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anne-brooke's picture
Feb.11.2010
I'm pleased to say that my review of Lenore Black's GLBT comedy romance, All's Fair in Love and Advertising is now up at Vulpes Libris. A witty, warm and wonderful read, I can thoroughly recommend it for this Valentine Week. Speaking of reviews, a big thank you to Stephanie for her five-star rating...
cat-connor's picture
Feb.08.2010
It's been generally busy here.  Since last time I blogged at Red Room - school has started for the year. Squealer is now at Intermediate School, wearing a uniform and everything. So far so good!  Imagine my joy at having a teacher that cares - he actually follows up, doesn't just nod and smile and...
tania-hershman's picture
Feb.06.2010
This blog post has an international flavour, beginning with the wonderful-looking lit mag I received from Zagreb this morning. Called Autsajderski fragmenti, this is apparently its "Book of Love" issue, to which I was invited to submit any of my flash stories which related in some way...
anne-brooke's picture
Feb.04.2010
I'm pleased to say that my review of Anita Shreve's Testimony is now up at Vulpes Libris. Sex and fragility in school - what more could you want? Speaking of reviews, I'm also happy to say that A Stranger's Touchhas received its latest review at Three Dollar Bill reviews and is also - much to my...
tania-hershman's picture
Feb.03.2010
It's all ups and downs, 2010, so far. Nice news is that my story, Mugs, has been accepted for the wonderful 100 Stories for Haiti charity anthology, alongside many writer friends and familiar names - Claudia Boers, Katy Darby, Lauri Kubuitsile, Sylvia Petter, Julia Bohanna, Dan Powell, Nuala Ni...
anne-brooke's picture
Jan.31.2010
Gifts, Fruit and luvviesBig excitement this week as my literary short story, How to Eat Fruit, is now published and you can find out more information here. You can also see thebook trailer, which gives a good feel for the story, I think. I'm also very pleased that I've already had my first 5-star...
anne-brooke's picture
Jan.24.2010
I'm pleased to say that Queer Magazine has just published my short article on GLBT fiction: a question of identity, which takes a look at the prejudices surrounding gay fiction and the women who write some of it. I'd love to know what you think - either through the comments section under the...
christopher-meeks's picture
Jan.22.2010
I'm honored that two Red Room writers next week will win my short story collections The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea and Months and Seasons as they write about the topic of short fiction. The topic is on my mind in another way as I'm working on a novel. Novels and short stories are very different,...
judith-copek's picture
Jan.22.2010
Write what you know.  How about write what you sort of know? I’m a suburban housewife, far removed from the gritty life of the streets. I must have been crazy to write “Bad Trip,” a story about a crack house, a crack whore and a pimp along with a naïve help desk technician who is trying to be a...
maryam-piracha's picture
Jan.22.2010
The perimeter of my work has gradually shortened, gone from imaginative escapism to real life only with no overlap in between at all, in the last five years. Gradually, because at first I thought it was a natural shift in perspective, but now realize it was more about trying to find my comfort zone...