In conversation with Gillian Polack

On reading women, reading about women, categories and curses. Gillian Polack is a fine writer, a fine person and a good friend of mine. You may remember that I reviewed her novel, Life Through Cellophane, a while back. Sadly, the publisher of that book, Eneit Press,...

Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106

This is a new one for me and it seems very cool. Aussie voiceover artist and friend, Kevin Powe (@voiceover_au), put me onto this as he has the incredible honour of supplying the voice of Judge Dredd himself in this new gamebook for iOS. Dredd! It’s the first...

The Hunger Games and movies that are better than their books

You may recall that a week or so ago I was talking about the hype surrounding The Hunger Games, reading YA fiction and my disappointment with aspects of the book. The comments on that post led me to reconsider going to see the film. As did many of the comments on...

Music in Post Marked: Piper’s Reach

I’m very pleased to present here an interview with Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt. Jodi and Adam are embarking on a very interesting literary experiment. Post Marked: Piper’s Reach is “an ambitious organic narrative collaborative project”, with Jodi...

Guest post – The Copper Promise by Jennifer Williams

I’m pleased to present a guest post today from Jennifer Williams, where she talks about the way writing often seems to have a life of its own. I hope you enjoy it. – Alan The Copper Promise Where did it come from? How did it go from a small thing to a big...

Place As Person – my guest post at Mary Victoria’s site

You might remember a few days ago that I posted a Tuesday Toot for Mary Victoria. Mary was tooting about a new anthology she’s in called River, and part of her promotion of that book is to run a series of guest posts on her own site. Each post is by a different...