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Yesterday, I went to the moon. It was suspended over a pond: a portrait of the moon in three dimensions, seven metres across and every centimetre accurate. The Museum of the Moon is being shown around the world, because the moon has meaning to all peoples, and the artist Luke Jerram hopes that the installation will stimulate the creation of more art everywhere it goes. It’s a beautiful idea, as beautiful as the installation. I was there because I’m a selenophile - I love the moon. Specifically, I love the moon of imagination. Looking at the moon, I feel watched over and cared for. I’m never alone when I’m talking to the moon, though it never answers back. Wherever I am, I can always feel at


Reading, writing and smiling

I live in Sussex by the sea, writing stories and novels which are speculative, historical and literary. I blog and tweet about inspiration, happy writing and delicious words. My goal is to share a little everyday magic.


You can find my work in the NonBinary Review, Write Like You're AliveTrue Tales from the Old Hill , Hysteria 6, Everyday Epics, Stories for Homes, and Every Day Fiction.

There are also some tiny fictions on this site which I hope you enjoy.

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Book Reviews

My book reviews are over on Goodreads. I'm always delighted to receive requests from authors. If your book appeals to me I'll buy it, read it and review it. I'd love to hear from you.

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