Sun, 28 October 2012 Halloween in London
I’m off to London today, and tomorrow I’ll be attending the première performance of The Hallowe’en Sessions in the Leicester Square Theatre.
It’s a rather surreal experience to type those words.
The effect of writing is often only felt many months (or years) after you have gestated and laboured over an idea. Due to the passage of [...]
Thu, 29 September 2011 recent round-up
I’ve been remiss at pointing toward reviews of issue 1 of Róisín Dubh and Jennifer Wilde, the two comic book series I’ve written.
Liam Geraghty and Craig O’Connor, the men behind the Irish comic book podcast, The Comic Cast, gave both issues the thumbs up.
Lee Grice at the British podcast Small Press Big Mouth gave Jennifer [...]
Tue, 05 April 2011 Vic podcast is live
Thanks to dynamic duo of Sharon Ring and Del Lakin-Smith at Dark fiction Magazine my short story ‘Vic’ is now available as a podcast in its latest issue titled ‘The Waste land’. The TOC is:
The God of Rain by Tim Lebbon (read by Marty Perrett)
Vic by Maura Mchugh (read by Kim Lakin-Smith)
My Love Sick Zombie [...]
Tue, 18 January 2011 Salon Futura podcast
Thanks to Cheryl Morgan for inviting me to be part of her online magazine, Salon Futura, this month.
I participated in a podcast in which we discussed the graphic novels and/or comic book series that were published during 2010, most of which are eligible for the Hugo for Best Graphic Story.
This is a relatively new [...]
Tue, 04 January 2011 Vic podcast
Just before the dawn of 2011 I received word that my short story ‘Vic’, which recently appeared in the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010, will be podcast in the April edition of Dark Fiction Magazine.
DFM is a relative newcomer to the horror podcasting scene, since it launched just last October, but it’s already [...]
Fri, 30 April 2010 The Campaign for Real Fear: the top twenty
Christopher Fowler and I have announced the winning stories in the Campaign for Real Fear. It’s been a great deal of work, but we were determined to select the winners in a timely fashion.
Due to the large number of entries, and the high calibre of the final group of submissions, Chris and I have [...]
Thu, 15 April 2010 sun in the sky you know how I feel
I’ve been getting a constant stream of birthday greetings from people via Facebook and Twitter today, and it’s lovely. Thank you all! People might grumble about social media, but it has its good uses too.
I’m just about recovered from my two-week trip with back-to-back convention in the UK. World Horror Convention was probably the highlight [...]
Thu, 11 March 2010 give us your fear
Chris and I are already receiving submissions for the Campaign for Real Fear, so keep them coming! We say:
“Give us your terror, your fear,Your horrid tales yearning to alarm,The wretched stories of your teeming brain.Send these, the disturbed, nightmare-tossed to us,We lift our laptops to behold their forms!”
With homage to Emma Lazarus and The New [...]
Wed, 10 March 2010 Campaign for Real Fear
Christopher Fowler and I have launched the Campaign for Real Fear: a horror short story competition.
Send us your best 500-word story that explores horror in the 21st century. We want diversity of characters and themes, and beginner or pro can enter.
The top ten stories will be published in Black Static, and podcast by Action [...]
Mon, 25 January 2010 podcasts and plans
The podcast of my story, “The Tamga” is now available as issue 178 on Pseudopod, read by the talented Cheyenne Wright.
It’s always a thrill to have my work podcast, because it gets it out to such a wide audience. Plus, the Pseudopod team produce excellent recordings. Cheyenne does a great job with the story. He’s [...]