Halloween, make up and make believe

    Last week I had Carla Caruso on discussing the superstitions around Halloween, which I thought was fascinating. I always love learning about things like that, the origins of belief and how they have come into being. I always try to weave a little bit of this into the make-believe worlds in my novels, because I think it adds … Read More

Why do I love paranormal/sci fi/fantasy…have you got a minute?

People often ask me when they find out that I write paranormal fiction, why I write it. The short answer I give them is that I enjoy it and I read it and those are the stories that come to me. It seems simple. But the long answer is something far more involved. Right from when I was little I … Read More

Stephen Fry and Linguicide

I happened to stumble across a program on ABC last night with the inimitable Stephen Fry. That fascinating man was looking at languages, most particularly the 6000 plus languages in the world that are ‘threatened with linguicide’. I never even knew there was a word such as ‘linguicide’, but what a fascinating word that is. And how sad to think … Read More