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The Gemmell Awards

Gemmell Awards trophies

The Gemmell Awards trophies. Photo: Sandy Auden

On Friday 15th June, I ventured down to London for the David Gemmell Legend Awards at The Magic Circle. I’d booked a smart hotel, had a new frock to wear and was quite looking forward to the whole thing. It’s not often I get to dress up and go out to play.

The evening started well: I was ready on time, wafted through the hotel reception and got the concierge to hail me a cab. I felt very glamorous in my long dress and floaty wrap but it all came unstuck somewhat when the cab arrived. As I got in, my knee decided it didn’t want to play anymore and folded under me, leading to a very inelegant heap of author, walking stick and handbag on the floor of the taxi. Ho-hum. Continue reading


It’s only taken me forever but I am finally dipping my toe in the con-going waters with an appearance at this year’s Eastercon.

I’m appearing on two panels, as follows:

Friday 5pm – There’s a hole in my plot! with James Barclay, Joe Abercrombie, Gavin G Smith and Jenni Hill (mod)

Sunday 10am – Promoting yourself online with Paul Cornell, Tom Hunter, Simon Spanton and Danie Ware (mod)

If that prospect hasn’t whetted your appetite enough, you can find the full programme of events here. It looks like it’s going to be a cracker, even with me in attendance.


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