Inside the writer’s mind #319

Ten Reasons Why I Hate My Printer

  1. It prints only a five pages before running out of ink.
  2. A new black ink cartridge costs £20.
  3. If it runs out of colour ink, it won’t print out in black.
  4. A colour ink cartridge costs £9000.
  5. You have to order new ink only from the manufacturer, which takes about a month to arrive.
  6. The ink runs out before it gets here.
  7. Even when the ink is full, it won’t print out without first doing a “cleaning” that uses half of the ink.
  8. Sometimes the printer thinks the cartridge is a fake when it isn’t, so it won’t let it print out anything.
  9. It’s cheaper to melt some gold and use that as ink.
  10. If you leave your printer for more than a week, the ink dries out, gumming up the machine, forcing you to buy a new one.

Clockwork Cairo – steampunk anthology

Clockwork Cairo – launched today

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Clockwork Cairo was published on June 1st.

Clockwork Cairo is a new anthology of Egyptian-themed steampunk stories edited by Matthew Bright. It features stories by twenty writers exploring the mysterious world of steam-powered souks, clockwork bazaars, sinister pyramids and battling airships.

The contributors are Gail Carriger, Sarah Caulfield, Jonathan Green, Tiffany Trent, Zan Lee, Chaz Brenchley, David Barnett, Nisi Shawl, Benjanun Sriduankaew, George Mann, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine, Matthew Bright, Rod Duncan, Christopher Parvin, M.J. Lyons, Anne Jensenrriger, John Moralee (me!), E. Catherine Tobler and K. Tempest Bradford.

More information about this exciting new book can be found at the publisher’s website: Twopenny Press.

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Interview with Dorset Book Detective

I’m pleased to have a new interview with Hannah Stevenson on the Dorset Book Detective website, which you can read here.

Hannah Stevenson is the editor of the Official Inspector Morse Society’s newsletter, as well as an expert on Henning Mankell. She also has an MA in English Lit and a passion for reading crime fiction. Her blog contains many author interviews and reviews of crime books. It’s worth checking out!