Monthly Archives: November 2013


Today was Christmas Lights switch-on in our town. First off we were asked to ‘dress up’ on the theme of Santa’s Workshop  Continue reading



Last month I lost an old friend of  47 years. Continue reading

Shop Talk

Christmas shopping can be difficult – especially when buying clothes! Continue reading

Doctor Who and His Changing Companions

There is so much being said about the 50th anniversary Dr Who, The Day of the Doctor that I doubt anything I have to say will make a huge impact. Continue reading

Kindle Edition of the Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic

For all those people waiting with baited Kindles… It has arrived!

The Kindle Edition of the Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic!   Continue reading

Kate Griffin on The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic

kategriffinAnd today!  Here is Urban Mythic author Kate Griffin 

Tell us a little about yourself and what you like to write.

I’m Kate Griffin – well, no, I’m actually Catherine Webb, but I write urban fantasy as Kate Griffin.  I usually write a series set in London, in which I do my very best to update the stuff of ‘traditional’ magic to a more modern vibe.  Thus, vampires are registered with the NHS blood banks, curses are sent by text and the most powerful spells around are written on the back of travelcards.  I love London and always had this nagging suspicion that ‘magic’ should harken to its older sense of ‘wonder’ rather than ‘speaking old words in a dead language’, and I guess the city has always given me that sense of delight.

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Alchemy Press book of Urban Mythic: Zen Cho tells all

zen cho Self-portraitToday we are talking to Zen Cho about Urban Mythic and other adventures

Tell us a little about yourself and what you like to write.

I’m a lawyer and writer living in London. The two main things I write are Malaysian fantasy (i.e. speculative fiction featuring Malaysian characters or settings or both), and a made-up subgenre I like to call “fluff for postcolonial booknerds”.

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