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21 06, 2016

The War of Wind and Moon, Chapter 8

By | June 21st, 2016|


Hello everyone, Chapter 8 is ready for your ears and eyes and, gosh it was a tough one to write and record! I won’t go into detail for fear of spoilers but I feel the need to warn you to brace yourselves – and do feel free to vent in the comments if you are so moved (if I done my job right, you will be!)

Chapter 8 finds Mia hoping she can keep the school counselor from prying into what happened at her last school but, as always, the real danger is at home.

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Chapter 8

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Mia was awake long before her 6:45 alarm was due to ring and not just because she kept rolling onto her back and being woken by Sunday night’s, now flourishing bruises. It was Thursday and she wasn’t going to be able to talk her way out of the counselling session Vice Principal Kostopoulos had rescheduled.  If she was lucky, she’d be able to keep Mrs. Paige focused on catching up on the extra work changing schools had created, rather than discussing why she’d moved. Mia had a plan. She’d been up till 1 a.m. filling in and colour-coding a study timetable. She was quite proud of it. Every fifteen minutes from 8a.m. to 11p.m. of the next month was jammed full of enough work to make any counselor worth their salt want to spend a full session discussing taking breaks and the benefits of extra-curricular activities […]

8 06, 2016

The War of Wind and Moon, Chapter 7

By | June 8th, 2016|

WoWaMSQ S1CH7Hello everyone! At last (at last!) Chapter 7 is complete! Thank you for joining me here again and thank you to those who gently let me know that you were waiting for the next chapter – it helped while I was struggling to balance writing and other aspects of my life and feeling a little guilty about wanting to prioritize writing. I have now done that – proudly – because this is my career as well as my dream (and compulsion!)

In chapter 7 of The War of Wind and Moon, we return to Nagoya, Japan where Ryosuke and Akiko Kazemoto, of Kazemoto Security Corp’s Supernatural Division, turn their attention to the strange Gossip at St. Kilda High and the seventeen-year-old girl who might just be a candidate for recruitment – if she’s not too old to train.

I hope it was worth the wait! Enjoy!


Chapter Seven

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A knock at his office door drew Ryosuke’s attention from his reading. Akiko was standing in the doorway, brandishing an email open on her tablet, “You’ve requested we unbind the Gossip from Tak-kun’s friend?’ Ryosuke nodded as he waved his sister inside. “Mhmm. Probably should have been done years ago but she seems to have missed assessment somehow.”

“Shouldn’t you do a proper assessment, then, before we unbind them?”

Ryosuke was taken aback. He couldn’t remember when Akiko had questioned a decision that was entirely his to make. “I don’t think that’s necessary, no,” he said. “My staff have marked every one of her Gossip’s Memories as ‘No Further Action’ for fourteen years. I’m fairly confident it’ll be fine.”

“Sorry,” Akiko said, waving a hand […]

20 12, 2015

Summer fountain pen & ink rotation!

By | December 20th, 2015|

Warning: Geekiness follows for my fountain pen loving friends (esp Kim M. Koning who was asking about good red inks a while ago)

I’m well and truly into development of my next novel, now (well, next novels actually as I’m letting two projects fight it out to see which gets my full attention) and it’s so very good to be in development/outline mode again! For me that also means that the keyboard often takes a rest and the colours come out, so I thought I’d share my Summer rotation with you (I’ve translated my handwriting below the pic). If you’d like a closer look at any of the inks below, let me know and I’ll try to get a review post up for you! 

All are medium nibs (though of course nibs vary with brands)
1. Iroshizuku Yama-Budo in Waterman Hemisphere
2. Caran Dache Sunset in Caran Dache Dunas (can’t believe I forgot about this red when asked!)
3. Iroshizuku Kosu-Mosu in Monteverde Invincia
4. Visconti Sepia in Parker Sonnet (very dark brown, very sophisticated but not black…)
5. Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin in Shaeffer Agio (the opposite of sophisticated lol)
6. Diamine Jade in Waterman Hemsiphere
7. Visconti Green in Waterman Hemisphere
8. J. Herbin Vert Olive in Visconti Van Gogh (this isn’t always this pale, it’s a very dry ink in a pen that is either dry or leaving blobs on the page – I need to have it checked but I love it too much to let it out of rotation)
9. Pelikan Edelstein Topaz in W’man Hemsiphere (yes, I know, they just fit my small hands so well!)
10. J. Herbin Bleu Azur in W’man Perspective
11. Sailor Jentle Fuji-Musume (2010 Summer Reserve Edition – dreading running out!) in W’man Ici et La (the same […]

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