Spectral Book of Horror Stories II: ToC Announced!

Mark Morris and Spectral Press have announced the awesome table of contents for the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories, which is due to be launched at this year’s FantasyCon in October. I am so stoked to have a story included in this volume alongside some truly excellent horror writers. (Also, check out that creepy cover!…… Continue reading Spectral Book of Horror Stories II: ToC Announced!

Finally! My WFC Book Haul

So, when I was in Toronto for the World Fantasy Convention in November, I had to be Very Strict with myself. Luggage restrictions being what they are, I told myself that I would not buy more books than I could fit in my suitcase, which was already overladen with the stupid amount of clothes I…… Continue reading Finally! My WFC Book Haul

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

The Lair’s Just So So Special: Robert Shearman

We love writer, director and playwright Robert Shearman – we don’t even have to kidnap him. He travels quite willing to the country of interview and stays for tea and cupcakes. It’s such a nice change, not to have to go through all that kerfuffle with the knockout drops and the malfunctioning vortex manipulator -…… Continue reading The Lair’s Just So So Special: Robert Shearman

The Week That Was: In Pictures and Words

It’s fair to say that I’ve been a hermit since the Year of the Grant began. January and February have flown by in a whirl of words, chapters, stories… and very little else. Sure, I’ve emerged from the oubliette once or twice — for provisions, say, or to reassure my friends that I’m still alive…… Continue reading The Week That Was: In Pictures and Words

The Writer & The Critic, Episode 12

OMG the pod has been cast! This month’s episode of The Writer and the Critic, hosted by the ever-awesome Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, features Bluegrass Symphony and Rob Shearman’s fantastic collection, Everyone’s Just So So Special. I haven’t yet mustered up the nerve to listen to the podcast — though rumour has it that…… Continue reading The Writer & The Critic, Episode 12

‘In Conversation’ over at the Speakeasy blog

In the lead-up to the reading I did last week at Speakeasy, the lovely Alicia Carter and I chatted about my writing process, inspiration, and all things Bluegrass Symphony. Thanks for the awesome questions, Alicia — and for tough ones like this: Which other writers, contemporary or otherwise, inspire you?    This is such a…… Continue reading ‘In Conversation’ over at the Speakeasy blog

Ooooh, the scarexcitement!

Happy, exciting, scary news! The happy: Episode 11 of The Writer and the Critic podcast went live yesterday. The freshly-pressed ep is now sitting patiently in my iPod, waiting for me to listen to it and, inevitably, embarrass myself by giggling like a maniac while doing so. There should be a warning label that says…… Continue reading Ooooh, the scarexcitement!