All deaths are sudden, I suppose, but it can take a very long time for someone to die suddenly. More than seventy-eight years, in some cases.

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Bugs. Tiny orange-red bugs, crawling all over the brick wall that creates a separation between the house on the corner and its sidewalk…

Stories of artists’ lives often paint them as having been artists from infancy. Their parents say they were never without a pencil to scribble with as soon as they could hold one, whether they grew up to be fine artists, illustrators, designers, or writers. It is one of the most…

Oscar is nineteen, and black and white, with battered ears. He was a stray, but started hanging out at these lovely people’s home, until he became like a beloved child. I’ve travelled down from a sit in Scotland with a cat that bit me, to care for Oscar and his…

Independent Publishing in the Amazon Era

“It actually drives me crazy when I hear Amazon’s rhetoric about getting rid of the gatekeepers, because all they’ve done is replace 1,000 small gatekeepers with one big gatekeeper,” said Shel Kaphan, who helped found Amazon and later served as its chief technology officer…

Dr Rachel Morris

Welsh-Canadian human rights law academic and international education programme manager turned full-time writer, proofreader, publisher, and illustrator.

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