Friday, 22 January 2010

Very bad grammar

I get a catalogue called Very. It used to be Littlewoods... I've no idea why they changed it. Anyway, my new catalogue came out the other day and just look. I feel like writing them a letter...

Dear Very,

Please could you explain to me what your extra apostrophe on the front cover of the new Spring/Summer 2010 catalogue is for? I thought maybe it was part of a prize. A 'spot the apostrophe' sort of thing. If so, have I won? I'd like the purple shoes on page 261 if I'm allowed to choose my prize. Thanks. 

If it's not part of a competition though, you should perhaps think about sacking your editor. I feel disinclined to purchase from your poorly constructed catalogue. After all, if this is what you do to your catalogue, what state are the clothes in? I don't want to buy anything with extra buttons. Buttons irritate me.

Yours faithfully,


On an entirely unrelated note, I had a dream last night that Dermot O'Leary was trying to kill me.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Anthologies and whatnot

I've just come home to find my copy of 'And Now the Nightmare Begins' the Horror Zine anthology on the kitchen table waiting for me. I'm in it. Alongside Simon Clark and Ramsey Campbell. How cool is that?!

My story is called Delete Contact? I wrote it after having a weird dream about mobile phones... You can buy the anthology from Amazon. Now-Nightmare-Begins-Horror-Zine

I'm also in an anthology called 'Old Magic in a New Age' published by Earlyworks Press. 
You can get this from here
And lastly, there's 'Casting Shadows' which I'm in rather a lot. Along with Joleen Kuyper, and Jo Robertson. You'll like this one. ;-)

You can buy Casting Shadows from various places. Most people prefer Amazon I think. Follow LINK for UK or LINK for USA.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Out Damn Spot!

Yesterday I kept treading in this soaking wet patch just in front of the sink in our bathroom. I thought nothing of it. It's a bathroom, things get wet.

As I have the memory of a goldfish, I trod in this damn patch every time I went to the bathroom. And every time it was absolutely soaking.

Thing is, this wet patch is foot shaped. A perfect wet foot shape, complete with toes, on our bathroom carpet.

And it wasn't getting any drier.

Today, after I'd trodden in it again, I decided to ask Mum what the hell it was. She did the same as me - look at the ceiling to see if anything was leaking. Nope, nothing. I freak her out by saying that we have a one-legged ghost. She says that it's only a small footprint.

There's only one thing worse than a one-legged ghost, and that's the one-legged ghost of a child.


Sunday, 10 January 2010

Exeter Comic Expo 2010

I am going to be a guest at Exeter Comic Expo. This is my first event so I'm quite excited! It's on the 13th of February and costs about £2 to get in. Come and see me!