#FolkloreThursday: #storytime by Joanne Harris and the Storytime Band

If like me you have not been able to catch the live version of Joanne Harris’ #storytime, you’ll be glad to know that this CD captures the experience rather well (I suspect). Music, song and story blend together to create a magical experience with the freshness of a live performance. Folktale aficionados will find Harris’…

New Release: Unquiet Dreams

“Unquiet Dreams is the long, deep plunge in the coldest quarry in the woods; the lingering look under the rotting wood at all the writhing life there; the stare into the abyss until one realizes something is staring back.” ~ S. R. Bissette, creator of Tyrant, Taboo, Teen Angels & New Mutants and illustrator of…

Six Sentence Sunday: The Price

Six Sentence Sunday has rolled around again: if all has gone well, I am in Dundee. After the long day of travel, I suspect I may still be in bed. Let’s hope! In the midst of packing and tying up loose ends, I was also writing (well, when am I not?). One of the things…

Jellyfish

Unexpected theme of yesterday’s wander: jellyfish. I’d never seen so many here. Maybe they’re spawning like grunion. See more photos here. If I had more time, I might look it up, but I don’t. I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by packing (not like last year!). At least I don’t have much stuff. I have…

The Fairy Child

The Fairy Child by Lord Dunsany From the low white walls and the church’s steeple,From our little fields under grass or grain,I’m gone away to the fairy people.I shall not come to the town again.You may see a girl with my face and tresses,You may see one come to my mother’s doorWho may speak my…

BitchBuzz: Hour of the Wolf

Hour of the Wolf K. A. Laity There’s been something in the air for a while; while the first glimmer goes all the way back to Angela Carter’s Bloody Chamber and her trio of wolf stories, including “The Company of Wolves” later to become the first in a film rebirth of the werewolf genre which…

Six Sentence Sunday: Pelzmantel

As always, drop by Six Sentence Sunday to browse through the offerings and discover new writers. Once upon a time, there was a queen. She had hair of brilliant gold. It would shine like burnished metal in the sunlight, dance in moonlight spears. Her face had the radiant glow of genuine happiness, for she loved…

Readercon: Of Tin Foil Hats

Among the events today was the Tin Foil Hat event, where strange theories were floated as possibilities. As you can see, one intrepid panelist actually produced a tin foil hat, too. It was a “you had to be there” kind of event. Many theories both bizarre and  plausible were floated. My own consisted of the…

Fairy Tales with Cate Masters

Join me at fellow writer Cate Masters’ blog to talk about fairy tales: what’s your fave and why? Yes, of course — this is another chance to talk about PELZMANTEL! By the by, because a few people have asked: if you are not within signing distance, send me your address and I will be happy…

PELZMANTEL Publication & Review Copies

Yes, it’s true! Pelzmantel is available for order (or should be any minute now) at Immanion. Let the champagne corks fly! Or perhaps prosecco, as I prefer the Italian sparkler to the French. Whoohoo! I’ll be doing signings and cons next month in the States. Not sure I have time to put something together here….