Bristol Fringe 21st December 2015

Bristol Fringe

I’m delighted to have been invited to do a wintry/Christmassy (maybe even ghostly) reading by the Bristol fringe, in company with Simon Lewin.

Come to the last BristolCon Fringe event of 2015 to hear Simon Kewin and Sarah Ash read and endure gentle interrogation – with mince pies!
Simon Kewin – Author has had over 100 published short stories, and is the author of cyberpunk novel The Genehunter and fantasy novels Engn and Hedge Witch.
BristolCon regular Sarah Ash has written for Anime UK News and is the author of “The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice” and “Songspinners”, among others.
As always Fringe events are free and everyone is welcome.

Bristolcon – September 26th!

Bristolcon 2015

It’s that time of year again! And I’m delighted to be participating again.

At 15.00 I’ll be talking about manga and anime in the Art Room.

Living Dolls



Persocoms, Giftias and Hybrid Children – manga and anime’s love affair with artificially created humans.

And at 19.00 in Programme Room 1 I’m looking forward to take part in:

Here Be Dragons

What is the enduring appeal of certain mythological creatures in fantasy, and why are others forgotten or neglected. (Anyone heard of the Yale these days? Some of the committee are as baffled as you might be…) And which ones have been done to death?

with Anne Lyle (Mod), Ben Galley, Ken Shinn, Mhairi Simpson, Sarah Ash


Tales from the Vatican Vaults

 I’m so excited to have received my contributing author’s copy of The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Vatican Vaults edited by David V. Barrett and published by Constable & Robinson on 6.8.15.

Vatican Vaults

‘A captivating collection of original science fiction and fantasy stories based on the same alternate world premise: a collection of documents that have been suppressed by the Vatican and hidden away for years, in some cases centuries, are revealed when the vaults are thrown open by a reforming pope.

In this alternate reality, Pope John Paul (I) does not die a month after his accession in 1978; instead he lives on for over 30 years to become the most reforming pope of all time. In addition to relaxing the rules on birth control and priestly celibacy he also opens up the most secret parts of the Vatican Library to scholars . . .

In the Vatican’s deepest vaults, documents are discovered which shed new light on world history, containing information which, if true, would cause many parts of accepted history to have to be rewritten. These include not just the undercover involvement of the Catholic Church in world affairs, but documented accounts of what really happened in historical conundrums, the real lives of saints and popes, miracles, magic, angels and even alien encounters.’

Tales from the Vatican Vaults

Tales from the Vatican Vaults on Kindle

Historical Fantasy – a Guest Post for BRSBKBLOG

I was lucky enough to take part in a fascinating panel about historical fantasy at the 2014 BristolCon which was moderated by fellow writer Peter Sutton. My thanks to Peter for inviting me to contribute a Guest Post to his Blog (i.e. letting me enthuse about a subject that is very close to my heart as both a writer and a reader!)