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Wed, 15 February 2017 Respectable Horror

I’ve a story called ‘Spooky Girl’ in the next anthology by Fox Spirit, called Respectable Horror, which is edited by K.A. Laity.

The cover, by Stephanie Johnson, has just been revealed and it’s a corker.
The ToC is:

The Astartic Arcanum – Carol Borden
The Well Wisher – Matthew Pegg
The Little Beast – Octavia Cade
The Holy Hour – Chloë [...]

Sun, 01 January 2017 parade your glorious bones

[Shipwrecked, Polish American String Band Division, at Mummers Parade on New Year's day 2011, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - photographer: Carol M. Highsmith.]
So you’re a skeleton. Grab your gaudy glad rags and celebrate your pirate past.
Dance. Rattle. Shake. Imitate the life you once possessed.
Your damned style outshines the costumes of the living.
2017: the year to [...]

Tue, 31 May 2016 The Brit Horror Mixtape

Writer Mark West came up with the fun idea of curating a ‘Brit Horror Mixtape‘ by asking writers in the field to recommend a short story by a British horror writer that influenced their work.
It’s pretty hard to pick one favourite – as I have many – so I decided to select based on the [...]

Mon, 29 February 2016 the lowdown

Thanks to British author Simon Bestwick for asking me to be part of his Lowdown series of artist conversations on his web site.

Since my ego construct occupies my mental headspace most of the time (ah, in dreaming, then it can go all askew), I can become bored with my own musings.
I ponder and [...]

Mon, 15 February 2016 Story in Crannóg 41

My short story ‘Moments on the Cliff’ will appear in issue 41 of the Galway literary magazine Crannóg.

The cover is ‘Seagull Museum’ by Ciarán Parkes.
The 100-page magazine is being launched at 6.30 pm on Friday, 26 February at the Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway. It costs a mere €7, and it features poetry and prose [...]

Mon, 24 February 2014 She Walks in Shadows

Within genre circles (sf/f/h) there are some debates that keep rising from the grave, like brain-lusting zombies. You chase the brutes about, slice off their heads, throw them back into the pit, and tamp the soil down hard upon their twitching limbs.
Yet, they keep digging their way out of the earth.
This is particularly tiresome if [...]

Thu, 13 February 2014 La Femme Noir

I’m pleased to announce that my short story ‘Valerie’ has been accepted by Ian Whates at NewCon Press to be part of the forthcoming anthology titled La Femme.
It’s being launched at Eastercon in Glasgow, at 6.00 pm on 18 April, along with its paired anthology, Noir.
There will be a paperback and hardback edition of [...]

Tue, 21 January 2014 The Hanging Tree

That’s the name of my short story that’s appearing in the current issue of Black Static (issue 38), which should be posted out to subscribers in the coming week or so.
Here’s the terrific cover by Joachim Luetke:

The table of contents is:
Stories
A Knot of Toads by Andrew Hook
The Last Fear by Tim Waggoner
Passion Play by Malcolm [...]

Tue, 30 April 2013 it’s all about me…

People blog in a variety of fashions, and over the last month I set myself the challenge of writing a blog post every Monday-Friday about anything that came to mind. I also decided to incorporate photographs in them, and often the photographs were the inspiration for a post.

I took that first photo of myself in [...]

Wed, 16 January 2013 Twisted Fairy Tales coming soon

My first collection, Twisted Fairy Tales, will be released on 1 February, 2013 in the USA.
It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.com already. I’ve also created an Amazon Author page (a rite-of-passage moment), and I’m on Goodreads too if any of you use that platform.

I had a really good time writing this volume. First, I [...]

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