• Twas The Night Before Christmas, Shan-style!

    24 December 2019

    "Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the flat
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a cat.
    The black bags were hung outside by the lifts,
    In the hope that old Santa would drop off...

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  • Don’t miss Shanta!!

    23 December 2019

    Fair warning! My Christmas short story, SHANTA CLAUS, will only be live online for a few more days. After that I'll remove it from my site and put it into storage for another twelve months, until...

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  • Christmas show photos

    22 December 2019

    As long-time followers of this page will know, I share family photos here most Sundays of the year, and with Christmas almost upon us, how could I not feature a few yuletide-specific snaps today?!?...

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  • My Neighbour Koyasan

    21 December 2019

    With Christmas almost upon us, I'm delighted to be able to share with you one of my favourite fan drawings of 2019. This was sent to me a while ago by Amity Lee, and is a re-working of a famous ...

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  • Molls Like Kirkus!

    20 December 2019

    I'm always nervous when I submit a book to Kirkus for review. They're great book-lovers, but they can be fairly savage when a story doesn't tick all their boxes, and I've had a few zingers from...

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  • Cirque Du Freak video gifs

    19 December 2019

    You might need to be subscribed to Twitter to see these little babies, which I'm guessing most of you are. If you're not, and have no wish to create a Twitter account, my apologies, but these were...

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