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My thoughts on writing, books, reading and folklore.

January 14, 2019

Over the last few years, whilst struggling with mental health, I've come to realise how important the folklore, history and landscape of Britain are to me. I've learnt how the magick of the Fae and Celts, nature and an ancient past still exist in this green land. It's...

August 27, 2018

This year I released my first novel, ‘Nightjar’. It’s a fantasy, with more than a hint of dystopia, set in a feudal future and centred upon a Fae’s need to keep alive an immortal love. I was inspired to write the piece by the Iron Age landscape that surrounds where I l...

May 28, 2018

A writer of words and a musician in the past, I find myself immensely proud of the role and function of bardic tradition in Celtic society. I've always been proud of it. As a child I was drawn to the Bard in Disney’s Robin Hood; the colour and vibrancy of the storytell...

March 26, 2018

This week I decided I'm going to self-publish 'Nightjar'.

Why?

I gave myself a time-limit on agency submissions; wanted to at least try the traditional avenues to publishing. I created a comprehensive list of UK agencies, using various sources, and approached those I fel...

March 12, 2018

I live in Sandy.

It’s a town on the busy A1 between London and Peterborough, and on to Scotland. A place to drive through for most, maybe stop for petrol, flash through on the train and gaze bored out the window at a platform.

But that’s unfair.

It’s a proper little folkl...

March 5, 2018

Late last year I started writing ‘Forever Raven’. It’s a tale I started as a short story, but which quickly grew into a novel. Still early in its creative process, I really enjoyed the writing of it and it's a piece I will be editing in 2018. Perhaps the reason I enjoy...

February 19, 2018

The letter ‘F’ and I struggled with what to write. Not for lack of folkloric things, I stress, but more for the plentiful abundance. There are foxes and flowers, fawns and folklore itself.

What is it?

Too philosophical...

I thought about talking about the fili as a Celtic...