Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Farewell, I hardly knew ye

Goodbye Oxford Comma, which I have to admit to not having used anyway. When I was 'taught' English at grammar school the Oxford Comma was never mentioned. I guess I'll not miss what I never had.

News on the next anthology! There's a cover!!

And it will be available from JMS Books in print from 30th June and ebook from 3rd July.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Tea and Crumpet Anthology

Well, we did the galley proofs at the weekend and, as far as I know, the anthology should be available as an ebook from 3rd July from

My contribution is "On the Pull" - a searing tale of lust amongst the beer pumps!

Not really.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

British Flash now available

A revealing collection of short LGBT fiction
Download for free!

Enjoy this entertaining collection of flash fiction stories, each one a short but sweet expression of what it means to be queer in Britain, past and present. All these stories reflect the iconic sights and national character of the British Isles: a taste of our idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, but also an unashamed representation of the love, loyalty and laughter of our people.

Follow the British way of life from historic villages to modern cities, from the countryside to the sea, through history and with a fantasy twist, in gardens, shops, campus and the familiar, much-loved local pub.

The stories cover universal themes of romance, desire, remembrance and reconciliation. The authors range from multi-published to up-and-coming, and they all share a passion for their characters, whether through great drama, erotic excitement, humour—or a combination of all three!

This anthology is a souvenir of the 2011 UK Meet, an occasion for GLBTQ supporters to get together in a relaxed setting to celebrate and chat about the fiction community they love.

Individual story blurbs

Contributing authors: Alex Beecroft, Victoria Blisse, Stevie Carroll, Charlie Cochrane, Sophia Deri-Bowen, Erastes, Lucy Felthouse, Elin Gregory, Mara Ismine, Sandra Lindsey, Clare London, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jay Rookwood, Caroline Stephens, Stevie Woods, Lisa Worrall and Serena Yates.

Edited by: Josephine Myles, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London and JL Merrow.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Pictorial evidence

That even American presidents can have their sartorially challenged days:

This is Teddy Roosevelt, newly come from skulling practice at Havard. It just goes to show that the hanky on the head look has NEVER been a good one.