Monthly Archives: July 2015
The Clowns on the Balcony
So, every afternoon around 3.30 I hear sounds out on the balcony, the scrape and scratch of large claws grabbing onto the metal railing. No, it’s not a monstrous attack, it’s these guys, the resident clowns. I generally go out, say hello,
The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Paul Meloy
Paul Meloy was born in 1966. He is the author of Islington Crocodiles, Dogs With Their Eyes Shut, The Night Clock and a forthcoming collection called Electric Breakfast. He is working on his second novel, a sequel to The Night Clock. He lives in
The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Simon Bestwick
Having fled a life of soul-killing jobs (office worker, fast food operative, WP operator, training administrator, call centre worker), the very talented Mr Simon Bestwick is now spending his days doing what he loves: writing. Which is a fortunate thing
Of Sorrow and Such available for pre-order!
All of the undignified happy dancing this morning: my Tor.com novella, Of Sorrow and Such, is available for pre-order.
If you feel so moved, go here – but please note that only Amazon and Barnes and Noble currently
The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Gary Fry
Gary Fry lives in Dracula’s Whitby, literally around the corner from where Bram Stoker was staying when he was thinking about that character. Gary has a PhD in psychology, but his first love is literature. He is the author of many short story collections,
The Sourdough Posts: Lavender and Lychgates
Oh noes! Second last Sourdough story! Soon it will all be over. 🙁
With “Lavender and Lychgates” I wanted to draw some threads together: I wanted to see Emmeline and Peregrine from “Sourdough”
The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Ray Cluley
Ray Cluley’s short stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies. He has appeared in a few ‘best of’ anthologies and a couple of his stories have been translated (into French and Polish). He won the British Fantasy Award
Another Bitterwood Bible Giveaway!
To mark Bitterwood’s shortlisting for the World Fantasy Awards, Tartarus Press and I are celebrating by giving away another copy of the increasingly rare limited edition hardcover of The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (we’re down to roughly the last one hundred copies), with illustrations by Kathleen Jennings, Introduction by
The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Stephen Volk
Stephen Volk is the author of the superb novellas, Whitstable and Leytontone, as well as a screenwriter of note, having written Ghostwatch, Afterlife, and Gothic. He’s won BAFTAs and British Fantasy Awards and is generally delightful.
What inspired your story
The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Lisa L. Hannett
Lisa L. Hannett has had over 60 short stories appear in venues including Clarkesworld, Fantasy, Weird Tales, Apex, the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, and Imaginarium: Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She has won four Aurealis Awards, including Best Collection for her first