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Sun, 17 October 2010 Goodnight Dublin

I’ve had a lovely Octocon weekend in Dublin.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading back to the West of Ireland, sad to leave friends, but inspired to continue working in the genre I love so much.
I’m already looking forward to the next event.

Wed, 03 March 2010 women in horror: a summary of recent posts

It’s time for a summary of the reaction across the Internet to my recent posts about the lack of representation of women in the SFX horror edition.
As I mentioned last week David Barnett at the The Guardian blog brought up the issue immediately, and by the end of the week UK Feminist web site The [...]

Fri, 26 February 2010 SFX responds: a long post

After a prompt from a friend I wrote to SFX on Sunday regarding my concerns about its Horror edition. Here is my email:
To whom it may concern,
I purchased the horror edition of SFX magazine at the weekend since I’m a fan of horror literature and media, and also write in the genre.
I was surprised at [...]

Sun, 21 February 2010 SFX forgets women in horror

It’s ironic that during Women in Horror Recognition Month I have to draw attention yet again to another major publication that has a blind spot when it comes to women in horror.
Five months ago I was irked when the British Fantasy Society published a collection of interviews of horror writers that omitted women. A minor [...]

Thu, 17 September 2009 Horror wants women to scream, but not talk

This weekend the British Fantasy Society (BFS) is hosting its annual convention, Fantasy Con. Last night while on Facebook I noticed a news item, which constitutes an electronic “flyer”, about the convention.
I immediately noticed the cover of a new book the BFS is launching at the convention: a collection of interviews with writers (the first [...]

Mon, 11 May 2009 children’s book conference

The children and young adult fiction markets are awash in speculative fiction writers, which is wonderful. Adults often read this fiction, sometimes because they come to it via their children, and often because young adult fiction is damn good.
Irish fans should therefore be interested in the Children’s Books Ireland conference, which takes place from 16-17 [...]

Wed, 08 April 2009 vote for your favourite Irish book

Irish readers should be interested to know that voting is now open in the Irish Book Awards.
Select your favourite book in each of the ten categories, and you’re added to a draw where three winners will receive €250 of National Book Tokens. That’s a prize I would love to win!
Voting closes on May 1st 2009.
Not [...]

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