The Vanishing Room Edits Done

All of the editing for The Vanishing Room is now done. This is the time for us all to deceive ourselves that we have caught all of the unholy faeries. The structural issues. The character issues. The spelling and the grammar. I have delicately shed the weight of the final draft onto the plush cushion […]

J. Sheridan La Fanu

While attempting to sketch the outline of a yet unpublished novel titled Thirty Day Threat, which I intended to be the first Sophie Harlock novel, I found myself drowning in a sea of creative turmoil. For me, writing fiction is not the graceful, fluid process of spilling forth of imagination. It is instead a form […]

The Vanishing Room – First Draft Done

The first draft of The Vanishing Room has been completed. There is undoubtedly a great deal of effort remaining to edit and refine the story to publishing quality, but I can now see the shape of the whole story; and I can’t wait to share it with more people. Once we are a few edits […]

Sophie Harlock

“Why have you spent 15 years of your life publishing academic journals Jim?” “Because they’re important. And it’s James, not Jim.” “No. You you’re getting it all the wrong way around. You tell everyone they are important because you’ve wasted fifteen years on them. Maybe you even believe it – but the importance you attribute […]