Oathkeeper in Great British Horror 4

I’m pleased to announce that my short story ‘Oathkeeper’ will be in Great British Horror 4: Dark and Stormy Nights, edited by Steve Shaw, and published by Black Shuck Books.

Every year Steve invites an international writer to contribute to the volume, so I’m honoured to be among such a wealth of British talent.

  • Nor Cease You Never Now ~ Ren Warom
  • Faith Leaps ~ Kath Deakin & Tim Lebbon
  • Whistles After Dark ~ G.V. Anderson
  • My Mother’s Ghosts ~ Priya Sharma
  • Old Women and Knives ~ Phil Sloman
  • Errol ~ Paul M. Feeney
  • The Goddess of the Rain ~ Alison Littlewood
  • Slipper ~ Catriona Ward
  • All the Secret Colours of the World ~ Simon Avery
  • Oathkeeper ~ Maura McHugh
  • I Will Tell You Seven-Oh ~ M.R. Carey

Our prompt for this book was to write a story set in the United Kingdom, and with ‘It was a dark and stormy night’ as our starting point. As someone living on the west coast of Ireland I’m very familiar with the raw power of Atlantic storms, and it struck me that I’d never written a story set in Northern Ireland. ‘Oathkeeper’ emerged from these elements.

You can now pre-order the book, and it will be published in October.