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Roots in the mountains

My family and I love the Drakensberg. It is a spectacular mountain range that stretches its spine across the middle and top half of South Africa. We try to visit it as often as possible, but it’s never as often as we would like. When life begins to feel claustrophobic and unextraordinary I crave the mountains with their stoic grandeur.… Read more →

Cover Reveal

Here she is, the beautiful cover for Of Magic and Memory. (designed by me at Looma Designs) I cannot tell you how many covers this book has had. It has evolved along with the book – as it shifted into something more grown up and more attentive to beauty, it went from this to what we have now. I still… Read more →

Story of a reluctant reader

I have two children. The first, my fourteen-year-old son, is a voracious reader who said he had to check out the high school library before he decided if he wanted to go there. The second, my twelve-year-old daughter, would rather run over hot coals than read a book. Both these children have grown up in a house brimming with books.… Read more →

Coming soon

In just over a month I will have a new book out in the world!   I am so excited to share Of Magic and Memory with you, a YA Fantasy set in a small mountain town. If you like strange characters, mountains, magic and music, you are going to love this book.   On Monday, I will be revealing… Read more →

Book Review: I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen

When I read the blurb for this book I knew I needed to read it. I wasn’t disappointed. Suzanne van Rooyen writes an entirely believable future where AI androids are fighting for equality. Tyri loves playing violin despite her mother’s insistence that she should forget music and follow the path of science like herself. Tyri has no intention of abandoning… Read more →

A Dreamer’s Tears Short Story

The Christmas Special on The Dreamer’s Tears will be finished in 11 days, so, if you’re in South Africa and would like a copy, don’t forget to order it ASAP. But for those of you who have already read The Dreamer’s Tears and still haven’t read this short story from a book that Borinvere recommends to Ivy, I thought I’d… Read more →

The Dreamer’s Tears Prequel

If you’re planning to read The Dreamer’s Tears any time soon, don’t forget that you can read the prequel (Declan’s story) right here, for free. Declan is a character cherished by many of my readers and knowing where he came from and what he endured makes him all the more beloved. I hope you enjoy learning more about him.  … Read more →

Monster Hunters Part Three

Finally, after a few technical issues I’ve written the ending to the Monster Hunters series. Thank you for being so patient. In this last story, we find out what happens to twins, Esther and Magpie, and their role in the world of Monsters. I’ve put all three parts together for you to read the story as a whole. I hope… Read more →

Skolion Street Team

So, some of you may not know but I am part of a fantastic Author Collaboration called Skolion. Don’t ask me how I managed to find myself in the company of such incredible authors – I try not to question such things. Skolion is busy putting together an awesome Street Team made up of the supporters and fans of the… Read more →

Christmas Sale

Books make for incredible Christmas gifts, don’t they? They are in our house. In Iceland, books are given on Christmas eve and the evening is spent reading! A beautiful tradition that I’m desperate to institute in my own house. And so, in honour of all things Christmas and bookish, I’m holding a CHRISTMAS SALE for The Dreamer’s Tears. All print… Read more →