From Dark to Light and Back Again by Allison Symes

I must immediately make clear the Allison Symes, the author of From Light to Dark and Back Again is a good friend of mine. We met at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. However, she as well as anybody knows I am nothing if not blunt! So when she sent me a copy of her book in […]

via From Light to Dark and Back Again by Allison Symes — Valerie Penny’s Book Reviews


This morning I woke up at first light, to a smiling picture of an eight-year old girl from Manchester. I’ve tried the entire day to not think about her, not write, not dwell, not tear up. I’m not a mother, I’m not related to her, and well, don’t thousands of children die each day in……

via Of Mothers, and Murderers #Manchester — Daily (w)rite