Thu, 05 May 2011 project updates
The good news is that issue 1 of Róisín Dubh is at the printers, and we’ve even got the proofs. Fingers crossed it should be available at the end of next week.
It’s been a long road with this comic book series. Rob Curley of Atomic Diner pitched the idea to me in the summer of [...]
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 [...]
Mon, 20 December 2010 voices from the past
A new eBook publishing company, called H&H Books, has been created recently by writer Scott Harrison and editor Lee Harris.
It will specialise in science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction, and will publish works to benefit a number of charitable causes.
I’m pleased to mention that a story of mine will appear in the company’s first [...]
Sun, 31 October 2010 non-horrid Halloween news
The picture on the right is another delightful shop window decoration from Galway city this weekend.
Last night the clock went back by an hour, so this evening descended with the swift snick of the guillotine blade. On my way home in the early darkness I had to drive through patches of dense fog in the [...]
Fri, 28 May 2010 Black Static 17
Black Static, issue 17, has been sent to the printers, and you can expect to see it around June 11th. The cover is by Ben Baldwin.
The first group of ten winners from the Campaign for Real Fear will be published in this issue:
‘Copy Degradation’ by Gemma Files
‘The Rude Little Girl’ by Kaaron Warren
Thu, 20 May 2010 year’s best
Horror editor Paula Guran has announced the Table of Contents for the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010, which is being published by Prime Books in October.
I’m delighted to confirm that my short story “Vic” has been selected for the anthology.
“Vic” was first published in Black Static, issue 10, so a big thank you [...]
Thu, 13 May 2010 Irish Free Comic Book Day 2010
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day in Ireland. Free Comic Book Day started in the USA in 2002, and as the name implies, is a day when participating retailers hand out copies of comic books to their customers for free.
Here is the list of shops involved in Irish Free Comic Book Day:
Easons book shop [...]
Tue, 05 January 2010 news for the new year
Welcome 2010: minty-fresh and full of hope.
I’ve some news I’ve been sitting on for no good reason, other than my motivation for blogging suffered a sap across the forehead late last year.
In December I sold the audio right to my story “The Tamga” to Pseudopod. I’m delighted I’ll soon have another story up [...]
Tue, 29 September 2009 waiter, is that horror in my sf?
The events of the previous week came at a time when I was busier than normal, so it’s taken me some time to catch up, and even out my workload.
Except now I have the joyful task of sorting out my tax returns, ASAP. Hurray!
So, it’s nice to hear that issue 9 of M-Brane [...]
Tue, 22 September 2009 a sale, and a shoot
Chris Fletcher, editor of M-Brane SF, informed me yesterday that he wanted to buy my near-future sf short story “The Secret Names of Buildings”. So I said yes! It will appear in issue 12, which is being guest edited by Rick Novy.
Again, this is a story I wrote at Clarion West. It was during [...]