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Don’t Go Chasing Vampires

Sandra was a decidedly average High-School student, with a perfectly reasonable fear of the recently-outed vampires living among them. And then her mom went missing. Desperate to find her mother before her sister is taken away from her, Sandra ventures into the world of the undead and gets a whole lot more than she bargained … Continue reading Don’t Go Chasing Vampires

Saccharine Reminiscence: A Short Story

Saccharine Reminiscence delves into the story of my first love: a secret, passionate gay relationship. This letter-style essay relives half-forgotten memories after rediscovering a love letter, ten years old, walking the reader through cherry-picked moments of a romance as it bloomed and perished. I explore the fickle nature of memory, musing over unreliable nostalgia as memories are replayed again and again.

Busy as a Bee

2021 is shaping up to be one hell of a year! Enough has been said on 2020. I won't give yet another spiel, but instead I turn my attention forward. OpportunitiesWhat I'm DoingMassive MagazineI'm writing a thing or two here and there for my University's magazine.Massey GuideI'm helping new faces get set up and settled … Continue reading Busy as a Bee

#WritersInQuarantine

A blog update is well overdue! We are of course, mid global pandemic. That's some scary stuff. I'm incredibly lucky to be in New Zealand, where Covid-19 has not yet overwhelmed our population, but we are in quarantine. With half of the country shut down and only essential services in operation, everyone is tucked away … Continue reading #WritersInQuarantine

Author Interview: S.M. Holland

S.M. Holland is an author, mental health advocate, and world traveler, currently living in Indonesia. She spends her time writing the “Get In My Head” series, books that focus on teens with mental illness. Her mission is to continue to open conversations about mental health so others can be free to share their stories. You … Continue reading Author Interview: S.M. Holland

Review: Marked

Marked by P.C. Cast My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Rereading this book roughly a decade later, as an adult, has been quite an experience. I was drawn back to the series by the recent announcement that it's to be adapted into a tv series, very exciting news! I found the book enticing enough, … Continue reading Review: Marked

My Return to Writing: An Excerpt

As promised in a previous post, I'm excited to share the results of my recent burst of inspiration. This is a rewrite of the first chapter in a project I began years and years and years ago, which has sat, undisturbed, in my files ever since. 

I've no idea what drew me back to this story specifically, but I'm more than happy to indulge in this long-forgotten project.

I've found it quite interesting, given this is a YA project. I've been drawn to my Adult Fiction works for a long time now, so rediscovering a YA voice has been a fun experience.

Anyway, without any further ado, I hope you enjoy reading this little excerpt as much as I liked writing it. And as always, feedback is welcome.

How about a new look?

I've been considering changing things up around here for quite a while, but I'm not so sure it's really necessary. I'd love a bit of feedback about how this site functions and looks in your opinion, and maybe some suggestions around what might improve it? As I'm working with a budget, I'm also heavily restricted … Continue reading How about a new look?