December 1, 2019

VINTAGE WRITING POST: Q & A for Kate Forsyth on Vasalisa The Wise

Here is the Q & A article on Vasalisa The Wise published in Good Reading Magazine Dec/Jan 17-18   1)The original Russian tale of Vasilisa seems […]
November 24, 2019

VINTAGE POST: Vasilisa The Wise

To celebrate I thought I would explore the history of the titular tale, which is one of the best-known and best-loved Russian fairy-tales. An old oral tale, it was transcribed by Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev between 1855-67 and first published in his collection, Russian Fairy Tales.  There are many different versions of the story [...]
November 19, 2019
The Chronicles of Narnia

The 50 Authors Who Shaped Me

It took me a long while to compile my list of “The 50 Authors who Shaped Me” – it was so difficult to choose only fifty from the thousands of authors whose work meant so much to me through my life.
November 15, 2019


Mary de Morgan Blog    ‘Help me, sweet Love!’ she cried, and then began to weep. ‘Poor Queen Blanchelys!’ said Love. ‘Your rose-tree is dead then.’ […]
November 10, 2019

VINTAGE WRITING POST: The 50 Authors That Shaped Me

THE 50 AUTHORS WHO SHAPED ME   It took me a long while to compile my list of “The 50 Authors who Shaped Me” – it […]
September 10, 2019

VINTAGE POST: Best Books on Fairy Tales

I’ve been asked to compile my list of the best books to read if you are interested in learning about the history, meaning and purpose of […]
September 6, 2019

INTERVIEW: Cait Duggan

I had the recent pleasure of interviewing Cait Duggan – read her answers to my questions below: Are you a daydreamer too? Yes! I remember my […]
September 4, 2019

VINTAGE WRITING POST: Bitter Greens -the facts behind the fiction of the Sun King’s Court

The Facts behind the Fiction of the Sun King’s Court In recent months, I’ve been visiting a lot of Book Clubs who have read my novel […]
August 27, 2019

VINTAGE POST: Rainer Maria Rilke

I first encountered Rainer Maria Rilke when a friend gave me a copy of LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET when I was in my early twenties. […]