Where did Louis – the Sun God character in my mythology-based young adult fantasy novel, ‘The Seagull’ – come from?

As I'm thoroughly entrenched in writing my young adult fantasy trilogy now and sick of trying to market my 'psychological suspense' novel Dunn, I've decided to focus my blog on the mythology that underpins the trilogy. I will probably alternate between that and the biology that underpins my marathon training because I love them both, … Continue reading Where did Louis – the Sun God character in my mythology-based young adult fantasy novel, ‘The Seagull’ – come from?

Mixing and twisting mythology(s) to suit your cunning fantasy novel plot plan. Is it okay for an author to do this? I say, yes (because I have)

I'm about halfway through the second draft of the first book in my young adult, urban-fantasy novel, and filling the plot holes is actually going well. The only problem is, I've had to twist the traditional myths to help me.... Quite a lot. And I've borrowed creatures from other 'related' mythologies because they're cool.... Selkies … Continue reading Mixing and twisting mythology(s) to suit your cunning fantasy novel plot plan. Is it okay for an author to do this? I say, yes (because I have)

Dunn is released on amazon: But what are therapy cults, and why is she writing novels about them, anyway?

A bit of background...... Back in 2004 I was thoroughly miserable. Fortunately, none of the events in Dunn actually happened to me. I didn't get embroiled in a psychotherapy cult. I just met someone who unintentionally made my life worse, and they knew someone who had. And so the spark of an idea emerged. I … Continue reading Dunn is released on amazon: But what are therapy cults, and why is she writing novels about them, anyway?