Pixies, Snail Tipping, & a Small Monster

It’s short story week, and I’ve headed back to the world of the BBN to catch up with Patrick. If you haven’t run into him before, you might want to check out some of the older stories here (oldest are at the bottom of the page). Otherwise, read on for some behind-the-scenes, or head to […]

Short story week is back! A little more back story to the BBN this time – or maybe round story would be a better way to describe it. Either way, you can head over to read The Perils of Being Useful , or read on for some side story to the round story. Or something. I’ve […]

This week’s short story is a dive into the back story of the BBN – we’re re-joining Kate this time, to see how she’s managing after A Problem of Cats and The Thing in the Drain. She’s now dealing with A Commotion in a Bedroom, or, rather, someone else is trying to make sure she doesn’t find […]

It being short story week, please feel free to head straight over to read The Invisible Boy. It’s a BBN story, specifically about the boy Patrick, so you may want to read Saving The Rat and Slipping Through the Cracks first, if you haven’t already. Enjoy! It’s been an interesting sort of week. In the […]

Habit. All sorts of connotations in such a little word. You’ve got a monk’s habit, which conjures up thoughts of self-deprivation and piousness, of scratchy brown robes and hand-tended gardens. Bad habits – oh, so many of those. Biting your nails. Smoking. Picking your spots. Dog-earing book pages (shudder). Good habits – putting money aside […]

It’s short story week once again, so here’s a link directly to this week’s story. Otherwise read on below for a bit of a ramble on how the story came about, and what turtles have to do with anything… Last month, some friends invited me to go turtle-nest guarding with them. Obviously I said yes, […]

  ​When I wrote the rough draft of my books, it was by hand, with iffy internet. I didn’t read any articles about how I should do it, I just did it, for better or worse. For years this has been pretty much how my writing has gone. I started out writing longhand, figuring it […]

  It’s short story week! And, that being the case, you can in fact ignore all of the following and hop straight over to The Thing in the Drain, if you so desire. Still here? Okay – here’s a little about the story. It’s another wee part of the jigsaw that is the back story […]