The Waves Burn Bright: A Cauldron of a Book

So spring is finally making its laborious way through Japan bringing with it cherry blossom, hay fever, influenza outbreaks and a pulled achilles tendon (though the last one has nothing to do with the season and is probably far from nationwide). Plans are slotting into place for The Waves Burn Bright book tour in May. I’llContinue reading “The Waves Burn Bright: A Cauldron of a Book”

Happy Hogmanay

End of the year, and all that. I have to say, 2013 has been fantastic. Vintage. Every year I write a list of all the things I want to achieve by the following December. Lose weight, study Japanese properly, things like that. December 2012 I wrote for the next year ‘Finish Wasting Embers‘. Nailed thatContinue reading “Happy Hogmanay”

Publish and Be Damned.

It’s been a busy few weeks for homing pigeons sent by editors and judges. In the negative column came: – The Dundee International Book Prize: shortlisted but not final listed. – From Glasgow To Saturn:  flash fiction about a fight caused by a pub quiz machine. – Asimov’s for my post-apocalyptic sci-fi story, my firstContinue reading “Publish and Be Damned.”