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!

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

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┬áThe 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!

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

Horror Visuals and Their Place in Fiction

Artwork, horror stories, the reading experience — these are all aspects of creativity that I think about a lot, and generally adore. So it’s a great pleasure to have Harry Markov stop by on his blog tour to talk about these very things! Along with Lawrence Santoro and Tony C. Smith, Harry has edited the…… Continue reading Horror Visuals and Their Place in Fiction

Tales to Terrify!

So delighted that two of my stories are going to appear on the Tales to Terrify podcast! ‘Down the Hollow’ and ‘The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds’ (both from Bluegrass Symphony) are going to be given voice by a Southern gent. So cool! I can’t wait to hear what they sound like read…… Continue reading Tales to Terrify!