book review – Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

I'll always be a proud Harry Potter girl, but I'm jealous of children who are going to grow up with Morrigan Crow and this instant classic of a series. It's not that Jessica Townsend's debut novel is particularly similar to the HP series,  or Alice in Wonderland, or the world of Roald Dahl - but it does [...]

short story: celestia pearl and the glass fairy

Celestia Pearl was made of rags and scraps. Her strings were frayed, her limbs were splintered. Her winter white hair was matted and knotted on top of her head, glistening like frost from old spilt glitter. Her grey-white dress was stained and threadbare and there were holes in her striped tights. From her perch on [...]

Sneak Peak: Nina Nova and the Wayward Dreamers

This is a fun (I hope) ongoing storytelling thing I'm doing here and I wanted to give you a little sneak peak! So here you go, introducing Nina Nova and the Wayward Dreamers...   If Philip had to sum her up in a single sentence it would be this; Nina Nova was like a dream. Not [...]

short story – changeling children

The witch came for me when I was sixteen years old. I was in class, listening to the drumbeat of rain and the wordless drone of the teacher. I had spent the first half of class drawing a pattern of stars and leaves on the palm of my hand and the ink was smudging onto [...]

Sneak Peak – Ghost Girl

I'm working on a super awesome novel just now so short stories have taken a back seat (although they are always there for me when I want to procrastinate from the writing I'm supposed to be doing). This story, tentatively titled Ghost-Girl, may turn into a novella rather than a 'short' story. But I figured [...]