Oh, yes it is! (Panto season again)

I’m not a regular patron of the performing arts, but we do attend occasional productions. Every year we enjoy the Christmas pantomime put on by the Charles Court Opera. The company specialise in opera, operetta and pantomime performed in small venues (hence “boutique”). Their Gilbert and Sullivan performances are a lot of fun (HMS Pinafore … Continue reading Oh, yes it is! (Panto season again)

Review: Why Icebergs Float

In addition to reading (and writing) fiction, I spend a fair chunk of time reading (and yep, writing) non-fiction. Most of my non-fiction is work-related and very focussed on my specialist area. You can see my teaching blog if you're curious about that. But sometimes it's fun and educational to read more widely. A couple … Continue reading Review: Why Icebergs Float

Review: Don Giovanni

As a change from worldbuilding posts and interviews with specialists, here's a post about an opera I attended this weekend. Mozart's Don Giovanni was first performed at the Prague Estates Theatre in 1787. I've been to over a dozen live productions (including at the Prague Estates, although considerably later than 1787!) and watched maybe twenty … Continue reading Review: Don Giovanni

A Quiet Rebellion: Restitution is out!

Following on the heels of my previous post, I'm super-excited to announce I've just released A Quiet Rebellion: Restitution, the second book in the trilogy. I won't post the blurb here, since it does spoil Book 1, but you can access it on the Kindle page here. Paperback is also available, although it'll be a … Continue reading A Quiet Rebellion: Restitution is out!