I hope you’re finding some bright spots in the seemingly-endless gloom of February lockdown. For me it’s my weekly cuppa from Brodie’s coffee shed on the way to/from work — not so much because of the caffeine as the brief illusion of normality you get from exchanging a few words with a friendly person. I’dContinue reading “Diamonds, pearls, and other shiny things.”
Because apparently that’s the sort of thing you’re supposed to do when you’re a writer. You can sign up to it here, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.
Issue #1 of Wyldblood Magazine comes out today! Includes my story, “Thawing”, which features ice dragons, insidious lies, and a very pissed-off princess.
This is the first year I’ve published enough to really bother with one of these. I’m not calling it an eligibility post, because honestly, even if I was successful enough to be nominated for things, who has the time to go through checking eligibility criteria and what-have-you? But I like making lists. They make meContinue reading “A wild end-of-year post appears”
I was chuffed to bits when, earlier this year, J. R. Park of the Sinister Horror Company got in touch and asked if I’d be interested in contributing to their horror advent calendar. Naturally, I heard ‘Christmas horror story’ and thought immediately of the Mari Lwyd (though you’ll hear people arguing about whether she’s aContinue reading ““Grey Mary” now up at the SSHC advent calendar!”
Just thought I’d share this very nice review of Her Magical Pet over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. It’s really positive about the anthology overall, and here’s what the reviewer had to say about “Beach Dirt on Bare Feet”: ‘Beach Dirt on Bare Feet’ by Louise Long, is an F/F selkie story and I lovedContinue reading “Praise for Her Magical Pet”
It never is! Not round here, anyway. On which note, you can find my wintry horror story, “White Shapes in Snow”, in the Winter 2020 issue of New Welsh Reader, which came out earlier this week. Content warnings apply: contains drug use and a brief, non-explicit reference to rape. I’ve also contributed a short pieceContinue reading “Oh, you thought spooky season was over?”
If you went looking for it, you might have noticed that Her Magical Pet disappeared for a while, thanks to some Annoying Amazon Shenanigans. Anyway, it’s now been restored, so if you didn’t get your fix of queer love stories and magical critters last time around, you can now rectify the situation here. Have fun!
We’re well into spooky season, so this seems like a good time to mention a couple of stories I’ll have coming out later this year. They’re both in a cold ‘n’ creepy vein — think ghosts and monsters looming out of curtains of snow… “White Shapes in Snow” is a snowy creature-feature that’s also aboutContinue reading “More upcoming stories? Oh yes.”
Two updates in one day? Must be some sort of record. Anyway, I’m very pleased to announce my story, “Thawing”, will be appearing in the all-new Wyldblood Magazine in the new year. Features ice dragons, insidious lies, and a very pissed-off frozen princess.