How Fiction can be a Sign Post.

Enid. One of my favourite childhood writers was Enid Blyton. As a 'sixties' child, growing up in a small town in Southern Ireland, reading her books kept me sane. They were the only books that felt real to me and which allowed me to block out the emotional undercurrents of my everyday life. When I… Continue reading How Fiction can be a Sign Post.

Overcoming Fears.

I have notebooks filled with stories, chapters of different books, and prose poetry. Nearly twenty years’ worth, in fact. When I received my first fiction chapters concerning the spiritual development of two young men at the beginning of the British Bronze age, I was happily transcribing them when we moved back to Ireland to do… Continue reading Overcoming Fears.

Dreaming Writing.

Over the weekend, I've been listening to writer's podcasts. Sharon Blackie, one of my favourite authors was interviewing Manda Scott, author of the Boudicca series, which I absolutely loved. I read the books over ten years ago and could not put them down. She wrote history as though she had been present and it felt… Continue reading Dreaming Writing.

The Dragon Ruby.

The sleeping dragon lay in her cave atop a mound of beautiful, multicolored gems and sparkling crystals. Through an opening in the cave roof, beams of sunlight  played on her golden scales, casting a soft golden glow all about her. She lay peacefully, dreaming of many things, especially of all the jewels yet to be discovered… Continue reading The Dragon Ruby.