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I’m Really Sorry, A Post About Brexit

If you are as bored of Brexit as me, look away! Unfortunately, there’s still a tonne of stuff to stay, including the regular cry of “oh God what’s our government doing now?!” With every week that goes by people get angrier and angrier, and the consequences of this are going to be felt in the […]

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Gamehouse in paperback whooooooo!

Well, I guess the subject-line says it all. Today the lovely people at Fantasy Hive revealed the cover for the Gameshouse (in English, ‘cos Germany is already all over this) which is being published as all three novellas in one book in May 2019. Shout out to Lisa Marie Pompilio for a beautiful bit of […]

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Some More Upcoming Events – 2019

Thursday 14th March – I’m honoured and excited to be talking with Dee Lestari and Laksmi Pamuntjak at the London Book Fair as part of the British Council’s Indonesia Focus, in which writers celebrating the best of Indonesian literature discuss their work. I feel grossly under-qualified, and not a little bit intimidated by the achievements […]

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9 Hours of Grade 9

Ever wanted to spend a weekend at a martial arts seminar? Pack the arnica, you’ll need it. Day 1. 12 p.m.. Injuries: none. Actually, technically there’s still a healing scar across my forehead from when I hit myself in the face with my own palm stick two weeks ago. For the sake of my ego, […]

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Now That Edits Are Over

… I am, for the first time since… oooh… can’t really remember… sitting down and thinking about what to do next. Don’t get me wrong: I’m gonna write more books next. ‘Cos writing is awesome. And there’ll be more edits on the current book, but hopefully they’ll be far less intense. But I’m also at […]

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Philip K Dick Award

To my delight and gratitude, 84K has been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award for 2019! It’s an amazing shortlist to be on, and an award with an incredible heritage and legacy, so I’m very excited to be considered to say the least. In my Dad’s old papers and books, of which there are […]

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A Life In Apps

When this blog started, I had the same phone I’d had at school. It made calls; it received calls. That was all. That was all I needed. It probably still is. However, since then, the world has lurched forward, and I’ll admit that right now, I am pretty dependent on my phone. Especially in gigs, […]

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Christmas 2018!

Happy Christmas all! Another solar orbit done, and not gonna lie, 2018 has had a fair number of downs, as well as some truly extraordinary ups. 2019 looks like it will also be a bit of an adventure, especially in the UK as we lurch towards what could well prove to be one of the […]

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Girly Girly Violence – 2018

It surprises me how, years later, a blog post I wrote about being a woman doing a martial art is still getting comments.  Particularly, people are STILL debating the merit of hitting a guy in the nuts as a tool of self-defence.  Most don’t really have much of a relationship with this other than “oh […]

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My local library

When I was at primary school, we’d sometimes walk round the back of the carpark, up the back road and to my local library.  It was a treat – a special day.  We’d sing “the wheels on the bus go round and round” (endlessly) and get to choose a couple of books each to read, […]

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Fantasycon 2018

A (apologetically late) shout-out to anyone who’s going to be at Fantasycon 2018 in Chester this year!  There’s loads of wonderful people going, and I have a feeling large quantities of alcohol will be consumed as a side-effect of this; it’s also just a really friendly, fun place to meet fellow lovers of words and […]

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AMA and 84K!

If you are in the USA, the 84K publishes today, whoooo! If you are in the UK, then despite the fact it’s my home turf, I think you’ve got a few more days to go, although to be honest things are already shipping and there are copies in some good bookshops and it’s all sorta […]

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