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’!

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

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!

Good News, Everybody!

GOOD NEWS, EVERYBODY! The wonderful folks at Ticonderoga will be publishing my collection — which was previously known as LITTLE DIGS, but now, with its new lease on life, is forevermore to be known as SONGS FOR DARK SEASONS — in April this year!! HOORAY!!!   Cover art to come (this pic is from an…… Continue reading Good News, Everybody!

Writing Speculative Short Stories: A New Workshop!

So excited to announce a new online workshop I’ve developed for Kill Your Darlings magazine: Writing Speculative Short Stories is now live! And, for a limited time, it’s being offered at a introductory discounted price! Huzzah! This workshop highlights some essential elements of speculative fiction. Whether you’re absolutely new to the genre, or you already…… Continue reading Writing Speculative Short Stories: A New Workshop!

The Five Senses of Horror: Out today!

I’m delighted to have my short story ‘Sweet Subtleties’ (originally published in Clarkesworld) reprinted in The Five Senses of Horror, a fascinating anthology of horror and dark fantasy stories that explores the relationship between fiction and the five senses — and includes short stories by well-known authors such as Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, and…… Continue reading The Five Senses of Horror: Out today!

In which I dance the dance of joy…

Contracts are signed and I’ve been given the go-ahead to announce—and SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE—that I’ve sold my new collection of short stories to ChiZine Publications!! It’s called LITTLE DIGS and it’s slated to come out in 2019. I AM SO EXCITED YOU GUYS!!!!! WHAT AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!! ChiZine publishes the most beautiful and dark and fascinating…… Continue reading In which I dance the dance of joy…

This is Horror: Best Writing Advice

A little while ago, the cool folks over at This Is Horror asked me to say a few words on their podcast about the best writing advice I’d received (or heard or read) thus far in my career, and I was more than happy to oblige. Episode 109 has contributions from Stephen Graham Jones, Mercedes…… Continue reading This is Horror: Best Writing Advice

Heirloom Pieces in Apex, Issue 69

First off, look at this gorgeous cover. What a beautiful way to introduce the February 2015 issue of Apex Magazine, in which I have a new story! ‘Heirloom Pieces’ shares a ToC with some excellent fiction, poetry and non-fiction (check out the story by Damien Angelica Waters, just for one example) and I’m delighted to…… Continue reading Heirloom Pieces in Apex, Issue 69