The Amber Giant

Hello readers,

I normally post poems on this site.  But I do want to let you know about my latest published book for middle-grade readers (9-12 year olds).

Caroline, our 11 year old heroine, journeys high in the Himalayas to wake a sleeping giant.  She imagines he’ll be kind and friendly.  But if he is a good giant, why was he given a sleeping spell in the first place?

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Find the book on the Handersen Publishing website:

or Amazon!

Best wishes,



Night’s Cloak

Night’s cloak veils the land
I stop walking and await
Radiant moonlight

Last week the full moon was out over the beach and the wild ocean in Wales.  I went to a Haiku workshop, and this came out- if such things interest you, it is in the traditional 5-7-5 format (5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third).

I just published a new novella- Painting Pretoria, encapsulating the beautiful and mysterious colors and moods of the ocean.

Inky Revealed

A big thanks for everyone who shares my poems by reading them.  It’s a lovely thing to know they ‘live’ in others, and that we share a moment of communication beyond what can be captured in words.

I write, not only poems, but other stories from fantasy to light romantic reads.  My recent summer story ‘The Right Kiss’ is out on Amazon if any of you enjoy that genre, it’s here:

Otherwise, here is my latest poem.  It’s inspired by a friend who was telling me how she never ‘fit into the boxes’ at school, etc- she lives in her own way, a free spirit:

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Best wishes, Inky