• Life Pay

    My story 'Life Pay' is available to read online in the 'Futures' section of Nature magazine.

  • Pay the Toll

    My flash horror story, 'Pay the Toll', is the 29th of December entry in the Sinister Horror Company's creepy Advent Calendar.

  • 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…

  • water analysed

    In Black Static #21 my flash story ‘Water’ was published – you can read it online on my web site. A short time later writer Ray Cluley wrote me a very kind email telling me how much he enjoyed the story. It was the type of helpful message that keeps a writer going during the rough patches. Today on This is Horror Ray has written a column about the story, and he invited me to add a few words about writing it. My thanks to Ray for spotlighting the tale, and for his thoughtful exegesis.

  • Voices from the Past

    Voices from the Past is a new e-anthology of flash fiction edited by Scott Harrison and Lee Harris from their fledging imprint H&H Books. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. There are two editions available to buy (in both ePub and Kindle formats). The standard edition costs £0.99 and the premier edition costs £2.99. The premier edition is identical to the standard one, but it allows people to offer more money to the Great Ormond Street Hospital if they wish, and considering how much fiction you’re getting for your money you might not mind opting for the slightly more expensive option. Here’s the…

  • Water in Black Static 21

    My flash short story, ‘Water’, is appearing in Black Static 21. Thanks to editor Andy Cox for taking the story. A shout-out is also needed for non-fiction editor Peter Tennant, who has devoted the Black Static‘s Case Notes blog to the subject of women in horror for the month of February. At the moment you can read Nina Allen’s piece on ‘My hero: Joyce Carol Oates‘. I’d also like to highlight Melissa Helwig’s blog, Little Miss Zombie. Melissa is interviewing women who write horror throughout the month of February. If you think there aren’t that many women working in horror this will serve as a regular reminder that isn’t the…

  • 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 project, an anthology of flash fiction, entitled Voices from the Past. The table of contents will include writers such as Alastair Reynolds, Paul Magrs, Kaaron Warren, Jasper Fforde, Sarah Pinborough, Juliet McKenna and Paul Cornell. The cover art is by Vincent Chong. The anthology will be sold for just 59p/$0.99 through all major eBook…

  • 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 ‘Nice One, Truly’ by Alan Morgan ‘On The Beaten Path’ by Janos Honkonken ‘In The Night Supermarket’ by James Burt ‘Shades of Blue’ by Catherine MacLeod ‘This Is Mung’ by Christine Emmett ‘The Price’ by Jennifer Williams ‘The Flinchfield Dance’ by Mary Elizabeth Burroughs ‘Sanctuary’ by Katherine Hughes As well as the following stories:…

  • ghost runner up

    CZP has announced the winner of its Cities of Night photograph contest: the evocative “Dark Passenger” by Ania Bibulowicz. The image was shot in Queens, New York City. My photo “Soho Ghost” was selected as one of the three runners-up, so I’ll still get a trade paperback of the book. Plus, author Philip Nutman liked all the images so much he wrote a a piece of flash fiction for each of the top ten entries.