Tag Archives: fantasy

The Bone Lantern

So a couple of years ago, artist Lorena Carrington and I met at the Bendigo Writers’ Festival. We got on well, I sent her some books and she sent me some glorious art. One of those pieces of art was called
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Lisette of the Raven, Ash of the Rook: Suzanne J. Willis

1. What do new readers need to know about Suzanne J. Willis?

I’m a lawyer who works with the dead (in wills and estates), and loves stories that are linguistically rich, a bit dark, and occasionally nasty. My tales are firmly in the fairy tale
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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
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The Dark Issue 45 – February 2019

The latest issue of The Dark is out in the wild!

There are new stories by Carrie Laben (“The Crying Bride”) and Julia August (“Butterflies and Hurricanes”), and reprints from myself (“The Red Forest”) and Octavia Cade (“The Little Beast”).

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The Dark Magazine #42

The latest issue of The Dark has four great stories for your reading pleasure.

“The Only Way Out Lies Farther In” by David Tallerman
“Better Angels” by Angela Slatter (reprint)
“Sea-Crowned” by H. Pueyo
“A Pinhole of Light” by Julie C. Day (reprint)

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New Collection!

Delighted to say that I’ve signed a contract with the wondrous PS Publishing for a new collection of stories, due out in 2019.

Twelve reprints, two new stories, and an intro
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Le Guin on writing fantasy

ursulakleguin-200This is an extract from Ursula Le Guin’s review of Ishiguro’s Buried Giant, and I think it sums up very well some of the problems that occur when lit writers assume writing genre is an easy thing.

“A wild country inhabited by monsters, an old
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Drive-by from Fairyland: Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss not only has a cool name, she’s the creator of some glorious prose. Her fiction includes the wonderful creation of Miss Emily Gray (whom I find vaguely sinister in a pleasing way) in her collection In the Forest of Forgetting. Her work has been published in Strange Horizons,
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