Good morning lovely people. I’m feeling inspired this morning by all the fresh air and fresh energy that this New Year has brought us. Even though it’s the deepest depths of winter, there’s a teasing hint of spring in the air. The sun is shining, birds are out singing, and I’m feeling the call to… Continue reading Have a happy (intentional) New Year
This week's snowy weather reminded me of this tale, so I thought I'd share it with you all... No one had wiped the blood from her cheek. It could be hers, leaking from the thousand slices that scored her skin. It could be someone else’s, a remnant of the war. She had ripped her way… Continue reading Care for the Dead
I am fresh back from the Be Love retreat run by Dr Joanna Martin and the wonderful women at One of Many. Two days examining love, not as an emotion or an action, but as a place to stand. A conscious choice to be love, not just to feel the hormone cocktail of attraction or… Continue reading Of writing and security blankets
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post! I was reminded in the comment section that diversity and representation in itself is wonderful, but it's always important to boost the voices of people from those different communities. Corinne Duyvis (author of 'Otherbound' and 'On the Edge of Gone') started the #OwnVoices hashtag on Twitter… Continue reading TOP 5: Diverse #OwnVoices Fantasy
The benefits of diverse reading aren't just for kids. Our writing should reflect the people who exist in our world. Stories give us a window into the lives of others, and there's no good reason that shouldn't extend to the fantasy genre as well.