Rebecca Gransden

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This author has always lived by the sea.

She tends to write about the edges of things so if you inhabit the fringes you may find something to like.

If you are interested in reading a copy of her debut novel anemogram, or the short story collection Rusticles, send her a message and she'll get it to you in the digital format (PDF, MOBI, or eBook) of your choice.

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Rebecca Gransden It was chosen for me by a random word generator. Out of frustration with myself at not being able to come up with anything I turned to that in…moreIt was chosen for me by a random word generator. Out of frustration with myself at not being able to come up with anything I turned to that in desperation. And it fit perfectly! It means "a record of the pressure or velocity of the wind, automatically marked by an anemograph". I'll put a link to my blog which shows an example:
https://rebeccagransden.wordpress.com...
One of the key incidences in anemogram is the coming of the transformative wind on Hilligoss Mount, and it also reflects the emotional tone of the story as I saw it.(less)
Rebecca Gransden Hiya Jason,

Thanks for the question! But no, there will not be a sequel to anemogram. I don't think I can see myself writing anything but stand-alone…more
Hiya Jason,

Thanks for the question! But no, there will not be a sequel to anemogram. I don't think I can see myself writing anything but stand-alone material at the moment. Although, anemogram is set around and about the fictional world I've created that is centred on a place called Hilligoss. I've got quite a few short stories that take place in this world and at least one minor character from anemogram makes another appearance. I got the name from the actress Candace Hilligoss who starred in the old chiller Carnival of Souls which was a big influence on David Lynch.(less)
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Back on 26th August of 2018 The Anti-Austerity Anthology was released. Every project takes time, years, and this one is no different. It is also true that many projects falter, they just don’t make it to the finish line, to release day. I’ve been witness since the beginning, when it took the form of a nebulous idea, and then subsequently moved to become the complete collection as it is now. Wri... Read more of this blog post »
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“Now my hand tested the boy. Knuckles drawn up, spider-like, I walked my fingers over the table in careful steps, not taking my eyes from his face.”
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“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me, Superman.

Homer Simpson”
Matt Groening

“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness--that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last--I have found.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.

This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.”
Bertrand Russell

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.”
H.P. Lovecraft

“Today, a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration and that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There's no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and you are the imagination of yourself. Here's Tom with the weather...!”
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message 1: by Leo

Leo Robertson Song I just remembered that I thought you'd appreciate! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7SSC...


Rebecca Gransden Leo wrote: "Song I just remembered that I thought you'd appreciate! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7SSC..."
Thanks, man. How's Stavanger treating you? Getting all my old shit together (a lot was free hand) and will send you something soon. Hope Norway is tasting good.


message 3: by Leo

Leo Robertson Looking forward to your stories :) Stavanger is treating me well- I'm going to spend the weekend on an offshore platform! Taking the helicopter this afternoon- never been to one before, so exciting stuff :D Hope you're well and chat soon!


Rebecca Gransden Leo wrote: "Looking forward to your stories :) Stavanger is treating me well- I'm going to spend the weekend on an offshore platform! Taking the helicopter this afternoon- never been to one before, so exciting..."
Ah, so you work in the oil and gas industry. Sounds like a mini adventure: not an average works outing. Have fun and let me know how the whole experience goes (poking green eyed monster in the eye, right now).


message 5: by Leo

Leo Robertson Love it! Especially the hidden cat bathroom. But the real question: will the cat use any of it? :)


message 6: by Leo

Leo Robertson I saw this beautiful wee Siamese puss on my cycle to work today- that's the whole story unfortunately ;) so soft! I should have made time to pet it... ah, regrets!


message 7: by Leo

Leo Robertson 2 years late to discovering this album! All on youtube. Loved the first one, yet to listen to this one :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiQHA...


Rebecca Gransden Leo wrote: "2 years late to discovering this album! All on youtube. Loved the first one, yet to listen to this one :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiQHA..."


This would be perfect for the soundtrack to the Jem & the Holograms movie they keep threatening to make. Cheers :)


message 9: by Jemma

Jemma Hi Rebecca, thank you for accepting my friend request! I am just getting started with this and very pleased to find someone with such similar interests! I've read some of your reviews and really enjoyed your style of writing. Reviewing is something I hope to get started on when I stop being such a rookie at this ha ha :)


message 10: by Jemma

Jemma Thanks for being so welcoming! I am having a lot of fun exploring everything as I get started, it really does look like a fab site :)


message 11: by Leo

Leo Robertson Just saw your book recommendation and wanted to let you know that you suck.

Cheers :D


message 13: by Matt

Matt Williams Thanks for the add Rebecca! Just to let you know my book is currently free on smashwords.com Have a great day!


message 14: by Matt (last edited Aug 20, 2015 12:15PM)

Matt Williams No worries!! :) And thanks Rebecca!! Hope you enjoy it! Don't hate me after reading it! Actually, if you read it to the end, I think you'll find yourself to the love the one character in which you hated almost instantly.. and ultimately loving me because I created him. Some people may have got offended before then... early on in fact. Others didn't like the intro, being that it rolls like life, rather than story... this was kinda important, sets everything and everyone in motion. I've been asked a lot why I wrote it like this, and not with the usual 'here's what to expect' on the first page 'tried, tested and approved method?' I suppose I wanted something different. I wanted something that draws you in for different reasons... more like watching in on someone else's life in a really real way, rather than Hello, bang bang, chill, chill, bang bang, chill story line method. I wanted Eh, whatever...chill, chill, BANNNNGGGG, OH MY GOD THE SUFFERING IS ENDLESS! Kinda how you feel in real life when something, even something small, goes wrong lol. Another is... Why so much rudeness? Rudeness is real life. I want people to hate, to recognize. Sorry for attacking you with all this but often get this question, so thought I'd try explaining what I'm getting at it... bit of insight :) All the drugs... I was a drug addict for a long time. Still am if you count weed. I don't. Explains that. 2 characters are real living people but not gunna tell you which ones. Almost all events in the book have occurred in my life or within my circle of friends in Brighton... Drama added for story purposes. I actually have a dog called Willow in real life, although she is not a Husky, and I am currently trying to get her back from Vietnam (where I purchased her (when I was drunk) which is a pain in the arse! Haha! Seriously attacking your wall right now! Best stop... :) Enjoy and have a nice day!! :)


message 15: by Matt (last edited Aug 21, 2015 02:14AM)

Matt Williams Wow...shot in the name of art! That's some real dedication right there! Will have to check him out! Anything that goes beyond the ordinary fascinates me, so I'm sure Burden will tickle my naughty parts... of my brain, of course. I can understand it though, tis the same as a graffiti artist going to prison, coming out and doing it again the day he is released... although, shooting yourself is a total different kettle of fish, but each to their own. And it's not like he didn't achieve his mission... we're talking about it now.
Glad to hear someone else has taken a non-conventional path with their writing... makes me feel less alone lol. Would be happy to check out anything you've written. What kind of stuff?
Not really sure how to answer the 'how long have you been writing question' lol. I've been writing lyrics for years but started a book when I was 17. Drugs exceeded and I ended up just using my skills for hip hop when I was drunk lol. Some stuff happened, so I went back to the book and finished it. Just finished the second one which will be out for Christmas and I am releasing a novella in October. Then i'll go back to hip hop for a bit, write an album, see how that goes... more for fun than anything though.
I just have to write.
Yeah, I love my dog. It was an impulse buy on a drunk night/morning in Vietnam. Cost me fortune to get back but is worth it.

Matt


message 16: by Alison

Alison Thanks for the request! Looking forward to chatting with you and reading your stuff :-)


message 17: by H.M.

H.M. Ada Absolutely, thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I think you'll see that I like things on the fringes too!


message 18: by Leo (last edited Oct 21, 2015 11:24AM)

Leo Robertson We've already discussed both topics heavily but you are very pretty and your book is doing great and both things make me very happy :D


message 19: by Jay

Jay Green Hi Rebecca. Thanks a mil for accepting my friend request. I look forward to some booky chats!


message 20: by Libby

Libby Hi Rebecca! Glad Daniel put us in touch. Happy writing!


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