• publications

    Deluxe Madness

    I recently received the deluxe edition of the anthology The Madness of Dr Caligari, edited by Joe Pulver, published by Fedogan and Bremer, encased in a slip cover, signed by all the contributors, and with beautiful artwork on the endpapers by Nick Gucker. What a beauty! There are other editions too: Kindle, Paperback, and Hardback. Here’s the impressive Table of Contents: Ramsey Campbell – The Words Between Damien Angelica Walters – Take a Walk in the Night, My Love Rhys Hughes – Confessions of a Medicated Lurker Robert Levy – Conversion Maura McHugh – A Rebellious House David Nickle – The Long Dream Janice Lee – Eyes Looking Richard Gavin…

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    Uncertainties in two volumes

    I had a terrific time at the Dublin Ghost Story Festival (19-21 August): it was a well-organised and fun event, with just the right number of people attending so you felt you got the chance to chat to everyone. We also had the launch of the Uncertainties anthologies of supernatural fiction in two volumes, edited by Brian J. Showers, and published by Swan River Press. My story ‘The Light at the Centre’ is in volume 1. Here’s the table of contents for volume 1: “Foreword” – John Connolly “The Faerie Ring” – John Reppion “From the Archives of the Westmeath Examiner” – Derek John “Wellaway” – Martin Hayes “Last Love”…

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    The Madness of Dr. Caligari

    It somehow slipped my mind to mention that my short story ‘A Rebellious House’ will be in The Madness of Dr. Caligari anthology, edited by Joe S. Pulver, and published by Fedogan and Bremer (the cover is by Harry O. Morris). Here’s the impressive Table of Contents: Ramsey Campbell – The Words Between Damien Angelica Walters – Take a Walk in the Night, My Love Rhys Hughes – Confessions of a Medicated Lurker Robert Levy – Conversion Maura McHugh – A Rebellious House David Nickle – The Long Dream Janice Lee – Eyes Looking Richard Gavin – Breathing Black Angles S.P. Miskowski – Somnambule Nathan Carson – The Projection Booth…

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    Spooky Girl in Respectable Horror

    I’m pleased to say that my short story ‘Spooky Girl’ will be appearing in a forthcoming anthology from Fox Spirit Books, called Respectable Horror, which is edited by Kate Laity. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I’ve admired the work of Fox Spirit Books for some time – a more recent British small press, set up by Adele Wearing, which quickly began winning awards for its range of interesting titles. More importantly to the likes of me, it has a reputation for professionalism. Kate Laity is an audacious polymath of wide-ranging expertise, and it’s always fun and enjoyable to be in her company. So I’m looking forward to working with both of these forces for…

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    Dublin Women in Horror Month Event

    To celebrate Women in Horror Month 2016 Acid Cane Comics are hosting the first comic/live music crossover night which is happening at 7pm tonight at On the Rox. They’re getting the comic creators and connoisseurs of horror together in an atmosphere of drinks and rock ‘n’ roll. There will be a comic book launches from Acid Cane Comics and Clare Foley as well as entertainment from Kate’s Party, Glassgears, and Solid Gold Rocketship. There will also be burlesque from The WareBitch Project. To celebrate the event ACC are publishing an anthology of work under the theme of women in horror – I have an original flash fiction in it, called…

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    Story in Uncertainties

    I’m happy to announce that I have a story called ‘The Light at the Centre’, in the forthcoming anthology, Uncertainties: Twenty-Two Strange Tales, edited by Brian J. Showers for Liberties Press in Ireland. The book should be on the shelves by the summer. It’s a pleasure to be in the company of such fine talent from Ireland, the UK, and the USA. Here’s the Table of Contents: ‘The Swing’ by Peter Bell ‘The Mighty Mr Godbolt’ by R.B. Russell ‘Then and Now’ by John Howard ‘Homecraft’ by Rosalie Parker ‘Half-Life’ by Steve Rasnic Tem ‘Wellaway’ by Martin Hayes ‘Closing Time’ by Emma Darwin ‘From the Archives of the Westmeath Examiner’…

  • Fiction,  publications

    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 from Irish and international artists. I’ll be attending the launch, and reading a short extract from the story. It’s a real pleasure to have a story in an Irish market, and even better, one from my home county. Most of my sales are to journals and anthologies outside of the country, so I…

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    Story in The Grim Future

    I’m extremely pleased to announce that my story ‘Zel and Grets’ will appear in the forthcoming anthology The Grimm Future, edited by Erin Underwood. The beautiful cover is by Richard Anderson. It’s being published by NESFA Press, and will launch at Boskone 53, Boston as a special limited hardback edition. The Grimm Future is a new science fiction anthology of reimagined Grimm fairy tales. I’m not as well known for my science fiction, but I love writing it. This was a chance to combine my deep regard for fairy tales with a far-flung futuristic setting. I can only thank Erin for asking me to be involved, which provoked the story.…

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    A story in Obsidian

    In 2016 NewCon Press celebrates its 10th anniversary, and to mark that achievement it’s releasing a number of publications next year, including an eBook-only retrospective anthology of horror short fiction written by women that NewCon published during its first decade. Thus we have Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women, which is now available to pre-order on Amazon. You can get it at a specially discounted price which will go up once the book launches on 29 January 2016. I’m delighted that editor and publisher Ian Whates is including my short story, ‘Valerie’, in this anthology with such a strong line-up of talent. The story originally appeared in NewCon’s…

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    Cassilda's Song on Kindle

    The Kindle edition of Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers King in Yellow Mythos is now available to buy. The trade paperback edition should be arriving in stores shortly. The book is published by Chaosium Inc. and edited by Joe S. Pulver. The artwork is by Steve G Santiago. It contains my story, ‘Family’. Here’s the Table of Contents: Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic … Damien Angelica Walters She Will Be Raised a Queen … E. Catherine Tobler Yella … Nicole Cushing Yellow Bird … Lynda E. Rucker Exposure … Helen Marshall Just Beyond Her Dreaming … Mercedes M. Yardley In the Quad of Project 327 ……