The Lady in the Loft

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Posted by [email protected] on March 2, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

So i've had a few messages asking, What's going on with the anthology? when ae the new competitions opening up? and realised i've neglected to update the website so here it is

The anthology (this years) is waiting for a couple more pieces of artwork (artists inform me this is not something that can be rushed and I need to have a little more patience) so it has yet to be published -it is sat waiting but will be published as soon as and i will let you all know when that happens.

The competitions are closing until 2016 - sad i know but this is in preperation of improving the website(s) and the way the whole sstem is handled. Sorry about that guys. Raicheda is still taking over and she's handling things a lot more proffessional than this lady in the loft. But i will stil be around for those who want to talk writing - i will simply be focusing on my writing more than others for a while.

i think that's it - gonna get back to it

to all of you out there

Keep writing

the lady in the loft

New competition & winners

Posted by [email protected] on November 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi to all of ya

New comp is open head over to the competition page for details

as for the winners of the authors choice comp...

okay so i'm full of cold - i have a small pile of possibe winners here chosen by judges that i have to re read. Promise i'll make a decision before the end of the week. in the meantime if anyone wants a cold i have one going free.

Cover art by yanomi 'Ana'

Posted by [email protected] on October 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Posted by [email protected] on October 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello y'all

I have found a new leader for next year - Raicheda, a fellow writer artist and friend, will in her words 'attempt world domination' or simply take over and take care of the lady in the loft anthology. :D

Here she is now:

Bow before your new Lady My Minions, just kidding, Hey peeps im Raicheda, if you know me good for you if you dont your soul is mine mwahahahah, okay bloodbaths aside, i'm really new at this and consider myself lucky or unlucky to be under lofty gals tutorage, i will do my best to uphold the website to the set standards, and if i cant then somethings gunna get blown up with some of the C4 i have stashed under a loose floorboard by the kitchen sink, please dont let the FBI know i stole it from there supplies, or they may loose their heads figuratively speaking of course, or maybe not so much i do like drinking a little bit of blood afterall must be the vampire in me, oh dont worry i dont bite, often.

Well there you go ... she's as crazy as me but that's a good thing. You don't have to be crazy to live in this world but

who said anything about living?

... but it helps. (shaking head in despair) gonna be a long tutorage - am i doing the right thing?

what dont you trust me (looks innocent)

As innocent as the devil that is.

To all of you out there

Keep Writing

The Lady in the Loft

& Raicheda your lady (master)

uniquley weird artwork by chiccaneko

Posted by [email protected] on October 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

hello writers

Posted by [email protected] on October 10, 2014 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I know i haven't been around a lot this year, it's a long story but i have a lot going on.

Sulkng right now as my bike just broke down leaving me stranded in a village with 6 houses (my parents place) but i didn't sign in to sulk. :D

alright i did but i'm not gonna. This post is here to apologise for none of us being around as often as you are all used to. Emailsaren't getting looked at as quick (will do that next) but i promise you they are getting looked at and submissions are being rea. The anthology is being put together and illustrators are working hard to add colour and life to an already amazing book.

Now for the sad news, the lady in the loft may be shortlived. I am looking for someone to continue in my stead as I am having to leave it all behind in the new year (after this book has been published) I may have found someone but she won't be able to do so until the year after next. I may have found someone with the capability of stepping in for a year but i have my doubts. So next year 2015 the lady in the loft may go silent for a year. But if things turn out the anthology will open again in 2016. Not to worry though I will not abandon you entirely and wil still write pieces for the book itself and ensure it is still running in years to come, and maybe if things settle back down I will take it back under my wing but for now i'm finishing this year of writing then shifting my focus to getting life itself back in order.

Still this year is stil on! Keep your submissions coming, i shall start uploading artwork as it comes in. This year i also plan to publish 2 versions in paperback, a large - the same size as last year, and a smaller easier to handle version. (I will also make last years version available in small) this is for those select few who don't like a4 sizish books. I may also (but not definite yet) make a largeprint edition for those with problems of sight. Let me know if you think that's a good idea or if you have any ideas of your own, or if you think you can take care of the lady in the loft for a year and would like to know what it entails.

To all of you out there

Keep writing

The Lady in the Loft

the winners are in

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I've just re- read through the top three and completely agree.

1st place: for the complete absurdity of the situation, the very idea of the grim reapers coming up with such a plan:

DATE TO DIE by Richard Anthony Dunford

2nd place : for weirding us out with mind boggling weirded out ideas


3rd place for a scary crazy story with a crazy cruel bad guy

OVERTHROWN by Chloe Brown

Thank you all who took part we look forward to your next submissions.

To all of you out there

Keep Writing

The Lady in the Loft

Winners from Something Crazy

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Sounds like you all enjoyed this one - we have an amazing array of stories, and 3 winners.... I don't know them yet - collaboration with the judges died for the day email trouble - give me an hour. :D

Just letting you know the list is coming and the new competition is OPEN

A Message from my mother

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

What can i say she's in here with me and wants to type to you all. Just grin and bear it.

if you want something crazy to write about, try having a crazy, unemployed daughter who thinks its fun to have people write stories and publish them, she does it out of her own pocket but it keeps her busy and she may just have found a job, shes a very happy nut job, who is now planning her wedding, lets hope her bloke proposes at some point in time. love to all, The Lady in the Lofts Mom.

yeah - my moms nuts but thanks for reading