I’m very chuffed to announce my short story “Yukizuki” has been accepted for publication in Fox Spirit‘s Winter Tales anthology, due for publication in early 2016.
“Yukizuki” was written after my two year sojourn in snowy Hokkaido where I tentatively learnt to snowboard and grew to love the 4-5 months of snow we had each year. That’s all the backstory you get for now.
As for recent work, well I’ve always been heavily influenced by my surroundings. In my computer I have grouped my work as Mad Women in the Attic (stories written around my undergrad degree that were heavily influenced by English literature academia) and Japanese folktales (stories written around my 3 years in Japan). Since meeting my Afroken and embracing my Chinese roots more, my characters have become more and more Asian . Lately, I’m guessing due to the influence of living in London then Manchester, the brilliant Manchester Speculative Fiction group, and all of the YA dystopia series’, I’ve started on some more urban fantasy/ near future dystopia stories. Whilst I’m not always sure of what I’m doing, and panic when I need to explain the science, I’m enjoying dropping tantalising hints of a difference and leaving it to the reader to fill in the blanks.