Magical Fiction Forum

ONLINE VIA ZOOM, 27 FEBRUARY 2021 The Magickal Women Partnership proudly presents the Magical Fiction Forum: Fairy tales, fantasy, magical realism, surreal fiction: this forum aims to bring together leading authors and scholars to discuss the impact and influence of texts that transcend their genre and leave readers enchanted and transformed. Online via Zoom. TICKETS…

Coming Through in Waves

Coming soon: crime fiction inspired by the songs of Pink Floyd COMING THROUGH IN WAVES – FINAL TOC –Edited and With Foreword by T. Fox Dunham Come in Number 51 – Your Time Is UP – dbschlosserNobody Home – Joseph S. WalkerMoney – Renee Asher PickupHeels on the Highway – Linda SlaterHeart Beat, Pig Meat…

FFB: The Devil’s Mistress

The Devil’s Mistress J. W. Brodie-Innes The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult Sphere 1974 (original novel 1915) I taught a course on witchcraft and the witch hunts in the fall semester. Don’t ask me what took so long to get around to it. As usual with new courses I stuffed far too much into…

Out Now: Chastity Flame eBook Boxset

CHASTITY FLAME ADVENTURES BOX SET Price: $5.99 This box set includes: Chastity Flame, #1 Move over James Bond! Chastity Flame works for a nameless organization. You won’t hear about the work she does either. She loves her job as a secret government operative. She foils criminal masterminds, travels the world, and finds new lovers in…

Making Magic Respectable

Like many folks here, I am greatly enjoying Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. It’s a terrific fantasy series: I can’t tell you how well it adapts Susanna Clarke’s novel as I haven’t read it yet (so many books, so many of them to write!) but the author seems pleased. The next episode appears to focus…

April Fool: Con-Eire is FREE!

The joke’s on me for April Fool’s week: I’m giving Con-Eire away! Beginning today all the way through Friday you can download the ebook for the price of a couple of clicks. A comedy play for voices, Con-Eire takes you behind the scenes at a spec fic con so you can see all the madness*…

2013 Round Up

I think of this as the “sabbatical year” but the truth is it’s only the second half that’s been that delirious wild ride of freedom time for reflection, research and writing. I don’t tend to be the kind of person who spends much time looking back, but it’s helpful at times to assess where you’ve…

Carnival Playlist

By the time this posts, I should be in Glasgow for the Graphic Novel/BD conference. I hope to meet up with folks I know and folks I don’t yet know at the conference, and with some of my on-line friends who live in town. With luck I’ll get around to some galleries or museums as…

Writer Wednesday: Postcard Fiction Contest Closed!

Today’s the last day of the postcard fiction contest. I’ll give it a couple of days to allow for the vagaries of postal delivery. Then I’ll assess the entries and choose a winner for the $25 prize. I’ll reveal the results next Wednesday, so you don’t have to wait too long. I think it’s fun…

Sunday Supplement

I may have finally lost the tiny edition of the noir issue of Blink|Ink and if I did, it would be a pity as it was a lovely thing with some terrific words and pictures (including a mordantly funny one from Mr B, who tipped me off to the call for stories). But here’s my…