Category Archives: Adoration

THE BAREFOOT GHOST

The Titanic disaster changes the destiny of Finn Cleary, a drowned Irish boy whose pained mother had admonished him before sailing: “KEEP YOUR FIRST PAIR OF STORE-BOUGHT SHOES CLEAN AND UNSCUFFED TO MEET YOUR COUSINS IN NEW YORK OR I’LL … Continue reading

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‘THE INDIGO PEARL’

Following a phantom robin through the painted caves of Lascaux’s ‘hall of the horses’, takes THE SPIRIT OF DELPHI SHARPE, AN AUTISTIC TEENAGE GIRL IN A COMA, ON A POSTHUMOUS SEARCH FOR THE BOY IN A 500-YEAR-OLD PAINTING SHE FELL … Continue reading

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THE GHOST OF SNOW

Lady Nan closed her book of ghost stories with a snap and waggled her finger at her spellbound grandchildren “And so,” she said. “If you really want something enough, a little thing like dying won’t stop you.” Curmudgeonly Bede Hall … Continue reading

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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE CLOISTER

I like to think that there are no clichés without fire. As an author, I’ve been coached (read commanded) by mentors and editors, to avoid writing clichés like the p l – g – e. (Nope, not going to give … Continue reading

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DEAR JOHN

JOHN DONNE wrote ‘no man is an island’… but now we have to be:     “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod … Continue reading

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THERE’S GHOSTS IN MY CHEESE

THE FIRST HELLO It was lunchtime in my kitchen. Innocent of anything untoward, I hummed cheerfully as I assembled the ingredients for a sandwich. Not owning a great musical voice, I make it a point to only hum in private … Continue reading

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LEONARDO’S CAT

            Leonardo da Vinci was big on alchemy – the science of his day, especially, the magic of mathematical proportions when it came to drawing the perfect human body. His famous spread-eagle illustration ‘The Vitruvian … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS DYING TO TELL THEIR TALES

Presenting three of my artful characters dying to speak: LISABETTA BUTI (the ‘Mona Lisa’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s kid sister), SANDRO BOTTICELLI (fifteenth-century master painter), and FINN CLEARY (a child victim onboard Titanic) When the red leaves fall, the October … Continue reading

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READING IS BELIEVING!

If you believe in second childhoods… I invite you to time-slip with me into worlds where buildings and trees speak truths that can save the world. Cross the borders of liminal consciousness of my stories and visit haunted realms inhabited … Continue reading

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TIS’ THE SEASON

for ghostly goings on When the last red leaves fall, the October sky darkens with rain and snow, and the frost on the pumpkin glows silver in the moonlight, banish the endless stream of seasonal macabre that play on human … Continue reading

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