Emma Kathryn

Emma is rather tiny and slightly mad. She welcomes you to her blog...

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Shop shop shop, shop shop shop!

It's shopping time!!!  Links galore!

Here be the link and cover for Static Movement's Caught by Darkness.  This features my story "Mistakes".  This is gonnae be a great wee book.  I'm looking forward to seeing it.  Ordered mine already by clicking here.  It says it's still unavailable through amazon but just do what I did and order through The Book Depository, who have listed the book through the market place.  That's probably the best thing to do because I got my email from them yesterday saying it had been ordered from the printers and should be with me in a few days.  Far too excited.

Dusted: An Anthology of Short Stories is also now available.  That link there is the US amazon one.  Again, if you're a Scot (or English, Welsh or Irish) click here.  I had to do the same as before with the Book Depository 'cause Amazon still don't have it in stock, but I've been told it's been ordered from the printers, too.  Can't wait for this one.  This features my story "Clowns All Around You", which is probably one of my fave acceptances so far.  It'll look great.

Anyway, not long now 'til they arrive.  Will let you know how it goes.

Oh yeah, I've added some exciting new buttons, which I think should be below this post *points down*.  So click away bunnies, and let me know what you think!!!

Lotsaluv, Em

Friday, 23 July 2010

Flash! Aaaaah! Savior of the Universe!

My copy of Flash! arrived yesterday.  Looks bloody sexy!  Eeeeeep!  Thoroughly looking forward to reading through the whole thing.  I harassed K Bargie by making him read my story in it before he was even out of bed.  Even subjected my old friend Ms Kitty to checking it out.  Twas very nice to brag though.  Teehee.  Dusted and Caught by Darkness should be appearing on amazon soon so I'll put up a proper link once it's working.

That'll do for now bunnies!  I'll put up pictures and things tomorrow.  I promise.

Lotsaluv, Em

Monday, 19 July 2010

A Better Blog...

Aha!  Now I have the time to actually write.  K Bargie is staying with me right now and I seem to be filled with inspiration and the motivation to write.  So today I reworked a very very old story and produced a short, 800 word piece called "Everything Burns".  It's a much better version of the daft angsty thing I wrote when I was 16.  Generally, I like it.  Sent it off to Static Movement's Darkest Secrets anthology and it was accepted.  Cover below:

Bloody well lovin' this cover.  I worked my ass of just to get a piece good enough for this cover.  Freakin' awesome.  Can't wait to have it adorning my bookshelf.

On that note, I ordered my copy of Flash! today.  It was in stock on amazon.co.uk so it should be here soon.  I'll stick up a picture of it once it arrives.  Shouldn't take long.

"Starry Eyed" is now up and running and functional on the wonderful Moon Washed Kisses.  Very cool site and some great work up there.  Check it out and give the other pieces a read, too.  I really like this site, going to try writing something new for their next issue.

Anyway, I think that'll do just now.  Can't wait till the Daily Flash books from Pill Hill come out.  Especially after seeing the covers.  Totally love them.

Lotsaluv, Em

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Cover Bonanza!!!!

Phew, lot to reveal tonight!  Here's Cover Fest...

Creepy Things from Static Movement - featuring my story "Moth Touch"

Madness of the Mind from Static Movement - featuring "Trinity Raine"

Daily Bites of Flesh from Pill Hill Press - featuring "The First" and "Chasing Rabbits"

Daliy Erotica from Pill Hill Press - featuring "Dark Wings"

Lotsaluv, Em

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Bleurgh and All That Jazz

Greetings bunnies, this shall be a quick post as I am working from K Bargie's computer.  I'll post something better this week.  But for now...

Moon Washed Kisses goes live today.  I've been on the site this morning and the link for my piece is there but not the story itself, so just keep checking throughout today for it.  In case you missed the previous post on this, my story "Starry Eyed" has found a home at Moon Washed Kisses in their Romantic Flash Fiction section.

More work coming up with Static Movement.  "Trinity Raine" will appear in Madness of the Mind, which I'm happy about and "Moth Touch" will be in Creepy Things, which I'm over the moon about.  "Moth Touch" was written in like an hour in a university canteen, last week and it was one of those happy little accidents - when something great comes out of a writing session which was just supposed to be filling time.  I'll update when I can on these books.  Unfortunately, as I'm on K's PC, I can't put the covers up, but I'll do that over the weekend when I'm free.

That's all folks!

Lotsaluv, Em

Friday, 9 July 2010

Updates Indeed

At last, amazon have caught up with the cover image and I can put a proper link for Pill Hill's Haunted up.  Check the sidebar *points*.  I've stuck it in this post, too, just because I can!  Mwahahahaha!  Ain't it pretty.  But a copy, now!  Or, if you're in the UK (like me), click here to purchase a very sexy copy (like mine).  Some very good stories in this.  I haven't made my way through the whole lot yet, but current favourites include "Closing Costs" by Tony Schaab, "Home Schooling" by Gerald Costlow and "Dead-end Diner" by Rob Rosen.  When I've been through the whole thing, I'll put up a proper review, but generally I'm impressed.  If you haven't read my posts on this book before now, my haunted vampire story "What Keeps me Here" (part of my Flashes Before her Eyes series) can be found in its pages.

In other news, the anthology Flash!, is now available on amazon globally.  US readers, click the previous link and UK readers, click here.  This was a Lame Goat failure which was salvaged by Static Movement, so I implore you, kind readers, buy a copy so we can all give Static Movement a high five on saving the book.  It features my story "Pride and Joy", which is a cute wee daft piece, but should bring a smile anyway.

In spite of my struggling, my super-sexy amazon.co.uk author page is now up and running!  It features a daft bio and my Ferocious Bloodaxe mugshot, but it's a good way of listing what anthologies including my work are available.  I like it!  Also now working is my amazon.com supremely awesome author page.  Indeed!

And bloody hell, I've just realised that you can buy all my anthologies from Waterstones!!!  Links included below:

Pandora's Nighmare: Horror Unleashed
Haunted: An Anthology of the Supernatural

Wow, I'm thoroughly chuffed by that!  Happy shopping bunnies!

Lotsaluv, Em

Friday, 2 July 2010

High Fives for my Postie

Today my postman made me a very happy lass when my copy of Pill Hill Press' Haunted plopped onto my doorstep.  I scurried across the room, with the dog barking behind me (he hates it when the door goes), pulling the porch door open, then squealing with joy as I ripped the book free of his cardboard.  It's gorgeous.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Some really great stories in this one.  I'll post a proper review once I've read more, but it's a cracker so far.  So, yes, I'm a smiley girl today.  If you would like a copy of Haunted: An Anthology of the Supernatural and you're in the states, click away.  However, if you're in the UK (like me), just click here instead.

On top of that, my story "Riding" shall be appearing in Static Movement's Were-What? anthology.  Here's the cover:

Pretty freaky lookin' but still amazing.  Ironically enough, I watched The Wolfman on blu-ray today, as I edited my entry for the anthology.  I love Hugo Weaving.  He's the coolest guy ever.  Love him the most in Prescilla, I just want to hug him.

Anyway, in other news, I ordered a copy of The Weaving by Gerald Costlow and it arrived yesterday.  Started reading it at work last night and I'm impressed so far.  Will put up a full review when I'm done.

And while I'm linking galore, I better plug my other books. If you haven't read Pandora's Nightmare yet, then why not?!?!?!?!?!  This lovely little picture will direct you to purchasing in the US.  Or, if you're a UK buyer, click here.  It's a great book.  Lots of fun and genuinely scary in places.  Get it and take it on holiday with you.  Then, once you're back leave an honest review on Amazon (or your blog, whatever).

Well, that'll do for today, I think!  Ta-ra!

Lotsaluv, Em

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The Angel in a Box

Making my second apperance in Ethereal Tales.  My story "The Angel in a Box" will be in issue 8, which I'm quite chuffed about.  It's a story I wrote years and years ago but I think there's this nice kind of high school innocence in it somewhere, which is only found in my early work.  Anyway, Ethereal Tales is a great wee mag and is totally worth a read.  The editor also manged to set me up a funky Ethereal Tales email address, where people who kinda like my stuff can contact me.  If you've got anything to say, drop me a line at emma_kathryn@etherealtales.co.uk and shove VAMPIRE BUNNY in the subject line so I know it's not spam or the like.  I'd be more than happy to talk about my work.  If you'd like to read my previous work published with E.T., just click here.

As promised, here's a couple of my Alton Towers pics:

We all look pretty boggin' cause we'd just come off the log flume, hence L Bargie's looking like a drenched rat.  Lol, these are so funny.  Thanks to L for sending them to me.

Lotsaluv, Em