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Re: Allyson Bird
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2010, 05:03:27 PM »
I've worked it out now - Simon. :)


The cover of WINE AND RANK POISON might be available at Fantasycon. Artwork by Daniele Serra. Dark Regions Press.





And the cover of ISIS UNBOUND also by Dani. This novel should be out September/October - also from Dark Regions Press.






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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2010, 06:41:04 PM »
In common with others on this BFS Board, I have carried out a real-time review of this author's work.

This is a review of 'Bull Running For Girls':  http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/bull_running_for_girls__by_allyson_bird.htm
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2010, 06:54:20 PM »
How wonderful to log in and see your real-time review! Thank you. :)

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Re: Allyson Bird
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2010, 09:44:43 PM »
Bull Running for Girls by Allyson Bird
Winner of the British Fantasy Award 2009 for Best Collection!



Adventure meets horror. Within this collection there are females who cause trouble, some who help you out of it and some who just can’t leave it alone.

Find out more at : http://www.screamingdreams.com/bullrunning.html

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2010, 10:53:19 PM »
Hello, Allyson: 

Thanks for the invite!

Looking forward to seeing you in Brighton!


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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2010, 10:58:40 PM »
Yes! See you in Brighton :)

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2010, 03:40:51 PM »
Really pleased to be working on this project with Joel Lane.




Never Again is an attempt to voice the collective revulsion of writers in the weird fiction genre against political attitudes that stifle compassion and deny our collective human inheritance. The imagination is crucial to an understanding both of human diversity and of common ground. Weird fiction is often stigmatised as a reactionary and ignorant genre – we know better.

The anthology will be published by Gray Friar Press in September 2010, edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane. Cover by Daniele Serra.

It will be a mixture of original stories and reprints from Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Joe R. Lansdale amongst others. Never Again is a non-profit initiative aimed at promoting awareness of these issues among readers and writers of weird fiction. The editors, authors/artist and publisher will receive no fees for this work. Any profits made from sales will be donated to anti-racist or human rights organizations, e.g. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.’





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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2010, 02:11:35 PM »
On the Sunday at the World Horror Convention in Brighton I'm going to the SCREAMING DREAMS/PENDRAGON PRESS launch party...

Confirmed guest so far....Stephen Volk, Chris Fowler, Paul Kane, John Worley, David Price, Stephen Bacon, Reginald Oliver, Peter Coleburn, Martin Roberts, Tony Richards and Roy Gray.

Free drinks! Don't miss it. Bar Rogue on Sunday 28th March 2010, between 2:00 and 3:00pm.

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Re: Allyson Bird
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2010, 07:55:57 AM »
Thanks for letting me play, Ally.  ;D

I love the covers of your books both forthcoming and the infamous Bull-Running.

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« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2010, 10:26:21 AM »
Thanks Cate!

Bull Running was written as I worked my way through three bereavements in an attempt to find the strong Ally I once was...and guess what? She's back.  :)


And there will be second edition copies available on the Screaming Dreams/Pendragon table at WHC.
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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2010, 10:29:35 AM »
Very happy to say that my short story THE CONVENT AT BAZZANO from the first YEARBOOK is on the the BFS recommended list :>).


http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=592&Itemid=35

The story can be read in ISSUU book format and there is also a PDF in the section British Fantasy Society Awards ...under For your consideration.

Congrats to all!
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2010, 12:14:04 PM »
Good luck...

...and do you ever sleep?

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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2010, 12:23:41 PM »
Thank you Colin and ....sleep? No. Far too excited about projects and writing.  :)

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Re: Allyson Bird
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2010, 06:53:13 PM »
Congrats on the nomination.

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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2010, 11:41:09 AM »
Thank you Selina! Appreciated.  :)