A post popped up on Facebook and when I looked at it I thought about how things have changed over the years. Killerbyte launched (it'll be KB's birthday soon) in 2009. By 2009 I'd had numerous short stories published in a variety of ezines, journals, and magazines. So many of my stories were accepted for … Continue reading Take a minute …
Today is a home day. I got halfway to the bookshop but felt like shit so I turned around and walked home. What I thought was hayfever might not be. We'll see.Something cool happened last night. Bestie sent a photo of her partner wearing a Vaporbyte (purple) shirt, and she has one too! So now … Continue reading Born this way.
Happy Halloween, if that's your thing. It's not so much mine. Some of my kids do enjoy the Halloween thing. I used to celebrate All Hallow's Eve once upon a time, with a big family dinner and places set for those we've lost (in Wiccan fashion). Now I don't have a table we all fit … Continue reading Octo 31st, 2021
It's a week until The byte Series Volume Four launches. I don't know how to mark that. I've never really done much for the launch of the boxed sets. I do know the first boxed set launched on Halloween so I chose to launch the last boxed set on Halloween. I do have quite a … Continue reading Last Man Standing.
It is a joy. I'm thoroughly enjoying Ronnie, Ben, and Crockett and the new WIP [Leave a message] - which you can expect to see next year. Not putting a date on that yet, but next year. 🙂 Already had a few people come into the bookshop asking for it. Not yet, folks! Yes, I … Continue reading The joy of writing …
You probably know that 'Fingerprint File' is a Rolling Stones song, right? And that it was on the 1974 album It's Only Rock and Roll. It's one of my least favourite songs from that album but I like the lyrics. They work for me today, so, there ya go. Today is another day of mistaken … Continue reading Fingerprint File
I woke up this morning to lots of messages about Ellie Conway. Now, as far as I'm concerned, she is the main character in the Byte Series and my very best imaginary friend. That's it. End of story.For years my website has occupied space here. I've talked about Ellie quite regularly over those years and … Continue reading It’s about relationships …
If you've been here a while you know that, Long Cool Woman is Ellie's song. The reason for this blog post is because of an email I got this morning. I thought, maybe, we'd have a chat about it. Stick around for some writer truths.For almost 20 years, Ellie Conway lived in my head. I … Continue reading Long Cool Woman
I figured it'd be about ten by the time I get this written, so, there ya go. :)As many of you are aware, on Friday we had a wonderful event at Upper Hutt Library called: Books with Byte. It was great fun. Books with Byte ends the byte series. We launched Vaporbyte (both versions) because … Continue reading News at 10.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Ic9DrVLjVrgbCbnhgbGzq?si=9d831887e4ab49bf I spent quite a bit of time tonight adding songs to the "Books with Byte" event playlist on Spotify. And then, I started listening to "The Eclectic Redneck" playlist. It was originally a CD called The Eclectic R Word ... but if you say that now young folk think you mean a particular slur. … Continue reading The Dance