Book Review — The Dangerous Bride by Lee Kofman

There are multiple layers to this book — it drew me in on so many levels. The author uses her own history to ask questions about love, relationships, monogamy and hidden desires. She bravely questions — why is monogamy seen as the most acceptable way to conduct a relationship, and what would happen if we … More Book Review — The Dangerous Bride by Lee Kofman

Update – Stone Circle

I’ve been quietly editing, on and off, for the past couple of months and have just signed off on the manuscript. For a couple of weeks it was solid, this last week just small changes. There are now aspects of the English language I’m on close terms with, tiny grammatical issues and duplications I never…

Our Furry Friends #8

Originally posted on Cake & Quill:
Last author in our series to reminisce about past pets is Kate Murdoch. She’s here today to tell us how to secretly keep animals when your parents are dead set against it. Kate exhibited widely as a painter before turning her hand to writing. Her focus on historical fiction, she also enjoys…

Out now: Paws and Claws

Originally posted on Cake & Quill:
It’s the first of April, and unlike the rest of the world we’re absolutely serious. So, no, it’s not a joke – our latest anthology, Paws and Claws, is out and available. Filled with all sorts of creatures, furry, fluffy, slimy, scaled, winged, weird, it tells you stories to…

Freedom’s night

Freedom’s night pulses with crowd Marigold flashes on indigo sky Childrens’ waves and delight.   Pavement seeps blood Bodies fly Screams of exodus Pounding on doors Wild-eyed.   A boy tended by a mother Fed, dressed, educated. Crucial elements missing— empathy and tolerance.   These boys rise into men, tainted stalks,  numb implements of hate.   … More Freedom’s night