Words for Thought and Bitter Distillations

Awoke to see that A.C. Wise’s ‘Words for Thought’ review column is back in Apex (hooray!) *AND* she’s written a wonderful piece about my story, ‘Deep in the Drift, Spinning’ (from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, September 2020): “Hannett’s writing is utterly gorgeous, poetic, and rhythmic, bringing to mind her story “A Shot of Salt Water” published…… Continue reading Words for Thought and Bitter Distillations


The Writer & The Critic … and me!

At the end of November, I had an absolutely brilliant time talking with Kirstyn and Ian (aka The Writer and The Critic) about Maria Dahvana Headley’s incredible new translation of Beowulf alongside her equally incredible reimagining/retelling/revisioning of this epic story in her novel The Mere Wife. Full disclosure: I had suggested this Headley double-barrel episode…… Continue reading The Writer & The Critic … and me!

Coming soon: Bitter Distillations

Egaeus Press produces absolutely gorgeous books, both inside and out, so I’m delighted that Mark Beech has included a new story of mine in the Bitter Distillations anthology, due out in November. The book will contain eighteen sinister and intoxicating pieces — all connected to and inspired by the theme of ‘poison’ — courtesy of Stephen…… Continue reading Coming soon: Bitter Distillations

New story in ‘Beneath Ceaseless Skies’!

Sooooo delighted to have ‘Deep in the Drift, Spinning’ appear in the September 10 issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies! This story goes back to the witchy seaside fisher-village world I love to visit in my fiction (it’s featured in ‘A Shot of Salt Water’, ‘Another Mouth’, ‘A Right Pretty Mate’, ‘Gutted’ — and a few…… Continue reading New story in ‘Beneath Ceaseless Skies’!

Another brilliant review and a snapshot!

End of semester crunch-time has kept me busy, but I wanted to pop in to squee about Paula Guran’s incredible review of Songs for Dark Seasons, which appeared in Locus — and you can now read in full online here. Some highlights that precede Guran’s wonderful in-depth analysis of each story include: “All of the…… Continue reading Another brilliant review and a snapshot!

Ten minutes with… The Coode Street Podcast

Last week, I had such a great time chatting with Jonathan Strahan for Ten minutes with… which is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times. Head on over to the Coode…… Continue reading Ten minutes with… The Coode Street Podcast

Here’s a thing that’s now real

It’s heeeeeeeere!!! My book is really real and really here!! Hooray!!! 🥳🥂✨ Somehow it doesn’t quite seem real until you’ve got a hard copy of the book in your hands (or, in this case, a lovely stack of author copies delivered to your doorstep). So now that I’ve held it and smiled a lot and…… Continue reading Here’s a thing that’s now real

A marvellous review!

I must admit: I don’t usually read reviews of my work. Positive or negative, the reviewers’ words have a way of sticking in my head, taking up space that should be dedicated to other words — words that will eventually become characters and plots and whole new stories I can send out into the world…… Continue reading A marvellous review!

Happy book birthday!

This gorgeous photo is the work of Jamie Beck, whose #isolationcreation series has been giving me great joy these past few weeks. This shot was taken on Day Thirteen. Visit jamiebeck.co to order a print.

LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! Songs for Dark Seasons is a real book that exists in the real world! And it’s also a virtual book that exists in the digital world! HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO ME!! ✨🎉🙌🥂 To celebrate, for this week (until Saturday) you can use the code “seasonsongs” at Ticonderoga’s checkout for a 15% discount.…… Continue reading Happy book birthday!

Body Shocks anthology

I can't find an image that perfectly relates to the weird world of my story, but this still from the 'Demimonde' cabaret captures the dark vibe of the story...

So excited to share the news that Ellen Datlow has selected my story, ‘Sweet Subtleties’, to reprint in her forthcoming anthology Body Shocks (a book of body horror; currently scheduled for October 2021). More details as I get them, but for now, here’s the incredible table of contents. It is beyond cool to see my…… Continue reading Body Shocks anthology