The Naughty List

THE RULES: 1) Provide a brief description of your novel before beginning. NO MORE THAN 5 SENTENCES. Pirates, passion and whole lot of terrible life decisions. Living outside the law is nothing new to her when she’s best friends with pirates, prostitutes and brothel...

Happy Valentine’s Day – World Changing Couples

This Valentine’s Day I’m straying away from the literary and plunging into history, choosing amazing, influential couples that changed the world. Love, in all it’s forms, is what the world needs most. I hope you enjoy these couples who challenged perceptions,...

Warrior Women – World War 1

Today is Remembrance Day, a day in which we remember all of the wars and those who fought/contributed, but most specifically the end of The Great War on November 11, 1918. It seems so long ago, but not even a century has passed since that day. There are many other...

Warrior Women – WW2

War is always an interesting time for the world. The World Wars were major turning points in history, culture and technology and there are some people who stand out above the crowd in terms of their contributions. With that in mind I want to introduce you to some...

History and Culture – The Slava

I learned about the tradition of the slava just recently from the illustrator of my next children’s book, Julijana. She lives in Serbia where the practice of the slava originates. It is essentially a feast day, but is unique to each family, in celebration of their...

Happy Halloween – Hocus Pocus

Happy Halloween! Today’s post will be short because I’m going to enjoy my favourite Halloween tradition tonight. HOCUS POCUS! If you have not seen this magnificent piece of 1993 cinema, you are missing out. It’s a horror-comedy and filled with ridiculousness, but is a...