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The Night Before Christmas

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Merry Christmas, everybody!! And to all of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays! Image: digitalart /...

Flash Fiction – Casey and the Christmas Present

As we’re only a few days from Christmas, I thought I’d be festive, and give you all a bit of Christmas flash fiction. This story features characters from my novel, “Casey and the Hereafter“. Casey is an unusual fourteen-year-old with some...

The magic of lights

When I was a child, I loved the Christmas tree lights. My mother, despite her dislike for Christmas and putting up decorations, would eventually get round to putting up the tree each year (this is why it happened all in one night – I think she wanted it over and...

Favourite memories of Christmas

As Christmas is only a week away, I got to thinking about Christmasses of the past, and found I had lots of fun memories. Here are some of them: All my grandparents and aunts arriving Christmas morning, ready to stay with us until the day after Boxing Day. I loved...

A writer’s retreat

While I could mean a retreat from writing here (and sometimes that sounds like a good idea), I’m actually talking about a place to go to write, or paint, or read, or just be you for a while. Where is this absolute gem, you ask? I’ll tell you (because...

Season of giving

The lovely Murees Dupé, over at Daily Drama of an Aspiring Writer, was kind enough to give me the Liebster award! I’m really touched. Thank you very much, Murees! With this award, you have to do the following: Copy the award onto your blog. Thank and link to the...

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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