My Blog

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Some mythical creatures sure know how to hog the limelight; such as the unicorn and the centaur. However, there are a wealth of other weird and wonderful entities out there, hidden away in little-known folklore tales across the world. From blood-sucking beasts (that aren’t vampires) to noisy underground spirits, here’s a look at some of the oddest mythical beings – some of them benevolent, others definitely from the wrong side of the tracks.

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In June, I’ll be walking 22 miles to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. They’re such an amazing charity – supporting not only those with the disease, but loved ones too.

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Starting the submissions process is a big deal. It means that you’ve not only written a full-length book (a task in itself), but you’ve polished it to a high shine and are ready to share it with the world. For that alone, you deserve a big pat on the back.

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I get into quite a few conversations about strange, sinister stuff. It comes with the territory when you’re writing about creepy creatures and ghosts – people love to ask questions about the supernatural, and I like to answer them!

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Each year, I’m lucky enough to head off on a writing weekend, down in rural Cornwall. We all stay in a crumbling old manor house, where we do writing exercises, work on our current manuscripts, and eat a lot of cake.