Xmas Gifts for Writers: The Journal of Infinite Possibility

It’s only November, I know, but Christmas is coming anyway, with all the inevitability of sunrise, vampires in fiction, and a writer’s need for either coffee or wine (or both). Speaking of writer’s needs, here’s a really neat gift idea for the writer in your life. Whether they’ve got thirty books under their sparkly belt or they’re still experimenting with […]

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The Peacemaker Playlist – guest post by Marianne de Pierres

A lot of writers listen to a particular set of songs while writing a specific book. It helps to set the mood while writing and can sometimes influence a little of what’s going on. With Marianne de Pierres’ new book Peacemaker out soon, I asked her to share the playlist she listened to while writing. The soundtracks that authors compile […]

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Cranky Ladies: Lola Montez and The Arts of Beauty

In March, I am writing about some Cranky Ladies of History across my Kitty and Cadaver, Mortal Words and Adventurous Hearts blogs, in honour and support of the Cranky Ladies of History anthology Pozible campaign. The contents of the book haven’t been finalised, but the anthology has submissions from amazing writers like Karen Healey, Jane Yolen, Rob Shearman, Foz Meadows, Kirstyn McDermott, Garth Nix and Deborah […]

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Romancing the Bloke – Part Two

I asked a number of male friends about their experiences of romance and what they found romantic themselves. These Romancing the Bloke posts are the result. Read Romancing the Bloke Part One Romance and sex aren’t unrelated, of course – physical intimacy is part of the expression of love after all, as martial artist and horror writer Alan Baxter notes […]

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Interview: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Tansy Rayner Roberts is a fantasy novelist who shares a pair of typing fingers with crime novelist Livia Day. Livia’s first murder mystery, A Trifle Dead, will be released from Twelfth Planet Press on 28 March 2013. Tansy’s recent releases include Power and Majesty, The Shattered City and Reign of Beasts, the three books of the Creature Court trilogy.  Her […]

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