Why so quiet? Well the silence has been lovely and enabled new ideas to take form. The reason for this quiet is because a month ago I finished the draft of my most recent book. To celebrate I often go on a travel or visit a spa. I am a huge believer in celebrating when … More Why So Quiet?
There were a group of ladies who could imitate all kinds of animals and were particularly good at warbling… Amazing imagine sitting watching three seventy year olds warble at the top of their lungs and then break into walrus mating calls. … More CRUISE SHIP CREATURES – THE TALENT FOR THE NOT SO TALENTED SHOW
I never thought that the Great Stink could be so inspirational! … More Can You Believe Mussel Shells Have Been Used For Toilet Paper?
Olivia paused mid-sketch; its eyes weren’t human. What does that mean? She chewed her pencil and attempted to retrace the previous events. What had happened before she woke up? When had she been beaten? Why couldn’t she remember? … More RETINA BLUE
Jenny and Ben accidentally receive an invitation to the Monsters’ Dance. Do monsters really exist? If so, don’t they eat children?The Monsters’ Dance is a celebration like no other – it is a time of great monster festivity because it takes place on the longest day, meaning the nights will soon draw in and true monstering can take place. When the brother and sister accidentally receive the invitation to the monsters’ dance they think it is a joke but what if it isn’t? Surely they have to go and find out… The only thing stopping them is the big question: what if monsters eat children? The pair are torn between curiosity and fear. Maybe they just need to come up with a brilliant disguise. That way they can find out once and for all: how do monsters dance? … More THE MONSTERS’ DANCE – FIRST 3 CHAPTERS
One afternoon, while Ben and Jenny play in the garden, Ben notices a pair of extremely hairy legs belonging to a huge creature hiding in their hedge. Just as they investigate, they are called in for tea. From that moment on, the pair attempt to determine what the creature is.
During the night, they watch from their bedroom window and can see the outline of a hairy shape lurking in the darkness. It had to be a monster didn’t it? What did that monster want? The whole thing was turning into a mystery. Why had the cucumber patch been destroyed? Had the creature taken the fruit bowl? Why would the prize roses be beheaded? Was the creature trying to get their attention? The whole thing had turned into a hairy-legged mystery! … More THE HAIRY-LEGGED MYSTERY- 3 CHAPTERS
that a brawl on a ‘news worthy’ brawl on cruise ship has increased my sales… Hilarious eh? That subject resulted in a conversation where colleagues asked me to post opening chapters on my blog… So here you are… This is some of what I write… … More Cruise Ship Creatures – The First 8 Creatures
Who here is busy? Who here is soooooo sooooo busy? Well my lovelies this is one of my biggest realisations of late… The busier you are then the less creative you are… Forced creativity isn’t a pleasure and is much like mental constipation. The more you force the less that comes out… A nasty analogy… … More The Importance of Dream Time
This ‘Cruise Ship Creature’ is fascinating because they love to share their passion and will undoubtedly have insights that you would not discover unless you set up an interrogation room for the crew. … More CRUISE SHIP CREATURES – THE SHIP LOVERS
Oh that free eye with every treatment does it every time! … More It Must Be Cruising Season…