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Beating the Bounds: Release day!

Beating the Bounds: Release day!

Beating the Bounds has been released to etailers today! It’s a short story, just long enough to keep you company with a cup of tea – or, one of Jamie’s favourites, a gin & tonic. You can meet our Jamie and Lyn in Beating the Bounds, available at Amazon [CA / COM / UK], Kobo, and of course at the publisher: Less Than Three Press. Today I wanted to share my mental images for Jamie and Lyn – let me…

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Beating the Bounds: Northumberland

Beating the Bounds: Northumberland

Two weeks until Beating the Bounds is released! I’m pretty excited, and looking forward to losing a weekend to the rest of fairytales.com stories. In this post, I wanted to supply some ideas of how Marlstrake, the village in BTB, looks. I didn’t have a particular village in mind, but an amalgamation of places seen while driving between one Roman ruin and another, nestled in the valleys of Northumberland. For those not fortunate enough to see those beautiful places, I…

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Beating the Bounds: Tam Lin

Beating the Bounds: Tam Lin

So let me talk about Tam Lin. Tam Lin is a ballad from the Scottish Borders, and there are many different variants, but I used Child 39 for Beating the Bounds. Well. With liberties (because if you’re not taking liberties, it’s not really a folktale). As I knew I wanted to write something about Tam Lin, it became a case of picking my favourite bits to corral a narrative that was recognisable as Tam Lin-adjacent, while abandoning bits I didn’t…

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Beating the Bounds [preorder]

Beating the Bounds [preorder]

Hot on the heels of WIKC, I am similarly (VERY) pleased to announce another forthcoming publication, from Less Than Three Press. The team at LT3 are awesome, and continue to put out spectacular works across the QUILTBAG spectrum. I’m a huge fan of the anthologies and collections and am proud to be part of the Fairytales.com collection. Beating the Bounds is a f/f re-imagining of the Tam Lin story, with 100% less magical pregnancies and 100% more small town bureaucracy….

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