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…

Time Slips

A week without a blog post from me? In that time I have: graded all my courses traveled from upstate NY to Dundee had a lovely birthday I spent yesterday being pampered by my sweetie. He and Allan sang me awake with a present of series seven of Doctor Who which I had missed altogether,…

Profiled in the Times Union

Okay, so writing the title like that makes me sound like a serial killer, doesn’t it? Okay, so I knew the interview I did with Donna Liquori was going to appear at some point, but I had no idea it would have my face in GIANT size. I saw the web version first because a…

My Gypsy Ways: Berne

I often joke that I’m heading to Brigadoon when I go off to Berne. It’s true that there are days when the fog closes in as I head up into the hills and it genuinely feels like stepping into the mystic. So I was glad to be able to spend Halloween with my dear friend…

What is Weird Noir?

People ask me all the time, what’s your secret? I assume they don’t mean the secret to my fine cheesecake (Holowczak’s sister’s recipe as adapted by Ted Yamada, but I didn’t tell ya), but the secret to my fabulous life. It’s simple: surround yourself with fabulous, creative people and introduce them to each other. Incredible…

Albacon and On

This past weekend I attended Albacon, the local speculative fiction con. It’s always a great opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new ones. There are so many changes in publishing — and so much anxiety about the changes — that there was a significant amount of soothsaying and bet hedging going on at…

Coming Soon: Weird Noir

Yes, now it can be told! Coming very soon (as in, we’re rushing as fast as we can) from Fox Spirit Books is this fabulous new collection WEIRD NOIR! Dig that awesome cover art from the amazingly talented S. L. Johnson (AKA the Queen of Everything). It’s been tough sorting through the story submissions; some…

Shamans v. Aliens

The big news this week is of course the reveal of the cover art for Owl Stretching, my novel out this month from Immanion Press. Another lovely Ruby design (she also did the cover for Pelzmantel and most of Storm’s books, too). It was quite a challenge to figure out what to put on the…

Keeping Abreast of the Fabulous

All right, even I am having difficulty at times keeping up with all the news, so if I repeat something here, it just means you’re paying attention, well done, here’s a cookie! Soon I have to leave the glories of Alba for the um, gories? of Albany. Alas. Which means I have to figure out…

Madness (i.e. business as usual)

I’m off to Harrogate in the morning; not sure if I will have time to post while I’m there. But as I have a long train ride ahead of me, I do have time to read! Hurrah, the only difficulty will be choosing amongst the many things loaded onto the shiny toy. And not missing…