New essays

This seems to be the year for essays. The word 'essay' goes back to the 15th-century verb which was used in the sense of 'test the quality of something'. That verb, in turn, was borrowed from Old French 'essay, essai', from Latin 'exagium' (weighing, testing, ascertaining). Although I tend to express myself easiest through fiction, …

The Pirate Tree free activities

During the lockdown, I was busy creating free activities for readers of The Pirate Tree. You can now download them on my publisher's website (scroll down). You'll find a crossword puzzle, a labyrinth, a fun board game and more. Have fun playing and creating and do let me know how you like them!

New stories

You can now read my short story, Dad's expiration date, on CafeLit. A ten-year-old boy, Max, who's always lived only with his mother suddenly meets his father. But there is something odd about him and Max has a sinking feeling that things will not end well. The last issue of Vine Leaves Journal, including my …