And Another!

The editor of A Cup of Comfort has bought my non-fiction essay “The Whole Kitten Caboodle” for A Cup of Comfort® for Cat Lovers which will come out in July 2008. I knew I was on the short list, but I’m delighted to know I’m definitely in. I don’t suppose this sales streak will last, but it’s marvellous while it does. And now I really must go and do some…

September 27, 2007

Another Sale!

Yippee! Escape Velocity have bought the reprint rights to “Scream Quietly, which appeared in Fathing in June 2005. It’s not a lot of money, but it feels Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

September 26, 2007

The Traveller

My friend Norma has just found herself on YouTube, in a short film called “The Traveller” by David Hill for BBC2 10×10 series from 1993. Norma plays the protagonist.

September 25, 2007

The Doctor’s

This morning my friend Helen went to the doctor’s. Seeing as it was the first time since her move from London, I went to, to translate her medical history. They measured her height and weight. Now Helen is a very tall girl, and standing on the scales made her even taller. The nurse is tiny. She was actually jumping up and down trying to get the bar horizontal across the…

September 21, 2007

Robert’s Wall

September 20, 2007

Yesterday I had another group to show around the William Herschel Telescope. I had to drop my son off at school at 8:30, and be at the residencia for 10, which didn’t quite leave enough time to make it worth going home. So instead I went straight up the mountain, and had fifteen minutes to take photos at Los Andennes, where you get a specatcular view into the Caldera. From…



I’ve been editing a story in which my protagonists have to dash for a plane. There’s a lot more to the story than that, but maybe that’s why I spent most of the night dreaming I was dashing round a large airport, missing planes after plane. In any case, I woke up tired.

September 17, 2007