A couple more excellent reviews for Now It's Dark have appeared. The first is by Alexander Glass at IZ Digital and among other things observes that: The long shadow that lies over the ten pieces assembled here is perhaps that of Robert Aickman: they are stories not of overt horror but of deep and abiding … Continue reading Great reviews for NOW IT’S DARK and more
interviews with me!
I've done a couple of interviews recently to promote Now It's Dark and also just because people asked me and I like to talk. My fellow writer Steve Duffy interviewed me at the Swan River Press website. As it happens, Steve has a new collection out at the moment too from Sarob Press. There are … Continue reading interviews with me!
a book cover and a review
A few years ago, I wrote a story for a book called The Far Tower: Stories for W.B. Yeats. It quickly sold out, so you can't buy it, but take a look at that gorgeous cover! I adored John Coulthart's work on it, so during a discussion of the cover for my new collection, I … Continue reading a book cover and a review
Book Day: NOW IT’S DARK
Book day! Contributor copies of my third short story collection, Now It's Dark, have arrived, and they are absolute beauties. I can't thank cover artist John Coulthart and the Swan River Press team enough for making my stories into such a beautiful physical object. The terrific writer Robert Shearman also penned a wonderful introduction. The … Continue reading Book Day: NOW IT’S DARK
I'm going to be a participating author at Edge-Lit this summer! Edge-Lit is a one day event held in Derby, UK, a festival celebrating horror, fantasy, science fiction and thriller writing, and it offers panels, workshops and readings. There's plenty of lively conversation and fun to be had outside of the official schedule as well. … Continue reading Edge-Lit Appearance
Guest Critiquer at Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop
I will be a guest critiquer at the 2023 Odyssey Writing Workshop, which I attended in person myself waaaay back in the previous century. During the pandemic, this six-week in-person workshop transitioned into an online workshop of varying lengths, tailored to what writers specifically want to work on. This is a wonderful, flexible opportunity wherever … Continue reading Guest Critiquer at Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop
Writing news from 2022
A quick dash through the top writing news of 2022 to bring us up to date: -My story "The Dead Ways" appeared in the debut issue of the new magazine Nightmare Abbey, edited by Tom English. It's available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble online. It's a terrific magazine, and if you miss the small … Continue reading Writing news from 2022
Let the Cat In and a paperback reprint
First news of 2022, I am interviewed on this podcast, Let The Cat In, by Australian writers Kaaron Warren, Aaron Dries and Joseph Ashley-Smith. We had a ridiculously good time chatting, I could have gone on for hours, and it has reinforced my determination to get back to Australia at some point, see more of … Continue reading Let the Cat In and a paperback reprint
DEAD OF WINTER: Ghost Stories for Christmas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhmLTV32p8Q Last month, author Helen Grant had the idea for several of us to record ourselves reading a ghost story by candlelight for Christmas. David Longhorn (who in addition to writing edits the fine publication SUPERNATURAL TALES), Sean Hogan, and I stepped up and we bring you The Dead of Winter: Four Chilling Stories for … Continue reading DEAD OF WINTER: Ghost Stories for Christmas
“Der Geisterbahnof” in BEYOND THE VEIL
My story "Der Geisterbahnof" is in the new anthology Beyond the Veil, which is out this week. Over at the Flame Tree Press blog, you can see my comments on the story's origins as well as those of several other contributors. Order Beyond the Veil from the publisher, Amazon, or your local friendly brick-and-mortar bookseller!