Monthly Archives: August 2015

To Russia with Love and translation!

My first ever translation into Russian!

Darker Magazine, Russia’s biggest horror e-zine, has a translation of my tale “Rising, Not Dreaming”, which first appeared in Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Innsmouth Free Press a few years back and was reprinted in Steve Jones’ Weirder Shadows Over
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Flight – colours!

And now we’re getting to the colouring things in part of the process! When I say “we’re”, I mean Kathleen is doing all the work and I’m sitting back saying “More green, less red; insufficient mauve!”


Fablecroft’s Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction

fablecroftFablecroft have released the ToC for their Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction and I’m happy to say that “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” is getting another outing, and in very good company too!

St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls by Angela
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Cate Gardner and The Bureau of Them

categCate Gardner is a British horror and fantastical author with over a hundred short stories published. Several of those stories appear in her collection Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits (Strange Publications 2010). She is also the author of  five novellas: Theatre
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Pulp Fiction’s 20th Birthday Celebration Sale!

pulpMy fave bookshop anywhere in the world is Pulp Fiction – and the store is celebrating its 20th Birthday with a sale.

There’s 20% of all stock, some lucky draws AND cake. So, go on in and support the finest independent
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She Walks in Shadows – sample stories

The wrap-around cover of She Walks in Shadows! Still one of my fave covers.

You can pre-order here AND read some story excerpts (“Turn Out the Light” by Penelope Love and “The Thing on the Cheerleading Squad” by Molly Tanzer)  to see what squamous joys you’re in for.

Go, read, order. You know you want to.

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Check it out:’s Sampler

tor-samplerAnd you can now download Publishing’s Fall 2015 Sampler! It’s free – go here for details.

I tell you this coz it had excerpts from the first ten novellas in’s new line. So if you’d like to see what
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Dead Letters

flopost1And Conrad Williams has announced the ToC for his Dead Letters anthology. I’m in it – v. excited. Published by Titan Books in 2016.

The Green Letter – Steven Hall
Over to You – Michael Marshall Smith
In Memoriam – Joanne Harris
Ausland –
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The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Simon Marshall-Jones

simon-marshall-jones1It seemed only fitting to hear from Spectral’s fearless leader once again: the delightful Mr Simon Marshall-Jones!

What inspired you to run with a second Spectral Book of Horror Stories?

That one’s simple really – the first one was such an outstanding success, both
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Cover and ToC Reveal: The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014

years-best-fantasy-and-horror-v5.webAlways happy to have stories (two!) in this glorious publication edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, and published by Ticonderoga Publications. The fifth volume of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror has yet another gorgeous cover and, most importantly, can
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