The Poetry of The Thames - blog post image

The Poetry of The Thames

Riverside Lane is set in a Thameside village and my WIP (work in progress), The Witches Punchbowl, is set in a hidden valley high above the river.  Taking a break from fiction, I've written a short piece on how 'my bit' of the Thames has inspired so many artists in the past:- 
Bats, door mice and hedgehogs! - blog post image

Bats, door mice and hedgehogs!

Did you know bats, door mice and hedgehogs are the only British animals that hibernate - they’ll be waking up about now!  

The Woodland Trust - blog post image

The Woodland Trust

The charity of the month for March was chosen by Susan Russell, author of A Jar Full of Angel Feathers reviewed on The Bookshelf last year.   

Twenty Things You Ought to Know About Pigs - blog post image

Twenty Things You Ought to Know About Pigs

I thought this list from the fabulous Secret Life of Cows (by Rosamund Young) might be interesting for anybody wanting to feature a pig in the cast of their next story. 

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle - blog post image

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

Reema runs to remember the life she left behind in Syria. Caylin runs to find what she's lost. Under the grey Glasgow skies, twelve-year-old refugee Reema is struggling to find her place in a new country,