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Murder in the Mail!

murder1My contributor copies of Murder Ballads have arrived in the mail! So much excitement! This is such a gorgeous book, with a ToC filled with authors I’m delighted to sit next to! Thanks, Egaeus Press – these are limited editions and
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MURDER BALLADS. Now available to pre-order.

mrCheck out this beauty!

A collection of seventeen dark tales & novellas, in which some of today’s finest weird story writers provide previously unpublished work inspired by traditional murder ballads. The results are sometimes enigmatic, sometimes witty, sometimes desperately grim; just like the
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Murder Ballads from Egaeus Press

mbI’m delighted to announce that I’ve sold “The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners” to Egaeus Press for their superb new collection, Murder Ballads.

In the early months of 2017 Egaeus Press will publish MURDER BALLADS, an anthology of stories inspired by
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The Sourdough Posts: Sister, Sister

sourdough-under-180x300“Sister, Sister” has its roots in my childhood: one of the books we had to read was an old collection of my mother’s, called Norwegian Folk Tales. I suspect it was an old book when Mum first got it as a kid, it was
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The Sourdough Posts: The Story of Ink

Kathleen's drawing from Bitterwood's "Spells for Coming Forth by Daylight" - works well here too.

Kathleen’s drawing from Bitterwood’s “Spells for Coming Forth by Daylight” – works well here too.

“The Story of Ink” follows on from “Ash” in that it traces the fate of the
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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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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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Egaeus Press, Book the Second

Oh my, the next release from Egaeus Press is a doozy. The follow-up to Reggie Oliver’s  gorgeous Shadow Plays is Stephen J. Clark’s In Delirium’s Circle.

To which I say “Huzzah!” and “Squee!” Stephen did the cover
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At long last

Here it is, the damned thing. All bound and delivered to the postgrad office, with only one minor heart attack when I found the doors of said office closed. This is, of course, not the end. There will
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The Surreal Drive-by: Stephen J Clark

I always used to look at Tartarus Press covers and wonder idly about the lovely, creepy illustrations on the covers. Then I got the illustration for the cover of my very own Tartarus
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