Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Writing Update - June 2017

Welcome to the third of my bimonthly writing updates for 2017.
The closure of two of my publishers left me in a slump for a while, but I am finally getting back on track. In May I signed three new contracts and I have a couple of new projects on the go, one of which I hope to submit in July.
So, here's what's on the horizon from me!


Nicki J. Markus
I am doing some initial research for a new novel. Meanwhile, I still have a few pieces here that are pretty much ready for submission and for which I shall seek homes in the coming months.


Asta Idonea
I am waiting to hear back from publishers regarding one short story, I have a short novel almost ready for submission (a revised version of one orphaned in publisher closures), and this week I started to draft the opening chapter for a new novel.

New and Forthcoming Publications

August 2017
Her Majesty's Milken (MF Historical/Cogpunk Novella) - Fireborn Publishing - 11 Aug 2017

Later in 2017/2018
Old Acquaintance (MM contemporary short) - NineStar Press - Dec 2017
Damsel in Distress (Trans historical fantasy anthology short) - LT3 - TBC
Cursed with Claws (MM/Bi fantasy novella) - LT3 - TBC
Toil and Tricks (MM contemporary fantasy anthology short) - LT3- TBC
Super for You, Bad For Me (MM fantasy/superhero novel) - Dreamspinner Press - Aug/Sep 2018

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Film Review: A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion
26 June 2017
125 mins
Terence Davies (Director)
Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle
PG-13
Biography/Drama

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. (IMDB Synopsis)

Book Review: Same Sex Love 1700-1957: A History and Research Guide by Gill Rossini

Title: Same Sex Love 1700-1957: A History and Research Guide
Author: Gill Rossini
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
Publication Date: 31 July 2017
Pages: 182
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Non-Fiction/History/LGBT
Source: ARC via NetGalley



Book Review: The Voynich Manuscript

Title: The Voynich Manuscript
Author: Dr Skinner (Foreword), Dr Prinke & Dr Zandbergen (Introduction)
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
Publication Date: 15 August 2017
Pages: 289
Format: EBook - PDF (Will only be available in print)
Genre: Non-Fiction/Myth
Source: ARC via NetGalley