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In the beauty

I don’t know if other authors feel as I do, but one of the most marvellous things that have happened to me as a writer is to be privileged to witness artists creating images inspired by my stories. These glimpses … Continue reading

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Fantasy legacy – CS Lewis

In the wake of the anniversary of three famous deaths – President Kennedy’s, C.S. Lewis’ and Aldous Huxley’s – there have been a slew of articles in mainstream press about the three men. I find it amusing (and edifying) that … Continue reading

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Moving on

My oh my. I think I’ve broken my own personal record for length of time spent away from this journal! Much has transpired in the past six weeks. We found a new house, bought it (that sounds easy, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Tymon’s Flight, Samiha’s Song and Oracle’s Fire in iTunes bookstore!

Lookee. A kind friend just pointed this out to me. Apparently you can download ‘Tymon’s Flight’, ‘Samiha’s Song’ and ‘Oracle’s Fire’ in the iTunes bookstore. This is a big deal for me as it makes all three books available worldwide … Continue reading

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I’ve been circling my WIP for the past few days, poking at it with a stick. It says it’s done, claims shiny almost-finished-ness, in fact complains when I poke too hard, but I’ve grown wary of those sorts of claims … Continue reading

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Alma Alexander – appeal

The US health care system isn’t all that, as we know. It charges you for dying. There must be a Kafka story resembling this somewhere. Or at least, Kafka would have written the tale, had he been alive in our … Continue reading

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Announcing: BookSworn

You turn your back for a moment, and a whole new fantasy and sci-fi website springs up! I am very pleased to announce the arrival of Booksworn, a site featuring the work of some fine emerging authors in SFF: Bradley Beaulieu, Elspeth Cooper, Doug … Continue reading

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Multum non multa

The adage might be ‘do much of one thing, not many things,’ but unfortunately I am firmly in ‘multa’ mode at the moment and have many small items of news to report. Item the first: I have finished an iteration … Continue reading

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Should old acquaintance be forgot…

Well, what a year. Amazing, difficult, full of reversals, full of promise. Pretty much everything went wrong, in order to then go right – in a different way to what was expected. Everything turned inside out and upside down and … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing post

I was invited to participate in the Next Big Thing meme by the most excellent Helen Lowe.  I thought, “Fabulous – any excuse to find out what some of my fellow authors are up to!” I’ve asked several ‘River’ anthology writers … Continue reading

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