May is a busy month.
My new article for Folklore Thursday is now up and available to read. #folklorethursday is a hugely popular hashtag, covering the vast scope of folklore. The website collates articles about various subjects that fall into the subject. This article is about the Maibaum and Kindsbaum throughout Bavaria.
You can read the article here. May Day, Weddings and Births: Folklore Trees and Traditions
I’ve also just signed the contract on my first pro fiction story sale. Third Flatiron Anthologies will be publishing my story The Kromlau Gambit in their upcoming Galileo’s Theme Park.
To finish the publication news for the moment, check out this fantastic cover for the Lackington’s Gothics issue. If you glance at the left of Richard Wagner’s illustration you might be able to spy a vase of flowers. That’s important. Remember that.
“Love what you do and do what you love.”
Growing up I had two real loves; the paranormal and custom motorbikes. I’ve been very lucky to be able to earn a living writing about both. In fact I got my first writing break in custom motorbike magazines, writing reviews for Back Street Heroes (under my nickname Hermann) when Blue Miller was the editor. After that I started writing event features and had my first bike feature published in 2011.
It’s been a few years since I did any articles about the biker scene (my son was born, and as the stay at home parent it was harder to get out and cover events), but that’s all changing. This month I have my first event feature in 100% Biker (now under the familiar editorial guidance of Blue). You can read my article about Biker-S-World, Salzburg in the latest issue, available at most newsagents in the U.K. and online from the 100% Biker website.