Emma Kathryn

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Monday, 28 June 2010

Done and Dusted

Okay, lots of gossip today...

First of all, here's the cover for Static Movement's Dusted:

I love it. Think it's fantastic.  "Clowns" finally found a home in this book, so I'm rather excited about seeing the finished product.  Should be awesome.

In "Yaaaaay" news...my flash piece "Harvest" was accepted today for Blood Bound Book's Seasons in the Abyss anthology.  I am a very happy bunny about this.  Been trying to get a story published with BBB for AGES!!!!  Really glad to be a part of this.  Interesting book too.  It's a collection of seasonal stories, like a bunch for Spring, a bunch for Summer, etc, etc.  My story is part of the Autumn (Fall, for you American folks) section.  Attempting to write one for winter, but we'll see how that goes.

Attempted to make an Amazon author's page today.  Failed miserably.  Ah well, maybe later.

Mantra for today: Hey, Stephen King started out as a high school English teacher.  There's hope for me yet, bunnies.

Lotsaluv, Em

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Caught by Freakin-Awesomeness!

Here's the cover for Static Movement's Caught by Darkness: 

I really like it.  Very very funky bananas.  Glad to have "Mistakes" a part of this project.  Think it will look very sexy on my shelf next to my other anthologies!

Lotsaluv, Em

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Can You See Me Now???

Another quick update.  My story "Clowns All Around You" has been accepted for Static Movement's Dusted anthology.  So happy for this story to find a home.  It's one of my personal favourites.  Based on the t.A.T.u. song "Clowns (Can You See Me Now?)", I am a very VERY happy chappy.

Right now it looks like the book should appear around September.  Static Movement have been very efficient with the turn around of the Lame Goat Press salvage operation so I have all faith in this project.

So...Woohoo!!!  And now I shall return to the X-Files.

Lotsaluv, Em

Hard Working Folks

Chris Bartholomew of Static Movement has been working her butt off lately.  She's taken on almost all of Lame Goat's abandoned projects (Aurora Wolf are handling Novus Creatura) and Inner Fears has hit Amazon already.  Once it reaches Amazon.co.uk, I'll be purchasing a copy, as it's looking to be a good book.  I'm not involved in this one but it's worth a read for sure.  Similarly awaiting By Mind or Metal to go online.  Beautiful cover on that one.

More Static Movement news, directly concerning me this time.  Chris' new anthology Caught by Darkness is to include my story "Mistakes", which is a new version of the Reaper series I used to write way back in the day.  Damien/Reaper has had a serious make-over and the series should be a lot better now.  This is the first Reaper piece to reach the fresh, crisp pages of the world of print.  So I'm rather excited.  Any of my Elfwooders should be pleased with this development.  Will keep updating here when I know more.

More hardworking peeps at Pill Hill Press as Haunted: An Anthology of the Supernatural is now available on Amazon and can be purchased via that link.  Click it, you know you want to.  As soon as the cover goes online, I'll put a proper link on the sidebar.  Can't wait to get hold of my copy.  Ridiculously excited about that one.  It's not on amazon.co.uk yet.  Well it is, but it's not available for purchase yet.  Again, will stick a link up when it is.

Sent my bio off to Paroxysm Press for their 100 Lightnings anthology.  Hopefully this might mean there's some kind of movement developing there and the book won't be far off.  Again, will do the usual and post here when I know more.

I hate to be a bit of a grumpus, but it would be awesome if readers started leaving comments, reviews and ratings on amazon with regard to small press books they purchase, such as those published by Pill Hill Press.  Jessy, Alva and all the contributors do a huge amount of work to ensure those books reach your hungry readery hands, so please let the world know what you think.

Thank you, my legion of vampire bunnies.

Lotsaluv, Em

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Ladies and gentlebunnies, what you are looking at here is the cover for Pill Hill Press' Fem-Fangs.  Isn't it freakin' awesome.  Oh what a happy bunny am I!!!!  My story "Players" is appearing in this one and I cannot wait to get hold of it!  This is so cool!  My fave Pill Hill cover to date!  I often take these anthologies to work to read, and I can't wait to show this one off.  I'll keep you all posted on when it's going to print, because I think this is one that loads of folks will want to have a hold of!

In other news, I'm in the process of ordering my copy of Haunted, which I'm looking forward to seeing.  I'm also going to order a few Pill Hill novels and leave a couple of reviews here, so if there's anyone who specifically wants me to review their book, just drop me an email or a comment.

Lotsaluv, Em

Monday, 21 June 2010

Busy Busy

I have had the shittiest day.  I won't go into it, but it involves rejection, stomach and chest pains and a virus on my PC.  Oh dear oh dear.  Fingers crossed that tomorrow will be better.

I am taking a break out of my X-Files and cross-stitching marathon to bring you a few updates. Been talking to Chris Bartholomew and Flash! is definitely going through. Here's the cover.

I like it.  She's done a damn fine job of all this and it's looking like it should be going to the printers in the next few weeks.  As for Novus Creatura, Michael C. Pennington of Aurora Wolf is taking over.  I have agreed to switch from LGP to Aurora Wolf so will be part of this book for sure.  Again, will post an update as soon as I know more.

Can't believe how much I've been doing lately.  I'm exhausted and sore.  Feels like I've barely been on holiday.  Think I'll get back to writing tomorrow.  I need a lift and a new story should give me that lift.

Should be posting soon.  Oh and I see that I'm up to 6 followers now and would just like to give them all a little wave.  *waves frantically*  Thank you dearly for stopping by, bunnies.

Lotsaluv, Em

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Hola bunnies, I have returned from beautiful Barcelona with a smile on my face.  Had a fantastic time, pictures to follow...

Now to business...My inbox was heaving when I got back.  Just spent the last hour replying to emails and raiding message boards.  Bloody Hell, I've been in demand lately.

Looks like Lame Goat Press are up and running again so I'll keep you updated on how that turns out.  Awaiting info on Flash and N.C.  Hmmm...
*NEWS...UPDATE...NEWS...UPDATE*  Since publishing this post, I have just discovered on Static Movement that LGP is no longer in business and that Chris Bartholomew (top bunny) is going to take over Flash.  I'm trying to find out more about Novus Creatura.  It seems like Aurora Wolf are taking over.  Going to email around.  Will update ASAP.

My story "Starry Eyed" (based on the Ellie Goulding song of the same name) has been accepted for the first issue of Moon Washed Kisses (freakin' love that title!!!).  It's a really short, really cute wee daft piece, which I'm delighted to see find a home.  Wrote half of it on the train to K Bargie's and the other half in his room, making him wait for me to finish before he put on whatever film we were going to watch.  I love stories like that; the ones that just demand your attention until they're done.  Anyway, the first issue is due in July, so I'll link to it when it turns up.

The first issue of Dark Eye Glances is online!  Yaaay! My poem Gypsy marks my debut into the world of poetry (not counting my Elfwood pieces, of course - even though I love my Alice poem).  I thought I was being all mental and funny by sending a rather demented-looking picture of myself, until I saw that everybody else sent sensible ones.  Oh dear.  Now I look even crazier.  Anyway, it's up there, so just give the link a bash and enjoy.

No other gossip.  I'm in the process of tidying the ol' blog up so that my online stuff is accessable on the main page, rather than readers having to trawl old posts to find my stuff on Static Movement or Dark Eye Glances.  Let me know if you think it looks stupid.

Reading the new Charlaine Harris book.  It's not quite what I was expecting, but there's lots of naked Eric so I'm not really complaining.

Lotsaluv, Em

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Daily Flash cover

Okay, I know I've already posted this morning, but I just saw the cover for Daily Flash and thought I'd post it here.

I think it's freakin' awesome.  I'm pretty sure that come this Christmas time I'm going to be pretty skint, so I think everybody will be getting a copy of this.  Plenty of stories to amuse yourselves with in here.  Plus, my pieces "Time" and "Another Girl's Paradise" will also be lurking in its pages.  Not a clue what dates I'll be on but I'm excited now that I've seen the cover.

Don't know if I've mentioned this, but I've started putting together a manuscript of my short stories.  It currently contains 19 (!) pieces of my writing, at a humble 20, 000 words.  Maybe in a year's time I'll publish it, but for now, it's nice to see all of my "successful" stories in the one place.  Gives me a nice wee glowy feeling.

*buzz buzz glow glow*

Lotsaluv, Em

Dark Eye Glances

My poem "Gypsy" has been accepted for the first issue of Dark Eye Glances, which is available later in June.  Twas an exciting little turn of events to find the acceptance email in my inbox this morning, because I've never thought very highly of my poetry.  Might have to start dredging up my other poems and see what I can do with them, then.  Will let you all know when it's up for reading.

Have just returned from my boys' roadtrip in Alton Towers.  Twas a good daft adventure and was thoroughly terrified all day.  Great  fun, though.  Was myself, my boyfriend (K Bargie), his brother and a mate.  Absolutely knackered but we all had a ball.  Squealed like a girl the whole way round Oblivion, Air, Nemesis and Rita.  But 13, the newest ride there, was fantastic.  Sheer magic.  Nearly pissed my pants on the drop.  Totally worth it though.

Lotsaluv, Em

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Trials, Tears and Triumphs

Been having a really tough time lately.  I won't go into it too much, seeing as this is the internet, therefore could be read by anyone, but my confidence has taken a hammering.  A few people have left my self-esteem a bloody pulp on their shoes after this week.  If ever I needed a pick-me-up, it's now.  Unfortunately, things keep slipping down hill and I'm beginning to get a bit grumpy and depressed...

In cheerier news, my short story version of Swampblood has been shortlisted for Pill Hill's Back to the Middle of Nowhere, which I'm really pleased about.  Swampblood means so much to me so it's great to see it getting acknowledged, even if it is just on the shortlist right now.

Updates and gossip...I've seen the editing proof of Haunted and it's looking fantastic.  Pill Hill Press have produced yet another cracking anthology.  It shouldn't be too long until it's available.  July, I think.  Anyway, will keep you posted and will provide a nice, convenient little Amazon link when it's up there.
Now, what's the dealio with Lame Goat Press these days?  I just don't know.  I've got two anthologies lined up with them ("Pride and Joy" in Flash and "Ruined" in Novus Creatura, edited by the wonderful JAM), and I'm afraid I have no news to give you on either book.  As soon as I know what's happening, you will too, my fair bunnies.

Now I'm off to turn my frown upside down...

Lotsaluv, Em