Nine Worlds 2015

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Guys!  You know how I announce things really late?  This is… …. just like that, but totally not my fault this time… So I’m going to Nine Worlds Geekfest 2015 this year.  On Sunday 9th at 11.45 I’m having a thing called a Kaffeeklatsch.  I’m not sure what this involves, but I think, in my mind, it means that I’m gonna bring biscuits and some tea and if anyone is wandering around and wants to drop in to chat about books, life and the wonders of the universe… or you know, other stuff… I’ll be chilling in a place, at …

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FAQs

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So there’s a few frequently asked question on this blog, and in the interest of not being useless, I figured I’d try and answer some here, and also put this post up as a page for all and sundry to see what the answers were as of July/August 2015.  Here goes… 1.  No, but seriously, enough mucking about – will there be any more Matthew Swift/Magicals Anonymous books? Short answer: I don’t know. Long answer:  There are no plans at this present time to write more.  This is not because I have any less love for the series – it …

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Derby Festival 2015

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I’m coming to Derby!!!  Whoopeee!  Also can I take this moment to say that some truly awesome people are coming, including Mike Carey (the nicest man in comics and author of so much good stuff it’s just daft, including Girl with all the Gifts, the Felix Castor books and the Lucifer comics); Paul McAuley who’s books I’ve been reading since long before I started writing and which still hold a proud place on my shelf; Sarah Pinborough, who as well as being the kind of human being I want to be when I grow up, has written scary fairytales, moving …

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Adventures in… Kansas

It’s been a while since I last blogged, but I’ve had good reason, honest!  To be exact: I’ve been in America!  Whoopee adventure! So yes.  The University of Kansas – specifically the Gunn Centre for SF – very kindly invited me to come and attend the Campbell Conference, and even more kindly gave me a prize for Harry August.  It’s a wonderful thing to receive, not least as the trophy is covered in the names of so many greats that to be included is both a massive honour and hugely geek-joy-tastic.  It was also a wonderful shortlist to be part …

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Surprising Editorials

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Something odd is happening. I’m actually… … really excited by doing edits for Forget Me Not. Traditionally, writers aren’t big fans of doing editorials.  ‘What do you mean it needs changing?‘ is the punchline of many an old writery joke.  I don’t mind editorials that much, not least as my current editor is the absolute queen of a) telling me that I’m wonderful before every note and b) constructively giving feedback.  This last part is not to be undervalued.  I’ve had editorial notes in the past which boil down to this: ‘Dear Cat, I read your latest book, and it’s …

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