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Surviving BristolCon

BristolCon, the annual SF and fantasy convention for the south-west, has warped through and swept me up in its wake. Off I tottered last Saturday (just on a single crutch, getting bolder now) to the Bristol Doubletree Hotel, transformed for the day into a galaxy far, far away. Rubbing shoulders […]

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Red Riding Hood

This very very short flash story – indeed at 100 words it qualifies as a Drabble – was the first story I was paid for. It’s a contemporary take on the classic tale, with a twist ending. Click to go to EveryDayFiction To follow my blog posts, click on the […]

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SF Success

It’s taken a while, but I’m very happy that I’m about to be published in the UK – in a book! – for the first time in the science-fiction genre. My short SF story “Two’s Company”, retitled as “Calypso Solo”, has recently won a competition run by publishers Arcadia. Alongside […]

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My news spring 2015

It’s been a busy couple of months. Last week I sent off the final assignment of my Open University A215 creative writing course, ‘The Bath Curse’ a Romano-British historical fiction story which I hope will get me a good pass. The week before I was kept inspired and frantically writing […]