Friday, March 25, 2011

Rant of Confusion

I have just been putting the finishing touches on two of the most conflicting stories I've ever written. One a fairytle rewrite; a comedy romance with a smidgen of darkness thrown in for good measure. The other an extreme shock horror. I'm not sure if it's extreme enough to shock the people it needs to, but it certainly bordered on turning my luscious tresses grey trying to write it.

Suffice to say it ended my day with a strange feeling, one not unlike getting kicked in the shin bone while having the massage of your life, like chalk and cheese, like... well, you get the idea! <end decidedly pointless post here>

Sunday, March 13, 2011

One Sure Way to Bake My Bikkies!

One of my stories is going to be included in a rather unique anthology! Pill Hill Press, Static Movement and Wicked East Press are teaming up to release three volumes of 'Halloween Frights'. There will be thirteen stories in each volume and they will be available in... wait for it...

Limited Edition Hardback

My story, entitled 'Night of Nights' will be included in Halloween Frights Volume III, published by Wicked East Press. And, to top it off, this will be my first story published by Wicked East... double whammy! Needless to say, my excitement knows no bounds.

The books won't be out 'till, well, Halloween, duh, but maybe we might have an auld sneaky peaky of the cover before then... watch this space.

Now, how to get through the night when one is unable to partake in celebratory drinkypoos.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Long Time No Post

What a week! I managed to knock out four stories before their deadlines, and proof another which I later decided to set aside and build into something bigger. I was just praying I worked well under pressure!

Needless to say, I've been glued to the ould inbox the last few days. And with good results! There are now two new exciting projects I'm going to be part of, so if you will permit me,  I might just ramble on a little about them.

I stepped a little outside of my comfort zone and attempted a horror parody for a Pill Hill Press anthology called 'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night'. The sole purpose of this anthology is to poke fun at all the horrible cliches and overdone plots we try to avoid at all costs. The title of my story is: 'Night of the Killer Whatchamacallit', and generally takes the living p@*£ out of the teen slasher type storyline. And who would have thought it but it was well received. And that's not even the best part; the anthology is being edited by Shane McKenzie, an up and coming writer and editor, and is also being introduced by Jeff Strand.

Secondly, I managed to impress a good friend of mine and snook in a story to the anthology she's editing called 'Sowing the Seeds of Horror', by Lorraine Horrell.

Sighs in contentment. So far so good...