The way of dog – book review

… for this story is LOUDit’s made to be growled to be bellowed and roared to befreed from your jaws to travel Wind-wide and find those ears andsouls all waiting. I adored this middle-grade verse novel, The way of dog, by Zana Fraillon. It’s told from the perspective of Scruffity, a dog born in a…

1 October 2021 | verse novel, Writing

Late ideas

When I’m in the flow of my writing, I feel like a magnet drawn to exactly what I need – a dictionary word, a Netflix episode, a twitter post, a conversation with a friend, anything. Connected to anything that will serve my story. I’m not even consciously seeking ideas – they come to me. Does…

28 May 2021 | verse novel, Young adult

Blood moon – the book and the event

Reading a book called Blood Moon during the week there was a blood moon is definitely synchronicity! The title of Lucy Cuthew’s young adult verse novel is so apt – it’s about British fifteen-year-old Frankie, who unfortunately gets her period during an intimate moment with a boy she likes. Frankie is a science nerd who…