What says Happy New Year more than a colony of bats with tiny jockeys riding upon them? May they shower Bright New Year wishes upon you! The inaugural issue of my newsletter Irregular Thoughts has gone out to subscribers.
So you’re a skeleton. Grab your gaudy glad rags and celebrate your pirate past. Dance. Rattle. Shake. Imitate the life you once possessed. Your damned style outshines the costumes of the living. 2017: the year to parade your glorious bones.
Every day, every minute, and every second contains the potential for change. Don’t doze. Crack open 2017 and race it with madcap abandon! Happy New Year!
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…