Cheese & Pirates

What do cheese and pirates have in common? Both are salty! Okay, maybe that’s not a very good joke. Sue me! I don’t know why cheese and pockets and pirates became so important to The Mangrove Legacy but as I go through the line edits for the new edition (yes, I know it was edited…

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…

Call for Stories: Noir Carnival

Noir Carnival A call for stories from Fox Spirit Books, publishers of Weird Noir and many more superb volumes. Dark’s Carnival has already left town, but it’s left a fetid seed behind. There’s a transgressive magic that spooks the carnies and unsettles the freaks. Beyond the barkers and the punters, behind the lights and tents…

My Gypsy Ways: Berne

I often joke that I’m heading to Brigadoon when I go off to Berne. It’s true that there are days when the fog closes in as I head up into the hills and it genuinely feels like stepping into the mystic. So I was glad to be able to spend Halloween with my dear friend…

What is Weird Noir?

People ask me all the time, what’s your secret? I assume they don’t mean the secret to my fine cheesecake (Holowczak’s sister’s recipe as adapted by Ted Yamada, but I didn’t tell ya), but the secret to my fabulous life. It’s simple: surround yourself with fabulous, creative people and introduce them to each other. Incredible…

Shiny Cover Art

It’s a bit of an embarrassment of riches this month, continuing on into the first week of October. I’m behind on press releases and promo items because 1) it’s the beginning of the semester and it’s INSANE! and 2) I added to the madness with the whole throat infection/blood poisoning thing and 3) not all…

Tales of the Nun & Dragon OUT NOW!

Tales of the Nun & Dragon available now! And I couldn’t be happier! Features my medieval tale, “The Price” and a bunch of terrific writers. Adele says, “It’s launch day and a few sharp eyed folk noticed it went on sale on Amazon yesterday. Well, the book is now officially out there and here are…

Nun & Dragon — and Pirates!

I’m pleased to present: Nun & Dragon Press Release September 6, 2012 5:06 pm / from adele I am delighted to announce that the long anticipated first volume in the ‘Bushy Tales’ anthology series ‘Tales of the Nun and Dragon’ will be available as an ebook via Amazon from Monday 10th September and Wizards Tower…

Profiled at Eden Baylee’s Blog & News

I am profiled over at Eden Baylee’s blog today. Drop by and say hello to find out what lurks inside my mind lately. I suppose it’s the usual sort of thing, but Eden has some interesting questions that I have not had in an interview before, so maybe you will learn a few new things…

Madness (i.e. business as usual)

I’m off to Harrogate in the morning; not sure if I will have time to post while I’m there. But as I have a long train ride ahead of me, I do have time to read! Hurrah, the only difficulty will be choosing amongst the many things loaded onto the shiny toy. And not missing…