Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Fool's Journey

The other thing I've been working on is a poetry and art book based on the Major Arcana of tarot.

I wrote the 22 poems for this collection in a glorious writing in Can Serrat, at the base of the Montserrat mountains. I then commissioned 22 amazing artists to create tarot cards based partly on my poem, partly on the original card from the Rider Waite Smith deck.

The artists are all women or queer or trans* or some delightful combination of these things, because these are the people I know and also these are the people making the best art, let's face it.

Now I've been typesetting the book and I'm blown away by all the gorgeousness. I'm looking into some very exciting things, including printing a super limited edition deck to go with the book...

I'll be launching an Indiegogo campaign before the end of the year to put together the funds for the first print run. In the meantime, if you want to be the first to hear news of the project and see the art as it's released, you can check out the Facebook page here.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

We Were Always Here

How has it been so long?! 

I have been distracted, finishing and editing a novel and querying agents and wow, that is a unique and beautiful process, like ripping your own heart from your chest and holding up the bloody detritus and screaming LOVE ME PLEASE until the sonic backwash turns you deaf and all the globby heart bits turn your best shoes crimson.

But there is other lovely news! I have a story in the upcoming anthology We Were Always Here from 404 ink, who are the most perfect small press I ever did meet.

The cover is full on 90s Garbage wonder and the line-up is KILLER and you can pre-order a copy right here! It's going to be so good. <3