Friday, 22 April 2011


It's my birthday - I'm fifty today. And it's odd, because I still feel about sixteen in my head.

I didn't want a fuss, so a quiet day is in order; a few beers and a meal planned with the family is all it takes.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

This is Mary's Moon and Black Static issue 22

Black Static issue 22 is now available.

In this issue is my story "This is Mary's Moon", the 'sister story' (in that it grew from the same seed before going its own way) to my tale "The Spring Heel", published in Haunted Legends anthology and itself gathering favourable reviews.

The artwork, by Dave Senecal and shown above, is rather special.

Also included is Pete Tennant's fabulous review of Burying Brian, in which Pete says such nice things as: "…the gentle humour that informs this work, the self-mocking way the characters have about them and the beguiling prose with which Pirie captures their actions and attitudes." and "…you marvel at Pirie's ingenuity and his ability to continually find some phrasing that will put a smile on the most curmudgeonly of faces…"

And as if that's not enough of me, there's also an interview in which I discuss amongst other things the battle of the sexes. If you want to know who won, and the fight was dirty I can say, then you need to buy Black Static 22.

It's available at: Black Static

Monday, 4 April 2011

Burying Brian Amazon review

Well, a rather spiffing customer review of Burying Brian has surfaced at

The review can be read here:

Sunday, 3 April 2011

How long?

Dear me, is it really that long since I wrote anything in here?

Tut, I say; tut and procrastination.

The biggest news on the writing front is that not only does the next (hopefully) issue of Black Static include a short story of mine named "This is Mary's Moon", but it also carries an interview with me, and has a review of Burying Brian.

Even jokingly I'd never dare suggest to them they rename it the Steven Pirie edition. :-)