Omitted Channels – 2

As you know (Bob), social media is a mixed blessing. So many possibilities to express ourselves and connect, so many opportunities for increased freedom of expression… such a gift to opinionated dickwads. Anyhoo, as you also know, Twitter (which was my preferred place to confer my wit and wisdom upon a tiny subset of the […]

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Alan Lee Wore My Liripipe

As well as making stories, I make costumes. Most notably, medieval clothes, many of which I then wear as part of my re-enactment habit, I mean hobby. So when author Phillip Reeve approached me to ask if I could help with the costumes for his short Arthurian film ‘Gwenevere’ I said I’d love to. I […]

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Omitted Channels – 1

This week I was interviewed for a podcast (more on that later) and the presenter kindly offered me the chance to promote my stuff. Being (a) British and (b) female this was somewhat excruciating; even more so as I don’t have much to promote right now (this may change soon: again, more later). Of course […]

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Saving the Arkship

Last year RichCast, the new mobile storytelling app, commissioned me to write an interactive story for them. I collaborated with artist Alex Storer (some of whose works grace my walls at home) and I have to say the end result looks pretty damn fine – there’s a trailer here. ‘Saving the Arkship’ is now available […]

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Eastercon

After some years absence – for reasons both obvious and not – I was glad to make it to Eastercon this year, even if it was just for the one day. I was naughty, and ‘bar-conned’ it, though I may have snuck into the con itself for an hour or so, in order to spend […]

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‘No More Heroes’ is here

(By ‘here’ I mean on my dining table. Though you can actually buy it here.) I was delighted to be invited to contribute to this anthology, which was originally inspired by the loss of several musical legends over too short a period a few years back. One of those legends was Bowie, who is my […]

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A free fiction snippet

My publishers, Angry Robot, asked me to record a couple of spoken pieces about the Shadowlands books. One was an introduction to the world and story, and the other was me reading the opening chapter of the second book, Broken Shadow, which you can now listen to here (as well as getting a sneak peak […]

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Review – ‘Awakening Mages’

Awakening Mages is the second book in Maria Herring’s Age of Acamedicians series. Mid-series books can be a challenge but the author does a good job of keeping up the pace and building tension; even though I knew the story wouldn’t conclude in this novel, I still found myself carried along to see how far […]

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Stories of Hope and Wonder

Newcon Press, purveyors of quality SFF to the discerning reader, have put out an anthology for our times. ‘Stories of Hope and Wonder‘ is a collection featuring stories – a LOT of stories – from most of the top SFF writers in the UK at this time (and me). It’s so big it only exists […]

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What’s here…

… and elsehere. If you’re reading this then you are one of a select few; this website does not get much traffic. However, it’s been around since tweeting was confined to birds and George Bush was considered the worst possible US president. It’s not going anywhere. Up-to-date info about my books and stories will be […]

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