Giggling monkey – watch this space

It seems I don’t just write murder mysteries now. I’ve been asked to put together some short children’s poems for i-phone aps soon to be launched by Giggling Monkey!

Producing the apps is a slow process, as after my writing it’s all down to the illustrators and website coding people to put the app together. The whole process is being masterminded by Steve from Kinetic who had the original idea and I must admit I’m very flattered to have been asked to take a part in it all.

At the moment I’m trying to write one poem a week, which I think will keep them busy enough at the illustration end for this to move forwards at a reasonable pace. I’ll keep you all updated on the blog as to when the first app launches.

Murder in the Dark

Just a few snaps from Murder in the Dark hosted on Friday 17th.
!The FBI don’t take no for an answer, Franny dear!” (Yes – it’s me in the FBI Catsuit as Tracy Call – the good looking supermodel next to me is Franny Fascinator (aka Sally).
Franny arrived with Miles High the airforce pilot (her husband Sean in real life).
Then we have Dickie Bow (the stripper who did actually manage to get some of his kit off as the night progressed, but only because he’d spilled red wine all over his shirt!), next to him, not looking very impressed is Penny Counter. (alias Si and Ali.)

Last but not least, Chuck De’Ball the american footballer and Dr. Lisa Ning (Tell me about your parents…) – or John and Sarah.
A buffet style menu and a murder mystery totally by candlelight due to a powercut (pre-arranged by the killer). Fortunately the powercut was faked as we did have some electric lighting once we got going otherwise us oldies wouldn’t have been able to see our scripts!

Website working

With the staff murder out of the way, and new gift items arriving in large boxes all week, I’ve spent the week adding in new catalogue items to Red Herring Games and Red Herring Games dotcom.

Further info on the gifts available, and those soon to be available see the Red Herring Games blog

I’ve also been helping out a few stressed out maids of honour this week, customising two different games for hen night audiences. One is finished except the invitiations, the other still has a way to go yet.

We’re hosting “Murder in the Dark” tonight for the neighbours. I’ve hired and FBI catsuit from the local fancy dress shop. Photos to follow. (or not, I’ll see how bad they look first!!)

Bubble and Squeak

I always did enjoy eating left overs as a child (and still do as an adult when there are any left). Bubble and Squeak has to be an all time favourite and I abhor waste.

This tendency to reuse leftovers also finds itself in my creative work – just this week I’ve been revising a custom order I did for Wright Inc, into a murder mystery game for a staff room murder. (We’d had a lot of requests in recently for teaching staff related plots).

Not content with just recycling, I’m also trying to get some non-gender specific characters into the plot. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Trust me! You have to avoid using he, she, his, her in the questioning too… still, I like a challenge!