In a world where expectation is everything and the reality is that we can't always be the person others want us to be, communication by storytelling is very important to me. One of the oldest professions in the world. Someone once told me we underestimate ourselves and overestimate others - don't know if anyone would agree with that but I'm never forgotten it.
I'll be reading at Newcon4 on Saturday. Probably from Hunter's Moon - set in Bordeaux and with flashbacks to a terrible fire in Manchester. Another story based on my own experience. I'll also be on a panel.
Newcon4 was fun. Read HUNTER'S MOON from BULL RUNNING FOR GIRLS and took part in a panel. Halfway through we changed the topic from 'Sex sells but should we buy' to 'sex sells but should we sell' which was also entertaining. Storm Constantine really supported me as I had never been on a panel before. I rarely write about sex (or if I do much is left up to reader to fill in) My themes cover a wide range and I would much rather tackle expectation, fear, madness and death at the moment.
Unfortunately after that I felt ill - still had headaches from jet lag and Hong Kong etc so I went back to the hotel and came home Sunday lunchtime so missed loads on Sunday.
Great day on Saturday Ian Whates! Thanks to you and everyone who organized it!
The Whitby Gazette - offering two copies of Bull Running for Girls in their competition at Goth weekend.
The online version has a few mistakes in it. Should be caul bearer not pall bearer and Simon should be listed as horror writer. Few other typos too but hey, goodish coverage for horror writers.. I'll ask them to put it right.