This month, a lovely review of my book Snapshots of the Apocalypse was published in the literary magazine Mslexia. A part of it is below:
My interview with Amanda Earl, Canadian experimentalist, editor, publisher and lover of whimsy, is up at 3am Magazine. My interview with writer Sarah Schofield, author of the excellent short story collection Safely Gathered In (Comma Press) was also published at 3am Magazine.
A couple more reviews of my book are out. Sharon Eckman for Everybody’s Reviewing described it as ‘fabulously inventive’ and ‘full of darkly funny one-liners’ here. The Macuniun online magazine reviewed it too, saying, ‘Wimhurst’s immense creativity is revealed in her ability to imagine multiple different detailed worlds’ and praising certain stories for being ‘funny and whimsical, fluidly weaving magical moments in a recognisable reality.’. It is comforting to get such great feedback. Each of these reviewers, despite predominantly positive comments, had a couple of criticisms of the book too. I think one has to take them on the chin and learn from it. One criticism was that one story was ‘too bizarre’, which I am secretly reassured by. I sometimes feel I curtail my Surrealist proclivities in order to get published.
I was privileged recently to interview (via email) Dr David Hartley, author of Fauna (Fly on the Wall Press) and Incorcisms (Arachne Press), for 3am Magazine. He writes ‘strange fictions about strange things for strange people’. We talked vegan noir fiction, Jurassic Park, autism, Kafka, cockroaches, and purple prose. Read the interview, ‘A Bestiary of Short Fiction’, here.
You can find out more about David Hartley on his website here.