Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween! A free story…

For those interested in horror, it’s well worth going to for a look at the various posts dedicated to the genre.  There’s also a story of mine there called ‘A Mother’s Blood’.  Consider it a Halloween treat. Enjoy! (delightful illustration by … Continue reading

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Interview – horror, pyjamas, and me

For the curious, and thanks to Jim Mcleod, you can find an interview with me at his site, Ginger Nuts of Horror.  As you can see, there’s other stuff there worth a look, too.

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Wilde Story acceptance

Great news – my story ‘Night Fishing’, first published in Shadows & Tall Trees, has been accepted by Steve Berman for his anthology Wilde Stories 2013.  I’m well pleased with that.  I’ll keep you posted with more details as and … Continue reading

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New acceptance

A non-fiction acceptance this week, for my article ‘Sounds Poetic’.  It will appear in emagazine, a publication aimed at college level English students. But for those of you who came here looking for genre stuff, here’s a link to a … Continue reading

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Good news too: This is Horror competition win

What a week! First the Spectral Press acceptance (see below) and now this! Michael Wilson from This is Horror is the bringer of good news this time, telling me that I’ve won Gary McMahon’s Concrete Grove trilogy. As if that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Good news: thrills with chills

 I’m very pleased to say my 13,000 word story ‘Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow’ has just been accepted for publication.  Simon Marshall-Jones of Spectral Press called it “a beautifully-realised chilling tale of the frozen, haunted north” and I’m thrilled … Continue reading

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Shark fishing

I’ve ended up with an extra issue of Black Static 29 which features my story ‘Shark! Shark!’ so I thought I’d give it away.  This is what’s inside: Novelettes and short stories by Nina Allan, Ray Cluley, Renee Carter Hall, … Continue reading

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FantasyCon 2012

(Warning: I got a little carried away writing this. It’s long. It’s too long. But you don’t have to read it – I’ll never know.) This was only my second FantasyCon and I had a great time, the best time. … Continue reading

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Book survey

You may have noticed on various blogs there are 55 questions about books and reading habits doing the rounds – I thought I’d have a go… 1. Favourite childhood book? I loved the Chronicles of Prydain series, by Lloyd Alexander, and … Continue reading

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