One day I hope to join the ranks of all those great fantasy authors I enjoy reading and put a published book on the shelf, but I’m not quite there yet.


In addition to this blog, I’ve written articles for Fantasy Faction, an independent website for fans of fantasy fiction. You can read my articles here (and check out other great articles and reviews by writers, fans and analysts of fantasy).

German translations of my articles have also been published on Tor Online.

Academic Writing

I love writing fiction, but I’m also interested in the study and analysis of fantasy literature, creative writing, and world-building (which is one of the reasons I write this blog). Below are a few articles and book chapters I’ve published on these topics:

Creating a Sense of Place in Fantasy Fiction
TEXT Journal
15.1 (2011)
Journal article

Creating Place in Fantasy Fiction: Understanding the Role of the Reader When Writing Fantasy Worlds
The University of Queensland (2012)
Essay (part of MPhil in Creative Writing thesis)

Gothic Spaces in Fantasy Fiction: The Creation of Place in Garth Nix’s Sabriel
The Gothic: Studies in History, Identity and Space. Inter-Disciplinary Press (2012)
eBook chapter

The Use of Place Archetypes in Nix’s Sabriel and Other Novels
Dark Cartographies: Exploring Gothic Spaces. Inter-Disciplinary Press (2013)
Book chapter