7 Jul 2018

New friends. One of the best things I have ever got out of entering competitions is to become part of a community.

Why is this important? Surely, writing is a solitary pursuit?

Well, yes and no. When it is you and the words, yes, the only other people in the room are the...

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October 31, 2019

Did you ever wonder where Hallowe’en came from, or why we have a celebration about ghosts and ghouls?

A long time ago, I used to write freelance articles and short stories for a children's magazine series that has since faded from view. They were actual, physical magazines, and, for whatever reason, they went the way of so many physical, actual, hold-in-your hands magazines. Sad, because it was a great source of story and info...