This morning I’m delighted to be part of Mark West’s latest short fic mixtape – it being Women in Horror month, the theme is, quite naturally, Women in Horror. My personal pick is for one of the many excellent stories in Tananarive Due‘s Ghost Summer: Stories collection, which is a book I enthusiastically recommend you all go out and buy, just because! But the particular story I’ve picked is also available online at m’beloved Lightspeed so you can pop over to read the Mixtape then link through to read the story! (Is that a deal or what?)
Elsewhere across the interwebs, the gloriousness that is the Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse has resurrected from its shallow grave to fight the good fight once more, so you’ll find me and many others popping up there with info, meta and all manner of oddness. Thus far we’ve covered survival rations and stocking your pantry, the art of protest signs, humour as an essential survival tool, how to date an egomaniacal dictator and my own contribution – a vaguely Resident Evil inspired ramble on Beware the Monsters.
Climbing slowly out of the mire… mostly due to this current and last OU module being the most challenging I’ve done yet so occupying alllll of my brain since October. Fortunately I’ve only got two more assignments left then the course is done, the degree is done, et voila a happy dancing Jen.
Meanwhile, fings wot have happened so far this year –
I had a review of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower up on the fabulous King for a Year project site thing. As King is one of my go to genre comfort reads, I was dead chuffed to be involved. They’re doing King books all through the year so go check them out here!
In January I was also a Friday Fiver over at Pornokitsch talking about my five favourite wicked women in comics. Theme not uncoincidentally tieing in with our fabulous Wicked Women anthology. 😉 (Wicked Women and Urban Mythic #2 and the stories within are eligible for alll the awards… hint hint nudge nudge… Or just buy yourself a copy or two! Each book comes with awesome stories and bonus epic love from the editors… Who can resist a deal like that?)
And on the Fox Spirit front, at some point this year I’ve shorts coming out in Fox Pockets Volumes 6, 7 & 8….’In Darkness Dreaming’ in Fox Pockets Vol. 6: Things in the Dark, ‘The Strongest Conjuration’ in Fox Pockets Vol. 7: In an Unknown Country and ‘ Dead Women’s Tales’ in Fox Pockets Vol. 8: Piercing the Vale. (Give or take publication schedules…) All three stories are set in the same world and roughly connected both to each other, and to my stories in the earlier Piracy and Shapeshifters Fox Pockets – with the mermaid pirates from Piracy dropping by in two and the fox shifter from Shapeshifters turning up also in two. With bonus ghost towns, underwater ruins, sea monsters and genderfluid parenting…
Oh! And! Eastercon! I’ll be mooching around there this year. I’ll also be around the fabulous Nine Worlds Geekfest and Fantasycon (the original UK one, not that rampant pretender that’s emerged in the States ;-)….) So say hello if you see me! x
Oh! And! Also! If you tumblr, I’m on tumblr here if you’re so inclined. It’s where I indulge my fannish tendencies so that’s what you’ll be getting there… 😛
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