Where it all began: The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce

I remember the day I fell in love with books.   Fell so hard there was no going back.  Oh, there had been special friends up to this point – The Milly Molly Mandy series, Tove Jansson’s Moomins and Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree adventures – but none of these evoked the full range of emotions I experienced while … Read More

Revision soundtrack 1

I’m heavily influenced by music so it’s a tricky business choosing the right soundtrack for my revision process.  Quite a lot of my usual go-to songs don’t work because they are either too distracting or don’t suit the mood of the characters in the scene.  Listening to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go while working on a scene where the … Read More