Sometimes inspiration comes from surprising places:
My sister bought me a ceramic dragon. He burns incense cones.
Here he is sitting on top of our log burner. One day, he had an accident and a story was born. That short story became The Fire Dragon and was published in Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special in November 2012.
I loved the magazine artwork. As the story was set in Languedoc, art editor Jane Stone came up with a superb illustration.