Dear Readers, I have a very exciting announcement for you this afternoon: Gabriela Marie Milton, Amazon #1 Bestselling author of Woman: Splendor and Sorrow will be publishing a new poetry anthology, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women with EIF! The publication is planned for the end of May 2022, and submissions are open... Continue Reading →
Nominated for Spillwords Author of the Year!
Dear Readers, This morning I am thrilled to announce my nomination for Spillwords Author of the Year! This is an immense honour, and I am truly humbled, both by the support I have received from the Spillwords Editorial Team over the past year, and of course from every single person who reads and shows appreciation... Continue Reading →
MasticadoresUSA: Monthly Contributors Announced!
MasticadoresUSA, edited by the bestselling poet Gabriela Marie Milton, announces its monthly contributors today, and I am honoured to be included amongst them. I am joined by other talented poets including Cindy Georgakas and Jeff Flesch, and our poetry will be featured regularly on the site every month. Follow the site for further updates, and... Continue Reading →
New Year? Newsletter!
Happy New Year to all of my Dear Readers! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season, and managed to recharge your batteries. I enjoyed taking some time out and having fun with my family: the greatest gift of all! As I mentioned earlier, I have lots of exciting plans for EIF in 2022. If... Continue Reading →
Busting out of Blog Rehab with Cindy Georgakas!
And for the grand finale to 2021, my fellow blogaholic Cindy Georgakas and I recorded a very special song...lyrics by the brilliant Cindy, who got up at 5am Pacific time to record the song with me! Check it out over on Cindy's website. Then go and have yourselves the Happiest of New Years! Ingrid x
‘Le Horla, Mental Health and PMDD’ published in But You Don’t Look Sick Anthology
Invisible illnesses. If you have one, you stand a high chance of having spent a large portion of your life being misdiagnosed, misunderstood and doubted, both by medical professionals and the world at large. It is so difficult to live with this kind of gaslighting, and yet for many people (myself included) this is a... Continue Reading →
EIF Goes into Business!
Exciting news! Experiments in Fiction is now no longer just your favourite poetry and fiction website 🙂 it is also my own small business. This means I have taken a further step towards my dream of making a living from my writing. Of course, the main reason we write is because we love it, but... Continue Reading →
Three new poetry collections!
Good morning and a happy weekend to all of my dear readers, I just wanted to let you know that I am currently working on not one, not two, but three new poetry collections! One will be a chapbook of lyrical love poetry so unashamedly romantic that I'm not sure any publisher will touch it,... Continue Reading →
Lessons learned in novel writing via blogging
It's three years, almost to the day, since I started work on my first novel, The Folks across the River. My eldest son had returned to school, and my youngest had just started nursery. For the first time in at least a year, I had some valuable 'me' time. And I wasn't about to spend... Continue Reading →
The Labyrinth of Life #prosery #dVerse
The labyrinth of life. There's no ball of string for it, is there? And it seems to be full of Minotaurs. At some point in early childhood, you become aware that one day you are going to die, and you might well ask: 'What the hell does it all mean then?' I remember wondering if... Continue Reading →