I have just come back from visiting a friend. We worked together in my last job - a manual, night job I worked for over ten years. It was a position I detested with every fibre in my body - I chose not to work during the day, so that I could look after my … Continue reading Conversations on the couch – regarding writing, feeling the fear and the joys of mindfulness.
Today I'm delighted to welcome writer of fantasy romance - Amanda J Evans to Unusual Fiction. It's always great to meet and greet a fellow Irish author, and a fellow Meath woman to boot! But today just happens to be the publication day of her latest novel - "Hear Me Cry". So not only do … Continue reading Introducing Amanda J Evans- On the Publication Day of her latest novel – “Hear Me Cry”
Last night the moon woke me. I was pulled from tangled dreams to lie motionless under the weight of the covers. For a second I was confused, what had called me from sleep? The walls had a silver sheen in stark contrast to the usual inky black that at times seemed almost tangible. A brightness … Continue reading Bella Luna – Waking to Moonlight
It's hard to pull yourself out of a slump. Physically and mentally. It requires extreme amounts of energy and self-control, all of which are missing because - slump. Often it may take days and in some instances, weeks, to reach the point of action. Much like lancing a boil on your chin (please excuse the … Continue reading A Well Timed Visit from My Stronger Self.
You know for such a god awful grey day, today has far exceeded my expectations. After dropping the girls to school I came home to make my usual scribbled shopping list and gather my thoughts. I'm a big fan of the lists and like to have them as concise and comprehensive as possible. Today's … Continue reading On Getting Things Done and Feeling Pleased With Myself
First off - Happy Easter my good people. I hope wherever you are in the world - and please do comment with your location - I hope that you are enjoying a day of family, great food and of course, the fruits of the cocoa bean. Today began with the ghost of a hangover. I … Continue reading Eating My Own Weight in Chocolate and Easter Ramblings
It would seem that Spring has sprung. The sun on my face and the trees in bud declare it so. The brightness through the curtains, the very possibility of sunshine pulled me from a long promised lazy Saturday morning in bed. I wasted no time in grabbing a coat and lacing my trainers before … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung – Momentarily.
We're lucky in Ireland - we're surrounded by a raggedly romantic coastline - mountains slope their craggy way down to the sea, sandy beaches stretch for miles. Thanks to the near constant rain, we have a green and fertile landscape and inland our fields are surrounded by scrubby, fairy bushes - hazel, beech and rowan. … Continue reading Ventry – Irish Gothic Fiction for St Patrick’s Day.