Sunday, April 15, 2007

Desdmona's story contest - honourable mention!

I think this is the first time I've won anything since a dot-to-dot colouring book in a raffle (aged 14)!

I'm delighted that my story Salt has won an honourable mention in the 2007 Titillating Tattoo story contest, and I'm also delighted that the lovely Shanna Germain has won second prize, with her thrilling, edgy story 'To the hilt'.

Here's the judges' blurb for Salt:

'With a nod to O. Henry, this story, presented by Nikki Magennis, transports us with its use of sensory majesty. A reader can hear the screech of rusted chain, see the colors of yellow jackets and wind-burned faces, feel the mist rising from the ocean, taste the lust, and smell the sex. But most importantly, there is love—rooted, passionate, sacrificial—the best kind.'

Congrats to Shanna, and to all the winners. Read all the stories here. There's some phenomenal writing up there and I'm truly honoured that Salt is in such good company.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

F is for Fetish

My short story 'Hair Trigger' will be appearing in 'F is for Fetish' by Cleis Press, edited by the lovely Alison Tyler and out in July.

This one was a revenge story to get back at a slimeball ex boyfriend. Until I changed the names, situations, plot and characters! So now it's more a story about a woman and a man and his hair fetish.

Available to pre-order here.

In other news - I've got to do some pictures for a film set, which is exciting, for tomorrow, which is frightening. And work on the novel. And I stayed up late watching crappy movies, so I'm owl-eyed and in need of tea.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Yup, that's me in the hat. And boyf with the long face...

Off to the wilds to go camping - see you soon if we don't get eaten by wild otters.


Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Meine buch auf Deutsch! Ich bin so glucklich! Er is schon, nein?

Wow, I am so inordinately happy. My Erotischer Novel, now available in German.

I so wish I could speak German, beyond 'peanut butter, I love you'.

As it is, I'll just have to content myself with staring at that cover. Love it.

Y'know, April's looking pretty good so far. Summer is a'comin in...LOUD SING CUCKOO! BOUNCE!!!! BOUNCE!!!! +BOUNCE!!!!

Monday, April 02, 2007


This film:

- and this book:

- both of which are complicated and beautiful and touching and offbeat. Both of which made me feel very happy, sort of painfully happy, to be alive. I think this is what art is for, isn't it? To make sense of life, to make us feel connected. Make us laugh.

Deadlines met! Pictures in gallery! Story with judges! Sunshine! Tea! Holiday very soon!