Magickal Women Conference

I’m a Magickal Woman! Which is to say that I will be speaking at the Magickal Women Conference in London next June. They’ve only announced the first set of speakers but I’m already excited at the breadth of fantastic women who will be speaking about fantastic women. I will be talking about sound in Leonora…

Noir Carnival: Cover Artist, SL Johnson

How I Created This Book Cover, or Adventures Inside an Artist’s Mind SL Johnson I was delighted to be asked to create another book cover for Fox Spirit books – not only is Adele a doll to work with (she gives me freedom!) but my ace pal Kate is editing it and some very fabulous…

Cyber Monday Holiday Bazaar

I got a wonderful email from Alyce Wilson, editor of Wild Violet, a magazine that’s hosted a few things I’ve written. She had a terrific idea that she’s put into practice: Part of Wild Violet’s mission is to support independent writers and artists. With that in mind, on my author’s blog, I have created a…

Writer Wednesday: Post Card Fiction Prizes

Making your mark in the world can be a tenuous thing; as long as the good will of others holds up or their indifference doesn’t take over, you stand the chances of being forgotten within your lifetime. You may find fame and fortune, but the odds are against it. So don’t be depressed by that!…

Know-vember: Your Humble Narrator

I want to thank all the wonderful friends who took part in Know-vember. It was a delight to share. I think I may well make this an annual event. Yes, as promised, I will now turn the tables on myself. Don’t you already know too much about me? You must be part of the Cult…

Know-vember: Barry Leary

I should be in Dublin with Elena and Rod today, which is just as well considering my current guest here: Barry is shy. He’s also an artist. We may have been standing next to each other at the big Rothko exhibit at the Tate Modern a few years back, both gazing in rapt awe, but…

Know-vember: S. L. Johnson

Yes, it’s herself — fresh from a triumphant debut gallery show opening this past weekend, it’s the Queen of Everything and fabulous artist, S. L. Johnson. I’m not just saying that because she designed the lovely Cult of Kaity logo or the cover of the forthcoming collection, Triumph of the Carpet Beetle, or made me…

Snapshots of London

I got to play Sarah Angliss’ theremin 🙂 I’ve hung out with the decadent aesthetes and enjoyed the summer in London and met up with friends and caught the Bard of Salford, too.

Rome: Street Art

One of the things I always find myself snapping while I travel is street art and graffiti. I know it doesn’t appeal to everyone and some people find it destructive and annoying. A lot of it is truly ugly, but with the rise of artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey and SWOON, people (sometimes grudgingly) give…

Whirlwind Travel

NYC on Thursday to see Lynda Barry and Maira Kalman and today I’m off to Connecticut for the final party at the Aloha Alcohula. So, in haste with the hope of more later: My route: drive down to Poughkeepsie, Metro North to Grand Central, arriving after everyone’s already stopped waltzing. Then off to the Met…