Honourable Mention in the International Haiku Contest on the Theme of the Gourds

I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to receive an honourable mention in the International Haiku Contest on the Theme of the Gourds (aka the “Pumpkin Haiku Contest). This is my haiku:

a spoonful
of fireplace
pumpkin soup


“The Awakening” is now available for free at Smashwords :)

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There’s nothing more dangerous than an unstable witch. Can Lily unlock the secrets of her past before she hurts everyone she loves? 

Excited to announce that my short story “The Awakening” is now available for free at Smashwords. Kindle (mobi), Epub and PDF versions can be downloaded straight from Smashwords. You can also read online by clicking the “online reader” option. Since it’s a free book, I don’t think you need a Smashwords account to read or download it.

Here’s the blurb:

Welcome to Witch Doctors Inc. Got a problem? We’ll solve it. Warts? Easy. Got an enemy after you? We’ll find ’em. Been cursed? Have one of our glittering elixirs.
But you’d better watch your step. There are real witches about. Frogs have taken over the potions room, clients have been poisoned, and there’s an insidious presence watching us from the stars.
So bear with us a moment. We’ll need time to solve this mystery. If we can’t fix this, we’re doomed. And so, unfortunately, are you.


So if you like to read fantasy (especially slightly dark fantasy with witches, interstellar legends, and a touch of humour) feel  free to check it out. Here’s the link to the book’s Smashwords page: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1039901

Cover Reveal for my free short story “The Awakening” :)

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I’m super excited to share the cover for my upcoming dark fantasy short story “The Awakening” with you guys. The cover and mock-up were designed by BRoseDesignz.

“The Awakening” is about a newborn witch struggling to control her powers. It will be available for free on Smashwords sometime this week. Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and a few other retailers will follow.

If you’re interested in dark fantasy with a touch of fun you might like to check this one out. I’ll put up the link when it’s out 🙂

Update 7/08/20

I’ve got a few weeks off work so I’ll have more time to write. I’m excited to produce new work and catch up with everyone in the writing world. I haven’t had nearly as much time to do this as I’d like , what with my job at the hospital eating up so much of my energy.

I’ll be making more haiku submissions (I feel like I’ve been falling back on this lately). I’ll also be working on my Channillo for Charity series The Moon is Crying. I’m going to be posting content more frequently for this.

I also have a couple of other ideas up my sleeve, including a new Alexander Harding Spirit detective mystery 🙂

Can’t wait to fill my days with magic 🙂 🙂


(Image by ryo taka from Pixabay)