Devilskein & Dearlove Trailer Goes Live

Here it is as last… the animated trailer for Devilskein & Dearlove. Please feel free to share on Facebook or anywhere else that takes your fancy, the more people who see it the better.

A fantastic crew: animation by Nick Page,inspired by Ed Boxall‘s cover design and a mass of photographs from Alex and Cherry.  Voices from Sophie Aldred, Greg Page and Cliff Chapman, music from Summer All Year Long, sound recording by Cherry Potts and Greg Page, and of course most importantly, the amazing BOOK, by Alex Smith.

I think between us we’ve captured the feel of the book, which would make any reader from the age of nine to nine hundred happy to read, although it’s mainly aimed at 12-16 year-olds. A perfect  gift for birthday, christmas, or celebration of any kind! OUT 24th July 2014. You can preorder a copy here

Meeting the Deadlines

Hey ho. Memo to self: setting date to go to printers to combine with end of year accounts not very clever.

However the files for Weird Lies and Mosaic of Air are now at the printers, (thanks to Sophie for the last-minute cover quotation – see below, and to Melina and Kevin for even more last-minute tweaks).

The glitch in the Author accounting spreadsheet is sorted, so I can now concentrate on the actual number crunching for the accounts in their full format, and creating PDFs to send to all the authors, with some good news for those involved in Stations.

The Weird Lies cover quotation:

Despite many years of travel through time, space, parallel universes and alternative dimensions on screen, audio and the printed page, I have never considered myself a fan of science fiction and fantasy writing. Until now! This collection of weird, funny, sad, moving stories is a mini galaxy of treats and a thoroughly Ace read.

Sophie Aldred, Doctor Who Companion, Ace

Misty Moon Weird Lies Photos

Some photos of the readers at Sunday’s Preview event for Weird Lies at Misty Moon Gallery.

Thanks to John Gaffen of White Windmill Photography for sharing his photos with us.

Alistair Lock  copyright John Gaffen

Alistair Lock
copyright John Gaffen

Sophie Aldred Misty Moon 2 Copyright John gaffen

Sophie Aldred Copyright John Gaffen

Ray Newe Misty Moon 3 copyright John gaffen

Ray Newe copyright John Gaffen

Cliff Chapman Mistymoon2 copyright John Gaffen

Cliff Chapman copyright John Gaffen

Cherry Potts Copyright John Gaffen

Misty Moon Preview of Weird Lies – the video

We had a spectacular evening at Misty Moon last night. Thanks to Stuart for hosting,and to all our lovely readers for making the stories shine (and for bringing a Doctor Who element to the proceedings!)and the authors for writing such brilliant material in the first place … and the audience for showing up and buying books and laughing so much.

Stuart has asked us to make it a regular date – quarterly to start off with so the next one will be Sunday 29th September, just after we publish Weird Lies and Mosaic of Air.

If, having watched the videos, you want to help Arachne Press publish Weird Lies you can contribute to the funds by preordering or by contributing to our kickstarter campaign.

Sophie Aldred reads Content Management by Derek Ivan Webster (from Weird Lies)

Alistair Lock reads Zwo by Alan Graham (from Weird Lies)

Ray Newe reads ChronoCrisis 3000 by Andrew Lloyd-Jones (from Weird Lies)

Cliff Chapman reads A Time and Place Unknown by Jason Jackson (from Lovers’ Lies)

There’s no video of Cherry Potts reading The Bone Box, from Mosaic of Air because a button didn’t get pressed on the video (that’s the sort of thing that would happen in ChronoCrisis 3000).

© Arachne Press 2013

9th June Misty Moon Update

We have finalised our reading list and readers for the Misty Moon event.

Not necessarily in this order, but:

weird handsFrom Weird Lies

Sophie Aldred will read

Content Management by Derek Ivan Webster

Alistair Lock will read Zwo by Alan Graham

and Ray Newe will read ChronoCrisis 3000 by Andrew Lloyd-Jones

From Lovers’ Lies lovers lies fish

Cliff Chapman will read

A Time and Place Unknown by Jason Jackson

mosaic glyph

From Mosaic of Air

Cherry Potts will read The Bone Box … by herself!

Sophie Aldred to read at Misty Moon Weird Lies Preview

In Ladywell, in Lewisham there is an old tavern… and behind that tavern is a coach house… and in that coach house is a gallery… with a bit of a fondness for horror movies, ghostly tales and the other things of weird ilk… so no surprise they are friends of Arachne Press, then.

Arachne Press will be reading one of the more bizarre stories from Lovers’ Lies and a couple of previews from Mosaic of Air and the very strange Weird Lies at Misty Moon Gallery, Ladywell Tavern SE13 7HS, on Sunday 9th June 6-9pm

We will be reading:

Content Management by Derek Ivan Webster (read by Sophie Aldred)

A Time and Place Unknown by Jason Jackson (read by Cliff Chapman)

ChronoCrisis 3000 by Andrew Lloyd-Jones (read by Ray Newe)

Zwo by Alan Graham (read byAlistair Lock)

The Bone Box  by Cherry Potts from her forthcoming collection Mosaic of Air (read by Cherry)

weird lies postcard vp copyposter adapted from Kevin Threlfall’s design for the Weird Lies cover.