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….

Double BitchBuzz: Tea and Fairy Tales

Busy week and I’m making good use of it! Two extra columns: Fox’s New Biscuit and Tea Tasting Guide “I prefer a nice cup of tea to sex.” – Boy GeorgeWhat could need less thought than your tea and biscuit? Kettle on, package open, insert in mouth. Well, Fox’s Biscuits wants you to reconsider everything…

Revisiting the Past

I’m not generally someone who looks back, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. At present the impetus to revisit the past comes from the need to make revisions to Pelzmantel that my editor has suggested. I must admit I winced a bit at the thought of having to look at something I wrote so long ago; would…

Reboot: Pelzmantel

Just about the time I was saying to myself that I really couldn’t bear to hear the word “reboot” used yet again, uh, well — I find myself needing to use it. Yes, the big news I have to share is that my novel Pelzmantel: A Medieval Tale is going to get a kickass new…

Review: Ponyo

My pal Peg convinced me to run off for a matinee this week even though I have a million and one things to do what with the approaching semester. We saw the latest Ghibli film, Ponyo. I love Miyazai’s films, so no surprise, I really enjoyed this one, too, though it doesn’t rate with the…