top reads so far!

That's right, the lizard and I still live! I've been super busy recently. No, not with work (pffft) but with books! There's been a lot of reading and, most importantly, a lot of writing! I'm super excited about what I've been working on, but I'm not gonna jinx it by giving it all away now. [...]

short story – Nim of the Loch

They named her wrong. Humans always get names wrong. Her mother threw herself from the flat-tired car and stumbled to my loch. She and the baby were craving the feel of water and she collapsed in the banks with her feet submerged. A man followed, yelling that it was too dark, too dangerous. She was [...]

short story – Graveside Books

The grave-robbing began with Gwen Menken’s great grandfather. News of it rippled through our small town faster than the bakery runs out of cookies at recess. They locked the cemetery gates but half the town still gathered around, climbing up the stone walls to peek at the upturned earth. People looked at Gwen’s family with [...]

short story – a castle near Nowhere

Eachann and Moire have never liked each other. I’m their peacemaker, but sometimes it’s hard to reason with ghosts. Of course, babysitting the dead was not in the job description when I applied for a position in the castle. I’ll bet you’ve once heard someone say ‘I live in the middle of nowhere!’ Well, I [...]

short story – the girl who sang at funerals

Nora Birch held a funeral for the tree in the garden. She gave a speech to the attendees; her pink stuffed rabbit, Darla the rag doll, and a small crystal bird she had liberated from a silver cage at her aunt’s house years ago. Even though she had only met the tree the day before, [...]

book review – Children of Blood and Bone

They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. O.M.G this is such a fantastic book and an incredible debut from Tomi Adeyemi. There is so much to love about this intense, action-packed, West-African inspired fantasy. empowering, badass women ✓ a beautiful, evolving female friendship ✓ magic (a [...]

book review – The Belles

Dear Reader, this book contains my personal monster Under a lovely surface of magic, colour, beauty, royalty, fashion and imagination lurks a very real, ugly monster. This book is very important. In the world of Orléans, people are born grey and colourless and cursed. Only with the power of the Belles can people transform to [...]