News Bash

Today I return to the Dust Lounge to move some dust around, and generally bash your eyes with NEWS, sweet NEWS. And this news doesn’t involve any voting, politics or fact-checking so y’all can relax.

Ripley and DieselNEWS 1 – the Dust Lounge is now populated with AN EXTRA KITTEN. Diesel needed some company, so Ripley has joined us. She’s a proper fiend – loves climbing legs and sneaking around, dive-bombing anything and everything. She’s an independent lady (much like her Alien character namesake), and certainly gives Diesel a run for his money. It won’t be long before she’s operating heavy machinery and kicking ass.

NEWS 2 – I have made the (possibly rash, and certainly interesting) decision to start officially studying again. It seems that after a 13 year break from using my brain for serious stuff, come September I’ll be starting an MSc Psychology. Learning about the mind, man. This is most exciting. Also, kind of nerve-racking.

NEWS 3 – This means that I won’t have long before I’m proper busy attempting to study, pay the bills and sleep, so I hereby declare that I need to finish one of my various writing projects before September. That seems like ages away, but it ain’t. It’ll fly by. And I’m saying it here because now you’re my witnesses and so it’s got to happen. It might be a novella, it might be (one of) the novels lurking away on my computer, or it might be something brand new. But whatever it is, it will be done by September.

NEWS 4 – As I have largely been neglecting the Dust Lounge and the ol’ social networks of late, I’m apologising by putting the e-book of Grind Spark out there for free this weekend! Grab yourself some HAPPY PRE-APOCALYPSE FUN* to cheer yourself up after the general election.

Hope y’all been doing well and surviving the twitter storms and political fires that are raging out there.

Until next time, fiends.

*’happy’ may not strictly be the right word.

Grind Spark – out now

Longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014, Grind spark is a near-future dystopian novel about growing up in the years leading up to the end of the world. It’s about pretending to be the perfect family. It’s about whether you want to survive. Treat your eye portals. Pick up your copy here.

  5 comments for “News Bash

  1. June 10, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Nice non-political read. Envious of your studying intentions re psychology, love reading and discovering things about the human mind. So much I’d like to look into but alas time and money – perhaps in my ever-distant retirement! Look forward to your next book. :)

    • June 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Steph – slightly nervous about time but I’ll just have to develop some discipline between now and then! Looking forward to Black Switch :)

      • June 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

        You’ll do it. I remember fitting in my OU degree with work, then work and 1 child, work and 2 children …

  2. Jane
    June 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Can’t wait to meet Ripley! And I look forward to some proof-reading soon…

    • June 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      You’ll love her! Must do it soon :) Also, hoping for some of yours to read soon :)

Write your wordage

%d bloggers like this: