Emma Kathryn

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

Friday, 30 April 2010

Ethereal Tales Issue 7

Greetings creatures...

Ethereal Tales issue 7 is released TODAY!  Yay!  My copy hasn't arrived yet, but I am waiting with anticipation practically bubbling out my nose.  It can be purchased right here.  So click away and order to your heart's content.  This issue features my story "A Pirate's Life for Me", which, I'm pretty sure I've already mentioned, is part of my Flashes Before her Eyes collection (vampire stuff).  If you can't possibly wait as long as it takes for Ethereal Tales to plop onto your doorstep, here's a delightful little romp to tide you over:

Flashes Before her Eyes: Pale

This is one of my favourite Flashes episodes and it's completely free for you to read.  This should put you in the mood and make you rush off to read the next installment!!!

Enjoy, my pretties...

Lotsaluv, Em

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Sexy, Exciting Things

I spent too much money on Threadless last night.  Oh dear.  I don't care though, I got excited as they started accepting paypal.  But I bought this awesome Spoilt tshirt, which has been sitting in my basket since I saw a girl in Lush wearing it once.  Also bought Good Guys Don't Glow at Midnight which I am ridiculously excited about.  A bit addicted to submitting slogans now, too.  If you click that link you can go vote for my sad attempt at tshirt slogans.

In REAL news, looks like Novus Creatura is moving along nicely now, as JAM sent me an edited version of my story "Ruined" to see if it was okay.  It was, of course.  So fingers crossed and that should be popping up soon.  Started working on a new story for Pill Hill's Silver Moon Bloody Bullets antho, but I think it may be too kinky.  Will try and have it sent off by the end of the week and we'll see what they say.

Damn my filthy mind.

Happy tshirt hunting.

Lotsaluv, Em

Monday, 26 April 2010

Everybody Go Watch This...

Greetings, vampire bunnies, I have returned from my week long "business meeting" with director, K Bargie.  I bring back an awesome trailer for his latest masterpiece "The Dating World". Behold:

Isn't it marvy.  I am also going to harass K into letting me put the Ferocious Bloodaxe trailer up, because it's hysterical.  I have never laughed more than when we were all making that film.  Sheer magic.

No news.  Flash! from Lame Goat should be appearing sometime soon, and the newest issue of Ethereal Tales is out on Friday, but I'll have a better post about that nearer the time.  So for now, I leave you with the cinematic stylings of K Bargie.

Enjoy, my bunnies...

Lotsaluv, Em

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Get in Touch!

I forgot to say, Ethereal Tales have got me on their contacts page now, with an nice shiny new email address, so if you ever want to contact me about anything - questions, comments, etc, etc - you can contact me here. And the next issue, featuring my story "A Pirate's Life for Me" is out on the 30th April and can be purchased through the website (just click the previous link I've given). A small extract from my story can also be found on the website. Just enough to tantalise you and make you want to read more! Mwahaha, see after all that erotica success, I've become a big tease! Mwahahahaha!

I'm going to be at the computer pretty much all day, so be prepared for lots of annoying posts like this.

Lotsaluv, Em

Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3

The editor of Howl, Mark Crittenden , is sending a copy of Howl to Ellen Datlow, so that all the stories might be considered for the Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3 antho. Really appreciate Mark doing that and I have all my fingers crossed and even some toes. Eeeep!!!

Lotsaluv, Em

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Erotic Topic

Ooh la la, my story "Dark Wings" has been accepted for Pill Hill's Daily Flashes of Erotica anthology. Better not share this success with ma wee mammy. She'd hit the roof. I'll have to hide this one on the "my books" shelf of my bookcase. Not that the parents ever come near my domain. I think Dad's afraid of my room.

I was reading Neil Gaiman's blog last night and it always makes me miserable when I do. It's like looking through a crystal ball and seeing "Ooooh, this is what you want your life to be like" and then turning off the computer and remembering I'm still a bloody student juggling a part time job and only getting enough inspiration to write when there's an essay due. Damn you Neil Gaiman with your awesome whimsicalness and stories about Dr Who and conventions and the like!

I heart him, I really do.

In other news, Dinosaur Comics are awesome. But whenever I read them, I hear my friend Rob's voice.

I need to behave now. I'm just putting off this Celine essay. Must close the internet before I end up buying geeky yet amazing tshirts. Oh dear...

Lotsaluv, Em

Monday, 12 April 2010

Diamonds review

Good review boogie time. For Diamonds in the Rough, this time. Boogie boogie woogie woogie. Read this and grin from ear to ear:

"Emma Kathryn: "Belle of the Bayou." I occasionally thought of Christopher Moore's novels as I read this. Can't end a collection without a vampyre/zombie story, right kiddies? That said, this piece is unencumbered, lithely, and clever, with great use of setting. The milieu is so detailed that I thought it would leap off the page at times. "

Woop-de-doop!!! Lots of smiley thank yous for the kind reviewer.


Lotsaluv, Em

Gotta Catch 'em all

Oh dear gods, I'm addicted to Pokemon again.

Lotsaluv, Em

Daily Bites of Flesh Mark 2

Got my second story accepted for Pill Hill's Daily Bites of Flesh anthology. Yaaaas!!!! It's the opening to my vampire collection ("Flashes Before her Eyes"), which has already been on Elfwood for like forever. Seriously, I'm pretty sure it was amongst the first stories I ever uploaded. Granted, that was over five years ago, so this version is the nice, sexy revival which I wrote last summer during my "I'm-going-to-write-a-book-in-30-days-even-though-it's-not-NaNoWriMo!" kick. So it's much better now, thanks to a total rewrite and a quote from Mary Shelley. YOINK!

I'm pretty pleased to get this one in print, because it means I can start getting some of the later stuff out. AND, fingers crossed, but if "Blood, Bones and Bowie" makes the final cut of Pill Hill's Fire and Ice antho (it's currently short-listed) then I can really start to get some of the good stuff out there.

For anyone who's confused, I write a vampire series called "Flashes Before her Eyes" and various episodes are scattered all over the place. Such as:

8 episodes can be found on my Elfwood.
"Belle of the Bayou" in Lame Goat's Diamonds in the Rough.
"A Pirate's Life for Me" is to be in the next issue of Ethereal Tales.
"The Cross" will be published in Wicked East Press' upcoming anthology Cup of Joe.
"The First" will be published in Daily Bites of Flesh (Woohoo).

Now that you're acquainted with my vampire mistress, shall we continue? Yes? Then continue we shall...

Anyway, I think DBoF is going to be stupendously magical and I await its publication with my heart all a-flutter.

I keep meaning to get some fresh stories done, but I've got one of my final university essays due and it's doing my head in. DAMN LOUIS-FERDINAND CELINE AND HIS BLOODY "JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT"!!!!! I have been staring at it for so long that now I just want to stamp on it and set it on fire, then maybe stamp on it some more.

Ta-ra chucks. Be seeing you soon...when I reclaim my sanity from whatever pages of that damn book I left it between.

Lotsaluv, Em

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Far too Funny from xkcd

This is nothing to do with my writing. It's just too funny and I thought I'd share. I love xkcd.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Daily Bites of Flesh anthology

My story, "Chasing Rabbits" has just been accepted by Pill Hill Press for their Daily Bites of Flesh antho. This means that the vampire bunnies will be imortalised in print! Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!


Lotsaluv, Em

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


My copy of Pandora arrived today. Look at how sexy it is. Oh yeah. It's also now available on amazon.co.uk. Awesome. I must say, tis a v pretty book and I hail on page 131. It's a story I'm quite chuffed with and it's 8 pages of gothy goodness. The rest of the stories are fantastic. Particularly enjoyed "And so it begins" by D. Nathan Hillard and "Hope in a Box" by A. Lee Manton. Def. worth a read. Haven't been through it all yet, but I'll do that when I'm on the bus and the train today.
In other news, Weight of the Wardkeeper can now be found lurking around my Elfwood page. The loyal troop have already pounced upon it with their pearls of wisdom, but feel free to stop by and tell me what you think of it.
Lotsaluv, Em

Monday, 5 April 2010

New Anthology images

Oo-er, cover art now available for Novus Creatura and Cup of Joe. Behold!!!

How very sexy. I know I'm excited. Oh and Pandora should be on amazon.co.uk any day now. I hope anyway.

Lotsaluv, Em

Lotsaluv, Em

Friday, 2 April 2010

Howl Review and New Anthologies

Review of Howl on amazon. My story is singled out amongst the book's "particular gems":

"Particular gems are "Introducing Gemma Nye", which is smart, sexy, and gross all at once; "Legend of La Chusa" in which a monstrous owl becomes the spirit of vengeance. There is also a fantastic riff on the Brothers Grimm, and the haunting tale, "The Hunt" which begins simply, with a little black fox. "

Three new acceptances. "The Cross" will be featured in Wicked East Press' Cup of Joe: Coffee House Flash Fiction anthology. This is another vampire episode. One I'm quite fond of. Should be appreciated by those who've been following my vamp on Elfwood.

"A Pirate's Life for Me" is also a vampire short (same vamp!) and will be appearing in the magazine Ethereal Tales. Next issue is out April 30th, so I'll post the details around about then.

Short story "Ruined" will be appearing in Lame Goat's Novus Creatura, which is edited by John "JAM" Arthur Miller and should be a v funky read.

Will keep you updated on these as I learn more.

Lotsaluv, Em

There She Goes Again...

Wow, I swore I was done with blogging and here I am. Again. Crap.

So let's summarise...

This blog is for TWO things. ONE: to promote my writing and let you lovely peeps know where I've been published, when new anthologies are being release, where you can by them and little links to reviews, etc. TWO: I'm a bit of a baking fanatic, so will occasionally post awesome pics of my awesome baking. Aha!

Boring bit done, let's get down to the good stuff...

Lame Goat Press' book Diamonds in the Rough is a selection of author's favourite stories and has my story "Belle of the Bayou" which is a brands new episode from my vampire collection. It's available on amazon.com (linked above) and I've already got my copy. 'Tis a v pretty book indeed.

Another Lame Goat anthology Howl:Tales of the Feral and Infernal features my story "The Hunt". Also available by clicking on the link.

Moving to Pill Hill Press, my story "Death and the Maiden" can be found in their Pandora's Nightmare: Horror Unleashed anthology. Really looking forward to my copy of this arriving. Pretty pleased with this story and it was nice to get it picked up by the lovely Jessica A. Weiss, who edited the book.

Anyway, that's everything for the moment. To tide you over, feel free to have a gander at my Elfwood page, which is always full of charming/horrifying/quirky/disgusting/scary things.

Lotsaluv, Em