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

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Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold

Delighted to say that ‘Seeds’, the first story Angela and I wrote for Midnight and Moonshine, is getting a second outing in this gorgeous new anthology edited by Paula Guran! Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold collects classic myths and legends retold by some pretty fantastic fantasy writers like Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Charles de…… Continue reading Mythic Journeys: Myths & Legends Retold

Australian Shadows Awards: With Bonus! Shirley Jackson Awards

Last week, the shortlists for this year’s Australian Shadows Awards were announced, and I’m delighted to see that my story ‘Outside, A Drifter’ is on the list for best short fiction! What’s even cooler, though, is that my work is in such great company — including excellent writers like Margo Lanagan, Kaaron Warren, and my…… Continue reading Australian Shadows Awards: With Bonus! Shirley Jackson Awards

Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!

The Aurealis Awards shortlists have been announced and I’m so very delighted to see my story ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ nominated in the Best YA Short Story category! This is the first story of mine that could even remotely be described as YA, and I’m so chuffed to see it in such good company! Thanks…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!

Murder Ballads: now available for pre-order!

GOSH, this book is pretty. Murder Ballads is a lithographically printed, limited edition, sewn hardback with colour endpapers (!!!), and if the presentation isn’t enough to entice you into racing over to the Egaeus Press site and pre-ordering it on the spot, then allow me to tantalise you further: A collection of seventeen dark tales…… Continue reading Murder Ballads: now available for pre-order!

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

PodCastle 441: A Shot of Salt Water!

This month, PodCastle is featuring stories that appeared on the Aurealis Awards shortlist for ‘Best Fantasy Short Story’ earlier this year, and I’m absolutely delighted to have ‘A Shot of Salt Water’ (which first appeared in The Dark) included in this feature. Not only is this my very first appearance on PodCastle, which is super-cool, but…… Continue reading PodCastle 441: A Shot of Salt Water!

Dreaming in the Dark: Gorgeous cover, gorgeous review!

So, have I mentioned this stunning new anthology — edited by none other than Jack Dann! — in which I have a new story coming out this year? Jack refers to Dreaming in the Dark as a showcase anthology, a book intended to show off (and I’m using Jack’s words here) the diamond sharp results…… Continue reading Dreaming in the Dark: Gorgeous cover, gorgeous review!

Oh, Sing Me a Song about Murder…

Now that Egaeus Press has made the news public, I can announce how delighted I am to have a story in their forthcoming anthology, Murder Ballads. MURDER BALLADS will be an anthology of stories inspired by that ancient oral tradition: Tales that share the intimacy of a fireside song, a family secret, a Victorian melodrama…… Continue reading Oh, Sing Me a Song about Murder…

Talking Collaboration over at Tor.com

At the end of last year, while Angela and I were gallivanting around NYC, we got to stop awhile to spend a great afternoon with the folks at Tor.com. Tucked away in a recording studio in the Flatiron building, we filmed this conversation / interview about our collaboration process. It was so much fun! A…… Continue reading Talking Collaboration over at Tor.com