Wednesday, January 4, 2023


 Hiya readers, passer-bys, and lost souls - good day to you! And Happy New Year! 

If (like me) last year was a strange, horrid dream with no end - the new year finally arrives and brings hope for brighter days to come.

I am ever the fatally optimistic. 

Hopefully, this year will be full of wonder, love, and joy. I'm just excited to finally get to see the world! 

Have a little Murphy to see you into the New Year. 

All the best to you and yours! 


Saturday, March 12, 2022

Bite Back


Awards and Selections

    • Award-Winner - Best Feature Script. World Film Carnival - Singapore. 03/03/22

    • Award Winner - Best Feature Script/Screenplay. White Pearl International Film Festival. 10/05/22
    • Officially Selected. Emerald Peacock. 02/06/22

    • Award Winner - Best Feature Script/Screen Play. Diamond Bell International Film Festival. 14/07/22 

    • 3rd Place - Feature Script. Lit Scares International Horror Festival. 06/08/22

    • Officially Selected - Tournadeau Music and Film Festival. 26/08/22

    • Officially Selected - Tatra International Film Festival. 26/08/22

Friday, December 31, 2021

Farewell 2021: Happy New Year!

I've never made a habit out of doing a long post on social media because in some regards I've always been shy and private when it comes to myself. However, this year has been one of firsts! And I need to remind myself that I'm allowed to be proud. 

I published my first book! Secrets of Baker Street will always have a spot in my heart also with the lovely people at Orange Pip Books. Perhaps in the future my lovely Watson and Holmes will get a resurgence? We shall have to see. 

Then after that one Our Strange Symphony came along. A project I have been harbouring in my heart for years. A story of love springing unexpectedly - the best kind of love. 

I published my first poems! Someone saw them and thought, 'Actually...this is pretty good!' - for someone who burned her diaries and poetry (I'm hardcore what can I say) and swore off the medium entirely... I am overjoyed. 

I produced a flipping pilot for my series 'Dead Stiff' I got to work with such talented VAs! Even if it goes no where - I did that! 

I got into screenwriting! I got in competitions!!! I even won a few! 

I frequently find myself full of doubt. Tearing myself apart for perfection that doesn't exist. 

But if I've learned anything this year its that you can't please everyone - but as long as you're enjoying yourself - you're exactly where you need to be. 

Keep holding on. Life is too short not to enjoy it. 
Bring on 2022. Let's smash it. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Published Poetry



The realm of poetry has always been something that seemed to allude me. I remember having a go writing poetry in high school. It was very lovey-dovey and I tried to make everything rhyme - every single time - so for new words, I would mine - and the embarrassment was thine. 

However, I have been inspired again; by the good, the bad, and the downright questionable. 

But I am happy to report that perhaps I am not totally useless with poetry after all

Poems Published 



Saturday, September 11, 2021

Our Strange Symphony

As of September 2021 I have birthed my second literary child into the world! 

'Our Strange Symphony' is a piece of romantic new adult fiction about an architect trying to get her life back on track and an infamous musician who crashes her life. 

Here is the blurb: 

Katya Volokov's life was perfectly on track. Fresh out of university, Kat scored her dream job and her own apartment in her beloved city of London. With her crazy group of friends at her side and her tyrannous mother appeased - everything was set.

Until it wasn't.

With her plans obliterated, Kat falls apart only to wash up in the town her friends moved to after university ended: Brighton. She takes a job at the teashop, Victorious Sponge, while she puts herself back together and then figures out which step is right. If any of them are.

Then she is reunited with Zack, an infamous classmate from her high-school days. Only now he's a rockstar, and notorious for different reasons. The pair discover they share a kindred spirit. Disillusioned with how things are, they find unexpected solace in each other, and chemistry that neither can deny.

But Kat has her own secrets and it seems Zack isn't being entirely truthful. Is a spark enough to hold on to?

However, with her friends in her corner and new relationships formed, Kat learns that even though plans have gone awry it doesn't mean it's the end. It just means you have to get creative to get where you want to be.

And you'll never know unless you try.

Here is the Amazon link for the EBook and paperback!

I hope you enjoy it!πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Friday, July 2, 2021

July Means It's Austen Month!

As is the custom with my life at the moment, July brings more news.

My friends over at Lime-and-Dragon have invited me to be part of their Austen month! 

If you know me well, I sold my soul to Jane Austen long ago, and ever since my soul has existed in the realms of romance. Naturally, when I did my degree at the University of Exeter, Austen was one of my favorite ports to call in my academic work. 

So of course I jumped at the chance to be involved with their wonderful work. Their videos include reviews, tutorials, and academic analysis at some truly interesting games, books, films, and television. Definitely, worth a binge: those two are hilarious

They will be posting throughout July with comments this year on everyone's least vexing protagonist: Emma. 

Have a wonderful month! 

Lime and Dragon here

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Recommendation - From Blood and Ash

From Blood and Ash 

My goodness, I just finished the first three books in the Blood and Ash series and I feel the need to tell the world about it. 

Chosen for the chaste role of the Maiden in a land ruled by a mysterious people called the Ascended, Poppy Balfour is trapped. She cannot act freely and her life is already planned out for her. Then she meets Hawke, a dashing soldier with stunning golden eyes.   

I summarised the events of the first book above because things get incredibly complicated from this point onwards and there is no way I could include more without spoiling things. 

But this world is wonderful! I adore Solis and Atlantia and all the dynamics in these bloodthirsty yet charmingly rustic cultures. Armentrout always does a lovely job of descriptions - which I noticed in her other works - the Lux series (fit aliens - it works!), but here her talent really stood out. Her tone, despite the darkness of some of the plot, is surprisingly upbeat and had me grinning at the pages. 

She has a brilliant flair for characters which you see in Poppy, Hawke, and other consistent characters like Kieran and Vonetta. You can't help but love them all. 

If you love high fantasy tales with powerful leading ladies and brooding bad boys then this one is for you. It is not a light read but it is good enough to keep you tied to the story even when you're not reading.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Recommendation - Castlevania (Animated Series)

Castlevania (Animated Series)

With another week comes another recommendation! 

If you love fit bisexual vampires, moody monster-hunters, and absolutely awesome magic-users - then Castlevania is for you! 

Based on a video game series from the 80s and 90s, the animated series gave new life to the beloved characters in its Netflix adaptation. The animation is truly wonderful with the fight scenes resembling something more of a painting than a cartoon. It is also surprisingly funny for animation with so much bloodshed, heartache, and straight-up brutality. 

It is definitely fantasy with enough bad language to impress my grandmother. It is also very, consistently gory and doesn't shy away from sex either. So if any of those things jump out as a 'No' then I wouldn't recommend it for you personally. But if you don't mind that then give it a go! 

This animation has exceeded my expectations again and again with stellar writing, crazy-good characters, and a plot too wild to be missed. 

Castlevania (2017) Netflix. 

Secrets of Baker Street: The Curious Adventures Of The Real Holmes and Watson

I have some news! 

My book 'Secrets of Baker Street: The Curious Adventures Of The Real Holmes and Watson' is being published by the lovely people at MX Publishing. 

These fun tales follow the female Holmes and Watson as they solve crime incognito as men. Enjoy their weird and wonderful adventures as they discover they may have more in common than a love for uncovering mysteries 🌈. These quirky ladies have a special place in my heart and if you like strange mysteries and a surprisingly comical duo - they might find a place in yours. 

I'm doing a reading and q+a on the 6th of June (2021) which you can sign up for here

And the official MX link is here

Also available on Amazon UK here:

And Amazon USA here:

New motto: Be gay, solve crime - Sherlock Holmes, probably. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

It's Gonna Be May

So much for the sterling start to summer! It has done nothing but rain here and they always seem to be on my days off! However, this hasn't dampened my mood as finally, I am back to some kind of routine with work. Seeing friends, gaming again, and (fingers-crossed) planning holidays. 

Furthermore, I am happy to announce that my script YSAOF received a special mention from London International Monthly Film Festival which is their second-highest honour so thank you to them. 

I hope you all have a wonderful month. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Recommendation - Shadow and Bone (Netflix Adaptation)

 Shadow and Bone 

When I heard that an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone was coming to the small screen I was so excited and then struck by worry. I'd been excited for an adaptation before; I was raving about Shadowhunters until the first episode came out. And then it did and my heart had never sunk so hard in my life. 

Obviously, if you liked the series, that's cool - but for someone who loved those books passionately I didn't feel they did the books justice and I was let down by the choices made for the characters and the set. It felt like someone had looked at the blurb and nothing else. I can assure you that it was not the fact that Clary's hair was the colour of Fanta (though that didn't help). Nothing against the cast, of course, I think Malec's casting was impressive enough for me to stick around for a bit. 

But this was not the case for Shadow and Bone. Someone did their research and holy heck it paid off. Okay, the Crows were not in the S&B series at all so seeing them knocking about was a bit bewildering But they were actually my favourite aspect of the show. I am not a book purist in the least and I get things to have to be adapted or lost in order to fit this new media; but the casting; the sets; hell and even the design, were flawless. 

I devoured that series in a couple of days and have now shot myself in the foot for the next season that will probably be years before it comes to fruition. But I have no doubt I will be watching it again. The dialogue was brilliant - some of it was even straight out of the book. It had captured Bardugo's world wonderfully and I have no doubt she will have inspired yet another generation of individuals to read her Grisha series. 

If you love high fantasy with a twist of pseudo-Russian inspired lore - you don't want to miss it. P.S definitely watch it at night as some of the scenes are a little dark. 

Jesper and Milo forever. 

Picture Courtesy of Netflix - Shadow and Bone (2021). 


 Hiya readers, passer-bys, and lost souls - good day to you! And Happy New Year!  If (like me) last year was a strange, horrid dream with no...