Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New Fairy Tales Issue 6

Here is the trailer for Issue 6 of New Fairy Tales.

I have a story in this issue, 'The Ice Baby'.

'The Ice Baby' was illustrated by Scott Nellis who blogs here.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

'Happily Ever After' Exhibition

I found a link to Su Blackwell's gorgeous art at The Fairy Tale Cupboard.
Blackwell deconstructs old books and transforms them into gorgeous miniature worlds.
Her exhibition at the Long and Ryle Gallery runs until 18th December and her magical website is worth a visit.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Instruction Manual for Swallowing

PInstruction ManualI'm supposed to be packing for a short break to Prague, so this will be a very brief entry, but I just had to say how much I enjoyed reading Adam Marek's Instruction Manual for Swallowing. I promised myself that I wouldn't gobble the stories and would try to read just one a day, but I failed - I just HAD to keep reading: it is one of the most compelling short story collections I have ever read.

My favourite of the stories was 'The Centipede's Wife' which was chilling, creepy, humourous and thought-provoking: three days later and it's still wriggling around my head.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Adam Marek Reading

Last night I went to Adam Marek's reading at the Rose Theatre. He read two very funny, surreal stories and I bought his collection 'Instruction Manual for Swallowing'  which he kindly signed for me.

I was invited to read my story 'Just in Case' before Adam read. I was a bit nervous because it's a sad story and I've never read it aloud before, but I think it went okay - phew.