Category Archives: trees

The fickleness of spring


No sun again today, and remarkably chilly winds – why do we British have to go through this each year? We know it’s not going to be really warm until at least May, but the sight of sunshine in March gets us all overexcited, and in some cases under-dressed.

In my case it reduces my enthusiasm for almost everything, including, unfortunately, writing.

I currently have various groups of characters trudging over-heatedly through desert lands, and somehow it doesn’t feel convincing. How can I tell whether my deathless phrases will make readers feel hot and weary, when I’m personally rather chilly and constantly turning up the heating?

Sounds like time for another coffee and a lot more resolution.

Fortunately all writers are well-equipped with both!

march winds


PROCEEDING BACKWARDS – new works before old.

The second novel in the Skorn series will be ready for late autumn 2015. Shadows of the Trees is set in the early ages of Skorn, when the Immortals still walked freely among the people.  Cast out of paradise into the every day, the brother and sister Saranna and Drewin must wander across the world seeking each other and seeking redemption – yet they are never far from magic or far from hope……………………… Chronologically, this tale fits between the two previously published works, Legends of Skorn and Perian’s Journey.  Contact Sue Bridgwater and Alistair Mcgechie at eluthpublishing@gmail. com for more details or follow the links below; Perian’s Journey                          Legends of Skorn (in Dreamless Roads)