The Weaver’s War, writing

When Things Don’t Go According To Plan

Late Friday afternoon, I got an email from Amazon saying that because I hadn’t submitted my manuscript files for Sorcery and Sandstorms, all my pre-orders were cancelled, and anyone who had signed up for a pre-order would be notified of my failure and, therefore, would not receive a copy of the book on launch day.… Continue reading When Things Don’t Go According To Plan

Rambling

My Fingers Are Blue

Those were Orion’s first words this morning, when I opened his door at 6.30am to find him sitting up in bed, light on, book in hand, looking irritatingly perky. “My fingers are blue.” Yeah, well, it’s something crazy like 3 degrees outside, kid. I’m not surprised. At this stage in Orion’s life, I’ve started to… Continue reading My Fingers Are Blue

Caelum’s Bookshelf, Rambling, writing

Caelum’s Bookshelf – May / June 2020

So, I snuck into Caelum’s room while our favourite space deer was asleep, and got the low-down on some new books that are coming out in the next month or so. Some of these are written by authors I know, and some are books I’ve been waiting to get my hands on. Have a look,… Continue reading Caelum’s Bookshelf – May / June 2020

Rambling

Taking A Breath

My alarm went off at 6.30am. At least, I think it did, because one talent I’ve developed during the Covid-19 lockdown has been the superhuman ability to turn my alarm off without actually waking up. By pure luck, in my zombie fumbling, I managed to push the sleeve of my pyjama top almost all the… Continue reading Taking A Breath