Tag: Magic

Reading is a touch of magic

I love reading. It’s my first love, and for a long while growing up I seriously considered ways in which I could do it professionally. You know, read for a living. It’s why after I studied journalism I did my honours in publishing, only to come crashing back to reality when I realised that I…

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The Postcard cover reveal!

So yesterday the incredibly talented and fabulous designer and illustrator Tanya Bezuidenhout, of The Tin Can Studio, who just happens to be a great friend (yes, I am that lucky) sent me the cover for The Postcard. We’d been working on the draft for a couple of days, playing around with different ideas including using an actual…

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Believe and the magic will come

I have this little chalkboard on my desk where I’ve written the word Believe. It’s about giving myself over to the magic of writing, and trusting that when I sit down to write everyday, the magic will come. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a while ago that her first novel was the hardest thing she ever wrote, that the words…

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The Postcard

Here is an extract from my forthcoming short novel, a magical ghost story set in Cornwall.   The Postcard *** It’s only when I make to close the desk that I see it; a paper triangle peeking out from the metal arm. It’s tightly wedged, but after some wiggling I manage to pry it loose, only in…

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