Sunday, August 19, 2018

Word Christchurch: Science Fiction, Triple Feature, Thursday August 30th

I'm gonna be speaking some of my words at Word Christchurch!

The New Regent Street Pop Up Festival is happening once more, and this year I'm hosting Science Fiction, Triple Feature at Rollickin' Gelato on New Regent Street, Christchurch, Thursday August 30th.

I'll be in the same room as Ted Chiang (!) and my Writers Lounge Lizard friend Karen Healey as we read from our work in three sets from 6pm. It's the perfect place to grab a dessert and enjoy modern speculative fiction.

And hey, ENORMOUS WILL SMITH DOT JPEG gesture at Ted Chiang. Author of "Story of Your Life" which became the movie "Arrival". The man is a modern master, you can't get better than his work. And I'll be on the same podium as him. GET OUT OF HERE.

And my pal Karen Healey is that hard working NZ YA author of "Guardian of the Dead", "When We Wake", and "While We Run". You'll find her everywhere on Word weekend, including interviewing Ted Chiang, Juno Dawson, and part of The Nerd Degree.

For more info on the Word Christchurch New Regent Street Pop Up Festival, here's the Word programme link, and here's the Facebook event link.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

News Update

It's been a while since I've checked in, so here's what's going on in Pickled land lately.

  • I've sold "There Is Only The War" to Battling In All Her Finery: Historical Accounts Of Otherworldly Women Leaders from Mad Scientists Journal. The anthology will be released later this year, with ToC to come.
  • I've sold "Search For The Heart Of The Ocean" to Scourge of the Seas of Time (And Space) from Queen of Swords Press. ToC available here. This is another Cinrak the Dapper, Lesbian Capybara Pirate story. Will be out in December.
  • Pacific Monsters has been short listed for Best Anthology in the British Fantasy Awards. The anthology from Fox Spirit Books includes my story "From The Womb of the Land, Our Bones Entwined". 
  • The Word Christchurch festival is coming up at the end of August. I'll be hosting and reading at the free speculative fiction pop up reading in New Regent Street on Thursday August 30th. Come grab a drink and listen to some locals get all sfnal.
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