I am very excited to officially announce that my first book, The Sky Beneath the Stone, will be published by Kelpies in spring 2022! 13-year-old Ivy North is an adventurer. She can pitch a tent in four minutes flat. She’s a pro navigator with a map and compass. There’s just one problem: she’s too afraidContinue reading “The Sky Beneath the Stone Announcement”
Author Archives: Alex
Nesting on Elsewhere
I don’t write poetry very often (although I would like to). A poem I wrote about six years ago has been published on Elsewhere: A Journal of Place today.
I switched recently from Goodreads to StoryGraph to get away from the Amazon monopoly (and then also learned Audible doesn’t pay writers if their audiobooks are returned, which they can be even after they’ve been listened to, up to a year later). Anyway, I’ve been collecting together all my favourite nature writing and books aboutContinue reading “StoryGraph Shelves”
Writing Retreat in Colonsay
We’re in lockdown again, so I’m reflecting on our last beautiful adventure to one of my new favourite places in Scotland. A few photos from our week on an island that was eerily similar to the setting of the book I was redrafting at the time.
My partner, who writes under the name L.R. Ambrose, has a short story (Long Enough) in the Dying Earth short story collection NevermorEarth published by Air & Nothingness Press. We recently found out the short story made the Recommended Reading List for the Best of British Fantasy anthology 2019! Read the list hereOrder NevermorEarth hereOrderContinue reading “NevermorEarth”
Walking Among Giants
This is an article I wrote in 2016 for Wild Melbourne, now part of Remember the Wild. Logging in the Toolangi Forest – one of Victoria’s most precious old growth forests – is due to take place in a coupe adjacent to the Kalatha Giant from this week. The tree itself is protected, but theContinue reading “Walking Among Giants”
Coming Home to Scotland
It’s good to be back! For the past five years we have been living in Australia, first in Melbourne above a famous ice cream shop, then on a vineyard in the Macedon Ranges. My partner is Australian so it was a logical step; from my perspective, I was in the mood for an adventure afterContinue reading “Coming Home to Scotland”