Things I wrote this year

December! People start asking you annoying questions about whether you’re ready for Christmas, and also, lists appear. Here is a list. It’s of things I wrote (or, at least, published) this year, and where you can find them. Short stories: “The Last Good Day”, Cossmass Infinities (January 2022) CW: Emotional abuse As she tramps home,Continue reading “Things I wrote this year”

The tides are coming in…

Second up: I occasionally write urban/contemporary fantasy under the pseudonym Louise Long, usually with a romantic and/or queer flavour. My latest under that name, “Give Him a Mask”, is about a runaway fairy prince hiding out in 1970s London, and features creepy fae, glam rock, and questionable wardrobe choices. You’ll find it in He BearsContinue reading “The tides are coming in…”

THE WORD wins the Rubery Book Award!

Just a quick update to let you know that THE WORD has won Book of the Year at the international Rubery Book Award! The judges described it as “an exciting, well-written and thought-provoking read” that “never preaches, but offers finely tuned social commentary” and “explores themes of national identity, inequality and fear with sensitivity”. YouContinue reading “THE WORD wins the Rubery Book Award!”

New writing + Usk Book Haven

The sun’s out, the temperature is finally up out of blanket-over-my-knees territory, and I’ve got a whole lot of writing related stuff to tell you about. Yay? Thing the first: Usk Literary Hub/Book Haven is a new initiative by Saron Publishers to help local authors promote their work. It’s based at Sprokwobbles cafe in UskContinue reading “New writing + Usk Book Haven”

Ask Me Anything, and a new story!

Hey, just a quick update with a couple of things from me! Thing the first: Tomorrow — that’s January 13th — I’ll be doing an Ask Me Anything on the Reddit fantasy forum, r/fantasy. New Welsh Rarebyte have kindly agreed to give away 10 ebook copies of The Word to commenters, so here’s your chanceContinue reading “Ask Me Anything, and a new story!”

Let her in… let her in!

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Since it’s New Year’s Eve, I’ve decided to make my Mari Lwyd story, “Grey Mary”, available to read for free on Patreon. I’m also going to be posting exclusive flash-or-slightly-longer fiction at the end of every month going into 2022, which you can read for one human pound a month. If youContinue reading “Let her in… let her in!”

It’s that time of year again…

…when the writers crawl out of our caves and blow our trumpets like we’re our own mums. Yes, that means it’s time for an awards eligibility post! Here’s what I published this year. The Word, adult SF novel (New Welsh Rarebyte) I follow Jonno inside, like I follow him everywhere, and secure the door behindContinue reading “It’s that time of year again…”

“Osteography” out now in Cossmass Infinities

Our messenger speeds out of town with the first grey of dawn, and in the evening, Shardon sends us his bones. I wrote “Osteography” late last year, and took an online course on osteoarcheology to get it right, which is probably the most research I’ve ever done for a short story. It’s a little bitContinue reading ““Osteography” out now in Cossmass Infinities”