Monday, June 29, 2015

What the Internet is for!

Kittens, right?  These two furry boys will be coming to live with us in a few weeks - the gray tabby one's Mal (we think), and the brown tabby one's Toby (probably), and they and their 4 brothers and sister have been rescued and hand reared by the inimitable Patricia.  Can I stop grinning?  I can not.  Will these be the last kitten photos to be seen on this blog?  Well ...    

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Introducing ...

... the very new, very gorgeous Silver Skin website!  If I knew how to do a screen grab I'd show you the front page (but hey, even knowing the words "screen grab" is pretty good going for me.)  So click here and have a look for yourself at the work of Jamie Heitler aka the Coding God.*  

* Never mind that the learning curve required crampons at various points along the way - a bona fide CG now he is!

(I'm also over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure posting about Daniel Pennac's The Rights of the Reader - come on by!)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Weirdie Stuff

It's been ages since I played the special effects game -

So much fun!

Sunday, June 07, 2015


Fancy winning a copy of Silver Skin?  Here's your chance* -

Visit Girls Heart Books and get your entry in before Thursday 11 June 2015!

Good luck!

* as long as you live in UK or Eire.  

Saturday, June 06, 2015


Photos from the launch of Birlinn Polygon's new imprint BC - Bold Books for Curious Kids - introducing Tom Pow's Sixteen String Jack, Joe Friedman's The Secret Dog, and ...

Wonderful to see the final version! 

I love the bunting!

And you're sure you want me to sign this J.K. Rowling ...

(And if you can bear any more wittering about Silver Skin, I'm over on The History Girls, looking for a word to describe a very particular anxiety.)