Foz Meadows of Shattersnipe.com has compiled An A-Z Of Non-Binary Genders. Real-world only and non-insulting, so do not go over there and suggest epicon or scrat. When I was first planning Requite, it became obvious that there would be people there who didn’t do the gender binary thing. As I suppose most writers do, I’d […]
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So here I am settled into a new house, with a new Kindle. (The picture is of me reading Meg Kingston’s The MonSter and the Rainbow, for her competition to win a copy of her new book. Go and enter!) Only one of these things was expected. My old Kindle died the afternoon of the […]
Read More New year, new house, new Kindle Paperwhite, new plans.
A long Heavy Ice out-take here, and a shorter one under the cut. Merry Christmas!
Read More Merry Christmas!
This year, due to house moving, there won’t be an original story up on the site for December 25th. There will, however, be a deleted scene from Heavy Ice. (Yes, amazingly, the book could have been even longer!). In the meantime, here’s another short out-take, which got replaced by the scene where Raj met Dante.
Read More Seasonal heads-up
Well, I’m back from looking for a new house, and we now at least have somewhere to rent while we look for somewhere more permanent to house two people, one cat (hopefully rising to more than one cat when we’re properly settled), a huge number of books and fewer old computers than we owned last […]
Read More House hunting, review, and thoughts on new trends in publishing
Tom Cox talks about his covers in The Long Road To Three Good Book Covers: A Timeline. About which all I can say is that cute as the ‘actor kittens’ are, putting them on the cover instead of The Bear is like putting a sixth-former who thinks he can act a bit into King Lear […]
Read More A few quick links
Lulu has just sent me a 30% off code ‘for you and your friends, family and readers’ which I suppose means you lot, though it doesn’t mention ‘people with a burning need to know whether Palatino is the same as Palatino Linotype’ or ‘random spammers’, both of whom also occasionally drop by. The French rappers […]
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Today my fourth book is officially launched. The paperbacks have arrived at Amazon, the last couple of last-minute spelling and grammar flubs have been corrected (though I bet there are at least a couple more hiding in there, and I apologise for that) and it’s ready to face the world. Many, many thanks are due […]
Read More December 1st Is Heavy Ice Day
Ways in which I actually have described this book to people: “It’s about a loud redhead with glasses and a big backside who swears a lot.” (Friend, dryly: “So, nothing like you, then?”) “Also a lot of people in the background are deconstructing the concept of the Divine Right Of Kings.” “If this book was […]
Read More Out-Take Friday, 4
Okay! So, I have been planning to launch Heavy Ice on the 1st of December. However, I haven’t been able to find a button on either Lulu or Amazon that says ‘make this book available on this date’, and it takes longer for the paperbacks to get listed on Amazon than it does for the […]
Read More In which it’s not so much of a launch, more a confused hovercraft