Interview With Me

20 04 2011

And another one.  Quite personal questions.  I talk about why I work with Mums & Babies, on Human Rights issues.

The connection Christopher is talking about, is very weird.  I had a Viking wedding, in the early ’80s, that Magnus Magnusson was a guest at, as it was the very first Largs Viking Festival.  He worked for Magnus’s daughter’s husband, some years later.  Magnus lived in Glasgow and was the star guest of honour at the weekend event.

I was also whipped quite dramatically, on the beach, at one point, IIRC.  In a set piece of drama.  Funniest part of that, was that ‘the women’ were sent on to the battlefield, to collect the swords and valuables from the dead.  As I, in costume and character, bent down to pick up a sword from a fallen warrior, a loud stage whisper of “Touch that sword and you’re dead meat.” emanated from the dead body.  I left it, and pillaged on…

Although my favourite memory, is that off two off-duty fireman, from different Viking groups, claiming they knew the best, and safest, way to set fire to the boat for the flaming funeral bit (which I don’t think they’ve ever allowed again).  Both of them arguing the other was dangerous, and they knew how best to safely douse a boat in petrol and set it alight on the beach whilst pointing out the other ‘eejit’ was a moron.  🙂


Radio Blog Interview

17 04 2011

On launch day, I did this radio blog interview.  We did it on Skype, over two sessions, as internetz is unreliable at my end.

Enjoy.  🙂

Interview With Me

15 04 2011

Tracey has a lovely site, that’s very well laid out and gives a really good showcase to her work.  It’s worth a good look round, especially if you have your own website and are looking for ideas on how well to do things.  I’ll have to work up to something that good.  🙂

Interview With Me

11 04 2011

Fangtastic Books: Giveaway

And thanks to Roxanne.  🙂

And another snippet from West of Mars

Launch Interviews & Somesuch Things

10 04 2011

I’ll add to this entry as we go on through the day…..  🙂

Kipp Poe interviews on the Art of Writing

Fangopedia Interviews on Changeling and Vampires Influences

Kathleen Valentine Parlez’s Moi!

R.A. Evans asks me 7 Deadly Questions

Interview With Me

3 04 2011

I’d just like to say thank you to David H Burton for doing a really good interview with me – great questions – this past week.

If you have the time, please click the link to thank him for his time:

David writes a wide range of dark fantasy/horror books, and many of you might like to peruse his lists.  I’ll try and set up an interview with him, soon.  Seems obvious to share out information on on horror writers out there, now I think on!  🙂

Interview With Me

18 03 2011

Another interview, if you’re interested.  Sibel Hodge writes romantic comedies and mystery. I think she conducted a lovely interview and am very pleased how well it’s come out.  Do click the link, even if you don’t read it all, to say ‘thanks’.  🙂