An Interview with Phoebe Darqueling

Recently, I was given the opportunity to join the team of interviewers at The Horror Tree.

I’ve had an absolute blast so far.

So, in case you haven’t seen it here is my first interview.


Day 3

Fewer words tonight than this time last night. And while I have story to write, I have no motivation.

Still considering the paranormal romance angle.

Words written so far tonight… 411

Overall wordcount… 3165

Day 2

So, the second day of NaNoWriMo got off to a slow start, but by ten o’clock I had written 1707 words and surpassed my quota, despite not catching up to the overall quota.

The story so far has quite a few holes, and the death tally is at one. Sorry Eirian, I’m sure you were a good kid, but I need some drama to push the story forward, and suffice to say it worked. And without your death, I never would have learned that Cassian had an older brother named Julian who died young, or just how uncaring Queen Beatrix really is.

Still not sure whether this story is contemporary romance or if it could have potential in another genre.

What can I say, I love writing fae, and I’m not convinced I couldn’t turn this story into a paranormal romance.

Overall tally…


Day 1

Day 1 of NaNoWriMo is off to a slow start. 735 words so far with less than three hours to go until the clock ticks over to Day 2.

I’ve got this.

As for the story, it’s still untitled. Contemporary Royal Romance complete with lots of drama.


So the last few months have been a wash with the nightmare that was moving, but we’re finally settled and I can now get back into writing and blogging without feeling pulled in a thousand different directions.

As for my writing, I’ve got two stories on the back burner awaiting submission and two more to write.

November is looming and with it comes NaNoWriMo. Something which I’m not ready for.

And I’ve also got another writing endeavour in the works which I’ll share more about in the coming weeks.

Tonight, however, I’m planning on taking my kids trick or treating and pigging out on way to much junk food. Assuming they share, that is.

A Complete Wash

So, July is over and my word count was quite pitiful to say the least. I’ve yet to update my tally. I started off strong, but by the halfway mark it was all downhill.

That was actually thanks to finding myself in the Emergency Room with chest pain, on top of a bad cold.

I spent several hours being poked and prodded only to find out I had Pneumonia, which I’m just now seeing the end of.

It definitely wasn’t how I saw my July ending up.

Turns out, that sometimes a cold is not just a cold.

Fingers crossed, August’s numbers fair better.


Books And Me Blog


Faerie queens! Once nameless, but now known through time by many names.

Titania. Mab. Gloriana. Tanaquill. Oona. Elphame. Maeve. Rhiannon. Fand. The list seems endless.

Are they good or bad, big or small, fair or dark? And why do they enchant us? Faerie Queens have appeared in folklore throughout the English-speaking world, as far back as the mid-1500s. Although faeries themselves are said to be found worldwide.


I’ve long been fascinated by faeries and my love affair them, began with Queen Mab in the 1998 tele-miniseries Merlin. I liked the way she refused to be forgotten and the way her story wove into the lives of  Arthur’s and Morgan’s. It made me want to delve deeper. It was the beginning of my discovery of a whole other path. It opened my eyes to Paganism as well as kindled my desire to learn more about my own Welsh ancestry. It gave…

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