Mouse Guard & working hard

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing David Petersen, creator and illustrator of the fantastic Mouse Guard comic series (left). The interview will be appearing in issue 8 of Death Ray, out 15th November.

I've also got another Events DPS coming up in issue 7 (out now) and 8 (out early November) of SciFiNow - scans to be posted shortly.

On the university front, I took my SAT test yesterday and feel pretty confident about my scores, plus I have an interview-slash-meeting with the International Admissions Officer for Chapman University (my primary choice) on Wednesday afternoon. The marvellous Jon Courtenay Grimwood has written me a sterling reference letter; now I've just got to get on and finish the rest of the application forms.

With all this going on, it's non-stop here and I feel like I'm burning the candle at both ends. So to really finish me off, I just got an email from Objective Productions saying they want to use me in a documentary they're making for Channel 4. I responded to an ad in the back of the London Metro about a month ago and went to an audition in a stuffy little room above a pub near Waterloo - I had about given up on it, thinking they'd have let the successful applicants know already, but as I said the email came through yesterday...

I can't say too much about it right now but I will post details here as and when I'm able.

So, annoyingly, not much time for that little thing called writing at the moment. And I have so many ideas to get out...