September 17th, 2014
September 10th, 2014
|08:39 pm - My first ever flash fiction|
This flash fiction had to be 140 wds exactly and include Misha Collins, The Queen of England, and an elopus. It as written for 2014 Team GISHWHES Loves Jack_Tar:
Falanges steered the Queen-of-England into the transit berth. His data-flow showed a dozen deep-space submarines ahead. As many behind. Right on the edge of the field though, the pulsing outline of a brigantine, pushed up the queue.
‘Blasted line jumpers!’ He stretched a tentacle into the flow and activated the Queen’s turbine boosters, sending her rear-end sideways to block the chute.
‘Queen of England! Assume the correct alignment!’ bellowed the brigantine’s captain.
Falanges blew a rude noise from his trunk, spraying fluid about. ‘Trim your sails and take your turn, sail ship!’
‘I bring dangerous cargo. Need expedited entry,’ the captain insisted.
‘What? A Verian War Machine? A Glass Assassin?’
‘The Angel Misha Collins, Guardian of the Supernatural.’
Falanges quailed. Crossed his trembling tentacles. He let the Queen flatten against the dock’s fenders. ‘God speed, my man, and good luck!’
March 6th, 2014
|09:29 pm - Hi|
Just dropping in to see if any of my LJ friends are still out there?
June 10th, 2010
|12:42 pm - Of Mice and Women...|
I had internet plans for this evening; blogging, newsletter prettying, researching … and then NCIS came on, my feet got warm and I ate casserole. Now my eyelids are now heavy and the screen is starting to blur. Bed is calling. I will, however, stir myself up enough to mention that some goodies are just around the corner.
Bec will be posting her interview with fascinating performance poet, Zenobia Frost over at Burn Bright in the next few days. I’ve also posted a mini review there on Betrayed from the House of the Night series.
My guest bloggers on this (MDP) site will be visiting soon, beginning with a writer whose work I love to bits, Jon Courtenay Grimwood. I don’t want to give away too many surprises but some of the other wonderful upcoming guests include Marjorie Liu, Charles Stross and Marv Wolfman.
Meanwhile, the Tara Sharp/Marianne Delacourt website is about to be re-launched with a beautiful, fun design by Austin Designworks. To celebrate the birth of the real Tara Sharp home, the second whodunnit, Fully Loaded is … well … fully loaded and ready to go online with the launch. Come by and meet Tara’s cousin Crack.
Lastly, don’t forget that if you wish to pre-order the Glitter Rose short story collection, just go to Twelfth Planet Press website (international orders taken). The book is a limited edition, with some beautiful colour and black and white internal illustrations.
June 2nd, 2010
|10:43 am - Mama Ailon|
Alisa and I have pretty much finished the edit on my new Straddie story, which is set to go into the Glitter Rose collection. The name of the story is Mama Ailon (the meaning of which will be made clear when you read it), and I believe/hope it will be a fitting end to the quartet. We’ve selected some beautiful black and white internal illustrations from Australian artists, and Alisa let me twist her arm to to include a colour internal as well. The cover, by Anna Repp, is going to be sensationally unique, and I can’t wait to hold the finished book in my hand.
A dream I had many years ago, is going to come true in a few months.
|03:15 am - MDP's latest Supanova podcast|
I’ve ja-hawing about writing again:
May 24th, 2010
|11:46 pm - Stalking Daylight|
Working on my screenplay, Stalking Daylight, discovering how little I know about what I’m doing. But also discovering the absolute joy of so much dialogue. I wish I’d starting doing this years ago, so I could be better at it. When I’ve finished the first segment, it will go to my co-writer Lynne Jamneck, who’ll have her input. Should be really interesting to see what we come out with.
New website getting closer every day… and other than that… I’m on a DVD glut. One ep. of True Blood 2 to go and am fully appreciating Alan Ball’s genius. I’m surprised the series hasn’t caused more uproar though.
Painkiller Jane next. Has anyone seen that?
May 20th, 2010
|10:52 pm - New Website update|
I’m crazily putting content on the new site. What a slow and boring process. But its looking slick and I can’t wait to share with you all. I estimate about a fortnight before it’s live.
I love the graphic on this site but it will be good to have some newer brighter colours. I’m moving to wordpress which has a simple back end as well.
Working on my screenplay. Page 17 and counting… that’s all for the moment.
May 18th, 2010
|12:01 am - Love my Cowpunk ... I dare you!|
I just posted links to three of my free short stories on Facebook. Or you can find them here (http://tarasharp.com/mariannes-free-online-short-stories/)
‘Nikei Love’ and ‘Gin Jackson’ were previously published in Cat Sparks’s anthologies. And ‘The Cure’ was published by (the now defunct) Simulacrum.
I’m really keen to turn Gin Jackson (my cowpunk/urban fantasy/rocking adventure) into a novel series in the future. Just need some enterprising publisher to love it and make me an offer :)