Historical Fantasy – a Guest Post for BRSBKBLOG

• January 16th, 2015 • Posted in Writing

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!)



The Mystery of the Missing Website…

• October 19th, 2014 • Posted in News

And we’re back!

Very relieved to be visible again after a three day absence – a mystery which neither my webmaster nor I entirely understand.

It’s nice to be back.  (^_^)

More BristolCon news to follow shortly.


BristolCon 2014

• October 10th, 2014 • Posted in Appearances, News

October 25th is BristolCon! I’m really looking forward to attending this welcoming and human-sized  convention. Here are the events I’ll be participating in:

13.00 Writing Historical Fantasy: If you want to write historical fantasy, you need to do a lot of research, and it can seem daunting. Where do you start, and when can you deviate into the realms of alternate history? What do you gain from basing your fantasy story in the real-world past?

with Pete Sutton , Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Sarah Ash, Jacey Bedford, Mike Shevdon

And then, in the Art Room:

16.00 Hyakki Yagyou – The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: meet some fascinating and terrifying creatures from Japanese folklore as portrayed in anime and manga. Sarah Ash (Anime UK News) provides a brief introduction to the hidden world of the youkai.

See the whole programme at http://www.bristolcon.org/


Fun Palaces in Bristol – workshops and panels!

• October 2nd, 2014 • Posted in Appearances, Writing

I’ve very excited to be taking part in this SF/F creative writing workshop day – and my thanks to Joanne Hall for inviting me!

Theme – Bristol in the future – how different will Bristol be in 100 /200 /500 years? What will Bristol be like? How will things change, and will anything stay the same? Incorporate 3 elements from Harbourside; M Shed;  Arnolfini

‘In “What lies ahead”, we’re going to ask you to write a story in the Science Fiction tradition, thinking about possible futures for the city of Bristol while drawing on the history and culture of the city.’




Q & A for the Alchemy Press

• September 21st, 2014 • Posted in Interviews, News, Short Stories

I’m very pleased to have been invited to do an author’s Q & A by Jan Edwards relating to my short story ‘La Vouivre’ which appears in The Alchemy Press Book Of Urban Mythic 2.

You can read my answers (and find links to the other authors’ Q & As as well) at: