Fond of a font

Fond of a font

The publishing industry professionals are up in arms. Well not all of them, but the traditionalists are. There I go tainting a swathe of friends unfairly. Let’s start again. A year ago at a writers’ retreat in Greece (Limnisa.com) I launched my imagination into space....
#Copyright flutterbies

#Copyright flutterbies

There are butterflies in my stomach. What does that mean? Am I worried about something, or scared that an event is approaching about which I have little control? Yes, and no. SUPPOSE WE is approaching lift off and it nearly got away from me, its author. This working...

MORE MENTAL THAN INCREMENTAL

https://geoffnelder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/fire1537514316.mp4 I am really pleased with this collection of my own favourite short stories. Some have been published before, but in anthologies or magazines no longer available or rare. Such as What Kept You? A...
One new and one revised book

One new and one revised book

I’m delighted to report… several things. INCREMENTAL is to be published on the 6th October 2018 by LL-Publications An updated version of How to Win Short Story Competitions by me and Dave Haslett has been released today I am reading Claire North’s clever body swapping...

Books and biscuits

Yesterday I gave my fifth book talk of the season about Xaghra’s Revenge to readers at the Lache Library, Chester, UK. I gave a quick outline of the plot. Fact: pirates abducted 5,000 people off the Mediterranean island of Gozo in 1551 and sold them into slavery or...
Sample of Xaghra’s Revenge

Sample of Xaghra’s Revenge

Xaghra’s Revenge excerpt from Chapter 23 used on talks Read to the Salon literary event in Malta April 2018 and at the Gozo Central Library 1551 – Stjepan was one of 5,000 people on the island of Gozo, near Malta, who were mass abducted by pirates and sold as slaves...
Why do a book tour?

Why do a book tour?

Why do a book tour?    (link to excerpt at https://geoffnelder.com/sample-xaghras-revenge/) It was inevitable. I’d written a historical fantasy set in the Maltese islands. We go there for a holiday every few years so as sure as sand + cement = mortar, this year’s...
Storm in a teacup

Storm in a teacup

Bénard cells in a beverage  As a teacher I relished taking unconventional steps to the delight and edification of my students. I’d be the rare teacher that would allow pupils to rush to the window to watch a rainbow, catch snowflakes, measure the acidity of rain and...
Angular Size is up for a #BSFA Award!

Angular Size is up for a #BSFA Award!

What a turn up for the books – well, short story. I have a preposterous tale shortlisted for the prestigious BSFA Awards 2018. If you are a member or are attending the FollyCon / EasterCon in Harrogate this Easter I would be enormously grateful if you would consider...
Ambushed by Anita

Ambushed by Anita

There I was cycling happily along a winding country lane when a wagon forced me off road. Lying in the long grass the driver said, “We’ll let you back on the highway as long as you publish word of a fabulous new book by Anita Kovacevic.” I had no...