The Heart of Red Jade – Light and Darkness #Crystals #Writing #Inspiration #Self-harm #Anxiety

  Red Jade is one of many intriguing crystals in my debut novel. Of course, the crystals in my novel are extraordinary gems, magical crystals conjured up by my imagination! They represent the light, or potential happiness of the protagonists within, whereas shadows represent darkness, deception and sadness.  The Curse of Time is a novel of light and dark, so […]

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MJ Interviews Esme – The Mirror Girl

Welcome To Kyrosmagica! So lovely to see you Esme. MJ: Tell us about your life Esme. Esme: I’ve had two lives, and both are hard to understand. In my past life I appeared to be free but never experienced freedom. I felt trapped in my body and my mind didn’t feel that it fitted, like a puzzle piece trying to correspond to the wrong shape. My mind rebelled; I self-harmed. Now that I am a prisoner in the mirrors of Amelina’s house, I can’t self-harm.  I can’t do anything. I’m a victim of a curse but I’m not the only victim. MJ: Why did you self-harm? Esme: Everyone expected me to be perfect. I couldn’t cope. The pressure kept building up and up. It was my way of dealing. My personal punch bag. MJ: That makes me so sad.  I wish I could help you. Esme: I know you do. You feel my pain and wrote about it in your novel. MJ: I tried to do it justice; I hope in some small way I succeeded. Esme: You did. But can we talk about something else? This is making me anxious. MJ: Of course, is it okay to talk about the curse? Or is that off-limits? Esme: No, that’s okay. MJ: Who else was a victim? Esme: Amelina’s dad. MJ: What about the rest of the family? Esme: They’re trapped too but they’re not prisoners. Hey, wait a minute. They are prisoners in a way… sometimes you don’t have to be a […]

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MJ Interviews Amelina – The Curse of Time – Bloodstone #SundayBlogShare

Today, it is a great pleasure to introduce you to the image of my main character – Amelina, modelled here by ….. my daughter’s friend Elise Hackney. Today, I am interviewing using my author nickname MJ, tribute to my favourite superhero Spiderman’s Mary Jane. MJ: It’s a pleasure to talk to you about your role in The Curse of Time – Book […]

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