Issue #3 of our science fiction & fact magazine is now out check it out here!
Yesterday morning’s earthquake in Illinois worried me. My literary agent lives west of Chicago and I needed to ensure my Left Luggage scifi manuscript survived safely. I needn’t have worried. Although skyscrapers swayed and roads split, my agent had a martini in his hand and so the quake served a useful purpose.
The list of friends I have on Facebook is growing. Many of them are fellow writers, family members and former pupils from Queens Park High in Chester. Some though, are folk I’ve never met in real 3D life nor virtually. These are friends of friends who feel we may have something in common, and that’s cool to meet new people. I have to watch though, as we all do, for those who curry favour in order to sell something. I thought that might have been the case yesterday when MEAT appeared in my intray. As a vegan I thought someone was attempting to wind me up, especially when I saw it was a book with the very old catchphrase: You are what you eat. I noticed that the MEAT author, Joseph D’Larcy, and I have a scifi author friend in common so I dug deeper. Yes, Meat is a horror book, another of my genre, though not for a year or so. It seems Joseph has written a fascinating tale with gory cover and premise, but it is far from glorifying meat, so I agreed to being a friend. His book is at
and doing well since its February 2008 launch. Good luck, Joseph!