Cursed!

This lovely thing arrived in the mail the other day not long after I saw this review of it at Publishers Weekly. All in all, a good day.

Thanks to Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane for taking my
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New Collection: The Heart is a Mirror for Sinner and Other Stories

My new collection from PS Publishing is available for pre-order! The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories has 14 stories (12 reprints and two new), and an Introduction from the marvellous Mr Kim Newman.

The ToC:

Tin Soldier
Egyptian Revival Neither
Time
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Women in Horror Month

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Good morning from my Terribly Neglected Blog.

For Women in Horror Month here are a couple of useful links. Firstly Kat Clay has compiled a list of horror stories by Australian writers (who just happen to be female). Go Read more…

Time Moves Differently Here

Art by Kathleen Jennings

The thing about writing a book is that it takes so long. And this is not a complaint, merely an observation[i]. This is my personal experience.

Bookering, bookerisation, bookification …

From the first tiny spark
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The Dark Issue 56

A lovely way to start the year is with a reprint in The Dark, issue 56! My story “No Good Deed” (a tale set in the world of the Sourdough and Bitterwood mosaic collections) is alongside wonderful work by Clara
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THE BEST OF SHIMMER

I’m absolutely delighted to say that I’ve got a story in this lovely tome, THE BEST OF SHIMMER, coming in 2020.

As “The Little Match Girl” was my first real sale when I started writing, I’m so happy she’s reprinted in this anthology.

ToC:

Flying and
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Ladies of the Fright: Witches!!

Art by Kathleen Jennings as always, from Flight.

Over Halloween I had a chat with the delightful and delovely Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera, the Ladies of the Fright! About witches (or my “witch work”). Me, sounding very Australian – in the background
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Scribbles

In between a million other things, I’m trying to make sure I keep writing my own things … they make me feel happy, grounded when the world is a bit topsy-turvy (like now, end of year, moving house, deadlines, etc). So here is my current scribble, untitled (but let’s call it “Nest” for the moment), but I think it might
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A Miscellany of Death & Folly

A Miscellany of Death & Folly is now available to order!

… An entertainment including works from some of the finest authors of the weird and morbid working today: A collection of admirable knick-knacks and curios, fictions, non-fictions, poems, for your amusement.

It isn’t
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For a Halloween Snack

Stephen J. Clark’s “Homunculus”

Here’s my short story “Sourdough” …

Sourdough

by Angela Slatter

My father did not know that my mother knew about his other wives, but she did.

It didn’t seem to bother her, perhaps because, of them all, she had the greater
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