Out Now: Rook Chant

Few things make a writer happier than a gorgeous book cover and this one’s a beaut, thanks to the ever talented Queen of Everything, S. L. Johnson. You may recognise the image from a photo I took: how rare for a writer to have a hand in the book cover! Rook Chant brings together a…

If it’s Tuesday, this must be…

So this is how the whole of September has felt: me as Durga with at least eighteen arms and too much to do and people standing in my way who need a good poke with a sharp stick. Where’s my lion? Or tiger! I will take either. Part of it is the normal start to…

Publication: The Last Ant

My short humour piece “The Last Ant” is up at Wild Violet, the literary magazine that also published the even more esoteric piece “Corrections to the Rules of Fimble Fowl (for 3 players or 4),” the semi-true/semi-autobiographical piece “Me and Margery Kempe” and the MLA-inspired flash fiction story “Wixey” (bonus points for identifying the words…

Speaking of Ale

My mug came in! At Mahar’s you get your very own mug once you have tried 125 different beers from around the world. Oh sure, it took me four years to get here, but way cool 🙂 Etched into the glass is the logo designed by the fabulous Queen of Everything, Stephanie Johnson, for the…

Reminder: WLoAD needs women!

Call for Submissions “Passion. Vision. Daring. Humour. Any alone will be intriguing–but to have them all is to be sublime.” That is the mandate of the new journal for the Women’s League of Ale Drinkers, for which I am editor. We seek only work that meets these criteria, the output of creative women who may…

Seeking Crafty Women

Hey, Vicky tells me we’re getting some great submissions for the inaugural issue of the Journal for the Women’s League of Ale Drinkers, but we haven’t got much in the way of crafty things. There’s still plenty of room for lovely photos of your crafty projects: knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, sculpture, food — the possibilities are…

Unikirja Book Trailer

Here’s my new video, featuring the beautiful music of Ulla Suokko, whom I’ll be celebrating this week over at The Women’s League of Ale Drinkers, part of the month long festival of creative women. I’m trying to focus the rhetoric of these trailers on opening up the sometimes obscure titles of my books to give…

New Journal!

I’m really pleased to announce that the Women’s League of Ale Drinkers has decided to start a journal to share with the world the fabulous women who support the League.  You can see the details over at the League’s site, but here’s a precis: And that is the mandate of the new journal for the…

BitchBuzz: Hate Facebook?

My latest column at BitchBuzz.com: It’s the end of the world as we know it! Where’s Buffy?! She’s averted several apocalypses (apocalypseé? apocalypso?) already. Cameron’s behind this somehow, or Goldman-Sachs, I bet. Oh, wait — it’s only Zuckerberg? For a minute there, I was worried. Yes, as the guys at Wired have warned us, Facebook…