New for 2021, collections of my short stories. I’m considering whether to give them a motif or illustration each. It will add to the publication time, but it would add a little something. Current plan (with working titles) March: Critters
I’m cataloging my short stories/flash fiction with the idea of producing some collections next year. At present I’ve listed over 200 flash fictions of more than 500 words. Putting them in rough genres didn’t seem to help, so I’ve now
Now that the last Princelings book is published, I’m being asked what next. There will not be another Princelings novel in the Realms. I did discover a couple of short stories that have not been published, even on the blog,
All three audiobooks are expected to be out by Christmas! The Princelings of the East Princelings of the East has been out since February at Audible, Amazon,and Apple (iTunes). I have codes for free copies if you like to ask me!
Short story competitions have been everywhere during lockdown, it seems. National Flash Fiction Day Most importantly, National Flash Fiction Day, linked with the journal Flash Flood opened for submissions last week, and closed yesterday. I submitted three pieces, all of
Progress Princelings Revolution is coming along well, and may even meet its early release target. Comments back from beta readers so afar are helpful, insightful, and accurate! Audiobooks Princelings of the East has been out since February at Audible, Amazon,and Apple
The 2020 IWSG Anthology is now open. This is the one anthology I must get an entry into. Well, there are others, the usual suspects, but… The 2020 IWSG Anthology Contest … Guidelines and rules: Word count: 4500-6000 Genre: Science
It’s a long time since I considered any anthology submissions. My mind has been on other things, which are well documented in the blog. Fortunately I get emails from several anthology editors whom I’d like to support. Mostly I haven’t had
Earlier this year I made a couple of notebooks: The Princelings Notebook features chapter illustrations and quotes from books 1-7 George’s Guinea Pig World: The Fab Four features pictures of the first four of my guinea pigs, Fred, George, Victor
First and most important… Chronicles of Marsh (book 9) … is now complete, with chapter illustrations and everything. The epub file is uploaded to Smashwords, and thence to iTunes, Kobo and Nook. The Kindle file will be uploaded later this
There have been several calls for submissions with closing dates either at the start or end of August (ish). I’ve a mixed bag of responses, partly due to focusing on another project. Here’s an update on activities more or less
Nature writing is something I’ve been intending to do more of. It’s already four years since I went on inspirational workshops with Mark Cocker and Patrick Barkham.
It was during my #30DaysWild Challenge that I considered the issue of environmental themes in my stories. If only I could think of a good topic to write on, one which I had some expertise, or at least experience.
Then I realised I have a unique opportunity to write about a patch of land that I can see from my house. It’s owned by someone else, but it’s basically a managed field, part of the flood plain of the River Wensum in Norfolk.