• Respectable Horror

    I’ve a story called ‘Spooky Girl’ in the next anthology by Fox Spirit, called Respectable Horror, which is edited by K.A. Laity. The cover, by Stephanie Johnson, has just been revealed and it’s a corker. The ToC is: The Astartic Arcanum – Carol Borden The Well Wisher – Matthew Pegg The Little Beast – Octavia Cade The Holy Hour – Chloë Yates A Framework – Richard Barber Malefactor – Austin Waller The Estate of Edward Moorehouse – Ian Burdon Spooky Girl – Maura McHugh Full Tote Gods – Damien White A Splash of Crimson – Catherine Lundoff Where Demons Don’t Tread – Suzanne Willis The Recovery – Edward Gauvin Running…

  • 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…

  • Ten Tall Tales

    I’m happy to say that my dark fantasy story ‘The Fruit of the Tree’ will be in the Ten Tall Tales anthology from NewCon Press, edited by Ian Whates. You can pre-order it online now. The book will launch at 3.00 pm on Saturday, 24 September at Fantasycon in Scarborough, and I’ll be there (along with many of the other authors). The ToC is: Introduction – Ian Whates Ten Twisted Limericks – Ramsey Campbell The Power Of… – Paul Kane We Know By the Tenth Day Whether They Live or Die – Simon Clark One Little Mouth to Kiss You Goodnight – Lynda E. Rucker The Fruit of the Tree…

  • 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”…

  • 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…

  • American Horror Mixtape

    American Horror Mixtape

    After the success of his Brit Horror Mixtape, writer Mark West decided to give the American continent the same treatment, and asked me to contribute a suggestion for the American Horror Mixtape. Considering I had American and Canadian writers to select from I decided to pick a memorable writer in the field who is a bit more recent, and who hails from north of the United States. So I selected ‘Dead Bodies Possessed by Furious Motion’, by Gemma Files. It’s the last story in her debut collection, Kissing Carrion (2003), and one that lingers in my mind to this day. Thankfully, ChiZine Publications has re-printed that terrific collection, and you…

  • World Fantasy Award Nomination for Cassilda’s Song

    Cassildas Song

    I’m pleased to hear that Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers King in Yellow Mythos, edited by Joe S. Pulver, has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award in the Anthology category. Congratulations to Joe for assembling such a super line-up of writers, and I’m so glad to be part of the project. The book is published by Chaosium Inc. and the artwork is by Steve G Santiago. It contains my story, ‘Family’. And congratulations to Selena Chambers, whose story in the anthology, ‘The Neurastheniac’, has also been nominated for a WFA, in the Short Fiction category. Here’s the entire Table of Contents of the anthology: Black Stars on Canvas,…

  • Dublin Ghost Story Festival

    I’ll be one of the guests at the Dublin Ghost Story Festival, which is taking place from 19 – 21 August 2016, at the Freemason Grand Lodge of Ireland, 17 Molesworth Street in Dublin. The Guest of Honour is Adam Nevill and the Master of Ceremonies is John Connolly. Other guests include: A.K. Benedict, Paul Kane, David Mitchell, Marie O’Regan, Sarah Pinborough, John Reppion, Lynda E. Rucker, and Angela Slatter, and the event is organised by Brian J. Showers of Swan River Press. It’s a terrific line-up of guests, and the venue should be conducive to our conversations about odd and uncanny stories. Tickets are limited, and popular, so grab…

  • The Brit Horror Mixtape

    Writer Mark West came up with the fun idea of curating a ‘Brit Horror Mixtape‘ by asking writers in the field to recommend a short story by a British horror writer that influenced their work. It’s pretty hard to pick one favourite – as I have many – so I decided to select based on the spirit of the mixtape: which is to collate a distinctive range of interesting work from a variety of people. I was unaware of what writers other people were going to choose, but I decided not to pick a ghost story or one that featured a supernatural event. When the entire, massive field of British…

  • 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. 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 good…