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and then there were six

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Hot on the heels of Cherry Crow Children and its stories picking up four Ditmar nominations, this morning brought me a flurry of Facebook notifications and the news that it's also picked up no less than SIX Aurealis Award nominations: The Wages of Honey, The Miseducation of Mara Lys and The Cherry Crow Children of […]

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the ecology of monsters

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Cherry Crow Children features stories built around the idea of fate being sealed by personality. The idea that, even in a setting where a multitude of monsters stalk our daily lives, the one which ultimately claims us is successful not because it’s the most fearsome or the most powerful or the most tenacious, but because […]

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the bird behind the cherry crow

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For "The Cherry Crow Children of Haverny Wood", I knew the title before I knew the story — which meant I knew the name cherry crow before I knew what the crow itself would actually look like.

They were one of the first things I pondered, then, in trying to uncover the story. Why were they named cherry crows — was it to do with their appearance, or their diet, or something else entirely? Why did the villagers of Haverny Wood fear them, and were they right to?

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a force of nature! and digitised crows!

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It's officially official: Cherry Crow Children is now available as an ebook! It should be obtainable through your ebook retailer/distributor of choice in the coming few days, or however long it takes said retailer/distributor to authorise their new content, and of course through the TPP website — so if you've been waiting and waiting for […]

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again the week vanishes out from under me

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the good Squawk has graduated away from Duplo and on to "little Lego" or "big girl Lego", as she calls it. Or, as I call it, the proper stuff. I mean, Duplo is surprisingly versatile for its size, and I'm sure you've all seen my attempts at robots and towers and dinosaur cars over the […]

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cherry crow children giveaway

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I'm not entirely sure how I missed the news (I blame the recent haze of plague infecting my household), but I have only today realised that Cherry Crow Children is listed as a Goodreads giveaway! There are three copies available, and the giveaway is open until 7 August: so go forth and enter, and let […]