• Bone Mother optioned

    I’m delighted to announce that my short story ‘Bone Mother’ has been optioned by the National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Studio with the view to make a short stop-motion animated film, which will be adapted and directed by Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward, and produced for the NFB by Jelena Popovic. I’m going to cut and paste what I wrote back in 2009 when ‘Bone Mother’ was podcast on Pseudopod. I wrote the first draft at Clarion West in 2006, and it was a pivotal story in my progress during the six-week workshop. I’d written a mediocre story the week before, and I felt extreme pressure (from myself) to produce…

  • neglected film adaptation

    Recently my friend Tina Connolly contacted me and asked me if I’d like to contribute as a guest on a web site called Novelocity to answer the question: ‘What ONE (and only one) book needs to be made into a movie?‘ This is not a question I ponder on a regular basis, but the first answer that zipped into my mind is the one I went with: Mythago Wood by Rob Holdstock. You can read my reasons for this choice on the web site, but anyone who is familiar with this splendid novel will immediately know why I picked it. I happen to know that Mythago Wood was under option…