research, Writing

Hell Hounds

Hellhounds are demons or evil spirits that take the form of a dog. Throughout history and in numerous cultures there are creatures known as hellhounds which appear in mythology, legend and folklore - sometimes as guardians of forbidden areas or as sinister loners that spread death and misery wherever they tread. A Hellhound is not… Continue reading Hell Hounds

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Blathnat: Irish Mythology

Goddess of the Tuatha de Danann Blathnat is an Irish goddess of abundance and tales of her appear in the Ulster Cycle describing her as the beautiful, scheming and unfaithful queen of the sorcerer Cu Roi. The intense love affair between Blathnat and Cuchulainn led to the death of her husband, Cu Roi. A common… Continue reading Blathnat: Irish Mythology

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Mirror Folklore

In folklore, a mirror is a doorway or portal through which spirits, including ghosts and demons can gain access to the physical world where demonic infestations and hauntings occur. In prehistory, any shiny surface was regarded as a spirit doorway and used to summon spirits into the world. They also are used for seeing visions… Continue reading Mirror Folklore

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Scottish Kelpie

In Scotland, a kelpie is a shape-shifting water spirit living in lakes and pools. Theyโ€™re defined as demons appearing specifically in the shape of horses. However, some legends say they can also assume human form. In human form, the kelpie still retains its hooves. Thus, the kelpie is seen as a malevolent entity. Almost every… Continue reading Scottish Kelpie

Short Fiction, stories

Revolutions Release

I am excited to announce that Revolutions, a speculative fiction anthology was released on 25th September, 2021. This anthology is inspired by the theme of revolution and showcases authors from Australian and New Zealand and is published by Deadset Press. Revolutions includes my dark fantasy "Talismans", a short story of sacrificial magic and retribution set… Continue reading Revolutions Release

Recent Reads

The Crossing Places

From the Blurb: โ€œDr Ruth Galloway is called in when a child's bones are discovered near the site of a prehistoric henge on the north Norfolk salt marshes. Are they the remains of a local girl who disappeared ten years earlier - or are the bones much older? DCI Harry Nelson refuses to give up… Continue reading The Crossing Places

Short Fiction, stories, Writing

Tick Tock Anthology Release

I am thrilled to announce the release on December 15th, 2020 of Time Travel anthology Tick Tock (Five Hundred Fiction, #1) published by Black Hare Press. Tick Tock features 500 word flash fiction including my story "Second Chances" a desperate escape from World War II ravaged Europe into the Neolithic through a standing stone circle.… Continue reading Tick Tock Anthology Release

Short Fiction, stories

Prehistory, Battle and Sacrifices

I have just finished writing a new story concept I have been exploring. The story is inspired from my museum research in Europe in 2019. I was very interested by the prehistoric sections of museums. Before societies became larger civilisations, the bonds between communities were used to forge alliances. As these societies expanded under Chieftains… Continue reading Prehistory, Battle and Sacrifices

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Sweden: Gotland Museum

I visited the Gotland Museum in Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden in early September 2019. You can read more about my research visit to the Uppsala Viking Age burial mounds, the History Museum in Stockholm and the medieval city of Visby on Gotland Island. Gotland Museum contains an amazing variety of prehistoric Swedish and Viking Age… Continue reading Sweden: Gotland Museum