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Baby’s Fantasycon 2018

Baby got back from Fantasycon in Chester, very happy to have mingled with old friends and new. Here is Baby’s account, as written up by Heide. Friday Baby and I arrived in Chester just after 3pm on Friday afternoon. Friday

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Writing conventions to get excited about

What’s the collective noun for a whole load of writers? It’s a convention – yay! The fun times during the year when lots of genre writers get together to exchange best practice and sing bad karaoke. It has dawned on

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The Virtual Reality Book Trailer – Simon Fairbanks gives it a test drive…

We met up with indie author, Simon Fairbanks, at the Edge-Lit genre fiction event in Derby last weekend and we showed him our new Virtual Reality Book Trailer. He was so impressed, we asked him to do a guest blog

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2017-2018 – What did we do? Where are we going?

What did we do in 2017… We started 2017 hotly promoting our latest Clovenhoof novella, Clovenhoof and the Trump of Doom. This was a story, written in the days after Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election. We had

Posted in 2017, 2018, Books, Events, Reflections

5 things I took away from Fantasycon 2017

Just back from Fantasycon 2017 in Peterborough. But what have I taken away with me, apart from too many books and a mild hangover? I took away five things. #1 – You always learn something new at Fantasycon On the

Posted in 2017, Events

Fantasycon 2017 – Heide and Iain’s appearances

Fantasycon Fantasycon is in Peterborough this year, from 29th September to 1st October. If you’re thinking of coming along, it would be great to see you. It’s a friendly convention, and in spite of the name, you’ll find writers and

Posted in 2017, Events

Stokercon Diary: California Screaming

A trip to the US Heide went to Stokercon for two reasons. She wanted to meet people from the US genre scene. Writerly chit-chat with a new set of people is always great It was onboard the Queen Mary. The

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Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday Celebrations

Winning a commission to write a new Adrian Mole story We’ve blogged before about visiting the Sue Townsend archive at the University of Leicester. When we saw the news that there were to be commissions for new Adrian Mole stories

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How a writing workshop led to comedy editing gold

Halloween Writing Workshop I went to a writing workshop on Halloween. It was my birthday so I decided it would be a fun way to pass the day. It was a flash fiction workshop at the University of Leicester, held

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Fantasycon By the Sea

Here’s Heide’s report from Fantasycon By The Sea 2016. This year’s Fantasycon was held at the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, with some events held over the road at The Royal. Accommodation and booze was priced very keenly, so there was an

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