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Horrorology Interviews: Michael Marshall Smith

mmsWriting horror under the name of Michael Marshall Smith and thrillers as Michael Marshall, MMS has produced a slew of best sellers, including The Straw Men and The Lonely Dead. He’s won awards for co-writing and performing two series of BBC Radio 4’s
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Speaker for the Dead

lanternSo, I’ve been reading Necropolis: London and Her Dead by Catherine Arnold, which is very enjoyable. She says that mourners wore black to hide themselves from the ghosts of the dead, which is awesome. And it gave me a story spark, hence,
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Letters to Lovecraft: A billet-doux from Stone Skin Press

HP-LovecraftStone Skin Press have announced a new anthology – and a teasing tantalising portion of the ToC – Letters to Lovecraft.

The stories all take Old Sad Face’s seminal essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature” as their starting point.
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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014 edited by Paula Guran

YBDarkFH2014cover300Huzzah! My nasty story “Cuckoo” (originally published in A Killer Among Demons) has scored a berth with Paula Guran’s 2014 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror.

The ToC is below, and is declared “awesome”!

“Postcards from Abroad,” Peter Atkins (Rolling Darkness
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The Dark, Issue 1: reviewed

coverSmallAnother great review of the first issue of The Dark, this time from Terry Weyna at Fantasy Literature!

Go here.

The Night Stair and Now, All Pirates Are Gone

bitterwood6More story-art from Kathleen Jennings!



Last call for GenreCon Volunteers

The lovely folk at GenreCon have put out a last call for volunteers, Brisneyland peoplegc-2013-web-banner.

Go on, you know you want to. It’s good for your karma – also, there may be cookies.

Go here for the details.

One Small Step

The lovely Tehani of FableCroft has announced the ToC for her new (early) 2013 anthology, One Small Step. Happy to see quite a few friends in this one!

You’ll note a story by Lisa Hannett and I, “By Blood
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We have lift-off

Gary Kemble’s photo

And Midnight and Moonshine was officially launched last night!

Thanks to Avid Reader for providing a lovely venue and to Trent Jamieson for his eloquent hostessing (“Your exits are here, here and here – and buy the
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Inappropriate author behaviour tips

Okay, as part of a series of public service announcements for authors in general I’m going to occasionally do some posts about inappropriate author behaviour.

While you may think some of these are ‘promotional opportunities’ for your own work (self-published authors
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