Thursday, 18 December 2008

Olé N Seville (stet)

So, Stuart Neville's latest blog tells us that the Spanish have welcomed him with open arms. The Ghosts of Belfast, AKA The Twelve, will be published by Ediciones Urano as part of yet another Neville two-book deal. Is there no stopping this Northern Irish crime fiction dynamo? I hope not. Stuart Neville is going to be the best thing since fried soda bread, it would seem, and we at CSNI salute him.

In slightly related news, Todd Robinson, the Big Daddy of Thuglit got in touch with me yesterday to let me know my short story, Hard Rock, will appear in the February issue of the e-zine. I'll post a link when it goes live.

How's that slightly related? Well, didn't Nat Sobel read Stuart Neville's The Last Dance on that very e-zine? Yes. Yes, he did. But you know, lightning rarely strikes twice. I wouldn't expect the same thing to happen to me. Dream about it, maybe. Expect? Not at all. I'm just happy to have another story out there!


Stuart Neville said...

Big congratulations on the Thuglit sale. Between you and me (oh, and everyone else who reads this), Nat told me another industry insider had encouraged him to watch Thuglit as it was a hotbed of new talent. It's a very respected zine, and Nat isn't the only player who keeps an eye on it.

Funny enough, it was about this time last year I submitted The Last Dance to Thuglit - I got the acceptance on my birthday, which it seems was a portent.

Gerard Brennan said...

Thanks very much, Stuart. You've put a spring in me step with that. But if it goes no further than a link to a story I'm fond of and can share, I'm still a happy camper. Thuglit is a great venue.

BTW saw the Belly Telly article online this morning. Reads really well. I'll pop it in a post later on.



Michael Stone said...

Congratulations, Stuart and Gerard. Nice work, the pair of you.

Gerard Brennan said...

Cheers, Mike!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the story getting accepted, Gerard.

Obviously, I have a bit of a bias towards A Twist Of Noir, being who I am, but Thuglit's not too shabby, either.

I'm working at getting your interview with me up on the site. Hopefully sometime this coming week.

Gerard Brennan said...

Christopher - Thanks very much for the congrats and for stopping by.

Thanks again for interviewing me. I'll be sure to post about it when it goes live.