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Introductions / Re: New boy
« on: July 04, 2011, 08:56:07 pm »
Hi Cav,

Don't think we know each other, as it's a while since I was on the DW scene, but you know my t'other half Jay Eales through Obverse.

Welcome.

Cheers
Selina

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Introductions / Re: Helloooo!!
« on: June 27, 2011, 08:59:27 pm »
Think I'd assumed you were already on here Simon! Welcome  ;D

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Selina Lock
« on: June 20, 2011, 06:34:45 pm »
Jay's taken part in the Open House that Steve Lockley is hosting on his blog.

So, take a look at Jay's post Giving it all away - is it worth giving it all away for free?
http://stevelockley.blogspot.com/2011/06/open-house-day-19-jay-eales.html

Plus, check out the other guest bloggers on Steve's blog.

Meanwhile, since I've stepped back from publishing The Girly Comic, I've been busy writing instead. Hurrah. The historical biographical comic strip I've written about Lady Drummond Hay, and her experiences being the only woman on the 1929 round the world Zeppelin trip, will be appearing in Ink+Paper magazine later in the year: http://inkpluspaper.com/

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Promote Your Projects / Re: Bite Sized Horror edited by Johnny Mains
« on: June 13, 2011, 05:24:40 pm »
We'll sort something out from Obverse for you Peter, as we're friends with the publishers  ;D

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Introductions / Re: Evenin'!
« on: June 07, 2011, 04:49:15 pm »
Hello & welcome Phil

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BFS Events / Re: London Open Night / Joe Hill
« on: June 07, 2011, 04:48:36 pm »
Sorry to have missed it, but we were compensated by spending the evening at an Iain M Banks talk & then drinking with said author thanks to the company of Graham Joyce, along with some of the other Speculators (the writing group we're in).

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Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: June 07, 2011, 04:46:04 pm »
Just finished Side Jobs by Jim Butcher, which is a collection of the Dresden Files related short stories and novellas. Fun and/or interesting additions to the novel series, but don't read them before reading the relevant novels (like I did!), as they contain spoilers!

Also the HP Lovecraft Anthology Vol 1 graphic novel - enjoyed reading these comic strip adaptations of some of his short stories, as I haven't read any original Lovecraft. Wonderfully illustrated.

Currently reading:
The Thief of Time by John Boyne.
Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones.
Dipping into Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg.

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General Discussion / Re: Writing Groups
« on: June 04, 2011, 08:06:18 pm »
And we have The Speculators every Wednesday night at the Quaker Friends Meeting House on Queens Road in Leicester, 7-9pm (followed by a trip to the pub). As you can guess from the name we are largely writers doing speculative fiction of one kind or another. Also, like today, we have optional longer critiquing sessions on some Saturdays.

Our blogs/FB groups etc are all out of date at the moment.

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Selina Lock
« on: May 28, 2011, 08:50:21 am »
Faction Paradox book now out, including Jay's story "Mightier than the Sword"


http://obversebooks.co.uk/shop/faction-paradox/

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Selina Lock
« on: May 19, 2011, 08:52:41 pm »
For a variety of reasons The Girly Comic has gone on hiatus, which allows me to do more of my own writing.

In between that I hope to see people at various events.

Last weekend we went along to the Bristol Comics Expo 2011 and have blogged about it: http://girlycomic.livejournal.com/146474.html

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: John Llewellyn Probert
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:01:21 pm »
Enjoyed reading the Psychomania column (and all the other Prism columns), despite knowing nothing about it!  :)

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Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Jasper Bark
« on: May 12, 2011, 05:54:36 pm »
Hey Jasper,

Jay & I will be at the Bristol Comics Expo & not stuck behind a table for a change so hoping to make it to those panels.

Cheers
Selina

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Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: April 01, 2011, 05:39:11 pm »
I am almost ashamed to say that I am reading one of the Sookie Stackhouse novels  :-[ I actually enjoy the writing and the characters.

My name is Selina and I'm a paranormal romance fan.... well actually I read lots of stuff, but I do enjoy several of the paranormal series, the Sookie books being one, others being ones from Rachel Caine and Kelley Armstrong. It's like any other genre/sub-genre, some are well written with interesting characters and world set-ups. Others are jumping on the band wagon. Others stray far more into erotica territory so it depends on people's tastes on what they'll like.,

Currently reading Frankenstein (been trying to use my eReader to catch up on classics I've never read), after seeing the National Theatre production through their National Theatre Live screenings. It's very interesting to read and compare with how the character is portrayed in the films etc.

Also Jasper Fforde's One of our Thursdays is Missing, the graphic novel Depresso by Brick and Jay's NaNoWriMo novel from 2006 to help him pick out sections that can be re-worked as short stories. Jasper's book is fun and inventive as usual, but requires a lot of concentration! Depresso is about Brick's experiences with depression so is very intense, hence the need to read it in small chunks.

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TV and Film / Re: Film: From Time to Time (2010)
« on: February 28, 2011, 05:07:47 pm »
I'm hoping to see this soon, as I loved the Lucy M Boston Green Knowe books as a kid. Didn't even realise they'd made this or that it had been on TV until recently.

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FantasyCon / Re: Fantasycon 2011
« on: February 26, 2011, 03:08:09 pm »
Jay & I have taken the plunge and booked for FCon 2011.  ;D

Hope my budgeting is correct!

We'll be driving down from Leicester on the Friday morning & back on the Sunday evening, either via M1/M25 or M1/M11 and have a spare seat in our car. If anyone is interested in a lift & sharing petrol/parking costs (be about 50 each if 4 of us in car), then let me know.

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