Playing around with covers – The Ruon Chronicles and Forgotten

I’ve been playing around with possible ebook covers for The Knowledge Stones, Grove of Graves, and Forgotten on Canva. Not just as a procrastination tactic, but also because I actually need some covers for when I publish the full stories. (We’ve been so busy at work that I’ve spent some evenings rather working on covers […]

Current WIPs, Short Story Accepted, and NaNoWriMo 2017

Writing update time! So, I have ended up doing quite a bit of writing, but feeling like I am not really getting anywhere because the writing consists of so much planning. Worldbuilding different worlds, changing my mind The previous NaNoWriMo’s had me knowing exactly what I want to write and what I would spend the […]


Die uil en die skoppensboer

Deborah het voor al die ander inwoners geweet dat daar dié aand weer ‘n uil op pad is. ‘n Mens se lewe bestaan tog net uit twee tye: voor die uile kom en ná hulle gekom het.

woman holding key, key, Daryn Bartlett

Patreon Fiction: The Memories of Keys

May’s Patreon-only fiction has been posted! This month’s short story is called “The Memories of Keys” (and may just be a world I will revisit in the future…). Here is an extract of the story: Extract: Sinieka picked up an old key that lay on the rubble-strewn road. Images of the owner’s life before his […]