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I'm not going to answer that question directly because it's very naughty.

I can't deny I am still in a state of shock over the fact that KYMIERA has not even been launched yet and here I am with a TV deal.

The choice of location for her interview with the ex-Foreign Office representative was a difficult one. Eventually he had suggested the Lyons Tea Rooms located in the heart of the shopping district if the Compound.

The following interview with Miss Maliha Anderson was conducted on the day she left for South Africa. At the time she gave no indication that she would not return but it has been a year and there has been nothing except rumours of her whereabouts.

This year I've written about 330,000 words even if I didn't meet my target of 12 books published. That's quite a lot of words.

...on the Rocking Self Publishing podcast. About 45 minutes. Click the image to go to the podcast:

The Asylum is the premier Steampunk event in the UK taking place over the last weekend of August in Lincoln.

A couple of thousand steampunks in one place at one time - awesome.

I will be there, selling and signing my books plus taking part in a couple of talks.

Anyone who knows anything about my writing will be aware I write female-led stories.

I write period or fantasy works. And that means I have to do a lot of research to make sure the words I'm using are right for the period.

I'm doing this because someone asked me to. I suppose it's revealing in some ways, but unfortunately many of the questions simply don't apply to me, from my viewpoint.

Do you share your work with your partner or spouse? Does it matter if it’s been published yet?

I have one hell of a publishing schedule outlined for the coming year: one book every month of which eight will be novellas and four will be novels. And all of those will be in the Voidships steampunk universe.

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So we're almost two weeks into NaNoWriMo and I have written just over 21,000 words of the fourth Maliha Anderson book (the target is 50,000 by the end of November). As previously mentioned I do like a deadline.

I've been serialising a story called Journey into Space as part of the #saturdayscenes initiative over on G+ (the only social network I use extensively). And some other writers have been doing readings from their work and I thought, why not?

As I said I'd been writing my work-in-progress, I thought you might be interested in reading the first paragraph:

Yesterday I wrote a thousand words of the next Maliha Anderson story on the train and this evening I wrote another two thousand.

I'm in the process of building the next (fourth!) Maliha Anderson story Wind from the East and I've known from the outset that this is going to be the most complex one so far - structurally and emotionally.

So, here's the deal:

I've made Murder out of the Blue free on Story Cartel.

The idea of Story Cartel is that, if you sign up (for free), you can download the book, read it and then provide an honest review.

Now that Halo Round the Moon is finished I have begun planning the fourth story for Maliha Anderson and William Albert Valentine Crier (known to his friends as "Bill", and to Maliha as "Valentine", his least-favourite forename).

The main writing is now complete on the third Maliha Anderson story Halo Round the Moon so it's going into the edit process and while it's a little behind schedule I'm not too troubled because it's turned out so well. I'm extremely happy with it.