About Me

A very long time ago when I was in high school I had to submit an essay on the Theory of Phlogiston.

The day my teacher decided to illuminate our young minds on that particular subject, I’d probably skipped school, because my eyes glazed over and my brain went “Oops” as I stared at the blank piece of paper.

I had a life-changing decision before me. I could either sit for hours in a very uncomfortable hardwood chair and do nothing, or I could emulate the writers I’d recently discovered in the very limited Science Fiction section of the school library.

If Bradbury and LeGuin could do it, so could I.

I wrote my first Science Fiction story.

I handed in my essay and caught a glimpse of my teacher’s face. She turned rather pale. I exited the room before her ability to speak returned. Once out in the hall, I heard a bark of what I hoped was laughter, but feared it to be an incipient heart attack.

I received my essay back the next day. Across the top I read, ‘Don’t ever do this again.’ Across the middle, ‘Well done.’ And in the bottom left-hand corner, scrawled in big red letters, the letter ‘A’!

That was the moment my career as a writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy began.

I was born in England, grew up in Australia, moved to Canada in 2004 and married the love of my life. I’m a writer and shaman, a bicyclist and a feminist. I’ve been an architect, a seamstress, an athlete and a field hand.

Writing is my passion and my profession, novels specifically, short stories occasionally, and always with lesbian characters.

I write under the pseudonym ‘Widdershins’ because I am, if nothing else, contrariwise. Also, it’s kinda witchy, whimsical, and wild.

Book 1 of the ‘Gallery’ series, Mortal Instinct’ was published in September 2011. Book 2, ‘Journey of Echos’ is under construction. (correct spelling – it will make sense if you’ve read Book 1)

I also have a short story collection in the works, along with a historical mystery series, and a semi-autobiographical account of my Shaman Journey and Teachings.

I’ve recently launched an episodic story, ‘Identical’ that is published once a month on my blog.

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A BIT ABOUT MORTAL INSTINCT

Mortal Instinct is the first Book of the ‘Gallery’ series; Set in a slightly alternate reality where the boundaries between the worlds runs thin, and our choices, even the ones we’re unaware we’ve made, determine our fate.

It’s now available from my publisher, Eternal Press as an eBook 

… in print and eBook at Amazon.com …

… and available to order from your favourite local bookstore.

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TALK TO ME

You can contact me, via email. Click here!

You can find me on Google+ or … leave a comment on my Home page, at the bottom of each new post.

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  4. […] Widdershins – a complex, compelling fellow author I am hoping to get to know better in the coming seasons.  The few interactions we have had to date have all be interesting, and she helped me to get some of the initial blog wigits set up (by telling me they were missing… but, hey!  It did the job.) […]

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