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Notes on the Virtual Bloody Scotland Festival and the Differences Between SFF and Crime Fiction Cons

Bloody Scotland is a crime fiction festival that normally takes place in Stirling, Scotland. But like pretty much every other con or literary festival this year, Bloody Scotland has gone virtual for obvious reasons. Now Bloody Scotland is somewhat more … Continue reading

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First Monday Free Fiction: Kitchen Witch

Welcome to the May 2020 edition of First Monday Free Fiction. To recap, inspired by Kristine Kathryn Rusch who posts a free short story every week on her blog, I’ll post a free story on every first Monday of the … Continue reading

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The Return of Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd in “Bloody Bananas”

I have two new releases to announce in the next few days. As the post title indicates, the first of these new releases is a new Helen Shepherd Mystery. This is already the twelfth story featuring Helen and her team, … Continue reading

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Indie Crime Fiction of the Month for July 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Crime Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some June books I missed … Continue reading

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New Helen Shepherd Mystery Available: Parlour Game

Blogging has been very light this month, since I’m currently trying for a repeat of the July Short Story Challenge, where the aim is to write a story per day in July (for previous editions, see here and here). I … Continue reading

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New Helen Shepherd Mystery available: Kitchen Witch

If you took a look at the brand-new Indie Crime Fiction of the Month round-up I posted two days ago, you might have noticed that one of the new releases listed was a new Helen Shepherd Mystery. So here is … Continue reading

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Introducing the Indie Crime Scene

Many of you will know that in addition to this blog and the Pegasus Pulp blog, I also co-run the Speculative Fiction Showcase, a blog for all things indie SFF, together with Jessica Rydill. Talking of which, I totally forgot … Continue reading

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Cora guest-blogs elsewhere – and some thoughts on dialogue as characterisation

First of all, I have a guest post in the “Nobody Knew She Was There” series about female SFF writers over on Sarah Ash’s blog today. I talk about the challenges of being a woman from a non-anglophone country who … Continue reading

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Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for February 2016

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some January … Continue reading

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A new Helen Shepherd Mystery available: Mightier than the Sword

I had my last day of class for the year this Thursday. My students were actually disappointed that there won’t be any class until January, which is certainly a first. But that’s the difference between adults who actually want to … Continue reading

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