What's in a name?

Antonia Chain is a pen name, and I also write in my own ‘passport’ name of (Dr) Lel Meleyal. Up until now, I have kept writing in each name distinctly separate. Here I explain why I am ‘coming out’ about my use of both names in my published writing.

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Curveballs

Life sometimes throws curveballs. Unfortunately a number of events coincided which has impacted upon my ability to post more Shadow of the Wing podcasts.

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Short story published

A new story story is published this week in Something Hidden an anthology pulled together by Bridge House publishers.  Enjoy.

And so it begins....

I have had to put a hold on posting recently as ‘post house move’ life caught up and demanded time and energy being spent elsewhere.  However, various friends and colleagues have expressed interest and indeed impatience in seeing my new site so somewhat earlier than expected I am launching it today.

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Home and Home

This week I have moved home and it is very hard work!  Boxes are everywhere and I wonder when I will ever get my office as set up and sorted as I have been used to.  Making decisions about where items are going to ‘live’ and sadly discovering that something which looked just right in the last house looks just wrong in this one is exhausting. It is also a little bit demoralising even though I chose to move and was excited when it actually happened.  So, very tired last night I turned to my much neglected email and discovered that one of my short stories has been accepted for a new anthology.  It was exactly the pick up I needed and, coincidentally, the story is called ‘Home’.

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