So, a little ways back1, I very cryptically said: There would have been more, but a phone call derailed me on that front. Incidentally, the phone call was also good news, so on the whole I couldn't get angry about losing my writing time, just this once. Since there is actually ink on the contract […]

it's a deal!

  The Short Version I've sold two books to Allen & Unwin, as part of their new Arena imprint. The Longer Version

somewhat belated

I'm not entirely sure how it is I forgot to update you all on this one, but I suspect everything I ate (and, er, drank) over the holidays pickled my brain to such an extent that it is only now recovering cognitive function. Anyway, while I was determinedly avoiding the internets, Cemetery Dance decided they […]

just when you think the day can't get any worse…

…it gets inestimably better. Today, after a day at the dayjob which could be best described as ugly, I arrived home to a package. Two, actually. One was the new DAAS DVD (which, let's face it, you all knew I was going to shell out for, didn't you?), and the other… well, I'll give you […]


Well, I've slept on it, and hours and hours have passed, and no further email has appeared in my inbox telling me it was all a wicked joke… So I guess I've just sold a story to POSTSCRIPTS. 😯 Needless to say, I am thrilled (if a little stunned). But heck, I was pretty stunned […]

time for a new plan

Today, I admitted defeat. I've been getting up at 5 a.m. to get an hour's writing in before the dayjob takes over. It's been working okay (when I'm disciplined enough not to check my email, that is), but it's been chilly enough that I've been working from bed to keep warm. This morning, however,1 it […]

i can see my future, and there are edits in it

Today I have exceedingly good news: I have sold a story to ASIM. Tentative publication date is April 2010. For those playing along at home, I wrote the first draft of this story in January 2005, during my stint at Clarion. (Actually, since it was my week one story, I probably started it, in some […]

packing status: still borked

Good news, landing just before I flit off to lands untrammelled, is that PodCastle will be publishing "The Wages of Salt" in an upcoming issue. So, if you never did manage to track down a copy of PostScripts #18, or if you did but you'd also like an audio copy of the story, keep your […]

Sale to TPP!

I have a confession to make: for a couple of months now, I've had some Good News that I've not been able to share. And by good news, I mean KERMIT-FLAILINGLY AWESOME NEWS! It has been very difficult not to share this news with you all, and I feel most strongly that you should all […]