October 25, 2018

THE STORY DOCTOR: Narrative Distance

THE STORY DOCTOR So many people email me asking me for writing advice I have decided to begin a new section on my blog where I share […]
October 25, 2018

BITTER GREENS: Rapunzel, Charlotte-Rose de la Force & me

Interview with Elizabeth Jane for the Historical Novel Society magazine I read on your website that you started out wanting to tell the Rapunzel Story as […]
October 25, 2018

THE BEAST’S GARDEN: How a book can change your life

Sometimes a book can change your life. The Diary of Anne Frank was that kind of book for me. I read it when I was twelve […]
October 25, 2018

THE BEAST’S GARDEN: Why We Must Always Resist

We live in soul-harrowing times. So much anxiety, so much terror. Sometimes I feel as if my heart is being broken every time I watch the […]
October 25, 2018

VASILISA THE WISE & Other Tales of Brave Girls

I have always been a great believer in serendipity. It’s as if the universe sees a lacking, or a longing in me, and nudges something I […]
October 24, 2018

THE BLUE ROSE: Reaching the Halfway Point

For almost a year I have been working on a novel called The Blue Rose. It tells the story of Viviane de Ravoisier, the daughter of […]
October 24, 2018

BEAUTY IN THORNS: Edward Burne-Jones’s Sleeping Beauty paintings

The National Gallery of Australia has just announced a major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art, ‘Love & Desire’, will open in mid-December. It’s bringing out many of […]
October 9, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: The PreRaphaelite Sisterhood

As many of you will know, I have spent the past few years researching and writing about the fascinating lives of some of the women in the Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood […]
September 6, 2018

BEAUTY IN THORNS