02/04/2024: My (Kepler Award winning) story ‘In Space No-One Can Hear You Play Alto Sax’ has now been published on Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores! You can read it here

18/03/2024: My science fiction story ‘In Space No-One Can Hear You Play Alto Sax’ has been declared joint winner of the short category in the Kepler Award, and will be published by Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. You can read the results here

21/01/2024: Today I woke up to the news that my tale of folk horror in SPACE, ‘Our Lady of the Void’ (published in Interzone #296) has been longlisted for Best Short Story at the British Science Fiction Awards! If you’re eligible to vote in the awards, please consider putting my story on your shortlist – you can find more details here

02/09/2023: My schedule for Fantasy Con is sorted! I will be appearing on the Disability in SFF panel at 8pm on Friday 15th September, and I will be moderating the Conclave of Mages and Sages panel at 12 noon on Sunday 17th September.

31/08/2023: I have a new story published! My science fiction tale of body art in space, ‘The Tattooist in Triton’ has just appeared on Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, and it even has an illustration! Author achievement unlocked. Read it here

07/08/2023: I’m now on BlueSky! Find me @hesper.bsky.social

31/07/2023: I’ve published a new non-fiction article, ‘A Game of Shadow and Bones’, all about the Netflix show based on the hit YA book series ‘Shadow and Bone’ and how the art of book adaptation is changing in the new world of streaming. You can read it here

27/07/2023: A new short story of mine has been accepted for publication! Full details to follow once I’ve signed the contract.

06/06/2023: My story ‘Before the Unicorn Hunt’ is out now in Luna Station Quarterly, you can read it online or buy a beautiful physical copy here

02/05/2023: I have just signed a new contract! My fantasy short story ‘Before the Unicorn Hunt’ will appear in the June 2023 issue of Luna Station Quarterly

27/04/2023: I am getting back onto the convention circuit! I’m currently booked in for three upcoming conventions – come and join me! Panels/workshops are TBD.

Edge-Lit 9 at Quad Cinema and Cultural Hub in Derby – 8th July 2023.
Back from the dead after four years, this one-day event celebrates the best in Horror, Thriller, Fantasy and Science-Fiction writing. Edge-Lit offers a busy day of panels, workshops, readings, and interviews with an array of genre fiction talent from around the UK and beyond. You can book your ticket here.

FantasyCon 2023 at Leonardo Royal Hotel in Birmingham – 15th-17th September 2023
Fantasycon is the annual convention of the British Fantasy Society. It’s attended by members and non-members, including authors, agents, publishers, bloggers, reviewers, podcasters and people who want to celebrate all things fantasy and horror! You can book your ticket here.

The 82nd World Science Fiction Convention at the SEC in Glasgow – 8th-12th August 2024
WorldCon, the biggest speculative fiction convention out there, is back in the British Isles next year. It features a host of guests, panels, workshops, and of course the Hugo Awards. Ticket prices are going to rise on the 1st May so don’t delay – you can book your ticket here.

(there is also a discout if this is your first WorldCon)

19/04/2023: My story ‘At Dragonbone Bay’ is now published in the ‘From the Depths’ anthology from Wyldblood Press! Physical and ebook editions are available here: https://wyldblood.com/product/from-the-depths/

20/12/2022: I have just signed a contract for publication of a short story in an anthology, due out in February 2023. More details to follow.

13/12/2022: Since Twitter seems to be going increasingly to hell in a Tesla, I have made a professional tumblr account. Yes, I just typed ‘professional’ and ‘tumblr’ in the same sentence. If you want to check out my latest reblogs of memes and fanart of Goncharov (1973), plus my occasional random thoughts, check out my tumblr here: https://www.tumblr.com/hesperleveret