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Character name conundrums

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…“ Yes, Mr Shakespeare, but would we be quite so enamoured by Romeo if he was called Rubbish-Dump? I have a love-hate relationship with naming my characters. I run through a list of names I like, or I...

What goes around…

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations...

A very belated “Hello”

Wow, is that the date? I mean – * squints at calendar * – we’re in March, and not only March, but March 2014?! Was it really January 2012 when I last posted here? I think the move to WordPress has muddled the dates. OK, so maybe it’s not...

Some announcements

The start of a new year. A new beginning. Something like this tends to make me re-evaluate various items, but I’m behind on that right now (yeah, yeah, I know, the year’s just started and I’m already behind – doesn’t bode well, does it?)...

Things that make New Year’s Eve fun

What with today being the last day before 2012, I thought I’d list out some things that might make a good New Year’s Eve. Alcohol (I threw a party one year, and I’ve never seen my fridge so full of alcohol – it’s never been like that...

Tangled Tides – Karen Amanda Hooper

Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper My rating: 4 of 5 stars On her eighteenth birthday, Treygan turns Yara into a mermaid against her will… and that’s just the beginning. Tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies, Yara...

About Me

Software programmer by day, author-in-training squeezed in at every other available moment! I’m at my happiest when involved in the world of a story, and have been writing stories since I was eight. I tend towards fantasy of some sort for young adults, with a few other genres slipping in for good measure.

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