• Story in Misty & Scream 2020 Special

    Scream & Misty 2020 Special cover

    Genuinely thrilled that I've a story in the forthcoming Misty & Scream 2020 Special called 'The Thief of Senses'. The art and colouring is by Robin Henley with lettering by Annie Parkhouse.

  • From Page To Scream at FrightFest

    During FrighFest I'll be appearing on a panel organised by the Den Of Geek, called From Page To Scream, from 1pm - 2pm on Sunday, 25 August at the Prince Charles cinema, Leicester Square, London.

  • 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!

  • The 70s & 80s Horror Mixtape

    For Mark West's 70s & 80s Horror Mixtape I picked 'In The Squalus' by Kit Reed, which was originally published in 1972 in The Transatlantic Review.

  • 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.

  • Mansion of Madness

      Especially for Halloween, pick up a copy of the new horror comic book anthology, Mansion Of Madness, which is edited by Lee Robson and Dan Hill. You can get it on ComiXology now. I’ve written a story in it called ‘Words Are Not Real’, with art by Alex Patterson, and lettering by Bolt-01. Here’s a blurb about its premise: MALLET PRODUCTIONS RETURNS FROM THE GRAVE! The classic British studio has been resurrected under new ownership and releases a one-off special of their classic horror comic Mansion of Madness United Kingdom, 2018: After almost forty years, the classic British studio Mallet Productions is back, with new owners and a brand…

  • Fantasycon 2018

    Newly arrived in Chester, UK for the start of the always-fun Fantasycon weekend, I’m dressed appropriately. I’ll be on the following panels: 5 pm on Saturday, 20 October The Horror Writers Association Panel I’m moderating, and also attending is Marie O’Regan, Ramsey Campbell, CC Adams and Phil Sloman 6 pm on Saturday, 20 October Screenwriting for TV I’m moderating a panel with Stephen Volk, Terry Grimwood, Gavin Williams and Stephen Gallagher. 8 pm on Saturday, 20 October Brave New Words I’m on the Brave New Words podcast with Ed Fortune, Anna Stephens, Rebecca Derrick, Anne Fortune and Claire North 1 pm on Sunday, 21 October Strange Fictions I’m on the…

  • Discussing The Quatermass Xperiment

      The inaugural episode of the Hammered podcast is now available for listening. The host of the series JG Byrne and I talk about The Quatermass Xperiment (1955). It was a fun and nerdy deep dive into the film. Perfect for fans of Hammer films, science fiction, and Nigel Kneale (though of course he didn’t write the movie, but it’s based on his original BBC TV series. I give a lot of love to Kneale in this episode.) You can listen to it online. There will be a different guest with John in the next episode, and I should be returning for more Hammer exegesis with The Mummy (1959). Make…