A Beautiful Wild

A Beautiful Wild

Dearest Pal, Strange times call for fancy shoes. Red shoes. These were to be THE SPEED of MERCY book tour shoes but alas, my red and pink shoes will not be travelling due to the ongoing pandemic. THE SPEED of MERCY, publishes March 23, 2021. A kind friend has...
The Books of Women

The Books of Women

Books o’ Women: a diverse array from the library inspired by my mum Dearest Pal, How are you keeping? You haven’t sent me a postcard yet. I check everyday. I will send you a special postcard in reply, just as soon as yours arrives. Or I’ll send...
The Books of Men

The Books of Men

Dearest Friend, Yes, this letter is long overdue. Please believe me when I say I’ve written a thousand letters in my head and have stacked them in my mind palace. They were all addressed to you. They were all about my early influences. The books which made me the...
The Stories of My Seven Skies

The Stories of My Seven Skies

Portrait of the author as a mid life peony. It is hard to write these days. I’m doing another amazing blog course with Kerry Clare and if I wasn’t, I don’t know if I could even manage to write my name on a page or type a title of a book, or write to...
Seven Skies: a creative writing exercise for tired creators

Seven Skies: a creative writing exercise for tired creators

This is a quick writing exercise when you are having trouble focusing or need a writing warm up. I have used this in many classes I’ve taught and I use it myself, for my own writing. You can write it in your writer’s notebook or you can use your phone and...