Monthly Archives: October 2014

World Fantasy 2014!

WFC2014On Monday I head off to the US for WFC in Washington DC! My first time on the east coast.

I’ve not been to the US since 2006 when I did the Tin House Summer Workshop and spent a couple of weeks in
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In the mail: Best New Horror #25

Mbnh25buch excitement to receive this – and extra excitement to see I’ve made it to the first ToC page and the back cover! “Slowly, Monty, climb the ladder.” *steeples fingers*

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In the Light with S.P. Miskowski

miskowski_sp150The wonderful S.P. Miskowsi has released her latest instalment in the Skillute Cycle, In the Light. Knock, Knock, her debut novel, and Delphine Dodd, a novella, were both shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award. Black Static’s Peter Tennant has described her as “one of the most interesting and original writers
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Bitterwood in Atlantis

bbThe lovely Lily Childs sent me this photo, showing Bitterwood in the window of the Atlantis Occult Bookshop near the British Museum.

It’s cuddling up to another gorgeous Tartarus Press production, Robert Aickman’s The River Runs Uphill.

So, my baby is in
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Last week, in Adelaide

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Breakfast, day one

And so last week I went back to Adelaide barely a fortnight after I’d left it in order to deliver two talks at Flinders University (thanks to my Brain, Lisa L. Hannett, for organising all that!).

We had an excellent breakfast
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Mario Guslandi on Home and Hearth

1912502_10152349104439813_635754832_nMario Guslandi reviews my Spectral Press chapbook Home and Hearth at the British Fantasy Society’s page.

Angela Slatter is firmly holding her position in my personal Top Ten list of favourite dark fiction authors since her outstanding debut collection “The Girl with No
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Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women

I’m very happy to say that I’ve got a story in this fabulous reprint anthology edited by Paula Guran. Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women can be pre-ordered here.

The table of contents is a thing to behold:

• Kelley
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Rick Kleffel on The Literature of Fear: 12 High-Quality Horror Books for Sleepless Nights

masthead3The delightful and erudite Mr Rick Kleffel has selected twelve “high-quality horror books” for your delectation, including Nathan Ballingrud’s magnificent North American Lake Monsters, Dreams of Shadow and Smoke from Swan River Press, Michael Marshall’s We Are Here, and my Bitterwood Bible.

The
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A lovely review of the Le Fanu tribute anthology!

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Interview: The Pretty Little Dead Girls of Mercedes Murdock Yardley

MMYThe wonderful Mercedes Murdock Yardley talks about her new, beautiful, mournful, whimsical work, Pretty Little Dead Girls (which T O Munro reviews here.)

1. So, what do new readers need to know about Mercedes Murdock Yardley?

I’m the girl
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