Review of Hounds of Autumn

They say that the moor has eyes. It is 1890, and the windswept moors hold dark secrets. Chloe Sullivan is an amateur inventor whose holiday takes a dark turn when her friend and colleague, one of the few female mechanical experts in the British Empire, is murdered. A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but … Continue reading Review of Hounds of Autumn


A couple of weeks back and a few posts back, I mentioned that I am delving back into my Steampunk novel, H, after a couple of false starts with writing the third I my time-travel trilogy – Because H feels so much more polished, so much easier to slip into with edits. But that might … Continue reading NaNo-Not-Mo

Going Back to My Novel

I look at the first lines of, well, it must be about chapter twenty-four but the chapter numbers have been so muddled about lately as I started almost completely rewriting that I can no longer discuss the novel in chapter numbers. I look at those first lines of this chapter I've set myself to reframe … Continue reading Going Back to My Novel

Cover Reveal: SIX PLUS ONE by Yawatta Hosby

Today on the blog, I’m hosting Yawatta Hosby, horror/suspense and woman’s fiction writer, for the cover reveal of her upcoming new novel. I’ve known Yawatta for a few years now, and had the privilege of assisting on her novella TWISTED OBSESSION. Here you see [an old photo of] me with my copy of ONE BY … Continue reading Cover Reveal: SIX PLUS ONE by Yawatta Hosby

NaNo No, Part 2: A Resurgence?

The further the skyship ascended into the stratosphere, the more Cathy was made to regret (that) she hadn't tied her hair above her head/up. The rain danced/? off the sails with ?/ thrummed/? against the deck. She drew her/a shawl/? closer against/around her neck. Because that airship in Stardust is gorgeous. 🙂 And a snippet … Continue reading NaNo No, Part 2: A Resurgence?

Cover Reveal for RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott

I am excited to share the cover reveal for RULES FOR THIEVES, the debut Middle Grade novel by Alexandra Ott. I interviewed her on this blog a little bit back. Did I mention that I am incredibly hyped for this novel, and you should be too? Not that I'm biased by her being my Critique … Continue reading Cover Reveal for RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott

Ten Questions With…Alexandra Ott

Today, I welcome a special guest to my blog: author, Alexandra Ott, who is a member of the Swanky Seventeens group of authors whose debut books are releasing in 2017. Not only that, but Alex is one of my closest Critique Partners, so I am delighted to be chatting to her about her MG Fantasy, … Continue reading Ten Questions With…Alexandra Ott

Beautiful People: The Resolutions Edition

Hello, blogosphere. 🙂 Today, I’m linking up with Cait and Sky’s beautiful monthly linkup Beautiful People. And this month it’s about the authors – new year, new goals (supposedly). So I guess that makes me a Beautiful Person. What were your writing achievements last year? I culled and rewrote so many darhlings… I got some … Continue reading Beautiful People: The Resolutions Edition

Beautiful People: The Lady of The House

As I am busy polishing WTCB, my May Beautiful People (hosted by the effervescent Cait and Sky) is focused thusly. Today, we take a look back in time to pre-Phillip era when Octavia Costello was still young and bright. As I intend to write Zara, in her LSOT exploits, travelling back to the early days … Continue reading Beautiful People: The Lady of The House

Beautiful Books: Writing UTC

It's time for me to report how writing is going via the Beautiful Books link-up, hosted by Cait and Sky. Remember, I'm not doing NaNoWriMo, so this is totally from the perspective of writing a novel as a slow, steady (and edited! :P) process - and also because of my studies, I have barely time … Continue reading Beautiful Books: Writing UTC