Friday, July 22, 2011

Ich Bin Nackt

Look out for 'Nude Studies' in the forthcoming new anthology from Alison Tyler.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nothing much

For the first time in a long while I have no major work commitments. I have an animation to do, and one story I'm working on for my writing lessons, but otherwise, I am free to think about where I'm going next.

This weekend I mostly slept. I didn't go anywhere, do anything much. I dreamed I'd phoned in sick. For months, I've been working whenever the baby slept or whenever someone else could look after him. I think it might be time to have a little pause.

In the space of nothing much, I'm going to look at the inside of nothing much and see what it suggests. Sometimes the best things are contained within what looks like an empty space.

I could go any of several ways. I don't want to waste time dithering with decisions, but making the wrong choices can end up wasting more time in the long run. I don't mean to be cryptic. This is a vague time right now.

I'll be a little quiet, and I'll write this vague, undecided story I'm working on.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Dawn Chorus

This news definitely made me feel like breaking into song - my story 'Dawn Chorus' will appear in Kristina Wright's 'Best Erotic Romance'! Here's the TOC, looks absolutely delectable:

Introduction: Simply the Best

What Happened in Vegas     Sylvia Day

First Night       Donna George Storey

Another Trick Up My Sleeve      Heidi Champa

Drive Me Crazy      Delilah Devlin

Once Upon a Dinner Date      Saskia Walker

He Tends To Me       Justine Elyot

Guest Services      Angela Caperton

Memories for Sale      Andrea Dale

Blame It On Facebook      Kate Dominic

The Draft       Craig J. Sorensen

To Be in Clover      Shanna Germain

Honey Changes Everything      Emerald

Cheating Time      Kate Pearce

Our Own Private Champagne Room      Rachel Kramer Bussel

Till the Storm Breaks      Erobintica

The Curve of Her Belly     Kristina Wright

Dawn Chorus     Nikki Magennis

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Migrating birds

I'm delighted to have a short story in the London Calling special Brit edition of PANK magazine. I'm kind of nervous, too, because it's the first not erotic story I've published in years. Read it here. It's short, dark and it has birds in it, so I'm pleased.

I was also delighted to be asked to readings in LA and San Francisco. In a few million years, perhaps - meanwhile, I'm dreaming of wearing a trilby and following Alison Tyler's ass around downtown LA, while speaking in Chandlerisms. Imagine flying round the world to read your work! Imagine!

I'll post details of the events when they come up. Meanwhile, I'm watching seagulls ...