More good news today — Lightspeed‘s sister magazine, Nightmare, will publish my latest short story, ‘Crook’s Landing, By Scaffold‘! It tells the story of a boy trying to find his brother in the afterlife. I’ll update when I know more!
A quarter of the year has passed, the evenings are getting lighter, and the freaky snowstorms have given way to rain. So much rain. And I can’t help but evaluate my time spent so far in 2018. My word counter tells me I’ve clocked around 20,600 new words of fiction since the new year — probably… Continue reading Month in Review: March 2018
The March/April 2018 issue of F&SF was released last week, and with it my latest short story: a sci-fi mermaid tale called ‘Down Where Sound Comes Blunt‘! I’m thrilled to be sharing a TOC (again) with William Ledbetter, and Charlotte Ashley whose excellent cover story, ‘The Satyr of Brandenburg‘, I actually had the pleasure of… Continue reading ‘Down Where Sound Comes Blunt’ out now!
I’m delighted to announce the sale of my latest story, ‘Waterbirds‘, to Lightspeed Magazine! It features queer androids, little egrets, and magical realism set along the East Anglian coast. I really hope you’ll enjoy it. More details as I have them!
This month always flies by, but it’s flown particularly fast for me as I lost a whole week to stomach flu! I’m feeling better now, and my recovery was helped a lot by the arrival of my contributor copies for the March/April 2018 issue of F&SF — which closes with my latest story, ‘Down Where Sound… Continue reading Month in Review: February 2018
Wow, January went pretty quick! I always feel motivated by the New Year. There’s something about an empty diary that holds a lot of promise. So although it’s cold and I’m constantly knackered, as we head into February I look back and realise I’ve actually been quite busy! One of my resolutions was to read 12… Continue reading Month in Review: January 2018
This time last year, fresh from my first pro-sale, I dove into 2017 with some very optimistic resolutions, once of which was to get three more pro-sales. Well, I got one — and to a very good market, I hasten to add — but not three. Beginner’s error, my bad. As anyone in publishing will tell… Continue reading 2017 in Review, and Looking Ahead