Time is fleeting. Once again, I find myself realising it is May, 2018 when just the other day I swear it was January. A lot has happened. I have frail and ill parents who require a lot of attention, though I am not close enough to provide that. I made a journey to see them and was jolted into reality by how frail and elderly they looked since the last time I had seen them (3 years ago). Time is not only fleeting, but a disease of bone and flesh. Difficult decisions were made about care and the old house—met with resistance, of course—and it left me realising that these long, dark days and nights are waiting for all of us. I have been back two weeks, and I am not sure I have fully recovered.
On a lighter note, I have submitted a novella to a publisher, submitted two short stories to magazines; I am also working on a short story for an anthology editor, and a new short novel. (5000 words in so far…).
My contributor copy of Starship Sofa’s anthology just came in the post. It looks great and has some fabulous writers in it, including Samuel R Delany, Ken Liu, Fabio Fernandes, Margret Helgadottir and more. Author interviews inside, as well.
A worthy book if you are looking for some great international writers. Then pre-order your copy now.
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IN the USA: LINK.
If you get a chance, I recommend reading Rosewater, by Tade Thompson. Just do it. It is the most unique alien invasion story you will come across. Now nominated for the Campbell Award.
The kickstarter was sucessful. Excited to have signed the contract for Everyone: Worlds Without Walls, a new anthology from District of Wonders and edited by Tony C Smith. A reprint of one of my stories will appear here in October 2017. The anthology includes Lavie Tidhar, Ken Lui, Fabio Fernandes and Samuel R Delany.
Excited to be in Everyone: Worlds Without Walls, a new anthology from District of Wonders and edited by Tony C Smith. A great, diverse collection of stories and international writers. Go to the kickstarter. Give a little, get a lot in return.
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I love Starship Sofa. A great podcasting group. Now I have the honour of being amongst the luminaries. My story “Song for the Asking”, first published in Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R Delany, is now up as a podcast. Sit back and listen.
I have finished a novella and I am submitting it about. I also have a flash piece out there, hoping to find a home.
I am currently working on a short fantasy piece. But it really feels like pulling teeth. Don’t know why. I also have the bones of a new novella, just waiting for flesh.
A busy start to the new year.