HAPPY EVER AFTER

HAPPY EVER AFTER

In reading books, watching film or simply contemplating life in general, what does the phrase ‘Happy Ever After’ (HEA) mean to you? Is it skipping through a field of daisies in the sunshine? A great sporting triumph, making sense of prior adversity? Finding your soul...
APOCALYPSE NOE

APOCALYPSE NOE

At the time of writing this blog entry, the third and final book of my sci-fi series, Canellian Eye : Chosen, has been sent for the first round of feedback edits and is on target for a summer 2020 release. When I began writing the trilogy in 2019, I always had a...
THE INNOCENT FALL

THE INNOCENT FALL

Whilst Canellian Eye: Prophecy was primarily concerned with exploring destiny, and identity within that concept, the second part of the trilogy, Rebellion, revolves around community versus individual experience regarding violent uprising. It’s often been said that one...
THE DARKER SIDE

THE DARKER SIDE

Thoughts on writing the middle book of a trilogy Firestone Key was written as a standalone fantasy which, whilst having serious themes, was also peopled by quirky characters and peppered with humour. When I embarked on the Canellian Eye trilogy, I knew that this...
SAVAGE DESTINY

SAVAGE DESTINY

Spoiler alert for Canellian Eye : Prophecy The Canellian Eye trilogy, once complete, will explore the slippery nature of destiny. Does it exist at all and, if it does, can it be lost? I received a comment recently that fate and destiny amount to the same thing. I...
DESTINED TO BE EVIL?

DESTINED TO BE EVIL?

Firestone Key Character Study 2 – The Queen (Spoiler alert) The Evil Queen, the Harpy – familiar name tags in fantasy lore, but I didn’t want to write an unrepentantly evil baddy; the one you boo at and are happy to see violently despatched. I once read that every...