[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

[review] the perks of being a wallflower

A fifteen-year-old boy only just becoming aware of the joys of masturbation? That I don’t buy. This book had been around long before I had a chance to read it—there’s already been a movie made, for God’s sake! I am usually pretty slow to jump on bandwagons (I still haven’t read Harry Potter and probably never… Continue reading [review] the perks of being a wallflower

[blog post] the freedom(?) of the unemployed

After five years teaching English in Japan, I have packed up my belongings, my soon-to-be husband, and marginally overweight cat and made my not-so-glorious return to Australia and unemployment. Hooray(?) for me! I suppose the one good thing to come out of the fruitless task of tracking down work in rural NSW is that I… Continue reading [blog post] the freedom(?) of the unemployed