Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pimp My Ride reminder

Don’t forget that the Pimp My Ride competition is ending today – had some great entries, but I’m sure you can do just as well. As I’m at Dad’s today (carers don’t get paid Bank Holidays!) I’ll extend the deadline … Continue reading

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Research! *tears out hair*

I’ve just spent an HOUR researching how old the “hernia cough test” is. does anyone KNOW??? More to the point, if i put it in the book set in 1866 will someone know THEN? and will anyone care? *stabs research* … Continue reading

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Pimp My Ride Competition

WIN A COPY OF LAST GASP As you know, I’m writing a novella set around the Austro-Prussian-Italian war in 1866 involving sexy men with sexy moustaches (yes, really) riding sexy horses and wearing sexy uniforms. So! Thanks to the inimitable … Continue reading

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Win Some—Lose Some! :D

Well I didn’t win the Lambda, congratulations to Polito, who won my category with Drama Queers! But I have something just as good – photos of Transgressions, Tangled Web and False Colors) in Waterstones, Piccadilly – courtesy of Vashtan!

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Entirely Pointless I know…

But the Lambda Awards are tonight.   And I KNOW the winner of the Romance category has already been chosen, but if you could hold your thumbs for me anyway I would be very grateful!! I’ll be under the bed … Continue reading

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Book Utopia Mom’s Review of Last Gasp

What I love and respect about Book Utopia Mom’s reviews is that they are long, detailed and very balanced. If she doesn’t like something, she says exactly why—without having to resort to aren’t I clever and witty tactics—or flaming the … Continue reading

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Good Stuff and other stuff

Last Gasp got a nice review at Sensual Reads. The BBC have a series running “History of the World in 100 objects” and today’s object was the Warren Cup.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/  and here’s the link to the (short, 15 mins) radio … Continue reading

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Take Heart!

It just goes to show that even a well-known name in gay fiction can have a pretty naff blurb. A teenager from the Midwest goes to New York to live temporarily with his uncle and aunt, both high-powered advertising executives. … Continue reading

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Hmm…

“The problem that I have with what you have done here is that you spent so much time asking whether you could do this that you forgot to ask whether you should” (Jurassic Park)

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Dad and old boilers

The Historical Novel Society Conference is on 17th October in Manchester. Theoretically this is under 200 miles from here but as it’s entirely across country with no motorways, I’ve gone from "yay! we should all go!" to "fuck me -it … Continue reading

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