Thursday, 28 March 2013


Am not writing much in the way of short fiction these days (it's all novel novel novel and will be for the foreseeable), but the new issue of Supernatural Tales includes a story from me, a story from the excellent James Everington, and five other great stories. Full contents:

'The Singing' - Iain Rowan
'Ilona' - Tina Rath
'A Moment of Your Time' - Katherine Haynes
'Screech' - Gemma Farrow
'Last Testament' - Craig D.B. Patton
'The Second Wish' - James Everington
'The Tempest Glass' - Daniel Mills

Get it in print or digital format here.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Cyclones, hurricanes, and turbulence

So...Tracy and I have signed up to do the Cyclone Challenge in June.

100km from Newcastle up into the hills of Northumberland and back again. Looks like there is the occasional hill, but we're not going into the Cheviots. Plan is that after not too long we will be going much further than this, but it seems a good start.


Unlike training, which has been not happening this windswept weekend. When a whole bunch of lampposts are being blown over along our usual loop, that's nature's way of telling you it's not the brightest idea to be out on the bike.

So, for these prolonged wintry moments, we bought a turbo trainer today. If you don't know what that is, it's kind of a mix of these.