Holidays in Dundee

It’s the darkest portion of the year, so most of us find ways to surround ourselves with light and sparkle and family and fun. We did our best and there has been much laughter, silliness and a lot of good food. My sweetie made a fabulous Christmas dinner, we had crackers, prezzies and a whole…

Happy Halloween

May your day be delightful, whatever you get up to — here’s a little poem for you:   LULU Lulu has the biggest Teeth, From above and underneath— They gleam like Stars in midnight black, And once they’re out, they don’t go back Until some morsel slips between, Sundered on the bright points keen. Keep…

Asking the Right Questions

I’ll be spending a very windy Hogamany here in Scotland; the gales have been howling the last few nights. It’s been bitingly cold, too, and damp — but at least it’s not been raining as much in the rest of Britain (eep! a lot of flooding). Unlike Edinburgh, there’s not a lot of Hogmanay fireworks…

Last Minute Gift Ideas

I’m going to assume if you’re reading this blog you’ve probably already sampled my writing, though if you’re of a mind to try something new, far be it from to dissuade you to follow Cthulhu’s recommendation and get yourself a copy of Weird Noir! Paperback or ebook available — and you know, all those other…

New Big Thing: The Krampus

I did a quick version of the Krampus book to get it up in time for Krampus eve tonight. This is just a stopgap measure. I’ll make a better one when I can get a scan of the chapbook in high quality res (hint, hint anyone who’s got a copy and a scanner…). I had…

Cyber Monday Holiday Bazaar

I got a wonderful email from Alyce Wilson, editor of Wild Violet, a magazine that’s hosted a few things I’ve written. She had a terrific idea that she’s put into practice: Part of Wild Violet’s mission is to support independent writers and artists. With that in mind, on my author’s blog, I have created a…

The How To Issue

[One of many responses to the How To Issue] How To Guide: World Domination Some people use the holidays to give gifts, bond with families and eat too much. These people will never control the globe. Lots of people have a good string of days off this time of year when they are free of…

Boxing Day v St Stephen’s Day

I’m packed and ready for the next journey — meeting Miss Wendy in Dublin which ought to be a lot of fun, but makes it no less difficult to leave Dundee. A bus to Edinburgh Airport then a flight to Dublin and one more bus into the city centre. Hopefully Miss Wendy is having a…

BitchBuzz: Making Small Talk

The light begins its return today: a relief. It was beginning to seem like the sun had gone down before I’d properly gotten up. Then again, that could be due to my lazy schedule. I am getting some good relaxing in 🙂 and a bit of writing, too, as well as watching Allan battle angry…