Abundant Art Show Challenge

Hello 🙂

while my writing proceeds slowly but steadily,  I’ve decided to participate in the #AbundantArtShow!

It’s an 8 day virtual mini-show of artists’ work from all over the world. Over the next 8 days, I’ll be showing some of my recent pen sketches as well as sharing my favorites from other artists.

Hope you’ll enjoy seeing new artwork, and feedback and comments will be much appreciated!

You can find  the show challenge rules HERE  🙂

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The Short Story, a brief survey

Not written by me!

I haven’t read all the articles (in my TO DO list), so I do not agree or disagree. I just thought to put it here for my own reference, and yours.

“A brief survey of the short story”, a series of articles published on the Guardian, written by Chris Power, organized by author.

 

 

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My short story ‘Inversion’ available

My short story “Inversion” (a pinch of Gothic horror, a touch of psycho-talk, a re-reading and re-telling of the Greek Minotaur’s legend) is published in the Yellow Booke, HERE.

This is the illustration for my story kindly provided by Old Tales Press’ editor M. Grant Kellermeyer:

Inversion Illo

I love it, love the stark b/w contrast and little details that really connect to the story and to the way I envisioned this retelling of the myth.

You can read my story “Inversion” alongside others in the Yellow Booke for free HERE.

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GOBLIN has arrived: Ever Dundas’ debut novel is here :)

I had the fortune to see an early draft of Goblin, and I can’t wait to get the book in my hands 🙂

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Short film script ‘Mar-ri’ 2013

I was reminded of this short film, written and filmed in 48 hours for the Mental Health film challenge. I wrote the script as quickly as I could, and then we filmed and it was super tiring and stressing and such great fun!

Here’s the film:

The film didn’t win the challenge, but received a special mention. The brief was to show how pervasive and limiting mental issues are (whatever the specific illness: anxiety, depression, etc).  I thought to make it a Presence, tangible for the sufferer, always present (hence the title) and also something to fight against, with support. Support is fundamental.

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Secret Postcard art in Glasgow (for a good cause)

I have donated four postcard reproductions of my work to this event 🙂

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This is the website for the event: NDPartsale

And some Press attention (which is always nice) here.

Let me know what you think if you have a chance to go!

 

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Lucinda Byatt: “A talk on behalf of the Society of Authors at Publishing Scotland”

Source: A talk on behalf of the Society of Authors at Publishing Scotland

 

Very interesting post on several points of interest to authors and translators (and illustrators), such as copyright, mentions, contracts, and more.

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Previous Editions

The Dark Arts Journal 1.1 – The Gothic Subject The Dark Arts Journal 2.1 – The Gothic and its Forms

Source: Previous Editions

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Goblin cover

Fellow writer friend Ever Dundas’ first novel is being published in May! Keep an eye out, this is a gem 🙂

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fb_goblin_cover1 Goblin by Ever Dundas, cover design by Cinnamon Curtis

“Ian McEwan’s Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth
in this extraordinary debut.” – Freight Books

Creatures! I’m thrilled to unveil the beautiful Goblin cover, designed by my wonderful husband, Cinn. You can find more of his work here – feel free to get in touch with him, as he takes commissions (ranging from birthday cards to annual reports and book covers).

Goblin will be out on 18th May 2017, and you can now pre-order a copy directly from Freight (or buy it at the launch night in Edinburgh – I’ll update you on the date and venue soon). If you’d like me to appear at any events, please get in touch.

“A captivating and capricious debut that explores with a deft hand the ‘creature world’ we all carry somewhere inside. Hops neatly and with verve between contemporary Edinburgh and wartime…

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Update!

startsayingnoI’m still here, going through a massive re-assessment of work and life balance, and what’s feasible health permitting.

Also, reading and writing, as always. 🙂 Just re-orienting myself according to Captain Sparrow’s Compass 🙂

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