Con-Eire FREE!

In honour of SFF con season, my short play Con-Eire from today through Thursday will be completely FREE! It’s appropriate for this season as it’s a love letter to the hard-working folks behind the scenes putting the madness all together: It’s three days before the start of Con-Eire, the best Irish-themed science fiction and fantasy…

Choose Books

“But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got books?” [with apologies to Irvine Welsh] This holiday season give the gift that gives forever: books. Give new worlds, give real…

Con-Eire FREE!

In honour of Shamrokon and LonCon3, my short play Con-Eire from today through Monday will be completely FREE! It’s appropriate for this season as it’s a love letter to the hard-working folks behind the scenes putting the madness all together: It’s three days before the start of Con-Eire, the best Irish-themed science fiction and fantasy…

Building Interest

I really do like the blue walls and ceiling and bookshelves in my office. Suddenly it’s a whole new world. More places for books and media, but also a whole different feel to the place as well. Even once I took the blue paint masking tape off the windows and it no longer looked like…

Pulpy Pulchritude!

How about that? That’s the wraparound cover by Sarah Anne Langton for the Fox Spirit print edition of Extricate which will be joined by another novella Throw the Bones, plus a dozen short stories of various lengths and vintages. Yes, more titles inspired by The Fall. You can bet I will be posting the news…

FFB: Ritual by David Pinner

David Pinner’s novel Ritual is probably best known for inspiring the classic film The Wicker Man, which counts as horror or comedy depending on your religious alliances (or maybe a little of both — those poor animals!). Having come up in conversation on Twitter (I think? Rod McKie I believe can refresh my memory), I…

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…

Carnival Playlist

By the time this posts, I should be in Glasgow for the Graphic Novel/BD conference. I hope to meet up with folks I know and folks I don’t yet know at the conference, and with some of my on-line friends who live in town. With luck I’ll get around to some galleries or museums as…

Cover Reveal: Noir Carnival

Here’s the fantastic cover for the upcoming Fox Spirit Books anthology Noir Carnival: no surprise, Stephanie came through with the awesome yet again. Wow! And you thought Weird Noir was going to be a tough act to follow. If that cover doesn’t give you nightmares, you might need to fill your bed with spiders. I’ve…

Friday’s Forgotten Book: Lady Killer

LADY KILLER by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding Synopsis via Aunt Agatha’s: Holding’s forte was the psychological suspense novel, and like our time’s Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell, she combines relentlessly deepening suspense with deep insight into character and trenchant social criticism. Her method was usually to focus on one character, writing in the third person but…