Ten of the Best in 2019

In no particular order: Gingerbread by Helen Oyayemi. A dazzling mix of folklore, pop culture, allusions, absurdism and wit. It is Hansel & Gretel, and then some. My Review. The Ice House by Tim Clare. A rip-roaring speculative adventure with the female hero I wanted to read before she was ever written. My review. Bitter Continue Reading

Coming April 2020…

Operateur Cephalique, line engraving by Campion, 17–. Credit Wellcome Collection CC BY The Nag’s Head by Amanda Read A short horror story based on a character of French folklore targeting Enlightenment-era female empowerment. Published by Breaking Rules Publishing. Subscribe to this blog (click Subscribe button in left column) for news updates.

Endorsements

‘I was held, I laughed, I marvelled … this is such a winner!’ Fay Weldon CBE FRSL, author, essayist, feminist and playwright ‘Joyful, sensual, funny writing.’ Samantha Harvey, author and academic ‘A tremendous force and energy and a sharp wit.’ Gerard Woodward, novelist, poet and short story writer ‘Tantalises.’ Gavin James Bower, writer, editor, scriptwriter Continue Reading

Influences

My writing is influenced by mythology; the tales we tell ourselves, why we create myths, how we respond to the myths we hear.  Interests Trees, plant diversity, human-plant interaction, climate change, the environment, mythology, linguistics, writer-reader interaction. I love to read Fiction (short and long): magic realism, myth, folklore, weird fiction, metafiction, off-kilter realities, genre-bending, Continue Reading

About Me

Welcome! I write fiction to celebrate plants and nature. My genre is magic realism. As such, you can expect my writing to present the supernatural in a real-world setting. Along the way, it is vivid and playful. It embraces oral tradition, and delves into myth to reflect identity and society. As a child, I loved Continue Reading