Slang Bling at the McManus

My crazy Dundee adventures continue: yesterday I was down at the McManus Galleries getting a prize thanks to Bonnie Bling! I had entered their Slang Bling contest with the word “Oary” which I of course learned from Gary Robertson and The Cundeez long ago on Twitter. There were other folks there, too! But somehow I…

In Development: The Superfluous

The Superfluous They weren’t just expendable: they never should have been there in the first place! “It’s like The Expendables but with broads, magic, werewolves and machine guns!” says our PR team. Synopsis: When a heroic young woman speaks truth to power, she winds up in a secret prison behind the Oz curtain, where no…

Random Adorableness

I am on my way to Derby this morning for the EdgeLit launch of NOIR CARNIVAL, catching up with the Rev Chloë today, and Adele and the skulk tomorrow, so here’s some recent random photos of cuteness.

Reasons to be Cheerful

Spring break is over and I didn’t do the eleventy million things I somehow imagined I could shoehorn into that jam-packed week of ‘relaxing’ and (in theory) grading. HA! Always the case, always. Every time I have a little ‘time off’ I draw up a long list of things to do and then proceed to…

Originally posted on Raven Crime Reads:
On the gritty backstreets of a crumbling city, tough dames and dangerous men trade barbs, witticisms and a few gunshots. But there’s a new twist where urban decay meets the eldritch borders of another world: WEIRD NOIR. Featuring thugs who sprout claws and fangs, gangsters with tentacles and the…

Originally posted on PULP METAL MAGAZINE:
Noir fans know what the rest of the world needs to learn: Ida Lupino rules. The goddess of the genre had an all-purpose muse. She started out acting and then turned to directing, seeking more control over her life and her stories. In the minority of women directors (an…

Writer Wednesday: A New Project

Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o’ nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at. ~ Ellen Terry I’ve been thinking about usefulness and one of the ways I thought to employ my own usefulness would…

NoirCon Survived

I went off to the wilds of Philadelphia where, admittedly, I am never keen to go. It’s just not one of my favourite cities. Not sure why. But I needed to be there for NoirCon and it was certainly the place to be to promote Weird Noir — — hey, for which we got a…

Originally posted on S.L. Johnson Images:
Book cover created for a new weird noir anthology edited by K.A. Laity: “On the gritty backstreets of a crumbling city, tough dames and dangerous men trade barbs, witticisms and a few gunshots. But there’s a new twist where urban decay meets the eldritch borders of another world:…

The Next Big Thing

I got tagged by my pal Vic Watson to talk about my ‘next big thing’ (i.e. work in progress), so here we go: Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing What is the working title of your book? White Rabbit. Where did the idea come from for the book? A couple of things: I…