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 …
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!
When I wrote the first draft of The Bond Stone of Eishe, I imagined Jemarc’s hunting dogs to be very like Irish Wolfhounds, perhaps not as tall, but otherwise similar: … in the densely-wooded Kannuk Valley, Jemarc was out hunting. He had spent the day with his companions and his pack of shaggy brindle hounds… Read More The Bond Stone of Eishe: Hound Scenes
Animal characters add depth and interest to a story, and I love including them in my writing. In my time travel adventure “The Time Crystals”, which I hope to publish this year, Jess the greyhound is an important character in her own right. She is Clara’s best friend, and an integral part of the family.… Read More The Time Crystals: Greyhound Excerpt