Home again, home again.

Jiggety jig.

We are safely returned from Cornwall, bringing home with us patchy tans, several pounds of extra weight due to ice-creams and cream-teas, soaked and salty wetsuits, and a sheaf of photos that need sorting through before I post any on here.


(Not one of our photos of the Minack Theatre. Ours include the stage hands setting up backdrops for The Book of Mirrors, a steampunk musical. But as I say, they’re still in the camera.)

I just about managed to keep up with my more urgent emails while I was there, but it’s hard typing a cogent message on a mobile phone, so I’m catching up with my blog posts now I’m home.

Speaking of which, here I am guesting on Elin Gregory’s blog, being put through the ordeal of the Comfy Chair:


where I’m talking about the problem I have with villains. (They will keep blocking the chimney when they try to break into the place. Why can’t they just come to the front door like the salesmen?)

Mrs Giggles reviews Bomber’s Moon and gives it a mark of 83 (out of 100.) I don’t think I really do it for her, but many thanks to her for reviewing it 🙂

Clare London sent me an interesting link to a Guardian article on fan fiction


in which, apparently, the mainstreaming of fanfiction spells the end of literature as we know it. IMO, this doesn’t sound like a bad thing. My only real interest in 50 Shades of Grey comes from noting that it at least proves definitively that there’s nothing illegal about filing the serial numbers off your fanfic and publishing it. If this isn’t a legal precedent, I don’t know what is.

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Elin Gregory
11 years ago

It was grand to have you. 🙂 I’ll do a round of Tweeting and FBing now you’re home safely again.

By the way *hugs* Etopia want my pirates 🙂 Thank you SO much for your help.

Elin Gregory
11 years ago

Oh I hope so. And thanks so much for the offer of a promo op. I’ll definitely take you up on it. 🙂 I’m filling in my artists form and have begged not to have naked men on the cover. I think it’s terribly misleading.

Alex Beecroft
11 years ago

I think there are more covers these days in which the guys are clothed. That’s a trend I’ve been glad to see, because yes, it’s a bit distressing to sell a book knowing that lots of people will have bought it for the erotica and been disappointed when there really wasn’t much. But other than protesting loudly, there’s not much the authors can do.

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