A Tale for a Winter’s Night

Whenever five or six English-speaking people meet round a fire on Christmas Eve, they start telling each other ghost stories…

Festive Fun

When in doubt, make it one line.  If you know me personally (maybe even if you don’t), you know I get excited about Christmas as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween. Then it’s yuletide festivities galore! I listen to Christmas music, I pull out a few Christmas decorations, I dream of a whiteContinue reading “Festive Fun”

Book Review: The Saturday Night Ghost Club

Reality never changes.  Only our recollections of it do.  Whenever a moment passes, we pass along with it into the realm of memory.  And in that realm, geometries change.  Contours shift, shades lighten, objectivities dissolve.  Memory becomes what we need it to be. When neurosurgeon Jake Breaker operates, he knows he’s handling more than aContinue reading “Book Review: The Saturday Night Ghost Club”

Magic in the Air: A Seasonal Shift

I don’t know about you, but this time of year is my absolute favourite. It starts at the end of August and goes until the end of October. The magic in the air is so thick, you could cut it with a knife. It’s no wonder the celts and ancient pagans thought this was theContinue reading “Magic in the Air: A Seasonal Shift”

A Curious Playlist

As a pimply awkward teen, who was a big unabashed fangirl, I loved when authors included playlists of music they listened to when writing. It was a tiny peek into their writing process and into their personal lives–specifically their taste in music. Even now, sometimes when I hear a certain song, it reminds me ofContinue reading “A Curious Playlist”

Quick Tip: Read Your Writing Out Loud!

If, like me, you are a writer and are editing a piece of writing… please, PLEASE, do yourself (everyone, really) a favour and read your damn writing out loud. This read-through will pinpoint any grammar errors that can be self-corrected by the brain. It smooths out the sound of your writing and helps you findContinue reading “Quick Tip: Read Your Writing Out Loud!”

Top 7 Book Adaptations

I like book adaptations. Generally. There have been a few that have just made me want to rip out my eyeballs (The Hobbit, Ready Player One, etc.). I pride myself on being able to see past necessary changes needed for movies/TV, within reason of course. For me, if an adaptation captures the feeling or essenceContinue reading “Top 7 Book Adaptations”

3 Things that Inspired my WIP

For the last ~6 years, I’ve been working on a novel (sometimes more actively than other times), and I’ve lost track of how many drafts it’s gone through. But, this book wasn’t born in a vacuum, and I’ve been inspired by quite a few different media. Here are the top 3 things that inspired myContinue reading “3 Things that Inspired my WIP”

Top 5 Amazing Bookworms (Fictional & Real)

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. – C.S. Lewis I am a self-proclaimed bookworm. Real life prevents me from reading as much as I want to. Recently, I wrote a post about how reading is my escape from reality and I know I’mContinue reading “Top 5 Amazing Bookworms (Fictional & Real)”

Top 5 Favourite Books This Year (so far)

It’s July, over half-way through 2018 and so far this year I’ve read 20 books (according to my 50 Book Pledge where I track my reading). I’m terrible at picking one favourite. The question: what’s your favourite book? terrifies me. But, I can easily point to a few that I’ve liked more than others. Here’s myContinue reading “Top 5 Favourite Books This Year (so far)”