Penny Dreadful: Volume 1

Penny Dreadful comic by Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Louis De Martinis

Reading comics based on, or inspired by, a television series is always so bittersweet for me. I love the intimacy of a comic book; I love feeling like I have a role in how the story is conveyed or interpreted; I love the 'white space' where I can mentally fill in details or images the … Continue reading Penny Dreadful: Volume 1

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Wings of Malice – it begins!

Okay, it's been a little gruelling but I got through my manuscript (well, most of it), and each of my books in Wings of Malice is now off to a good start. As it stands: Book One: 40,048 words Book Two: 36,525 words Book Three: 21,094 words But, there is still a lot to do. … Continue reading Wings of Malice – it begins!

Wings of Malice – update

As you may recall, I decided to turn my 86,000+ word fantasy novel-in-progress, Wings of Malice, into a series instead. Why? Because I thought I should give myself more work for some reason. Honestly, I think this is the best thing for my novel. While I prefer standalone novels, I think a fantasy works better … Continue reading Wings of Malice – update

B is for Beagle

The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle

As you know, I recently began a new venture: to read through all my unread classics in alphabetical order. First on the list is Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn. This review contains spoilers. What can I say about this book? Well, I wasn't exactly intending to do reviews for all the books I am … Continue reading B is for Beagle

New year, new resolve

So, this year I'm going to be more productive. I'm going to make sure of it. Right after I finish house sitting. Right after I finish playing The Witcher 3 Right after etc, etc, etc... It's one of my New Year's resolutions. Along with: * Supporting more indie writers * Supporting more local businesses * … Continue reading New year, new resolve

Happy Xmas and New Year!

Firstly, Sorry I didn't post last week. It got a bit hectic there with family events, hosting some family, and cat-sitting/house-sitting for my holidaying family. I'm still cat-sitting at the moment, but I've finally been able to rest in the one spot for a while and not have to travel back and forth between houses … Continue reading Happy Xmas and New Year!

Once again, distracted – by books!

I started writing up a post about Victorian historical fiction and my experiences writing Eleanor, but after receiving a new bookcase, I got a wee bit distracted filling it up. That, in turn, distracted me further for I began thinking about all the books I've still to read. You know the feeling... it's quite depressing, … Continue reading Once again, distracted – by books!