Monthly Archives: October 2016

Guest Blog from Gail Z Martin in Praise of Halloween

Please welcome Gail Z Martin back to guest on my blog on her Days of the Dead blog tour. Gail writes… I’ve been informed that the candy-fueled, commercially-costumed, liquor-infused, over-the-top-decorated celebration of October 31 is a primarily American oddity. We … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

When writing historical fiction it’s sometimes difficult to pin down names. Things change and sometimes the change is gradual. For instance I live in a tiny Yorkshire village called Birdsedge, or maybe it’s Birds Edge. No one really seems to … Continue reading

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Fantasycon-By-The-Sea, 2016

Grand Hotel, Scarborough, 23rd – 25th September , 2016 Fantasycon was… interesting. It remains the most writerly of cons with most panels aimed at writers and peopled by writers and industry professionals. Its progamme is hard to fault and there … Continue reading

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Milford 2016

September is always a busy month. Milford takes up threequarters of it (with the prep, the actual event and the recovery time afterwards). I only had  four days at home before Fantasycon in Scarborough (see next post). So… Milford SF … Continue reading

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