7 Scary Things in the Eternity Series

Due to it being Halloween and all that, let's list 7 scary things that are featured in my dark fantasy series... Demons of the Underworld, appearing in three forms: The Winged, The Imprinted, and The Colossal. Their skeletal and shredded wings, leaking irises, greying skin and dual voices. Vampires who become skeletal under the curse [...]

What We Did in France, Paris

I know I still owe you a post or two about South Africa - they're coming, I swear - but here is a post about my beautiful weekend trip to France... Walked to the top of the Eiffel Tower, much to my legs' agony. Found the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum - amongst many [...]

Reasons Why I Am Your Unconventional Author…

I am young (I wrote my first book by 14, published it at 18 and kept going...) I am mixed race (not a lot of people who look like me are seen as the "author type" sadly). I'm from a working-class family and poor area. I'm not highly educated. I'm not well-read or well-spoken. I'm [...]

“The Fall” – A Poem

For as long as I can remember, I have feared the Fall. That time, they call it September, when things change. The sun retreats behind the clouds. The biting chill comes stalking. And the days shrink away... Leaving only the grey. Then, I inevitably fall. Fall into anxiety. Fall into depression. Fall into self-doubt and [...]

Why “Red Queen” Wasn’t All That 

Under-developed characters: I felt that Mare Barrow (the main character) was very meh for me. She seemed bland and just an accessory for the story instead of a strong, developed, real character. I didn't care about her or her story. I didn't like her. And I just couldn't get into her person. In fact, I [...]

Enter my Book’s Giveaway! 

The first book in my fantasy series is up for a giveaway, the last day is today! So get your FREE SIGNED COPY of Ash Born if you're in the U.K. Just click the link below and sign up!  https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/240423-ash-born

What Makes a Character Bad 

They make decisions that don't really make sense.  They're bad to be bad. They have no history. They don't want anything. There's nothing driving them forwards except you, the writer.  They're a meh character. Nothing about them is interesting. No one cares about them. They aren't realistic. Maybe they're perfect or never make mistakes or [...]