Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Old Fashioned Glamour

Hey, it's nice to have some proper Writing News to announce round here lately!

I'm delighted to say that my story 'Old Fashioned Glamour' - a tale of witches in the 1950s, set in rural Scotland, will appear in Kristina Wright's Dream Lover anthology, out next year from Cleis Press.

I'll be sharing pages with lots of lovely friends, including: Shanna Germain, Alana Noel Voth , Kristina Lloyd, Lucy Felthouse, Justine Elyot, Lana Fox, Kate Pearce, Madeline Moore, Sacchi Green and ... I'll tell you more once the full TOC is announced!

Blessed be! xxx

Friday, November 05, 2010

I do! They do! We all do!

Lovely news - Mistress of Ceremonies Alison Tyler has given us the nod to post. So I'm thrilled to say that I will have a story appearing in her new Spice anthology 'With this ring, I thee bed', out sometime in 2011.

My story is called 'Now or Forever' and features a yellow garter, cold feet and high emotion. Here's the gorgeous cover. I can't wait to see the table of contents! And I really can't wait to get my hands on this book.

I think this calls for a toast, don't you?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Turning tight circles

Yes, I should be writing a novel. Or an essay.

So instead I'm writing a story from nowhere that is really not part of the plan, but that is too tempting to resist. It's about crisp autumn days, a doctor working out of hours and the server in a deserted cafe.

No, that's not what it's about. That's how it looks from a distance. Up close, there are cakes under glass, plated and wrapped in cling film. A doctor with frizzy hair and tired eyes and a lost relationship. A server with dyed black hair and clear eyes and flawless skin and a bold demeanour.

That's not what it's about either.

Ah. Letting go. Maybe that's what it's about. I'll tell you when I've finished. Just now I'm going to hang around in that empty cafe and see what happens when the silence gets thick.