Climbing slowly out of the mire... mostly due to this current and last OU module being the most challenging I've done yet so occupying alllll of my brain since October. Fortunately I've only got two more assignments left then the course is done, the degree is done, et voila a happy dancing Jen.
Meanwhile, fings wot have happened so far this year -
I had a review of King's The Dark Tower up on the fabulous King for a Year
project site thing. As King is one of my go to genre comfort reads, I was dead chuffed to be involved. They're doing King books all through the year so go check them out here!
In January I was also a Friday Fiver over at Pornokitsch talking about my five favourite wicked women in comics. Theme not uncoincidentally tieing in with our fabulous Wicked Women anthology. ;-) (Wicked Women and Urban Mythic #2 and the stories within are eligible for alll the awards... hint hint nudge nudge... Or just buy yourself a copy or two! Each book comes with awesome stories and bonus epic love from the editors... Who can resist a deal like that?)
And on the Fox Spirit front, at some point this year I've shorts coming out in Fox Pockets Volumes 6, 7 & 8....'In Darkness Dreaming' in Fox Pockets Vol. 6: Things in the Dark, 'The Strongest Conjuration' in Fox Pockets Vol. 7: In an Unknown Country and ' Dead Women's Tales' in Fox Pockets Vol. 8: Piercing the Vale. (Give or take publication schedules...) All three stories are set in the same world and roughly connected both to each other, and to my stories in the earlier Piracy and Shapeshifters Fox Pockets - with the mermaid pirates from Piracy dropping by in two and the fox shifter from Shapeshifters turning up also in two. With bonus ghost towns, underwater ruins, sea monsters and genderfluid parenting...
Oh! And! Eastercon! I'll be mooching around there this year. I'll also be around the fabulous Nine Worlds Geekfest and Fantasycon (the original UK one, not that rampant pretender that's emerged in the States ;-)....) So say hello if you see me! x
Oh! And! Also! If you tumblr, I'm on tumblr here if you're so inclined. It's where I indulge my fannish tendencies so that's what you'll be getting there... :-P