So, it’s been a while…

How is it already November? Isn’t it still April? Nope, you’re right: it’s November. O.o High time I posted a little update about the goings-on around here, don’t you think? Like, the fact that several months ago (*February*cough*cough*) after Neil Gaiman’s latest book came out, I had my first piece published in The Atlantic, called…… Continue reading So, it’s been a while…

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!

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

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…

The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu!

I have been utterly remiss in not posting about this yet! My complete lack of posting does not in any way reflect how awesome or exciting it is that Paula Guran has edited this anthology, that it contains 150,000+ words of new fiction (that’s right: all original stuff, not reprints!), that she asked me for…… Continue reading The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu!

Here’s Looking at You, 2015

Gazing back at 2015, I feel a bit like Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, flipping the telescope to look through both ends. What is near weirdly seems so far off and then — bam! — what was well away in the distance is brought instantly close. All of a sudden it’s New Year’s Eve, the…… Continue reading Here’s Looking at You, 2015

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

Blood Sisters and Honourable Mentions

Bits and bobs of exciting news: I’m so delighted that Paula Guran has chosen to reprint my story, ‘From the Teeth of Strange Children’, in her forthcoming anthology, Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women. Scheduled for publication in May next year, this book is going to be a knock-out. (Not saying this because I’ve got…… Continue reading Blood Sisters and Honourable Mentions

World Fantasy Convention, Weird Fiction, and Vikings!

I’m leaving tonight (TONIGHT!!!) for the UK, and while I’m there I’ll be making a couple of appearances. First, and so excitedly, there’s the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton. I had such a blast last year at the WFC in Toronto, I’m so looking forward to this year’s convention, which is on from October 31…… Continue reading World Fantasy Convention, Weird Fiction, and Vikings!