Tag Archives: The World and the Stars

2015 in review & New Year’s writing goals – what are yours?

WordPress offers all its users a handy dandy annual report with the year’s blog stats – I was amazed to find my blog has had around 9000 views this year – wow! This prompted me to think of not only a round up of last year (132 blog posts), but a quick review of where I’m […]

#Author video #interview with – ME!

Life is a little hectic just now, the busiest time of the year in my day job with the competition season in full swing, so writing time is in short supply. With that being the case, blog posts are somewhat lower on my agenda than I’d like (ideas, not so much – storing those up […]

Shameless plea for votes – my #SF #shortstory ‘Perfect Fit’ is #FREE to read

When I entered my short story PERFECT FIT in a contest being held in honor of the late, great Terry Pratchett, I didn’t realize it was open voting. It took me a couple of hours to find a cover, upload and write a description, so when I saw that I needed to also blab about […]

Very last post from #Eastercon #Dysprosium2015 #SF #fantasy

I totally forgot to include these photos in my last post, so a quick picture blog to finish: The Fairy panel: (l to r)  Seanan McGuire, Susan Bartholemew, Raven Dane, Jaine Fenn, Jim Butcher and Benedict Jacka.           And here is the awesome Jim Butcher with his gorgeous wife (a redhead, […]

Virtual Launch Party Invite – THE WORLD AND THE STARS – #SFF #anthology

You are all cordially invited to the virtual launch party for my new release, THE WORLD AND THE STARS, a dazzling collection of 24 science fiction and fantasy stories by some great authors, including Tanith Lee, Liz Williams, Peter T Garratt, Cherith Baldry and myself (!), amongst others 😀 This is a collection of works […]

What went on at #EasterCon – #Dysprosium 2015

EasterCon – Dysprosium 2015 Yep, that’s where you can find me this weekend. Well, most of it, anyway. Sometimes life (and work) get a teensy bit in the way… Anyhow, I spent most of yesterday afternoon and evening at The Park Inn, Heathrow, where the Con is being held. As usual, I’d investigated options for getting […]

How do you compile a successful anthology? (And a special offer…)

I ask this question, because it wasn’t something I’d considered before we started work on THE WORLD AND THE STARS. If it is to be a collection of all your own work, then it’s not so complicated. But for a multi-author compilation? Just where do you start? A theme works well, if you start out […]

#CoverReveal THE WORLD AND THE STARS Multi-author #SF #SFF #anthology published by yours truly!

And here it is… This is what has been keeping me so busy for the last month: THE WORLD AND THE STARS a multi-author anthology of science fiction and fantasy Art work by Deirdre Counihan -her story Dark is also in the book – talented lady 😀 Publication date April 10th Blurb Twenty-four of the most exciting voices […]

Wrapping up #EXCERPT WEEK on THE WRITE STUFF #readers #books

Excerpt Week wraps up I’ve had lots of fun, this last week, posting snippets from my books on Marcia Meara’s great writing site, THE WRITE STUFF. Huge thanks are due to Marcia for the idea, and the opportunity to share and to discover new authors. If you haven’t already, go on over and take a […]

At last – success! First book earns out and other news

My first book finally earns out! Friends, raise a glass with me – after 6 years, my first traditionally published book has finally earned back its advance and started making real money! Today, I received in the post my twice yearly Royalty Statement, to find that my equestrian title THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING has moved into the […]