Everyone’s a connoisseur nowadays. Patisserie, whiskey, cheese: all the little pleasures in life are seen not be enough, they need to be ranked and properly appreciated. You can’t just enjoy a bar of chocolate any more; it has to be 85% cacao and handmade by a master chocolatier. When she was about 3, some friendsContinue reading “Connoisseurs”

Working to Deadlines

If you’ve been reading this blog you will be aware that in between Marching to Time I’ve been writing a serial, Cosmopolitan Predators!  for Aethernet Magazine. Aethernet Magazine was launched so that readers could rediscover the joys of serial fiction. One side effect has been that the writers are rediscovering the joys of writing to deadlines.  Take,Continue reading “Working to Deadlines”

Dream London Blog Tour

27th September 2013 Civilian Reader Interview 2nd October 2013 Geek Native Blog Post 8th October 2013 Sci-Fi Bulletin Blog Post 10th October 2013 Falcata Times Blog Post 15th October 2013 Geek Syndicate Blog Post 18th October 2013 SF Signal Blog Post 22nd October 2013 The Qwillery Blog Post Upcoming4me Blog Post 24th October 2013 SFContinue reading “Dream London Blog Tour”

Writing Serial Fiction

I’m currently just over half way through Cosmopolitan Predators! and I can’t help thinking what a different story it is for being written as a serial. The big thing that I’ve noticed is how much the serial form encourages plot. I’d originally intended the story to be much looser, a collection of characters who touchedContinue reading “Writing Serial Fiction”

Cosmopolitan Predators! Dramatis Personae

Cosmopolitan Predators! appears in Aethernet Magazine   Billy Bunyan: teenage boy living in the skin of the Rock with his two fundamentalist fathers. Billy has a radio hidden behind his locker which he uses to listen to the spaceships that pass by outside. If his fathers ever find out he will be in big trouble…Continue reading “Cosmopolitan Predators! Dramatis Personae”