The Blackmoor Family: Letter from Kym

Whoever was calling would have to wait until tomorrow. Read More


Some Of What I’ve Read So Far in 2018…

I have been pretty lazy in regards to updates on here, and for that I apologize. I’m almost done writing my second novel and that has taken pretty much all of my focus (outside my job). But, thankfully, I still found time to read and so far, I’ve read some pretty decent novels such as: Read More

Films That Make Me Feel “Bookish”

Inspiration is a strange thing. Often, when I’m walking my dogs, I’ll get an idea I’ll never have gotten had I remained behind my laptop. There are films I’ve enjoyed that I’ve always thought would make great novels and I thought, as my output on this blog has been slow, I’d list a few and why they make me feel “bookish”. Read More

Cupid Painted Blind

Chapter 1

Music swelled and rose above the thick bouquet of coffee without drowning out Tsukiko’s tinkling laughter. She put down her phone, holding it only in slight nervousness, and gave James a look of genuine warmth. James felt a plume of euphoria as he witnessed those cute little dimples form in her cheeks. Her voice was lilted with Japanese formality yet hearing her chuckle made her seem so different. Read More

Dear Journal… What I Learned After Writing My First Novel

Well, it finally happened. I managed to finish the second draft of Cupid Painted Blind. Yeah, studio applause and all that, but it’s not all celebratory. I’ve been thinking of what’s changed since I began the first draft back in July and it’s weird how much has changed. Everything is moving forward and with every triumph and setback, you realize that’s what separates writers from people who simply just talk about writing. To begin… Read More

Author Spotlight: Zadie Smith

Books owned: White Teeth, NW, Swing Time

Hi all.

This is something I’m trying out as a way of compensating for my lack of short stories. Draft II of my first novel is going great but I wanted to take some time out to post about some of my favourite authors. I’ll begin with England’s own Zadie Smith. Read More