I now have a new website over at http://www.elizachan.co.uk I've been meaning to pay for a domain name for years now but finally took the plunge, mainly because I am procrastinating over edits. There's nothing like a novel to make you do your other little jobs. Please have a look and let me know if… Continue reading New Website
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So I have now returned to reality, nearly a week after Dublin Worldcon. And it was... an experience. The last worldcon I went to was Interaction in Glasgow 2005. I was 21 and I only went because it was in my home city. I remember going to panels with Anne McCaffrey and Terry Pratchett; buying… Continue reading So… that was Worldcon
(Amended to add a last minute panel! I can't wait to fangirl over ATLA, Steven Universe, Tuca & Bertie and more) I'm going to Worldcon in Dublin this August from Thursday 15th to Monday 19th. This is the first worldcon I've been to in fourteen years and the first I will ever be a panelist… Continue reading Dublin Worldcon schedule
My story "Knowing Your Type" has been published in issue 4 of Three Crows Magazine and will also been included in their year one anthology (preorder here). With stories by Anna Spark Smith, RJ Baker, Monica Wang , Michael Kellichner and others, I am very excited to be part of this. "Going to the fair was… Continue reading Knowing Your Type
Pareidolia, an anthology edited by James Everington and Dan Howarth, was launched at Edge Lit last weekend by Black Shuck Books. Sadly I couldn't go to the launch but was happy to receive my copy of the anthology later in the week. My story "Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts" was published in it and… Continue reading Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts
I had the pleasure to narrate Matt Dovey's short story "The Bone Poet and God" over at Podcastle. This was originally published in ed. Aidan Doyle, Rachael K. Jones, and E. Catherine Tobler's Sword and Sonnet. Over on his website, Matt writes very eloquently about the themes behind the story and our quest to find out… Continue reading The Bone Poet and God
Some writing news! My short story "Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts" will be published by Black Shuck Books in Pariedolia, an anthology edited by James Everington and Dan Howarth. Have you ever seen figures in the clouds, heard voices in the sound of a detuned TV, recognised faces made by the shadows in the corner… Continue reading Pareidolia
My short story "One More Song" was reprinted today in Podcastle as part of Artemis Rising 5. This story was originally written for World Weaver Press's Sirens anthology (editor Rhonda Parrish) back in 2016 and the world has stayed with me ever since. I am pleased beyond words for several reasons. Firstly, I've been trying… Continue reading One More Song – Podcastle
It's been fairly quiet on the publication / short story writing front for me this year because I've been working on a novel. I want to celebrate that rather than wallow in the dearth of new short stories because things are still moving in the right direction. I had two reprints published this year. Kikinasai,… Continue reading 2018 Round-up
I wrote up my general feelings for BSFA's vector and you can read it here. On a more personal note, I was overwhelmed by everyone whom I met last year greeting me with joy and warmth. And they introduced me to even more lovely people and wow, I get it now, this feeling of family!… Continue reading Gambarimasu!