Even more people have been saying incredibly kind things about Sing Your Sadness Deep and I'm honestly slightly overwhelmed by it all, and expecting it all to come crashing down at any moment. A vardo, which may or may not belong to Sara's grandmother in 'The Pain-Eater's Daughter' The venerable John Linwood Grant over… Continue reading And even more reviews for Sing Your Sadness Deep
I had to share this beautiful piece of art, which was created by the talented Max Siskin, a student of fellow author David Surface. It looks like a magazine cover, albeit with a seriously spooky headline. I love the text - I feel like there's a story in there. Maybe I'll even write it. My… Continue reading The Gods watch you and the whole world
Attention is scary. Being a writer* is embodying a strange paradox in that on one hand, you would like people to read your writing - that's why we submit it to anthologies and magazines. But on the other hand, knowing that people are actually reading your writing is a deeply unnerving experience. It feels like… Continue reading Even more reviews for Sing Your Sadness Deep
...the inimitable Des Lewis has real-time reviewed Sing Your Sadness Deep, which is always a joy. Des has a knack of unearthing previously unrealised themes and motifs, which - if you're a seat-of-your-pants writer like I am - is a process of discovery. He also finds fascinating links between works he is reading and reviewing… Continue reading Reviews coming in for Sing Your Sadness Deep…
So. Phew. This one started as a small gesture and, thanks to the generosity of the genre fiction community, has blossomed into something really quite wonderful. I was horrified by the news coming out of America that migrant children arriving at the US border are being separated from their families and detained in crowded, filthy,… Continue reading The Great Charity Book Raffle – in aid of RAICES
Absolutely thrilled (and slightly terrified) to say that you can now pre-order my debut short story collection, "Sing Your Sadness Deep", published by Undertow Publications. It's available via Amazon, where it will be released on 6th August, and via Undertow Publications themselves, where it will be released towards the beginning of July. The table of… Continue reading Sing Your Sadness Deep is now available to pre-order!
I haven't been to MCM Comic Con for several years. I haven't cosplayed for several years either (for the unitiated: cosplay is basically like dress-up for nerds. And I say that without judgement, because I am a nerd, and I think it's super fun.) So because I've been having a really good time with the… Continue reading dressing up for fun and non profit