Dark Dates round up – and win a free book!

Been a busy old time at Dark Dates towers*, and as usual have had some really fun experiences with bloggers – y’all are stars, people. Lainey at Always Reading definitely wins ‘most fun photos’ (including, sometimes, with added cat, which you know I love) – I *love* this Halloween-themed pic. She is currently hosting a […]

Game of Thrones v Discworld: Forget Daenerys Targaryen –Sybil Ramkin is the REAL Mother of Dragons

I wrote this guest post on Game of Thrones vs Discworld a while back but it ended up not getting used, but it’s too much fun not to share. So ask yourself: who is the REAL Mother of Dragons? (Warning: contains spoilers if you are not up to date with Game of Thrones). Ah, these […]

On letting loneliness be – and why we can all feel disconnected in a linked up world

I feel like I have blogged a lot about mental health this year – in no small part because the world has seemed to be making a concerted effort to make us all anxiety-ridden wrecks. But also because I hope that, in continuing to talk about it, I am helping, even in a tiny way, […]

September fresh starts and why you have always probably achieved more than you think

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions any more. January is smack in the middle of my busiest time of year, it’s always bloody cold or raining, and everyone around me is undertaking a detox, which only makes me want to surrender myself more to Bacchanalian excess, provided such excess can be carried out from the […]

Art in the Age of Anxiety – How to keep creating in a crazy world

This year, so far, has probably been the least productive of my life. Hell, even that time I was homeless I managed to write a book, but 2017 has felt like one long anxiety attack, where any impulse to create has been buried under a deluge of apathy and stress. Some of this has been […]