[short story] the cottage on peppercorn tree hill

The cottage on Peppercorn Tree Hill was not a cottage: it was a Federation Bungalow with a bay window and Evelyn Millar loved it. From the moment Harold drove her up the dusty road and she saw red brick façade with cream latticework under the eaves, Evie knew they would be happy here. The front… Continue reading [short story] the cottage on peppercorn tree hill

[blog] july recap

Hello again readers, I’m excited to say that July has actually been an eventful month with life, reading and writing all moving along with leaps and bounds. Still haven’t managed to get a regular updating schedule on this things but I’m pretty optimistic August will see more content coming your way. Well then, let’s get… Continue reading [blog] july recap

[review] heart of mist

  Heart of Mist fills the classic fantasy epic with a cast of wonderfully gritty characters and themes relevant to the modern-day reader.  I was fortunate enough to have received an ARC of Helen Scheuerer‘s debut novel Heart of Mist,  the first installment of her upcoming YA fantasy series, The Oremere Chronicles. Having read the… Continue reading [review] heart of mist

[blog post] j.a.m’s top tips for burnout-free drafting

The results of my recently conducted Twitter poll came up a draw between Garden of the Gods teasers (the first of which can be found here) and insights and tips from my writer’s life. Despite being full-time worker with a wide and varied list of hobbies, I’m just as serious and dedicated to getting my… Continue reading [blog post] j.a.m’s top tips for burnout-free drafting

[blog post] june recap

Where has the month gone? June has passed in such a blur I’ve lost track of what’s even happened. Seeing as how it’s been a relatively quiet month for me across the board, I’m going to use this recap to look back at the first half of the year as well. Let’s break it down.… Continue reading [blog post] june recap

[blog post] may recap

Hello lovely readers~ How the hell is it June already? Now that we’ve reached the centrefold of the year I’ve decided to partake in the monthly recaps that are so popular among bloggers, if not for the sole purpose of having an excuse to update this thing. Yes, I’m lazy, I know. But May has… Continue reading [blog post] may recap

[teaser 01] the morning of

  Ami watched the sun rise over the swell of mountains on the horizon. The golden arms of morning spread dawn’s embrace across the sleepy castle town below. The Holanian capital, Adria, would soon be waking. Her still-made feather bed beckoned, though she would not be joining it. The young princess sipped the wine left… Continue reading [teaser 01] the morning of