• Dublin Worldcon schedule

    My schedule of events for Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, which is taking place from 15-19 August 2019 in the CCD, Dublin.

  • The Boughs Withered Launch

    My collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), will be part of a launch at Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon of a number of NewCon Press titles, from 17.30 to 18.30 on Saturday, 17 August. It's taking place at the Point Square Dublin, Warehouse 2 performance space. All members of Worldcon are welcome!

  • New collection from NewCon Press

    NewCon Press in the UK will be publishing the first collection of my original short stories. It will contain a mixture of previously published work along with new stories, with an introduction by Kim Newman. The collection is called The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them my Dreams), and is scheduled to be launched at Worldcon in Dublin in August 2019.

  • discussing Trigger Warning

    I’ll be discussing Neil Gaiman‘s latest short story collection, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, on RTÉ Radio 1’s culture show, Arena, this Monday, 9 March, at some point between 7pm – 8pm.

  • The Moon Will Look Strange – review

    The Moon Will Look Strange

    Since February is Women in Horror month, I’ve decided to post the full review I wrote of Lynda E. Rucker‘s collection The Moon Will Look Strange (Karōshi Books, 2013). My piece was published in the Green Book journal last year. I will note that Lynda is a friend of mine, but since my general policy is to avoid reviewing the work of those dear to me, this review should stand as an indication of how much I enjoyed her writing.   It is easy upon reading an author’s impressive debut collection to ponder ‘why on earth is she not better known?’, and search for conspiracy. The reality is that it…

  • The Green Book – issue 3

    Today I received my contributor’s copies of The Green Book: Writings on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic Literature, issue 3. The Green Book is a handsome anthology of essays and reviews published regularly by The Swan River Press, edited by Brian J. Showers. Issue 3 is devoted to examining the work of Ireland pre-eminent 19th century supernatural writer – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It’s the 200th anniversary of Le Fanu’s birth this year, so it’s quite right the work of Dublin’s ‘Invisible Prince’ gets a proper celebration. This issue comes with a postcard as a lovely extra – it’s a rare image of Le Fanu’s death mask (© Anna &…

  • Twisted Myths in the house

    It’s been a bit of an open secret that I’ve written a sequel of sorts to Twisted Fairy Tales, which is called Twisted Myths. It’s been up for pre-order on Amazon.com for a few months, and the eagle-eyed among you will have seen it mentioned at the end of my last interview with Dennis Abrams. Still, sometimes you’re not allowed to discuss these things until the publisher gives you the green light, or the advance copy of the book arrives in the door – which it did this morning. This collection contains twenty myths from around the world, along with an introduction by me. It features artwork by the fabulously-talented…

  • Return from Brighton

    I returned from a long, intense, fun-filled weekend at FantasyCon in Brighton to a package. This was inside: As usual thanks to Martin Stiff for his fabulous design, Jane Laurie for her interior art (a collage of which you can see here), and our editor Samantha Warrington. It will be a couple of months yet before the book is available to buy, but the entire team is delighted with how this project came together. My name is on the spine. That’s just… wonderful. I also want to add that my über-talented Clarion West classmate, Tina Connolly, is celebrating the launch of her début novel: Ironskin. I can’t wait to read…