Westcountry Weird (the event I did in Exeter with Catriona Ward and Nina Allan) was so much fun, probably because we talked about all the things I like to talk about, including ghosts, the seaside, war, truth, and why you shouldn’t start a book by writing about the weather. It’s a great feeling when you unexpectedly… Continue reading Nine Things (Including Nine Worlds)
Hello to a really busy August, with lots of exciting things happening. You want a list? I’ll give you a list… First up is the West Country Weird event I’m doing in Exeter on Thursday 11th August. Catriona Ward, Nina Allan and I will be discussing why the westcountry appears in our written works and… Continue reading Exeter, London, Lists
I’ve been tinkering with a new novella for the past few months, but also writing some new short stories. It’s been a while since I went on a story-writing rampage so I’m feeling a bit rusty. Therefore it’s good to have a reminder of why it’s worth persevering to get it right with the appearance… Continue reading Fantastical Events and Bird Charming
A lot of my stories have a bit of fruit or veg in them. I’m not sure why. Well, now I can add flowers to the list with my Multicoloured and Botanical Life Story over at In Shades Magazine this month. They’ve done a great job of making it look suitably colourful. The reviews for… Continue reading Multicoloured and Botanical
Only a few days now until The Arrival of Missives is out there in the world proper, and it’s very exciting to see it appearing in various places. A book tour is underway, having started yesterday at Popshot magazine with an extract from the very start of the story. Today ReaderDad has an article I wrote… Continue reading Touring Missives. And melons.
The latest edition of Blue Monday Review is out today (Volume 3, Number 2) and it contains my fantasy short story Into Glass. Into Glass was inspired by the Blaschka Glass Models. It remains a mystery how such delicate creations were sculpted in glass. You can see some of them at the Natural History Museum;… Continue reading Into Glass
I’ll be banging and whimpering my way towards the publication of The Arrival of Missives, with May lining up to be a busy month, complete with a launch party and a blog tour (details to follow later). Meanwhile, April is proving to be fun: The first review of Missives says really great stuff about it.… Continue reading April Update: Not Cruel