Category: Author

Boy & Girl drawing

Out of chaos. a new gender paradigm?

Out of Chaos, a new gender paradigm, is an article inspired by Chaos Theory that takes a different look at gender and healing as part of the reflection behind the new book, Girl, Boy or Whatever. Read more on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Still Life

Still Life – What an odd expression

Still life, what an odd expression. Life is constant movement, whereas stillness is characteristic of death. This bouquet teeters on the verge of death... Read more in Secret Paths Author's Notes.
Woman or man?

The Inseparable Pair

Girl or Boy? Why Choose? For me there is something special about being a boy who dresses as a girl. Ambivalence is an important part of who I am. Thoughts about a new novel in the Boy & Girl series. See Author's Notes.
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Out and about: an author’s tale

Out and about: an author’s tale

As an independent novelist, she couldn’t just bask in the pleasure of writing, she had to step out and get people to read her novels... Read now on Secret Path’s Author’s Notes.
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Telling stories

What if? The telling of stories

Life is made up of stories, the building blocks that make sense of us and the world. But telling stories requires critical thought and practice… Read more on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Chimera: Girls can and will save the world

Chimera: Girls can and will save the world

Girls can and will save the world. Such was the conviction that inspired Chimera, a tale unfolding against the real-life backdrop of anxiety about the disastrous impact of increasingly unhealthy industrial food and the rampant abuse of pharmaceuticals (...) Read more on Secret Paths, Author's Notes.
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Beyond Literary Genres

Beyond Literary Genres

The nature of literary genres as defining categories and their limitations for the creative process... Read more on Author's Notes.
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The Knight's Sword

The Knight’s Sword

For the second voice I seek to echo, I have chosen a more challenging author, Erin Morgenstern and her debut novel, The Night Circus. Read more on Author's Notes, The Knight's Sword.
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Story writing: Stay with me, my love

Story writing: Stay with me, my love

In the quest for a better understanding of one’s voice as a writer, Neil Gaiman suggests writing in the style of someone else. So I did. … Continue reading on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Inspirational Writer

The inspirational ​writer

Alan McCluskey describes himself as an inspirational writer. Rather than following a plot, he is the first reader, discovering the story as he writes (...) Read more on Author's Notes.