On Account of Rain | Photography Zine (feat. me)

On Account of Rain | Photography Zine (feat. me)

Matthew Bruce's photography gives such a beautiful edge to otherwise mundane objects. Everyday items are brought to the spotlight so naturally you begin to wonder why you hadn't noticed them before. I find his pictures really relaxing to look over. In his latest zine, Matt was kind enough to publish some words of mine. I [...]

C. J. Tudor – The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne | Review

C. J. Tudor – The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne | Review

You win, C. J. Tudor. For the first time in a while, I have had to put the book down, because it is creeping me out too much. In fact I could only put it down for ten minutes, because it would be worse not finishing, and not knowing whether the monsters in these stories [...]

What ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ has taught me about writing.

What ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ has taught me about writing.

Wow. Even after hearing so many positive reviews for ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ it still managed to excel my expectations. I absolutely loved it. To the point I am already thinking it could be one of my favourites this year (a bold statement for being only three months in!). I knew when I bought [...]

Current TBR List

Before book blogging, I wasn't moving so avidly from book to book. I never really thought about what I would be reading ahead of the book I was already in. Now I will usually have a small pile of books I'm working through. It grows and shrinks rhythmically. I really enjoyed reading Purple Manatees recent [...]

How to Keep Writing

Being a writer is often romanticised to mean constant cups of coffee, a gentle and inspiring soul, surrounded by books, a freelance schedule, a casual style. But one thing it is not romanticised to be is writing. Hours hunched over words. The work is hard and long and rarely thought of when holding it's final product. [...]