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And finally …

Papercut for The Juniper Tree

Papercut for The Juniper Tree

… Kathleen has sent me the last of the papercuts for Black-Winged Angels.

It makes me a little sad that these gorgeous things will no longer wing their way to me in the body of
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Kathleen Jennings strikes again!


The Danger of Warmth

Papercut for The Danger of Warmth

Papercut for The Danger of Warmth

More loveliness from Kathleen for Black-Winged Angels, which is due out in August of this year from Ticonderoga Publications.

“The Danger of Warmth”is my version of The Snow Queen”.

I watch the young man
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One of the things I love about working with Kathleen Jennings is that when she’s mid-creative flow she sends me texts with images of what she’s doing. So imagine my delight the other night when I received these three, all for my Black-Winged Angels collection (Ticonderoga Publications).

Loud squeeeing noises ensued.

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Happy Day

I finished a fairly dreadful and wobbly first draft of “Crossroads” last night; it’s now in the bottom drawer to percolate. Tomorrow I will start on a story called “Let the Words Take You” for a Le Fanu tribute anthology. Today I had a lovely lunch with my parents and my sister, whose birthday it was. Nice and relaxing. And
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State of the Writer

BWA-ARC-coverI’m around, I’m breathing, I’m writing.

And I’m waiting.

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Coz being a writer, if you’d not noticed, is largely a waiting game. Of course, it’s not ideal to be idle whilst doing said waiting. You need to keep writing coz that’s the
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A surprise resulting in Snoopy Dancing

1920317_10151964477622304_1381965888_nHere in the Tower of Doom a nice surprise just arrived: the ARCs for Black-Winged Angels.

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Black-Winged Angels

BWA-ARC-coverI’m so pleased to announce that Black-Winged Angels will be released as a limited hard cover edition by Ticonderoga Publications in August this year!

This was the collection I wrote for my MA, and it’s only ever been available as an ebook
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New Wine in Old Bottles: A Meditation on Writing

Arthur Rackman's Little Match Girl

(This is an extract from my MA thesis from 2006, and is a meditation on my own writing of Black-Winged Angels and Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Donoghue’s Kissing the Witch.)

‘Most intellectual development depends
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Shallow and Superficial

And thank you to Lisette, who says this cat reminds her of me -.-

Peter Tennant asked me the questions that gave me the opportunity to be “just as shallow and superficial as the rest of us” … so, in effect, an extended version
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