I first came across the incredible stillness and power of Yaa Gyasi's writing some years ago when reading a short story penned by the Ghanaian-born author in Guernica Magazine. Inscape, narrated from a daughter's perspective, told the tale of a woman and her Ghanaian mother, weaving between themes of religion, culture and mental illness with… Continue reading What an evening with Yaa Gyasi taught me about inspiration
Thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed by the ever eloquent Dr Sanjida O'Connell and featured at Writersmosaic this past month. Sanjida, along with her PhDs in zoology and psychology, is an award-winning novelist and a gorgeous non-fiction writer. Which is partly why I was so excited about the opportunity to talk shop and dive into the nuts and… Continue reading Feature: In conversation with Sanjida O’Connell
Although my love for writing came late, I think I’d always had a special regard for the power of the written word: the way life – with all its colours and vicissitudes – can be funnelled into the cool, clinical science of grammar and syntax, sentences and spellings; a domain of rules and laws. I… Continue reading Reasons to write
Probably the most fun I’ve had being interviewed to date. I had the very rich and real pleasure of chatting with Rachael Kearney of the Call on Courage podcast (highly recommend). In short, we take in everything from Thundercats to the education system to philosophical ruminations on the creative process, on the way to talking through my… Continue reading Life, Learning & The Secrets of the Universe
So the plan today was to fly out to Dublin, around about 3.15 this afternoon for Worldcon - a plan that has been scuppered by illness, rendering me duvet-bound within the cosy confines of my home, gazing at the grey drizzly skies outside. On the one hand, I'm gutted to be missing out on what… Continue reading The Beautiful Lady Without Mercy
I had the rich privilege of chatting with the very smart folks over at the Fantasy Hive about the journey behind the writing of my sophomore novel, Pale Kings. Really fun conversation. You can check out the full interview by clicking right… here.
What a pleasure it was to chat (digitally) with writer and editor Paul Semel about writing, genre, worldbuilding, and my new novel, Pale Kings. It was a really fun conversation. You can check it out by clicking right… here.
So a cool thing that happened recently was I got to speak with the very lovely folks over at The Nerd Daily about writing and my upcoming release, Pale Kings. It was a very fun and lighthearted chat, and one in which I shared a few things about my writing process and what readers can expect to… Continue reading Betrayal, Blood & Gods
I had great fun recently talking with academic and writer, Elaine Aldred, about my writing journey. We discussed some of the nuts and bolts of writing and being published; from creativity to craft, to the editorial process itself. So, if you're interested in peeking beneath the hood to see what being an author can look… Continue reading From Realism to Fantasy: A Writing Journey
I had great fun recently chatting with the guys at Fantasy Inn about genre fiction and the journey of being an author. Click here to check it out.