Category Archives: fairy tales

Happy birthday to me!

I’m a day late, sure, but the wonderful Jo Fletcher Books were not when these babies arrived on my doorstep yesterday – perfectly timed for my birthday.

Corpselight in paperback form with a brand new, never published anywhere before story, “Swan Girls” in the back …

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Kane’s Scary Tales Vol. 1

Paul Kane’s latest, Scary Tales, will soon be available. I read it and liked it so much I wrote the Introduction.

Beware: the writing style is deceptive, conversational: you’re just having a drink with an old friend …
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Locus Interview Extract

There’s an extract of my interview with Locus Magazine over at Locus online.

“I worked with intent. My thought was, I’m 37, and I want to give this a real go to do it as a career. I don’t want
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Decisions, decisions

Kathleen Jennings has taken over designing the badges for the Restoration launch bags … but she goes and gives me three options! Three!


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The Beast’s Heart: Leife Shallcross

Leife Shallcross is the author of several short stories, including Pretty Jennie Greenteeth, which won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story, and a graduate of the ACT Writers Centre’s 2016 HARDCOPY professional development program. Her first
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Bitterwood

Re-stocked The Bitterwood Bible cards today, and remembered how much I love the cover of the book. Kathleen Jennings’ artwork always seems to be drawn straight from my head.

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When you accidentally become the subject of an academic study …

… and fear someone has made a horrible mistake …

And so, Restoration

Since I had word last night from The Beloved Publisher (AKA Jo Fletcher) that she doesn’t hate the new Verity novel, Restoration, (in fact she’s really rather fond of it), I shall post this in happiness and relief. Coming in August 2018.

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Shadow Writer: Paul Kane

Hello, 2018, sorry I’ve been slow – been having a bit of a nap. But almost awake now, so let’s get to it.

I thought we’d start the year with an interview with the lovely Mr Paul Kane!

Paul
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The Starlit Wood: Aliette de Bodard

In this week’s Starlit Wood blog post, the wonderful Aliette de Bodard talks about “Pearl”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

The story of Dã Tràng and the pearl has always stuck with me: it’s a classic Vietnamese
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