Not the man Gosha thought he was when she married him.
Inspiring Your Protagonist to Act (Moral Foundations)
When creating a dynamic character to carry your story, it’s important that they be strongly motivated to drive the plot forward. It makes them more interesting, and the story a lot more fun. When I was writing the first novel in The Witch of Cheyne Heath series, Waking the Witch, I was researching psychological models…
Creating Magic Systems (Worldbuilding)
If you’ve ever read any of my books, you might notice that I LOVE a good magic system. The Witch of Cheyne Heath series has three, and my upcoming series, The Shining Continent, has five, with even more planned for future installments. There are a few things I always think about when creating a magic…
Morel Market and Portobello Road
When I was a teenager, we lived in the next street over from Portobello Road, home of the famous street market.
Origins of Goth(ic Punk)
I didn’t realize I was a Goth until I moved to the US to go to NYU. Growing up in the UK in the early 80’s the music of bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, and Cocteau Twins was just what was played on the radio. I remember walking into the dining hall freshmen…
Fionnula Flanagan is an amazing Irish actress who’s disapproving glare could shatter glass at a hundred yards. The perfect embodiment of Gosha’s mother.