Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017

In all the hubbub of the holidays — aka, that lovely blur of food and champagne-filled days — I was completely remiss in not posting about this! I received an early Christmas gift when Paula Guran announced the table of contents to the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017, which includes my story ‘Surfacing’ (first…… Continue reading Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017

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The Bestiary, The Library, and a New Awesome Patreon

Look what arrived yesterday! My contributor’s copies of The Bestiary, a GORGEOUS volume edited by Ann VanderMeer with artwork by Ivica Stevanovic, and authors including (amongst others) Karen Lord, China Miéville, Catherynne M. Valente, Amal El-Mohtar, Karin Tidbeck … and me! This is (without too much hyperbole) an absolutely stunning book: hard-cover, filled with incredible…… Continue reading The Bestiary, The Library, and a New Awesome Patreon

WFC 2015 (The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Post)

Booze fountain!

I’ve been back from the States for a week now, which means World Fantasy was done and dusted nearly a fortnight ago… and yet it has taken me this long to get into the swing of things enough to post about my NY adventures. I need Hermione’s time-turner, so that I can do all the…… Continue reading WFC 2015 (The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Post)

Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction

I am so delighted to announce that my story ‘The Beat That Billie Bore’ will appear in the next Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, which has an incredible Table of Contents and an introduction by none other than Margaret Atwood! SO VERY EXCITING! Also, look at that fabulous cover!! Here’s the official announcement and…… Continue reading Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction

Free e-book with every pre-order of The Female Factory

Photo by Angela Slatter

This just in! (Well, “just” as in, announced yesterday. Just-ish.) Ahem. From the Twelfth Planet Press website: To celebrate the forthcoming release of The Female Factory by the award winning duo Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter, we’re giving away the ebook version with every preorder of the paperback for the whole of December. Simply…… Continue reading Free e-book with every pre-order of The Female Factory

Palahniuk and Imaginarium and Giveaways (Oh my!)

It’s been more than a while since I’ve updated this site — sorry! Lecturing full-time and trying to finish my new book means that some things — namely this here website and my addiction to social media — have been on hiatus. If it’s a choice between writing words here and writing words in the…… Continue reading Palahniuk and Imaginarium and Giveaways (Oh my!)

Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

Travel, writing, marking essays, launching Midnight and Moonshine, editing, applying for jobs… Any and all of these things explain my general lack of updatery lately. That’s no excuse, you say? True. True. So I shall endeavour to fill you all in on the events of the past month in a short series of Mega-Catchup Posts…… Continue reading Mega-Catchup Post, Part One: WFC

Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

A break in the mad-dash-to-finish-Midnight-and-Moonshine radio silence to share some awesome news I’ve been sitting on for a couple of weeks, and can now finally reveal. I am totally over the moon that ‘Fur and Feathers’ (from Bluegrass Symphony) has been included in the incredible Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, edited by Sandra Kasturi…… Continue reading Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

Cheeky Frawg: Here, there, everywhere in 2011

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s latest publishing venture, Cheeky Frawg e-books, is very exciting. Between now and the end of 2011, this imprint will publish or reprint an eclectic array of titles, by an equally diverse selection of authors. You can read an e-version of Amal El-Mohtar’s wonderful collection, The Honey Month; a sampler of Women…… Continue reading Cheeky Frawg: Here, there, everywhere in 2011

In which my story appears in Weird Tales

The Uncanny Beauty issue of Weird Tales has a beeee-ooooo-tiful cover: And it has a super-exciting ToC: Fiction: “Secretario” by Catherynne M. Valente “A Concise & Ready Guide” by Ian R. MacLeod “Beauty & Disapperance” by Kat Howard “One Minute Weird Tale” by Lauren Beukes “Sisters Under the Skin” by L.L. Hannett “How Bria Died” by Mike…… Continue reading In which my story appears in Weird Tales