Weird Lies WINS Saboteur2014 Award for BEST ANTHOLOGY

I’m going to be spending the morning editing all references to the lovely Weird Lies on the website  to AWARD WINNING Weird Lies, because, ladies, gentleman and aliens… WE WON!!

arachne liars awards SabotageOur award, and the one won by our dear friends Liars’ League snuggle up for a proud photo.Saboteur Awards 2014 flyerA Big thank you to Sabotage Reviews for their brilliant organisation and for their reviews, and for putting on the awards in the first place.

So what does it all mean, apart from the warm glow and the little star thingy and the aforementioned editing of the website?

It means that a lot of people like what we do – the award is by public vote (THANK YOU everyone who nominated and voted for us, you are lovely, lovely people).

It might mean it’s easier to get books into bookshops, and sold – you might think that creativity is its own reward, but we all need to eat.

It might mean we get more gigs for our readings – speaking of – TONIGHT you can hear lovely Liars’ League actors Tony Bell, Silas Hawkins, Carrie Cohen, Sean Patterson, Lisa Rose and Sarah Feathers reading from AWARD WINNING* Weird Lies, and it’s equally terrific stable fellow, Lovers’ Lies, at Misty Moon, where we will also be PREVIEWING the animated trailer (by upcoming animator Nick Page) for our next book, Devilskein & Dearlove. I will say nothing more, other than it’s ACE (Misty Moon aficionados, yes that is what I mean.)

(* wondering how long it will take to get bored with typing that)

It was an excellent event, which kept the energy going all afternoon and all evening, with live readings from all sorts of poets and authors, including London Lies author and Oxford local, Emily Cleaver.Emily Cleaver reading at Sabotage

A BIG thank you to everyone I forgot to thank last night, I hadn’t written a speech, so it was very off the cuff.

And a very big thank you to all the writers, in AWARD WINNING Weird Lies and all the other books, you are all brilliant.

And an especially big thank you to Alix, who turns out for almost every live event and does front-of-house so brilliantly. For someone who said she didn’t want to be involved, she does an epic amount, and it wouldn’t happen without her.

 

Coming up this weekend – Sabotage and Other Worlds

Saboteur Awards 2014

Voting has now closed in the Saboteur2014 awards, so it’s all out of your hands now. However, you can come along on Saturday 31st to the FREE book fair and readings 1:30-6, at the Jericho Tavern, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, and for the modest fee of £5 to the award ceremony 6.30- 9.30(ish?) tickets here

Saboteur Awards 2014 flyer

Arachne Author Emily Cleaver is one of the performers  in the afternoon, reading from London Lies, and if we WIN we’ll be reading a snippet of something (she says, mentally reviewing the time scales for rehearsing that) from Award short-listed Weird Lies

You can also come and hear readings from Award short-listed Weird Lies (I get a warm happy feeling every time I type that) and Lovers’ Lies at our BrockleyMax event, Other Worlds the following day, Sunday 1st June 7pm at Misty Moon

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other worlds email version

 

Vote #WeirdLies in @Saboteur2014

To paraphrase ‘We only have 36(ish) hours to save the world’ or in this case to vote ! you can also visit the book fair at the Jericho on Walton Street Oxford on Saturday 31st May in the afternoon, and come to the ceremony in the evening to witness our triumph – or our smiling-through-adversity-face depending on whether you vote or not. It’s your choice. No Pressure. ‘Other Anthologies Are Also Available.’ (But they probably aren’t as weird as ours.)

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Vote WEIRD

Weird Lies Shortlisted for Sabotage Award!

Weird Lies, our Sci-fi/ Fantasy/ downright peculiar anthology of Liars’ League stories has been shortlisted for a Sabotage award in the Best Anthology category! Get voting and read more about the other awards and nominees on their website. Liars’ League has been nominated in the best regular live lit event too!

And get your tickets for the award event 31st May 18:30 (and book fair in the afternoon – we will have a stall, and Oxford based author Emily Cleaver is reading a snippet from another anthology London Lies)

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I was wondering how to make it look like the skeleton hands were clapping, but it’s beyond me – just imagine it.