Beyond the Woods: Retold Fairy Tales is a new reprint anthology from the lovely Paula Guran and Night Shade Books.
It will be out in July 2016, and I’m delighted to say that my story “The Bone Mother” is contained therein, along with tales by the likes of Kelly Link, Jane Yolen, Tanith
Image taken from page 78 of “Songs for Little People,” published in 1896. (The British Library)
The Sourdough Posts: Under the Mountain
Ah, and the last Sourdough post! “Under the Mountain” loops back to the events of “Sister, Sister”
So I woke to a text from my dearest Brain, Lisa L. Hannett, sent while she was exploring far-flung Lindisfarne on her Great Viking Adventure Time, saying “WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP, MY BRAIN, YOU’RE ON THE WFA SHORTLIST!”
And so, All of the Dancing was Done. It’s lovely that
The 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 stayed, sitting in the back
Utterly delighted to have my fourth outing in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, this time in the 2015 Edition (Prime Books) – and to share it with Lisa Hannett in her first appearance there makes it even more special!
Our title story from The Female Factory collection (Twelfth Planet
At last, it’s here: Midnight and Moonshine is up at Amazon, ready for downloading to your Kindle’ish devices, people!
The gods are dead, but will not be forgotten.
When Mymnir flees the devastation of Ragnarok, she hopes to escape all that bound her to Ásgarðr —
Grand Master of Melodramatic Horror Mayhem, John Llewellyn Probert, (The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine is well worth the read) is one of the Spectral Book of Horror Stories authors and kindly answers some questions for us.
1. Can you remember the first horror story
Annihilation, the first book of the Southern Reach trilogy and Jeff VanderMeer’s first novel in four years, is in barnstorming mode to say the least. You can purchase it here (you know you want to).
The story so far:
Annihilation is set in a remote coastal
Continuing the posts of the exegetical component of my PhD – no criticism intended, merely analysis. This section looks at mosaic novels and other forms of fragmented storytelling.
Part Three: Mosaic
‘My lies and the fragments of truth I remember mingle so well that I can hardly recognise
So, Tessa Kum is available to edit your work and her flensing services are second to none. That is all you really need to know. Go here.
Not quite convinced? How about listening to Jeff VanderMeer?
“I highly recommend Tessa’s demolition process. I