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!


A Quick Sip Review that gets it all.

I mean, sure, you’ve got to like your own story enough to send it out for publication — right? But some stories are fun and frivolous and wonderful because of that; others mean stuff to you. They’re scarier that way. Some stories open you up and steal a bit of your heart as they go…… Continue reading A Quick Sip Review that gets it all.

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!

The Female Factory: ‘Baggage’

How to explain that a really rather nasty story sprang from watching a really adorable documentary? Angela loves badgers. Angela thinks they’re adorable. Angela might be slightly obsessed with them − to the point where she made Lisa sit down and watch the aforementioned documentary, Badgers − Secrets of the Sett. Lisa also enjoyed the documentary (or said she…… Continue reading The Female Factory: ‘Baggage’

In which my story appears in Weird Tales

The Uncanny Beauty issue of Weird Tales has a beeee-ooooo-tiful cover: And it has a super-exciting ToC: Fiction: “Secretario” by Catherynne M. Valente “A Concise & Ready Guide” by Ian R. MacLeod “Beauty & Disapperance” by Kat Howard “One Minute Weird Tale” by Lauren Beukes “Sisters Under the Skin” by L.L. Hannett “How Bria Died” by Mike…… Continue reading In which my story appears in Weird Tales