As part of promos of the Harvey Duckman Presents... book 8, one of the contributors, Joseph Carrabis is doing a bloghop in which he's sharing the first paragraph of each story. In his words, Joseph, who has four pieces of flash fiction in anthology 8 and coined the dragon cover from his 'little knitty dragon' … Continue reading 15 Days of Harvey
New Story Alert!
https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?preview=inline&linkCode=kpd&ref_=k4w_oembed_LqyiwyWlJ6bGsD&asin=B09DTC9ZMR&tag=kpembed-20&amazonDeviceType=A2CLFWBIMVSE9N&from=Bookcard&reshareId=5JW37RKTNAVVWDPWZ9P9&reshareChannel=system Looking to escape to another world with a super fast read? Looking for urban fantasy that is a bit different? Or weird stories to make you think? Wanting to discover speculative fiction from writers that could become your new favourite authors? Harvey Duckman presents the eighth in a series of short story anthologies featuring … Continue reading New Story Alert!
NEW: For Alexander (Henry Sterling Grieves)
In these tough times, I've managed at least to work on my craft a bit more. Some of it, however, is of course staring out of the window, trying to tie together the character motivations and backgrounds and . The usual writer stuff. Out of that comes some sunshine. In this case, it's wondering about … Continue reading NEW: For Alexander (Henry Sterling Grieves)
Enter The Asylum
Enter the Asylum I never ever manage to make accurate record of my sojourn to the Asylum Steampunk Festival, because there is simply too much to see and do that I would be able to jot it all down for a post. If I had the time to go into it in all detail, I … Continue reading Enter The Asylum
A Little Bit of Alice
Sorry I've not been around much! I've not got much of an update as the case. Life is life, and mine is hardly interesting. Instead, I'd prefer to introduce you to one of my favourite musicians: Alice's Night Circus. Taking her inspiration from Victorian aesthetic and Alice in Wonderland as well as costuming and film, … Continue reading A Little Bit of Alice
Sorry for the silence (again)! I'm working on some new blog posts, but they are scraps, so there's nought I can actually post at the moment. But keep peeled! I just wanted to apologise for the absence. And for your patience, here's an exclusive extract of one of the novels I'm editing, H. ~ “Did … Continue reading Keep Poised!
Spring Bank Decadence
For the bank holiday, The Husband and I ventured forth to our next Steampunk escapade, a delightful market called Doncaster Spring bank Decadence. Now the weather is not pouring down every weekend and allowing the British to go about our leisure in less layers, the number of Steampunk events increases up to the big one: … Continue reading Spring Bank Decadence
Review of Hounds of Autumn
They say that the moor has eyes. It is 1890, and the windswept moors hold dark secrets. Chloe Sullivan is an amateur inventor whose holiday takes a dark turn when her friend and colleague, one of the few female mechanical experts in the British Empire, is murdered. A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but … Continue reading Review of Hounds of Autumn
Cover Reveal: OLD HAUNTS by Craig Hallam
Today on the blog, I'm welcoming British writer, Craig Hallam, whose fantasy and steampunk writings are as varied as they are brilliant - which is to say: muchly. I've had the absolute pleasure of chin-wagging with Craig in person on multiple occasions, since we met in Leeds about two years ago. His newest novel Old Haunts … Continue reading Cover Reveal: OLD HAUNTS by Craig Hallam
A couple of weeks back and a few posts back, I mentioned that I am delving back into my Steampunk novel, H, after a couple of false starts with writing the third I my time-travel trilogy – Because H feels so much more polished, so much easier to slip into with edits. But that might … Continue reading NaNo-Not-Mo