Wyrd Words Book Club : The Fiends In The Furrows

I haven't been able to read much recently - my concentration has been dire - but slowly, slowly it's starting to return to some kind of normality. In the excitement of this happening, I went and bought the Kindle version of The Fiends In The Furrows : An Anthology Of Folk Horror. It's made up… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club : The Fiends In The Furrows

My New Book ‘My Heart Is A Forest’ Is Now Available

My new book, My Heart Is A Forest is now available in paperback and on Kindle! It's made up of my strongest poems from the past ten years. A father kills an elusive pale fox and pays for the death with his sanity. The Barghest, Black Annis and other dark creatures of British folklore comfort… Continue reading My New Book ‘My Heart Is A Forest’ Is Now Available

Wyrd Words Book Club

Some of you might know about Slice Of The Moon Book Club, the little book club I set up on Instagram a while ago. Well, it's been re-vamped as Wyrd Words Book Club! The literature I'll share will be, typically, wyrd and dark, though there will be a strong focus on nature, as there often… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club

Roadkill : I Will Remember You, My Friend

When I take little Saga out for a walk, I know there’s a likelihood that I’ll encounter roadkill. I walk the country road most of the way, and too many people drive idiotically fast. Usually, I come across rabbits or birds that have been hit, but in the past two days, it’s been hedgehogs –… Continue reading Roadkill : I Will Remember You, My Friend

Reading In The Dark : The Land Of The Green Man

I loved The Land Of The Green Man: A Journey Through The Supernatural Landscapes Of The British Isles by Carolyne Larrington. I really, really loved it. I think it’s safe to say that, following Folklore, Myths & Legends Of Britain, it’s the best book I’ve read on the subject. I learned so much. It’s a… Continue reading Reading In The Dark : The Land Of The Green Man

Art Of The Company Of Wolves

The Company Of Wolves is my favourite Angela Carter story. (I also love, love, love The Erl-King, The Lady Of The House Of Love, The Werewolf and Wolf-Alice.) I read it for the first time ten years ago and it left me changed. I re-read it last night, and when I was done, it left… Continue reading Art Of The Company Of Wolves

Reading In The Dark : Kith

You can always tell how much I've enjoyed a book by the number of Post-It-Notes I've stuck inside it. By the time I'd finished reading Kith by Jay Griffiths, practically every page was 'noted.' And this has been a running theme with Griffiths's books. Her previous works, Wild, Pip Pip, and Tristimania have all, in… Continue reading Reading In The Dark : Kith

Reading In The Dark : Gossip From The Forest

I'm a woman who has her heart in two parts. Half of my heart is given away to the ice of the High Arctic, to the vast glaciers and imposing icebergs, to the singing aurora borealis and silent mountain peaks. The other half of my heart is given away to the forests of my homeland… Continue reading Reading In The Dark : Gossip From The Forest