I’m sitting in The Art Organisation in Leicester, drinking tea and writing my first real blog post for some time (rather than just linking to things I’m doing elsewhere). The rain is coming down (this is Britain after all) and the troupe of jugglers and hula hooppers who have been performing outside have just runContinue reading “A Hell of a Ride”
I’m reading at the lovely Shortfuse event on 20th October. It’s their halloween special so I’m reprising my short story Cthul-You for the occaision. And I’m taking part with a sci-fi themed panel discussion as part of the Hockley Hustle in Nottingham, alongside Mark Charan Newton. And after that I will be at the WorldContinue reading “World Fantasy, Shortfuse and the Hockley Hustle”
I will be reading at Hello Hubmarine in Derby on the evening of Saturday 27th June (i.e. tommorrow!) I might have a new story. I might read an old story. I might let the audience decide.
My last full day in San Francisco and I have had a feast of American cuisine. Dunkin Donut, mid-morning Chinese tea and tiramisu cake thing, California sushi for lunch, cherry pie and extra thick milkshake for tea, deep dish Chicago pizza for dinner and a round of Earl Grey tea to finish. To paraphrase HomerContinue reading “Bye, Bye American Pie”
I’ve always thought of myself as more of cat than a dog person. My understanding is that dogs are a major commitment akin to raising a child, whereas cats are independent creatures that look after themselves as long as you provide them the occaisional tin of food (opened, I assume). But my recent interactions withContinue reading “Dogs vs. Cats”
No, not the lead female character in a planetary romance (although…) but the make and model of…my new guitar!!! The Faith Jupiter Hi-Gloss…
Right then people. In just over twelve hours I will be zooming down the runway at Stansted, ready to hurl myself over the Atlantic with the help of American Airlines. I’ll be touching down in San Diego at 6pm local time, or 2am British time. I have three days to get over the jet lag,Continue reading “Take-off”
I’ve started writing poetry again. It really must have been a bad day.
I made my application to Clarion San Diego yesterday evening. Instructors include Kelly Link, Geoff Ryman and yes that is a picture of Neil Gaiman and yes he is one of the instructors. Clarion is basically Top Gun for science fiction and fantasy writers. Its been running since 1968 and in forty years its alumniContinue reading “Clarion San Diego”
A week since Egypt and I have failed to post my magnum opus covering our travels there. It is sitting half written in my drafts folder. Maybe I will finish it one day soon when I have a spare number of moments. First, a brief update. I am full steam ahead on the Writing IndustriesContinue reading “Muse Me”
I and Lydia will be vacationing among the wonders of ancient Egypt this winter. Come and join us for a good bye drink. Saturday 1st December, 8pm onwards Swan and Rushes Pub, Oxford Street, Leicester All Welcome