Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sourdough – Graphic Novel

So one of the other projects Kathleen Jennings and I are working on (amongst all the other projects) is creating graphic novel versions of the Sourdough stories. Kathleen sent me some pages yesterday for the first story, which is, funnily enough, “Sourdough”. Soon we’ll start shopping these around to publishers.

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The Sourdough Posts: Gallowberries

Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham

“Gallowberries” was one of the stories I wrote while writing other stories for MA. It has all the same kinds of fairy tale themes but it’s not one of the re-written/re-imagined tales that went into Black-Winged Angels. In fact, I
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SQ Magazine: Dark Legends of a New Age

SQHere’s the cover rough for SQ Mag 20 (1 May 2015), which is a special edition, ‘Dark Legends of a New Age’, and contains stories from some of my fave peeps! Also one from me.

Bluebeard’s Daughter – Angela Slatter
The Bone Maiden
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Archivist Wasp: Nicole Kornher-Stace

nksThe first thing I read by Nicole Kornher-Stace was The Winter Triptych from Papaveria Press … which utterly stunned me. Winter. Queens. Ghosts. Roses. Castles. And that cover, oh that cover. Stunning writing, visceral imagery, a story that disturbed and
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The Sourdough Posts: The Shadow Tree

Alas, a Rackham will have to do.

Alas, a Rackham will have to do.

So, I’ve been sort of missing writing about The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings and I thought ‘Why not give Sourdough and Other Stories the same treatment?’ Alas, I haz
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ToC The Mammoth Book of the Mummy

mummy_19300_md-300x125I’m delighted to say that the wonderful Paula Guran has taken my original story “Egyptian Revival” for her Mammoth Book of the Mummy (Constable and Robinson, Feb 2016). Thanks to Paula not only for buying it, but also for her most excellent and invaluable
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Dead Funny: An Interview with Johnny Mains

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British author and editor Johnny Mains took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about horror writing, films, his literary influences and encountering the odd publishing industry wanker. His first Best British Horror for Salt Publishing
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Review: The Female Factory

FemaleFactory-coverThe wonderful Amanda Wrangles has reviewed The Female Factory (which won the Aurealis Award for Best Collection last week, didn’t ya know?) over at Marianne de Pierres’ most excellent and eclectic site.

As the latest joint offering from super-star writing duo Angela Slatter
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In which there is dancing and a book deal

Fox

I had no appropriate pic, so went for Kathleen’s suspicious-looking fox

A three book deal to be precise.

As I’m given to understand (by a very reliable source) that this info has been released at the London Book Fair this week, I can no
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The Bitterwood Posts: Spells for Coming Forth by Daylight

spells1This is my last Bitterwood Post – I’m a little sad now.

The title for this story came when I was visiting an Ancient Egyptian exhibition at the Queensland Museum with my mother and sister. One of the guide notes on the wall
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