Tag: modern gothic

2018 – The Best Year Yet #HappyNewYear

2018 – The Best Year Yet #HappyNewYear

Hello Dear Friends, this night last year we went out in the lane, chasing a low moon. I felt so exhilarated. Like a spell had been cast. I couldn’t wait for 2018 to start. Now today I’m looking back on that year with great happiness. […]

Our Connection to Nature + Identity. #CailleachWitch

Our Connection to Nature + Identity. #CailleachWitch

What is your novel Cailleach~Witch about? Answer no 74. Nature connectedness + Identity. The deep connection to nature that the Cleary women have, and that is possible for all of us. Nature is part of their identity, and so it is for me. We are […]

#CailleachWitch Surpasses Average ‘First Year’ Book Sales In First Seven Weeks…

#CailleachWitch Surpasses Average ‘First Year’ Book Sales In First Seven Weeks…

CAILLEACH~WITCH has far surpassed the average mark for first year book sales of any book, independent or otherwise, in less than two months. It’s also reviewing incredibly well on Amazon UK, USA, and CANADA. Plus Goodreads.   To make things even better we’ve done this, you and […]

You Are Only Free When You Realise You Belong No Place. #CailleachWitch

You Are Only Free When You Realise You Belong No Place. #CailleachWitch

In my novel ‘Cailleach~Witch’ the Cleary women are coming to an understanding of aloneness. They could love, be attached, feel bound, even serve, but they could not belong. They felt belonging as an illusion, a man made thing, the place of the crowd. First they’d […]

Dear Jane, What Inspired You To Write #CailleachWitch?

Dear Jane, What Inspired You To Write #CailleachWitch?

Question: Dear Jane, what inspired you to write Cailleach~Witch? Answer No 73: With the creative power that lies in all of us I took the energy of the landscape, my sensitivity to it, my ceaseless longing for it, and alchemised it on the page.  For […]

There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood

There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood

Bliss by name and bliss by nature. Today I’m reading poetry. Words, poetry, and the elements, are musical to me. As musical as music, but more calming, more free. Nature writers like William Bliss Carman combine all these. Take this poem for example, and consider […]