Guest Post: Alison Morton

A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison misspent decades clambering over Roman sites throughout Europe. Fascinated by the breathtaking mosaics at Ampurias in Spain and the engineering brilliance of the Pont du Gard in France, she was curious about the role of women in the complex, powerful and value-driven Roman civilisation. That started her wondering whatContinue reading “Guest Post: Alison Morton”

Guest Post Tiffani Angus

Tiffani Angus is shortlisted for the Best Fantasy Novel AND Best Newcomer in the British Fantasy Awards so I was stoked that she agreed to answer a few questions about the book. Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) Threading the Labyrinth is about 400 years in a haunted English garden; basically, it’sContinue reading “Guest Post Tiffani Angus”

Cover Reveal -The Museum for Forgetting

Very happy to reveal the cover to my next published book – The Museum for Forgetting – a collection of my short stories from the last few years. The collection is loosely themed around the subject of memory and includes some previously published work as well as some written specifically for this book. There’s anContinue reading “Cover Reveal -The Museum for Forgetting”

Guest Blog: Dolly Garland – The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way for Writers Photo by Dolly Garland The Artist’s Way is a well-known creativity book by Julia Cameron. If you are interested in any form of creative practice you’ve probably heard of it. Or, you might have heard of one of its most famous concepts: the morning pages. I had been familiar withContinue reading “Guest Blog: Dolly Garland – The Artist’s Way”

The Constellation of Alarion and other stories – A review and an interview with the author

The Constellation of Alarion and Other Stories by John Houlihan I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of the book in return for a review. This is a collection of ten SF tales two of which have appeared in anthologies I’ve edited and published. I liked both those stories enough to buyContinue reading “The Constellation of Alarion and other stories – A review and an interview with the author”

Writing About Writing About Writing – a pause

As per the last blog post I started a new job – and am currently on the learning curve. I remember the days when I used to read other things than technical docs and manuals. This is another slight tangent from the intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelfContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing – a pause”

Events and sundry

In the forthcoming days I will be appearing at a couple of events wearing (metaphorically) my author hat: StokerCon 2021 – I’ll be doing an author reading (available on demand throughout the Con) and two panels: May 21 4:00PM–4:50PM · Breakout Sessions Tone and Setting: How to Create Suspense in Your Writing Panelists discuss how to useContinue reading “Events and sundry”