Dating and Emoticoms

Okay…a bit of a bait-and-switch, that.  No, I don’t mean dating as in “I’m taking Johnny Depp out to dinner next Saturday.”  Rather, I mean dating as in carbon dating, placing a date – a real moment in time – on an event....

Standing at the Crossroads

A few more things of note for today: 1.  For those English-speaking Europeans out there, I will be interviewed on Radio Europe on their book show tomorrow, Thursday, 29 May at 1.20 pm (or should I say 13.20?).  Give a listen if your can. 2.  Then, on Saturday, 31 May,...

Oh, What a Night…..

Gee, those guys at Waterstones are great! Last night’s launch was terrific.  Lots of people, plenty of wine, heaps of books.  Thanks so much to the Waterstones team for providing such a fun and easy-going atmosphere, and for even taking photos: The room was...

Of note

1.  The New Writer magazine is one I’ve subscribed to since the very beginning of my writing career.  It’s always been helpful, full of good advice, and lots of really good poetry and stories, too.  And now, in the May/June Issue No. 90 — it has me!...

Oh yes!

I’m definitely off and running!  Last week we had the press launch of Tangled Roots.  I got to wear my new red scarf (see below), and I even made it though my speech without crying.  Better than me gushing about it, I’ll let Anthony Delgrado of bluechrome...