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Posted By Michelle Birbeck

Last Chance, the sequel to The Last Keeper, is out next May, and the trailer is finally ready. To celebrate, there'll be a blog tour starting tomorrow. Here are the stops:

 

October 27th: Short, Sweet, and Snappy: http://shortsweetandsnappy.wordpress.com/

October 28th: Ja Ĩitam, a ti? http://jacitamati.blogspot.co.uk/

October 29th: Passion for Pages http://passionforpages.blogspot.co.uk/

October 30th: Scotzig's Blog http://scotzig.wordpress.com/

October 31st: Talk Supe and the trailer reveal http://www.talkingsupe.com/

 

For the posts themselves, check out the homepage of the site: www.michellebirbeck.co.uk for the links!

 

And while you're there, I'm taking part in a charity write in during November. The aim is to write as much as possible in the 24 hours of Nov 9th through Nov 10th. We're raising money for the Bloogrun EVS charity, who are a volunteer emergancy transportation between hospitals for blood and other essentials.

 

Click here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/24hourwritein to go and donate. Even if all you can do is share the page on your facebook/twitter, then that would be greatly appreciated!

 

Many thanks

Chelle


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

I wrote a short story a while ago now and handed it over to Pocket Novels (publisher of Consequences). Having so much other work to be getting on with, I mostly forgot about it. Except for the occasional prod to see if it was going to go anywhere.

Well, I got that very exciting email the other day.

There isn’t a date yet, but there will be one soon. Contracts and such are signed and just need to be sent off. Then soonish after that, my next short horror story will be out!

I’ll let everyone know as soon as I hear a date or have a link, but Playthings will be coming out! Hopefully in time for Christmas!

Chelle

P.s: if it's not out by Christmas, Consequences makes a great stocking filler! And if you've got a Kindle, it's only £1!


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

And there is a reason for that. I went to get on with a site update today. Opened the folder. Clicked on the file that I wanted to play with. Wondered why it wouldn’t open. Right clicked. No open with option as there normally is.

Turns out, when I installed Google Chrome a few weeks ago, it decided to alter all of my website source files. Without telling me. When I uninstalled Google Chrome the same week, it didn’t convert them back. So I downloaded the whole site from my server, and it saved all the files as something that wouldn’t open.

Panic.

I have a back up, though, so I set about waiting as that restored all the files.

Still no luck.

More panic.

After several long minutes, lots of cursing, some saving of new files and copying source codes, I finally decided to right click again. This time I looked at properties. And there was an open using option! Selected notepad (because that’s what it should have opened in), and what do you know? It changed every single one of the files back to something that I can open.

And the lesson of the day?

Google is no longer my friend. Anything that would alter entire files and make them unopenable once the programme has been installed is not my friend. So I’m sticking to IE. I know, I know, it’s old and rubbish and no one uses it. But that, at least, is my friend.

Also, if you don't hear from me for a week, it's because I'm at a gay porn convention this weekend and helping someone move next week!

 

Chelle