I’m a writer, reviewer and editor, and sometimes an astrologer, a meditation teacher, a theatrical dance teacher and a belly dancer. But I’m an author and an editor all the time!
AS A FICTION WRITER –
I am the author of The Talismans, a high fantasy trilogy about Ellyria, a widowed queen, who is tricked into a pact with a Dark Spirit.
In Book One, The Dagger of Dresnia, we learn that Queen Ellyria just wants her sick triplet sons to live, each ruling over a third of the kingdom as their dying father wished. When she finds herself trapped in a deadly bargain with a Dark Spirit, she recruits a band of young mages to help – but a terrible curse takes over.
The Dark Spirit befriends Ellyria’s enemies and seduces her friends, and she soon finds that famine, pestilence, betrayal and bereavement are all in its arsenal. Can Ellyria unite the elvish and mortal sides of her family and in so doing, save the kingdom?
Crisp, stylish prose, a nicely realised medieval world and an undercurrent of dark magic make The Dagger of Dresnia a good read for lovers of epic fantasy. It’s refreshing to see an older female character on centre stage!
– Juliet Marillier Author of the Sevenwaters series
A classic story for lovers of traditional fantasy. Readers who love the gradual unfolding of a story and the development of relationships as much as action scenes will enjoy this one.
– Glenda Larke Author of The Mirage Makers trilogy
I also write occasional poems and short stories. You can read one of my shorts, ‘La Belle Dame’ in the Mythic Resonance anthology, edited by Stephen Thompson.
Mythic Resonance is available as an ebook on Amazon.com. Other authors represented in the anthology include Alan Baxter, Sue Bursztynski, Vicky Daddo, Kelly Dillon, Paul Freeman, Steven Gepp, Donna Maree Hanson, Nigel Read, NA Sulway, Tom Williams, Jen White and Les Zigomanis – as fine a line-up of writing talent as you will find in this country or any other!
AS AN EDITOR –
With a personal service second to none, competitive pricing and over fifteen years’ experience, I can help your work to stand out from the crowd.
ABOUT MY EDITINGSERVICES
EDITING – ACADEMIC PAPERS AND OTHER NON-FICTION
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EDITING – FICTION
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HOW I DO IT
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