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.
* Rumours of secretness may be somewhat exaggerated. Sounds cooler than a pen-name, though, right? So, as well as my usual weird/SFFH content, I also occasionally like to write more straightforward, romance-flavoured urban fantasy. So that you know what you’re getting, I’ll be publishing those stories under a pseudonym, Louise Long. And I’m pleased toContinue reading “My secret identity*”
I wrote a little piece for the Gwyllion blog, to accompany my story in the current issue. It’s up now — check it out on their site!
I’ve been querying for a few months now, gnawing my fingernails to the quick like a self-cannibalising hamster, but I can finally stop! Because I’ve signed with a fantastic agent, Sandra Sawicka of Marjacq Scripts, and I’m looking forward to working with her to make my book the best it can possibly be. And, whileContinue reading “News, of the good variety”
Well… the title pretty much says it all. The first issue of new Welsh SFFH mag Gwyllion is now available for pre-order. It features “We Speak in Tongues of Flame”, my little fabulist story about art, language, and resistance, which originally appeared in the Resist Fascism anthology from Crossed Genres nearly two years ago. MyContinue reading “Issue 1 of Gwyllion now up for pre-order!”
Hi! Welcome to my new website. I’ve never been much good at keeping up with blogging, so I’ll be using this page mainly to post updates when I have news. For example, my story “We Speak in Tongues of Flame” which originally appeared in the 2018 anthology Resist Fascism from Crossed Genres, is going toContinue reading “Hello, and an update”