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!
Things have been quiet on here this year as I am mainly working on the first draft of my novel. I'm about 30,000 words in and it's a beast of burden: so different to writing short stories, so much planning and pushing through the mediocre draft and constantly changing world-building. I'm enjoying the world-building more… Continue reading Fantasycon in Chester
I have previously mentioned my foray into narrating for podcasts and continued to do so with Cynthia So's "The Poet and the Spider" over at Cast of Wonders. Cynthia is a queer Chinese writer living in London and her words are beautifully poetic. She's definitely one to watch out for in the future and she… Continue reading On both sides of the podcasts