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

Here’s a thing that’s now real

It’s heeeeeeeere!!! My book is really real and really here!! Hooray!!! 🥳🥂✨ Somehow it doesn’t quite seem real until you’ve got a hard copy of the book in your hands (or, in this case, a lovely stack of author copies delivered to your doorstep). So now that I’ve held it and smiled a lot and…… Continue reading Here’s a thing that’s now real

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!

Praise for SONGS FOR DARK SEASONS

The countdown is on for the release of Songs for Dark Seasons! This part of the process is always anxciting: waiting for the book to be a real thing in the world while, at the same time, reviewers have ARCs and some lovely folks are starting to talk about it… Here are some beautiful blurbs…… Continue reading Praise for SONGS FOR DARK SEASONS

Songs for Dark Seasons: Out Soon!

Can’t believe it’s finally April (after the longest March in history) and the end of this month will bring Songs for Dark Seasons into the world at last! And LOOOOOOK at the gorgeous cover Vince Haig has made for it! It’s perfect. Pre-ordering info is here for those of you inclined to grab a copy…… Continue reading Songs for Dark Seasons: Out Soon!

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!

Behold! New release of Bluegrass Symphony with AMAZING new cover art!

In the lead-up to the release of my forthcoming collection, Little Digs, next year, the excellent folks at ChiZine Publications are doing a new release of my first collection, the World Fantasy Award nominated Bluegrass Symphony, in e-book format — and Vince Haig has made this ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND AMAZING new cover for it! You…… Continue reading Behold! New release of Bluegrass Symphony with AMAZING new cover art!

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!