Although I never stopped believing it would happen one day, there have been times when I wondered if I was deluding myself. Today, however, the 21st February 2020, the proof is here for all to see. My debut novel, The Time Crystals, has actually made it into print, and now officially exists out there in… Read More The Time Crystals – Published Today!
After all kinds of twists and turns, setbacks and unavoidable delays, I’m thrilled to say that my debut novel, The Time Crystals, is due for publication in just over a week’s time, on 21st February, 2020. My time travel adventure for children and young adults is being published by Books to Treasure, a wonderful independent,… Read More Publication Date for The Time Crystals!
Where does weakness end and evil begin? I’m delighted to announce the release of the sixth edition in the Seven Deadly Sins series of anthologies for young adults. This volume is all about the nasty sin of Avarice, and my story is Easily Led. Facing a bleak future, three school-leavers embark on a crazy plan.… Read More Release Day for Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice!
Belinda here, with a little introduction to my (not so new) new writing project. Happy New Year, everyone. Thirty years ago (!), when I was a new teacher, a colleague tried to explain ‘bases’ to me – the mathematical idea that we naturally count in tens because we have ten digits, and if our normal… Read More A Handful of Eggs
I’ve heard it said that life imitates art, and I’ve always thought there was something quite mysterious about the process of inventing stories—but even I was amazed recently when two friends sent me links to articles about a fascinating new discovery in science: Time Crystals! Those of you familiar with my writing will understand my… Read More Time Crystals are real!
Excerpt from ‘Silvana the Greening’ by Belinda Mellor: “The woods,” he said. “Would you move away from them?” She regarded him sternly. “You think too much of the woods, when you should be listening to the litigations in the courtroom, inquiring after the latest discussions of the Assembly, studying in the library. Maybe we should… Read More On Moving House …
I can’t remember why I initially chose an ash tree to be the heart of Silvana, unless it was because there was a huge ash growing directly opposite my house at the time and I loved to watch it change with the seasons – something that is reflected in this scene from The Greening, when… Read More ‘the Ash for nothing ill’
After years of planning and preparing, after sleepless nights and hours spent wondering What if?, it’s all change for me and my husband, M. At long last, we are selling up and moving to our plot of family land, which is located in a former tin-mining village. Those of you familiar with my young adult… Read More All Change!
I had some welcome news recently: I’ve had a story accepted for the next edition of Seven Deadly Sins—A YA Anthology, a book series for young adults which puts a modern twist on age-old themes. Yay! This new book will be the fourth, and so far I’ve had a story published in each one. Since… Read More Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony’s next!
She’s all legs and angles and makes us laugh with the way she bounces and tries to play. I can’t imagine life without her. And she looks absolutely fabulous in her designer collars (which there will be many more of, I suspect) and her Elmo pjs. Would I recommend adopting a retired racing greyhound? Absolutely!… Read More Got me a Greyhound!