Wildthyme in Purple – The Cover is Revealed! (Plus a Panda on Ice review)

You've got to hand it to Obverse Books, they have an uncanny habit of putting out books with gobsmacking covers. Here's the latest to be revealed, the striking cover image for Wildthyme in Purple¬†by Mark Manley. The latest Iris Wildthyme short story collection will be released in November and features a story by me. But don't let that put you off. Here's the full list of confirmed writers to get you salivating (note, this list has been updated as of August 29th): (more…)
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World’s Collider – The Deadline is in Sight!

Less than one week to go before the deadline and the current tally of proposals stands at just over forty. Given that half of those arrived in the first week, there was a very noticeable reduction in frequency of pitches arriving in my mailbox after that, which is understandable. There's been a steady stream coming in though, and it's been supplemented by some folks sending me an e-mail with the germ of an idea to see if it's the kind of thing I'm looking for. I have no problem with this and ...
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Iris: Abroad page updated

Yesterday I added some detail about the writing of Panda On Ice, my story for last year's Iris Wildthyme collection, Iris: Abroad. I also added quotes and links to reviews, and even some advice on writing. I don't feel qualified to give it but hey, it's free :) You can find the page here.
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World’s Collider – some questions answered

The other day on my Facebook wall, a potential pitcher to World's Collider had some questions for me. Though I've tried to make the brief for this collection as open as possible to avoid stifling creativity, there are some points worth expanding on that may help pin things down for those struggling to come up with an idea. So, here are the questions: (more…)
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Kizuna – charity fiction collection now available!

I am delighted to announce that Kizuna - Fiction for Japan, is now available for the Kindle. This is a charity project benefiting orphanages in one of the regions badly affected by the terrible earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year. The editor is the tireless Brent Millis, who has put together a huge number of 1,000-word-or-less stories from over seventy writers, including the legendary Michael Moorcock. (more…)
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