“At hour six, Grace had to remind herself not to panic.” – An Excerpt From My Novel #1

Ever since I posted about my 2023 writing goals, I've wanted to do some kind of accountability series - a monthly update where I share what I'm working on, in the hopes that I'll stick to my writing goals. At first, I wasn't sure how to do this. I didn't want to post full chapters … Continue reading “At hour six, Grace had to remind herself not to panic.” – An Excerpt From My Novel #1

Book Cover Appreciation: Flood Child by Emily Diamand

Cover by Steve Wells An oldie book with a goldie book cover. It's time to some love to the design of Emily Diamand's Flood Child. This cover is a masterclass in how to show exactly what kind of world the book is inviting you to. A girl in a boat sailing towards a flooded Big … Continue reading Book Cover Appreciation: Flood Child by Emily Diamand

Finding The Perfect Comp Title: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Finding a suitable comp title for my novel has been a slow journey. I expected that. There's this whole process of finding the books and then reading them - and reading them consciously so I actually notice the similarities instead of just, you know, enjoying the book. Case in point, here is the next update … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Comp Title: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Irish Púca Divides Town – Stuff I Found Out While Researching My Novel

Writing fantasy gives the opportunity to draw inspiration from folklore and history around the world. While European lore has taken over the fantasy genre, thanks to the popularity of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, there is still a lot it has to offer - and personally I have found inspiration from the Irish Púca.