Friday, 12 August 2011

'BRIT GRIT' is live... and a forthright 'CHIN WAG' coming soon...

Unfortunately, it's not crime fiction, but real crime that's dominating my thoughts at the moment. Dark, metaphorical clouds hang over England, including my beloved city, Manchester. I won't ramble on about it here - I'll just say, "sub-human scum" and leave it at that. However, I've been having a 'Chin Wag' with a good friend about this and other stuff, where I do say a lot more, including my endeavours with agent, Nat Sobel.  It'll be a 'warts 'n' all' affair, so watch out for that soon!
I'm also honoured to be involved in the new 'Brit Grit' series, which started last Sunday with Alan Griffith's superb short, 'Two Fingers of Noir'. Thanks to writer/editor, Elaine Ash for setting the whole thing up over at AshEdit. As you can see, my name didn't quite make the promo poster, but I'm in good company with Ian Ayris... One day, Ian, one day... :-)

In other news... Paul Brazill's 'Drunk on the Moon' series rolls merrily on... Dave Barber's back from his jollies, now editing again at The Flash Fiction Offensive... Matt Hilton's latest Joe Hunter thriller is out... and I had the pleasure of publishing a crackin' short by a reviewer who can actually write! Luca Veste's 'Time' is over at Thrillers, Killer's 'n' Chillers.

God, am such a name-dropper, aren't I? :-)


David Barber said...

Thanks for the mention, buddy.

Looking forward to the upcoming reads.

As for the recent events up and down England. You know my thoughts on it. If our Government had a set of balls between them, our police would have more power. Rubber bullets would have sorted the scumbags out before it got too far. (If I had my way, real bullets would be better)

Our "leader", and I use that term loosely, has today blamed Facebook and Twitter for the riots and wants to stop the hooligans using social media sites. Well done "dickhead", like you're going to be able to ban people from using the internet. Fuck!!

A top ex MP (Hazel Blears) said: "You've got to ask, why aren't these kids in school?" Because, you thick bastard, they're on their Summer holidays!

I'm gonna stop, otherwise I'll be here all day.


Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Thanks for all the updates and can't wait to read your chinwag. Stay safe out there!

Col Bury said...

Dave, You've got my vote! LOL

Sean, Cheers, bud. The chin wag has been fun to do!

Soz for the brevity - off to work for a long set of nights.


Elaine Ash said...

Col, I'm delighted to have you as part o the Brit Grit series. On a more solemn note, we are all following what's happening in Britain and praying for peace and order as soon as possible.
Elaine Ash

Col Bury said...

Thanks, Elaine.

We'll sort out those losers, if the powers that be grow some balls! There are tentative signs already...

Your series is inspired 'n' I'm proud to be a part of it.