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Life can give you a good kicking now and then. It's what Life's good at. But we're resilient sorts here in the Pirie household, and we cock our snooks at Life's kickings and come back stronger, leaner, fitter, better. What else is there to do?
After a little over a three year hiatus, I'm back writing again, and jolly well enjoying it, too. So, watch out Life, because, well... just watch out is all I'm saying. I've got my good eye on you.
They had a good innings, my novels Digging up Donald and Burying Brian. Donald was born in 2004 and Brian followed in 2010, but their publisher, Immanion Press, has deemed they must now go out-of-print. It's the place where books go to die.
It happens - we mustn't fret.
But what a ride it was! There was the thrill of holding the books for the first time, and so many people said such nice things about them, so many people were really supportive.
I'd like to thank you all from the heart.
The Rights to both books are now back with me, so I could conceivably still do something with them. I'm thinking about what, if anything, that might be.
In the meantime, I'd also like to thank Storm Constantine and Immanion Press for taking me on. It scared the bejesus out of me when they accepted, but I'm so glad they did.
My short story, The Woman Who Walked in to the Sea has been accepted by Egaeus Press for their upcoming anthology of sea stories.
It makes me particularly happy as while I've currently got two stories on shortlists, this is my first acceptance since my return to writing.
The book is to be published in the first half of 2018.
of Mrs Beelzebub from Number Six
Just to "tidy up" some news from back before Life ganged up on me, my short story, Mrs Wilson and the Dark Arts of Mrs Beelzebub from Number Six, has been published in audio by Far Fetched Fables.
The story is still available for download or to be played live at the link above. It's the second reading of issue 27 and begins at approximately 45:20.
It's fun to hear someone else read you work. But what's this with the name? Piree-eh? Is that the US pronunciation of Pirie?
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