Tuesday, 31 March 2015

New Parthian Titles

Out, or coming soon!




All available or forthcoming from the Parthian Books website and all good bookshops on and offline

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Urban Wasteland

So, it turns out I just moved to the ideal place to set my novel... which is helpful...













Friday, 27 March 2015

A New Home

After nearly a year of wendy house living and compromises we've moved into a beautiful new house with offices, space for books and a studio/home-brewing shed. it needs a bit of work, and is currently full of boxes - mainly boxes of books - but we love it.





Sunday, 22 March 2015

Loving Cardiff

I've been living here a few years now, but this past year I've really been exploring both the city and the surrounding area and getting to love the place. Swansea will always be special to me... but look, I went to Cosmeston Lakes (finally) and back to Sully because we like it by there...


Friday, 20 March 2015

Eclipsed...

Went to watch the eclipse in the park by Cardiff Castle before work today... I was much younger the last time it happened. That time I had cardboard glasses, and watched it from my Nan's garden in Cornwall... this time I watched it with Handsome through a plate of welding glass... I wrote a poem about it too... but for now here's a snap...


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A gothic event, launching The Normal State of Mind and Cornwall...

After getting handsome to snap some photos of rising star Rebecca F. John (Sunday Times EFG 2015 Short Story Award shortlist, and one the authors i work with at Parthian)...





We had a gothic night of variety at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff... with readings from A Flock of Shadows, The Ghastling, Arthur Machen (Library of Wales series) and a script in hand performance from The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde...






... and then, early the next day Torben and I headed to Plymouth to see a cousin and launch Susmita Bhattacharya's novel The Normal State of Mind at Waterstones...




Then we carried on to Cornwall so that he could meet my relatives... but he refused to leave the house after reading about the local crime wave...



& the cliffs were unstable anyway...





Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Moin, Moin

I went to Hamburg to meet Handsome Man's family... we had all kinds of weather... here are some snaps...