Howdy folks and folkarinas, I have joined forces with Mother Daughter Book Reviews in a Giveaway blog hop. Mother Daughter Book Reviews are hosting a giveaway hop in which you can win Children’s books, stories and other prizes in celebration of Children’s book week. For the chance to win a copy of The Adventures of the Frog Prince enter the rafflecopter below To find out more about the blog hop click the Kid Lit Blog Hop button in my sidebar To view and enter into [...]
(This post also contains a short story) I didn’t think I had a method of writing, but it turns out I do. First I have an idea and I write a little memo. Then I write a very short version of the story. Then it gradually gets longer and longer, with more intricate plot points and extra characters. In the end the finished story bears very little resemblance to the original version.
Yes that’s right, It’s my one year anniversary with wordpress! Or if you look to the good Old English happy mynddæg, “mind-day.” I have now been blogging (not non-stop) for a year! I want to thank all you lovely people for reading my posts and I can truly say it’s been marvellous to meet you all. For those I’ve yet to speak to I welcome you with open arms, please feel free to introduce yourselves and I look forward to [...]
None of us like change, it seems to be human nature. But change does happen so, for better or worse, we should embrace it. The thing that got me thinking about change recently is Amazon’s imminent takeover of Goodreads.
The winner for the competition for strange questions is… *drum roll* Christine Larsen for her question, “Do frogs have accents?” Congratulations Christine! And a huge thank you to everyone else who participated!
Ok so a few days ago I posted a poem I wrote when I was under the weather and probably semi-hallucinating. Well I wrote two. This one’s a bit darker and I imaged it being said in a gruff London accent to a primal beat. I’m down in the dumps I’m living the dream Just forget All that you’ve seen Don’t have no money Don’t have no home Down in the dumps Lost and alone Hiding in shadows
I like to think people are essentially good. It’s in my nature to give people the benefit of the doubt, even though I am sometimes left disappointed. You just can’t see the good sometimes. However, even with my optimistic state of mind, it’s rare in this world of ours that you see something that makes you stop and think, yes as a race we are a good and kind people. Which is partly why I wanted to post this. I [...]
Ok, so I thought I’d try kickstarter to help fund the illustration and printing costs of my book. I have here a list of things that I would like to offer as rewards, such as signed books, audio books, ebooks, t-shirts, badges, posters, magnets and one off stories, the full list is below. I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions. If anyone does have any thoughts on what you would like to see artists in general, or me [...]
The sound of the waves The smell of the sea The feel of sand under my toes The sun warming my face The feeling of childhood returning The feel of the wind in my hair The first brave dip into the ocean The freedom of floating The euphoric grin when you come out of the water The fresh towel to warm and dry you The first thing you eat after a swim The embrace of home at the end [...]