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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

Fairy Tales relating to Spring

Spring time in fairy tales What do fairy tales have to say about spring time? Quite a lot, it seems. To celebrate the equinox, let’s take a look. DIY The familiar zeal for carrying out maintenance tasks on the home

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Fairy Tale traditions associated with Pancake Day

Pancake day and fairy tales. Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday (or indeed any Tuesday). In medieval times, the pancake was seen as terribly indulgent. Eating pancakes was a way of letting your hair down and celebrating the end

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10 ways to fight Blue Monday

Blue Monday – a fake media construct? Blue Monday used to refer to washing, but in recent years it’s the day that the newspapers tell us that we are all supposed to be at our most miserable. The combination of weather, dark

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Festive Excess. Can you recognise it?

This is a handy guide to festive excess. If you find yourself doing the things described here over the Christmas season, you are almost certainly overdoing it. Be warned. Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook This book is for you if you want to

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Guest Post – Hilary Mortz looks at Christmas Films

Today’s post is written by Hilary Mortz, who wrote one of the stories in Festive Treats (the free Christmas anthology, have you got your copy yet?) Christmas Films I got my ultimate guilty pleasure FESTIVE TREAT today – a glossy

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Spotted! A monster in Birmingham’s canals.

Why we did it We wrote a book about Birmingham, a book about the unkillable gods who live there (of the tentacled and untentacled variety). Dreaming up ways to get our efforts in front of the maximum number of people

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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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Five Years of Pigeon Park Press – What we got out of it

Anniversaries can be hazy and imprecise and I don’t just mean in that my wife and I can’t remember when we got married (we can’t; when we had to put our wedding date down on a passport application we didn’t

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A Writer’s Year – 2014

Oh, it’s been a busy year, for both Pigeon Park Press and myself as an author. This year we wrote the third and fourth Clovenhoof books (coming out in 2015, promise) and I also completed a number of steampunk chapbooks, all

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