Update – Stone Circle

Originally posted on Kate Murdoch:
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…

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