Rook Song: Book Two of The Gaia Chronicles my Science Fantasy epic from Jo Fletcher Books launches in Brighton Feb 6th – please come & help it fly the nest in style! Continuing Astra’s adventures, Rook Song opens her world up to many people’s stories – it’s eco-dystopia meets radical resistance, a polyphonic hymn to human diversity. To celebrate accordingly, I’m hosting an Open Mic at Brighton’s fabulous Red Roaster. Please come along and read, sing, chant, recite (or just listen to) poems, raps, songs, flash fictions, manifestos, on the theme of Birds & Revolutions. Entrance is free and books will be on sale at prices even a magpie would pay. We’ll sort the Open Mic list on the night, so if you’d like to perform, please prepare 3 minute slot and come on time to sign up. Friday February 6th 8-10 PM Red Roaster 1 St James St, Brighton…

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So here we go, one of those writer’s tag games.  The multi-versifying poet, performer, celebrant and sailor Sarah Hymas has asked me to share a little about my current writing project, and then pass the baton along. I’m going to keep this brief-ish, because really I ought to be working on my current writing project! Which is the second novel in The Gaia Chronicles series, and a sequel to Astra, which was published last month by Jo Fletcher Books. I will blog about Astra next week to celebrate the Brighton launch, and in fact I can’t say too much about the new novel, because that would spoil the ending of Astra. Sorry! But I can safely reveal that The Gaia Chronicles is a Science Fiction or Science Fantasy series, depending on whom I am trying to convince to read them . . .  The books are about a young girl,…

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