Category: Author

Powerful Girl - Pretty Boy

Beyond the division between child and adult

By straddling the line between child and adult, Kate and Peter find ways to confront far-reaching problems that adults have turned their backs on. Read more on Author's Notes.
Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest on Traps and Lessons

At the Alhambra, Geneva, yesterday evening, Kate Tempest was greeted by a packed, enthusiastic crowd of which I was one. She whipped up a deluge of words and music breaking over us, wave after wave, (...) Read more on Author's Notes.
The choir - a flight of the soul

The choir – a flight of the soul

As a former choirboy myself, no wonder, when I came to write Boy & Girl, Peter, the boy in the story, was head chorister in the choir of his local church. Read more on Author's Notes.
Peter forced to see a shrink

Peter forced to see a shrink

Boy, Girl, Whatever! is the third in the Boy & Girl series. It returns to Peter as he nears the age when maintaining gender ambiguity entails serious choices... Read an extract on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Godard remade

Jean-Luc Godard remade

Don’t let an assistant tell people how you work, especially if you are an artist like Jean-Luc Godard. It might give an impression you don’t want given... Version française aussi disposable. Read more on Author's Notes.
On the wings of fantasy

On the wings of fantasy

I chose to add the above photo as the new header for my Author’s Notes blog because it fills me with an immense joy but also a great sadness. Read more on Author's Notes.
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.