Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Double Dose of Delight

Fantastic Scottish crime writer Stuart MacBride is touring Australia during July, and I will be interviewing him during his Perth leg of the tour! I became an instant fan after reading ‘Flesh House’ last year, which I reviewed and recommended on HorrorScope’s end of year editorial list. I am deep into his next novel, ‘Blind Eye’, and have not been disappointed (well, thus far). So I will try my hardest to act professional and not like a gushing fan. Now, to think of some interesting questions...

As if that wasn’t enough, the 2nd Anniversary of my Eclecticism E-zine is fast approaching (31 July 2009) and to celebrate the occasion I have had a little (well, HUGE) help from UK author Joseph D’Lacey (of ‘Meat’ and ‘The Garbage Man’ fame (Bloody Books, UK)), who is contributing a long short story to the issue! I can’t wait for you all to read the story, because it’s a good one (of course). And of course I haven’t stopped fainting from the kind contribution. It’s all quite surreal to me.

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of Eclecticism E-zine Issue #9:

The lessons here: keep doing what you love, it will pay off; and never, ever (and I’ve said this before) underestimate the power of ASKING.

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