Monday, September 19, 2011


I am so looking forward to seeing the new movie The Thing . I loved the John Carpenter movie and this prequel looks like it pushes all the right buttons. The isolation, the paranoia, and the pant-browning horror of the monster.

Friday, September 16, 2011


The cover and internal layout for Anywhere but Earth have been finalised and you can see the whole wraparound cover here. The book is off to the printer now and I'm waiting for the payoff that every editor/ publisher loves - holding the freaking thing in my hands for the first time!

Still nowhere to live as yet :(

However now that the proofreading is done I'm able to concentrate on reading the draft novels of my Serapeum buddies. Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson is on my Kindle right now, and at the 75% mark, it's rocking along. Next up is Andrew Macrae's monster truck novel which has been bubbling away for many years now, and 70,000 words just landed in my 'in tray' from Peter Hickman. Thankfully that's all! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


There's nothing like editing an anthology to put your writing off the rails. Kresh has stalled because I'm wrestling the 700+ page behemoth that is Anywhere but Earth past layout and final proofing and into final shape for printing. Mind you I've finished all but the final battle in Kresh and sent it off to my Serapeum crit besties, so I should have good feedback from them in early November to launch into the final straight. And the plan is that Anywhere but Earth will launch in early November which should leave me clear. Assuming I can move house between now and then. And not go totally mad because I have NOWHERE TO LIVE and the lease is up in less than a month. Light a candle for me.