The YA Masterclass

On Thursday 15th June, 2017, I attended the YA Masterclass as part of The Emerging Writers Festival. It was damn exciting. We listened to lectures, interviews, panels and had a 2 hour work shop. One panel discussed finding voice in YA. They spoke about how young adult readers know what they like and they know [...]

When the Bullies Bully.

Bullies bully. But why? I don't remember the reasons why bullying happened when I was I high school. The number one way to get at me was the fact I had a moustache from the age of ten. Yep, that’s right; ten! Hormones be crazy. Obviously this got some air time. I've never cared much about [...]

Moving to Keep the Mind Happy

They always say exercise can elevate your mood. But sometimes that is easier said than done. If I already feel down, the last thing I want to do is get up and moving. A brain fog happens and a little voice inside says “don’t, it’s too hard, just stay wrapped in a blanket.” Finally, I’ve [...]