Unpacking – Insert Coin

I first began In The Land of the Penny Gnomes a few years ago. It’s been wonderful going back and exploring this older material. Yesterday marked the first section of the actual novel, as the story of the Penny Gnomes itself is really meant as a prelude. Let’s unpack. The Waking I’ve written two novels…

Fiction Tuesday – Insert Coin

Today’s blog continues my long-neglected satirical fantasy, In The Land of the Penny Gnomes “Hey. Hey, get up.” Will MacGil felt himself being shaken in his bed. He cracked his eyes open enough to see how far the Sun had risen. After all, he had a History test in the morning and was looking to…

Unpacking The Legend of the Penny Gnomes

Yesterday I returned to my first attempt at a novel. It’s a satirical fantasy, with nods to both Terry Pratchett and Jasper Fforde. The opening chapter will, I hope, one day be reworked for an illustrated children’s book. This is why the point of view character is so young — probably about the age my…

Fiction Tuesday – The Legend of the Penny Gnomes

Today’s blog continues my long-neglected satirical fantasy, In The Land of the Penny Gnomes. “Grampa,” said Billy. “I can’t find my action figure. Can you help me look for it?” Grampa looked down at Billy and smiled gently, “Sure thing, now which action figure are we looking for?” Billy shuffled his feet and sighed, “The…