Here it is: my first time writing and illustrating a children's book! Introducing: Amelia the Chameleon. Read about the journey from conception to print.
Midnight Echo Issue 15 features horror fiction and poetry from a horde of Australasian authors, including the winning 2019 AHWA Flash Fiction competition story by Alissa Smith (that's me!).
Stephen King has returned to his familiar style of masterful storytelling in the form of short fiction. If It Bleeds is a collection of four novellas. Key attributes of King's work are the foundation in everyday life and astute observations of the human condition.
Do you love a good horror story? Then you'll enjoy the Between Lewis and Lovecraft podcast's spooky Halloween special, with listener-submitted stories – including one of my own twisted tales!
Inktober is a daily drawing challenge for the month of October, created by illustrator Jake Parker. It's intended to cultivate positive habits, improve drawing skills and foster creativity.
Be disturbed by supernatural storytelling, twisted tales and eerie encounters... Here are six sPoOky podcasts to listen to this Halloween!
The change in season brings optimism and a surge of motivation. It's been a welcome boost of inspiration for writing my novel. I've made some progress with character development, strengthening the plot, and restructuring the storyline.
Creativity is a curious concept. People can be quick to label themselves as a creative or uncreative person. But what does it really mean to be creative?
Nobody promised you it was going to be quick or easy or straightforward or even fun. You’re learning that it’s slow and challenging and curly and tedious. But you must push through.
I was invited to chat with Hannah from the Between Lewis and Lovecraft podcast. We discuss books, writing, New Zealand, and much more in this episode.