Powerscourt and Glendalough

Lovely day out with Debi in the fantastically opulent gardens of the Powerscourt Estate and then the remnants of the monastery in Glendalough…

Powerscourt and Glendalough

Lovely day out with Debi in the fantastically opulent gardens of the Powerscourt Estate and then the remnants of the monastery in Glendalough…

Out Now: Nenn’ Mich Nicht Liebling/Don’t Call Me Darling

Out Now: Nenn’ Mich Nicht Liebling/Don’t Call Me Darling

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My new blackly humourous noir tale of family troubles, “Don’t Call Me Darling” is up at Pulpcore in German as “Nenn’ mich nicht Liebling” for your reading pleasure. Brush up on your Deutsche skills! Get some laughs. Here’s the first bit in English:

Luke was breaking fingers for the boss when we got the call. I was mostly watching him because that was his job and talking was my job and the talk…

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Glasnevin Cemetery & National Botanical Gardens, Dublin

I’ve put up a bunch of photos on a (public) Facebook album. I’ll catch up on con news when I get back stateside.

Glasnevin Cemetery & National Botanical Gardens, Dublin

I’ve put up a bunch of photos on a (public) Facebook album. I’ll catch up on con news when I get back stateside.

Writer Wednesday: After the Marathon

Writer Wednesday: After the Marathon

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I’m heading down to London today for the first of two conferences with my pal Debi. It signals the end of my sabbatical and all the writing it has engendered. More importantly, it means I have to leave Dundee and those I love here, but I’m going to stick to talking about writing here (if you see me sniffling on the train down to London, you’ll know why).

When you get a great opportunity of time…

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Holiday http://wp.me/s1GcOA-holiday

I shall be away with the fairies at LonCon3 and then ShamroKon before returning to teach in New York.

Holiday http://wp.me/s1GcOA-holiday

I shall be away with the fairies at LonCon3 and then ShamroKon before returning to teach in New York.

Dundee Stones

Next week at this time I will be at Loncon3 talking about Tove Jansson and her Moomins. And I will be missing Dundee :-(

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Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Härmä

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Härmä

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In the plainlands of Ostrobothnia, Western Finland, a tradition prevails, according to which the first-born son inherits everything and the remaining offspring must fend for themselves. The law has been cast aside in many areas and groups of men, knife-wielding thugs, nicknamed ‘toughs’, control the fields. The blade rules the land. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE NORTH, directed by Jukka-Pekka…

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Airships & Alchemy 13.9 — Like Michelangelo

Airships & Alchemy 13.9 — Like Michelangelo

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Maggiormente turned his face to the wind and hope that it would calm his brain. He was unaccustomed to thoughts along these lines. It would be best to let the wind blow them quite away.

But that wasn’t going to happen.

“You’re not ill are you?” Helen Rochester’s voice carried a solicitous concern. Her face shone in the bright sunlight as if it could never be dark when she was about.

You are far…

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FFB: Money in the Bank

FFB: Money in the Bank

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P. G. Wodehouse

Not too long after deciding to stash away the family fortune in diamonds, the 6th Viscount Uffenham forgets where he hid them. Forced to let out Shipley Hall he desperately needs to recover the loot as the family seat is now overrun by Clarissa Cork.

It’s not Jeeves and Wooster, not Blandings and not Psmith, so one of those that tends to get neglected. A light…

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Out Now: Hard Boiled Witch 3

Out Now: Hard Boiled Witch 3

Just in time for your Lughnasadh gift buying spree (hey, I can dream), it’s book three in the Hecate Sidlaw series Hard Boiled Witch. Book three Charms O’erthrown mashes up a little of The Maltese Falcon with Shakespeare’s Tempestand a whole lot of trouble for Hecate and her familiar Henry, the giant ginger cat with just one eye. There’s a bunch of thieves, a missing ancient artifact and some…

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