Dot Dash

Another Interview and Stuff

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I’ve been interviewed today by the lovely Penelope Friday. Don’t be scared by that adult content warning – I don’t think I said anything rude, although there is a mention of my passion for Brussels sprouts. Oh, and I also explain where PD James went wrong. In other news, “Dot(.), Dash(-)” has rather amazingly popped up […]

Festivals and Conferences

The “Get Writing” Advent Calendar

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This could be fun. As part of the publicity drive for the forthcoming Get Writing 2012 conference, this year’s organiser, Sandra Norval, has put together a virtual advent calendar featuring blog posts by the workshop leaders, panellists and editorial types taking part. So I thought it seemed an ideal opportunity to do the first ever […]

Mrs Darcy

Salt’s 2012 Programme

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If it hadn’t have been for Mrs Darcy, I’d be having my first short story collection published round about now. So of course instead of feeling massively grateful that I have got a book out there, I’m actually feeling ever so slightly jealous of AJ Ashworth and Cassandra Parkin, who have their Scott Prize collections […]

Events

vvb’s Pemberley Ball

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The first ever blog to spot the serialisation of Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens was a place called vvb32 reads (I’m sure the vvb used to stand for “Velvet Verbosity”, but that doesn’t seem to be evident now, so I may be wrong here). When I say it was the first blog, she mentioned it […]

Mrs Darcy

Mrs Darcy versus the Lolcats

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One of the things that strikes you if you study YouTube for any length of time is the sheer number of cat videos with humungously high view counts. But I thought, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. So I enlisted the help of Marvin and this is what we came up with: Despite appearances, […]

Mrs Darcy

#amwriting

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Which will, of course, look a bit odd to those of you who aren’t on Twitter (amazingly, there are still a few holding out). Basically what it means is that I am once again back writing, having spent two or possibly even three months using the necessity of promoting Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens as […]

Mrs Darcy

Only Thing Worse Than being Talked About (Part 2a)

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Quick addendum to the last post. The lovely Cassandra Parkin, author of the imminent “New World Fairy Tales”, has just posted a stupendously comprehensive and favourable review on her blog here. Do make sure you read the second footnote: she writes with authority 🙂 What was I saying about roller-coasters?