Ca’ canny an’ flee laigh

The Scots Language Centre posted a photo this week that gave me a new motto: This windae is in a leebrary in Aigle (‘Edzell’) in Angus. Caw cannie an flee laich is an auld saw that micht be set in Inglis as “Go carefully and don’t take on too much.” Tak tent that the ‘apologetic…

Do Awards Matter?

I was away in Brigadoon for Write 4 a Day on Sunday, so it wasn’t until I got to my office Monday morning that I discovered Fox Spirit Books had won the Best Small Press award at the British Fantasy Society Con. It was a great moment for the skulk and for our fearless leader,…

SpeakEasy Radio: Valerie Polichar and Me

On a new episode of SpeakEasy Radio, Valerie Polichar, of Huge Shark and If This, and I chat about living a creative life and dealing with all the attendant difficulties that requires from time management to finding work that pays yet doesn’t exhaust all your energy and a million other things along the circuitous paths…

Still Audacious!

Me and the Cap’n and the Rev are still here to lead you into the unknown waters of 2014 (as captured in deft strokes by Vincent Holland-Keen). I don’t know about you, but January has flown past for me. It’s about the time that resolutions begin to flag. Time to reassess. What’s working? What isn’t?…