Thursday, 29 November 2018

Empresses and Queers... from the Archive

Just dipping into my first Dr Who novel, 'The Scarlet Empress' from 1998, it still pleases me no end how peculiar and wonderfully fairytale-ish it all was.

I've been digging things out from my files, sorting through stuff...

Treasure from the archive. Back in 2001 I was guest of honour with Stella Duffy at the Proudwords Festival in Newcastle, which was organised by Julia Darling. I don't get asked to do *half enough* things as lovely as this...! It was a really fantastic do. Happy times.

And meanwhile in the present, I'm so excited about Christmas that I've even made posters...

Sunday, 25 November 2018

The Lora on Mars Trilogy

If you or someone you're buying presents for loves science fiction, or mystery stories, or family stories, or stories in outlandish locations with larger than life characters... please go and buy my Lora trilogy, set on Mars. This set of novels has been a long time coming, and this year the series is complete - thanks to the lovely Firefly Press.

They've had lovely reviews and people love these books... so do go and order them! They've been described as 'Little House on the Prairie meets The Martian Chronicles' - and I couldn't put it better myself.

Monday, 19 November 2018

My First Three Novels

These are quotes from reviews of my first three novels, compiled for the beautiful reprinted editions published by Lethe Press.

All the new copies have got new introductions and extra contemporaneous short stories included.

And you can order them (and my 'lost' fourth novel, here - )

Monday, 5 November 2018

'Mystery Lady'...!!

Here's 'Mystery Lady'! 

Hannah Murray and Ellie Kendrick read my new murder mystery novel for Storytel - 

and it's out today!