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Character Names, Pt 2

A famous writer (I won’t name him) once suggested that J.K. Rowling owed much of her success to her ability to create wonderfully Dickensian character names. While I’m sure he was exaggerating, at the same time he might have been

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Character Names, Part 1

So it’s official: I’ve started to write a novel based on my first published short story “Europa Spring”. Making it official and actually telling people I’m writing a novel means I have to finish it, right? That’s the logic anyway.

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A Small Announcement

I have a small–make that very small (pun absolutely intended)–confession to make. When I started writing I made a decision to keep a small (there’s that word again) secret from my online writing friends.  More importantly, I didn’t want all

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This morning’s mail. It’s full of parcels!

What a great start to the day. Two lovely brown cardboard parcels from Twelfth Planet Press in Australia containing my contributor’s copies of Defying Doomsday. Plus a chunky white envelope with the regular British Science Fiction Association mailing. I see

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Defying Doomsday Cover

Here it is! The cover for the Defying Doomsday anthology. What a lovely thing! I’ve also got the pdf proof copy of the insides and couldn’t resist reading the first few stories. And whoa! This is one fine book if

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Defying Doomsday Table of Contents

It’s here! The table of contents! Table of Contents And the Rest of Us Wait by Corinne Duyvis To Take Into the Air My Quiet Breath by Stephanie Gunn Something in the Rain by Seanan McGuire Did We Break the

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Defying Doomsday

So I’ve finally signed the contract on that sale I mentioned at the end of last year. Which means it’s time for the big reveal! Much heralded story (toots own trumpet) will appear in the Defying Doomsday anthology from Australia’s

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