K. A. Laity


All-purpose writer, Fulbrighter, uberskiver, medievalist, humourist, flâneuse, techno-shamanka, JANE QUIET scripter, Broad Universe and SinC Mavens of Mayhem social media wrangler, Pirate Pub Captain, currently dividing her time between Dundee and New York · Laity is the author of A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS, A LA MORT SUBITE, THE CLADDAGH ICON, LUSH SITUATION, CHASTITY FLAME, UNQUIET DREAMS, OWL STRETCHING, ROOK CHANT, PELZMANTEL and much more. She's edited the collections WEIRD NOIR and NOIR CARNIVAL for Fox Spirit Books and also writes as Graham Wynd (crime), Kit Marlowe (historicals), and C. Margery Kempe (erotic romance).

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What's the story behind your latest book?
A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS is the third novel in the CHASTITY FLAME series. Because she's exploring her first stable relationship, I wanted to move the focus from her sexual shenanigans to emphasise even more the thrills and suspense. So she's facing two dangerous men, not only at the same time, but they end up ganging up on her.
What are you working on next?
I just finished another crime-related novel, WHITE RABBIT, which has a slightly supernatural element as well as a noirish feel. I have a few non-fiction projects to work on then I have to choose between a novel that's a ghost story and another that's based on a medieval romance. Maybe I'll just work on both at once (as usual).
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Not Waving
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
It's the shiny happy 80s in Los Angeles, but Vida's mood couldn't be blacker. Never mind her writer's block, recent suicide attempt or the painful scrutiny of her colleagues, there's drinking to be done! When a cut-rate psychic releases a recurring nightmare, Vida decides it's time for a Vegas road trip. May the gods help anyone in her path...

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  • Anne Billson on Film 2009 on Feb. 15, 2012

    I recall getting Billson's BFI volume on Carpenter's The Thing. It was a damn good thing I was going to Ealing Broadway (end of the line) because I never looked up from the pages until I realised the train had stopped. Accessible, entertaining and insightful: while I may not always agree I find much to provoke further discussion and -- you never know -- maybe change my opinion.
  • Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology on May 02, 2012

    Out of the ashes of burnt bridges, a rare phoenix arises! The publishing landscape is littered with corpses, but some writers refuse to lie down and die just because they got screwed by an unethical 'publisher' -- no! They knew that living well is the best revenge. There's something here for everyone. Dig in, the prices is right -- you get a sampler of some of the finest in both new and seasoned writers.
  • Billson Film Database on Dec. 23, 2013

    A fine compendium of precise reviews for an enormous variety of films. Wondering if that film you've vaguely heard of might be worth viewing or if that classic stays fresh after decades? Check Billson's guide to get a sense of whether it's worth your time. Just beware, you may end up spending your time reading instead. Succinct, amusing but most of all, informative.