Emma Kathryn

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Friday, 28 May 2010


Finshed my submission for Pill Hill's Back to the Middle of Nowhere and sent it off.  Fingers crossed.  Good/bad news is that I'm now developing it for a novel.  The story was bang on 5000 words but I really felt that the characters had more to say, so now I've started Swampblood, the book.  Going to really work my ass off on this one.  Really think I could do something good with this.

Oh and almost forgot, I wanted to stick the cover up for Haunted, which my story "What Keeps Me Here" will be featured in.

Pretty funky, I think.  Can't wait to see the finished product.

Lotsaluv, Em

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Out Damn Spot...

My story "Players" has been accepted into Pill Hill's Fem-Fangs anthology.  This is an awesome book to be part of and I'm very excited.  "Players" is another episode from my Flashes Before her Eyes series, and it's one I'm really happy to see accepted.  It's my little ode to Shakespeare, who's one of my heroes.  Absolutely loved writing it.  I'll keep you posted on the developments with this one.

No other big news.  The deadline for Haunted is Monday, so hopefully that should be out and about by July maybe.  Hopefully.

Currently working on a story for Pill Hill's Back to the Middle of Nowhere.  Fingers crossed for me, please!!

Lotsaluv, Em

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Birds Singing in the Sycamore Trees...

My story "Dream a Little Dream" has been accepted for Paroxysm Press' 100 Lightnings.  It's one of my favourite flash pieces I've written so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished book.  Will keep you updated on any developments regarding this.

In other news...I got an iTouch and am now addicted to Doodlejump.  I think I have a problem.  Also don't know how to work the wee Nike trainer thingy either, so ended up just listening to music on my run tonight, which was a pain in the bum, because it seemed like a cool wee doohickey and it didn't work.  *cry*

Anyway, so long and thinks for all the fish...Farewell bunnies,

Lotsaluv, Em

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Wanna Do Bad Things With You

Exam over, university over, my degree over.  Thank the gods.  Time for me now.  Will start writing tomorrow.  Have Saturday off work, too, so I'm planning on hitting the notepads like crazy.  Woop-de-doop!

Just watched all the True Blood Minisodes.  I hate that series 3 starts in the US on June 13th and we Brits have to wait who knows how long for more vampy-goodness.  Was also pretty pissed that I queued outside Waterstones before work on Monday, thinking that Dead in the Family was due to come out, but low and behold it's been put back to June 10th.  Waaaaah!  Anyway, the webisodes were awesome.  Can't wait for the next one.  Loved Sam smashing up the bull head.  I wanted to hug him.

In other news, my Threadless tees arrived (with a bloody £11.40 customs charge - damn Royal Mail).  Pictures shall ensue.

Lotsaluv, Em

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Absence Makes the Heart Grow...Bored

Apologies for my recent disappearance.  Things have been a bit mental.  Got both my final projects out of the way and my last exam is tomorrow.  Absolutely shitting myself.  I've been working for the last 5 days (11 hours on Thursday *groan*) and studying on my breaks.  It's been murder.  Fingers crossed I'll do well.  I need to, it's the only class I'm currently sitting on a 1st in.  Ah.

After that, I've got to apply for my postgrads, so it could be a while before I'm back to writing again.  I hope not, I've spotted about 3 books I want to write for and it's killing me that I can't.

So I'm so sorry that there's been no activity lately.  But as soon as all my "real life" shit is out of the way, I'm going to get a load of stories out and about.  Most importantly, I'm going to finish off a novel I started years ago and then get cracking on another.  I plan to have Branded a Fool finished over the next couple of months.  Until then, I shall point you in the direction of my Elfwood, where you can read the first 4 chapters for FREE.  That's right, fantasy frolics for not one shiny penny.

Chapter One
Chapter Two - This one was elected as an Elfwood "Mod's Choice", meaning that it was pick of the day on, what I think was, the 9th July 2008. :-S
Chapter Three
Chapter Four

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Sunday, 2 May 2010


My story Sleepwalker has been accepted for this month's Static Movement.  Click away to read for free!!!

Lotsaluv, Em

What Keeps Me Here

Hellooooooo!  Well, the super speedy submission to Pill Hill's Haunted anthology paid off.  Accepted!!!  Really chuffed with this one.  Am pretty pleased with the story and it should turn out to be a fantastic book.  "What Keeps Me Here" is yet another vampire episode but it relies heavily on the other installments in the tale of my crazy vamp.  The stories "The First", "Pale", "Cruelty" and a few which are currently shortlisted for other anthologies are all important to this piece.  However, I think it works quite well on its own, too.  Based on the Evanescence song "Haunted", it was originally named after the song, but when I discovered the antho was to be called "Haunted" too, I changed it to the line "What Keeps Me Here", taken from a later lyric in the song which is "Still Can't Find What Keeps Me Here".

In other exciting news, my copy of Ethereal Tales arrived yesterday.

Eeeeek, how awesome is it?!?!?!?  Totally lovin' it.  It features my story "A Pirate's Life for Me" and Teresa, the editor, did a great job with it.  She's fantastic.  Everyone must run along to the website and buy a copy!!!  It's only £2.50 - a bargain for a fine selection of fiction.  Shall definitely be submitting to this venue again.

Well, I better get back to my final essay for university.  Only this and one exam and I can graduate.  Thank the gods!!!!

Bye bye bunnies!

Lotsaluv, Em

Saturday, 1 May 2010


This has got to be my saddest display of geekiness ever.  Within two andd a half hours of Pill Hill Press announcing their Haunted anthology, I had sent them a story.

I am a pitiful individual.  Go ahead, pity me, I don't mind.

And, yes, it's a new episode of Flashes Before her Eyes.  One I'm very proud of.  So cross your fingers, cross your toes...

Lotsaluv, Em