News Round Up

Yeeha! I’m allowed to use that because I have a Western coming out this week. Admittedly it’s a weird Western, but you wouldn’t expect any less of me, now would you? Some of you may be familiar with this story: now expanded into a stand alone novella. It still pokes at me to become the…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

No, not the one you’re thinking of, much as I love my Stoppard: I mean in fact W. S. Gilbert’s play: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern A Tragic Episode, in Three Tabloids, founded on an Old Danish Legend I just started reading McCrum’s giant doorstop biography of P. G. Wodehouse, who of course adored Gilbert and at…

Out Now: Hard-Boiled Witch

Comin’ atcha like a magic master — it’s my brand new story series HARD-BOILED WITCH. Obviously, it’s a mash-up of magic and crime, set in a sort of magical Dundee (mostly) and just fun stuff. We kick off the adventures with HOCUS POCUS, YOU’RE DEAD, which is available now on Amazon (and fingers crossed, will…

Win a White Rabbit

I am very pleased to announce that my book White Rabbit is out NOW from Fox Spirit Books. Just take a gander at that wonderful cover by S. L. Johnson AKA the Queen of Everything. I can’t wait to hold the shiny in my own hands, so I’ve decided to share the wealth and give away…

Happy St. Urho Day!

“Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!” As usual, we commemorate the saint (or his wife) who chased the grasshoppers out of the vineyards in Finland in the usual manner with fire-grilled grasshoppers! No, wait — that’s just a cool design made by S. L. Johnson who thought this holiday a little crazy but a good excuse…

DIY

Kipper is not amused. Kipper and Connor get on well for the most part. The occasional toy dispute ruffles a few feathers. My first NY breakfast with local syrup for local people. Removing one layer of wallpaper to find another: a southern motif. What the finished version of the sitting room will look like. Cheery!…

50 Word Fiction: The Clown

THE CLOWN K. A. Laity It was the clown. The party had been lively enough before her arrival. She promised fun on her website, that balloon-littered vomit of Pantone tones with too many gurning gifs. But the children were weeping now and several demanded to go home. Unmitigated disaster. Not everyone could tell jokes, eh?…

Out Now: The Big Splash!

Out now! The Big Splash Introducing the world of Constance & Collier by Kit Marlowe It’s London in the Jazz Age: the times are fast and the women faster. Constance Wynne Hare has men eager to throw themselves at her feet—so why does she pine for the one man who takes her for granted? A…

2014: Be Audacious!

Me and the Cap’n and the Rev are here to lead you into the unknown waters of 2014 (as rendered with delightful charm by Vincent Holland-Keen). Take up the flag of audacity and dare to be bold. Dream big. No one else can make the dreams in your head reality: dare, fail, pick yourself up…

Fun with the British Library

The British Library has released an enormous cache of copyright-free images from their collection. First thought of course was how cool is that?! Naturally, my second thought was how can I turn this into something silly? A few were already silly, but I have idled away some time amending others to amuse myself. I finally…