An Invisible Tide: Story Background

An Invisible Tide came out last week and I was a little delayed in getting around to writing up the some background from my preliminary notes. However, without further ado, here we go:

Publishing Details

An Invisible Tide is a short story hosted by The Future Fire [External Link] as part of issue 32 (direct link here: [External Link]). It came out in March 2015.

Inspiration

There are three strands of … Continue reading

The Lost Kingdom: Story Background

I have a confession to make: The Lost Kingdom was inspired by the call for submissions for an anthology other than the one it actually ended up in. here’s a litte bit more about that.

Publishing Details

The Lost Kindom is one fo the short stories in Missing Monarchs (Fox Pockets #4) from Fox Spirit Books [External Link], which came out in December 2014. So far, its available on Amazon as a Kindle … Continue reading

A Granted Wish: Story Background

Here’s the background for a story inspired in part by pack living but mainly by fairy stories.

Publishing Details

A Granted Wish is actually a novella (at 15,800 words) hosted by Fox Spirit Books [External Link] as part of their free fiction selection, as of November 2014. All their free fiction can be found here: [External Link].

Inspirations

A Granted Wish is an overlap of several things. The first and possibly … Continue reading

25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf: On Character

The Sales Pitch

25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf came out on Tuesday 12th August (Squeeee!) from Fox Spirit Books [External Link]. The paperback is available from Amazon (here: [External Link]).

Ebooks are available from Amazon (here: [External Link]) and will be available from Spacewitch [External Link].

The Background Posts: On Character

Elkie Bernstein herself was the third thing to come to me after the title … Continue reading

25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf: On Location

The Sales Pitch

25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf came out on Tuesday 12th August (Squeeee!) from Fox Spirit Books [External Link]. The paperback is available from Amazon (here: [External Link]).

Ebooks are available from Amazon (here: [External Link]) and will be available from Spacewitch [External Link].

The Background Posts: On Location

As mentioned way back when in the Living Together and the The … Continue reading

25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf: On Genre

The Sales Pitch

25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf came out on Tuesday 12th August (Squeeee!) from Fox Spirit Books [External Link]. The paperback is available from Amazon (here: [External Link]).

Ebooks are available from Amazon (here: [External Link]) and will be available from Spacewitch [External Link].

The Background Posts: On Genre

The first thing that came to me about Elkie’s outing was the title, 25 … Continue reading

25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf: On Titles

The Sales Pitch

25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf came out on Tuesday 12th August (Squeeee!) from Fox Spirit Books [External Link]. The paperback is available from Amazon (here: [External Link]).

Ebooks are available from Amazon (here: [External Link]) and will be available from Spacewitch [External Link].

The Background Posts: On Titles

This is the first of (currently) four background posts for 25 Ways To Kill … Continue reading

Beaumains: Story Background

It has been suggested that I ought to do background posts on all of my stories that have been accepted (in venues other than here, obviously). Partly because it gives readers an insight into my thinking and partly because the person who suggested it is a completist.

So, without further ado, here’s some background on Beaumains, a stand-alone science fiction short story.

Publishing Details

Beaumains was published in 2011 by Crossed Genres [External … Continue reading

The Big, Bad Wolf: Story Background

It has been suggested that I ought to do background posts on all of my stories that have been accepted (in venues other than here, obviously). Partly because it gives readers an insight into my thinking and partly because the person who suggested it is a completist.

So, without further ado, here’s some background on The Big, Bad Wolf, a stand-alone sceince fiction short story.

Publishing Details

The Big, Bad Wolf was published in the … Continue reading

Sunday 22nd June, 2014

Well, I hope the Solstice went as well as these things can (it’s all down hill form here, sorry folks).

The story background post published this week was for Nesting Instinct. This was the first story of mine picked up by Crossed Genres [External Link] in their first interation of their magazine. It’s been out of print a while.

As we’re still part way through the A to Z Blog Tour challenge, Mousie has posted four selfies / postcards for her A-Z guide to Thurnscoe. These are, in alphabetical order:

We’ve got four more posts (M to P) due next week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. For more on the A-Z blogging challenge take a look at Chris Galvin’s blog here: [External Link].

And last week’s Sunday Story was Wake-Up Call – and this week’s is Simulacrum.