First, then, Ed's Wife and Other Creatures, the illustrated flash collection, my collaboration with the terrific Lynn Roberts, will be published by a new imprint of Cinnamon called Liquorice Fish Books, and with a fair wind will appear in early October. http://www.cinnamonpress.com/home/liquorice-fish-books/
I loved the name when I heard it, love liquorice as anyone knows who has read The Coward's Tale! I looked at the website to see what they were going to publish...and it said this: they were here to:
"promote the in contemporary writing: writers who are passionate and committed to finding an to their writing; who are restless and want the many possibilities inherent in language and the written word; or who wish to the vibrant and varied traditions — and anti-traditions — that emerged during the 20th Century but which have been too often marginalised and belittled by the world of corporate authorship."Would they like this strange collection which didn't seem to fit anywhere?
Suffice it to say they did, am enjoying working with editor Adam Craig on the final manuscript, and can't wait to see ED in print!
This is what they say about ED's Wife:
"Described by Tania Hershman as “funny and poignant”, this exquisite collection by well-known poet and writer, , and illustrator, , explores the ever-shifting face of relationships and what it means to allow another person into your life. Delicate and disturbing by turns, gently surreal yet anchored in the everyday, is a book not to be missed."
Next, a full poetry collection has been accepted for publication by the lovely Cultured Llama.
My calculations make that books number seven and eight since 2008. That'll do for now, although there is another on the chocks with Cultured Llama - number nine, due out in 2017. I'm still working on that one, details later on.
So here's to the independents. Support them, readers. Buy their books, keep the guardians of originality afloat. And writers - get your work out there!