Category Archives: fun stuff

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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Booksworn and Gemmells

Linktopia: First of all, two Booksworn authors, Helen Lowe and Mark Lawrence, have been shortlisted for the Gemmell Legend award. They’re doing a giveaway over at the Booksworn site – check it out, and don’t forget to vote on this … Continue reading

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Still working

I’m moving. Again. And in the midst of it all, the WIP is still IP. Rewrites abound, but in the meantime I shall leave you with a verse written by a nonexistent young woman in my unfinished novel. You may … 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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Spam laureate

I get a great deal of spam on this site. But it isn’t all wasted. If you sift random sentences from the muck, there’s a strange, found-art beauty to the phrases: Chinese cinema big-shot, environmental immunity enthusiasts launched out of … 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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HMS Victoria

Another month has passed before I come dragging in here, shamefaced and knock-kneed as a little schoolboy: “Sorry sir it won’t happen again…” Actually, I thought it was high time I posted a few pictures of the boat. Yes, the … 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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