Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017

ybdfh17mock300Huzzah! The lovely Paula Guran has released the ToC for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017 (Prime Books). Most excellent company to be in! My story “The Red Forest” (the new story from my reprint horror collection Read more…

The Mammoth Book of the Mummy: 19 Tales of the Immortal Dead

mummy-ukWell, the UK edition of The Mammoth Book of the Mummy: 19 Tales of the Immortal Dead edited by Paula Guran will be out in January 2017!

Time to pre-order your copy, peeps – read it and do your research before the
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Over at The Wheeler Centre …

wheeler… I talk about working with words.

What’s the best (or worst) advice you’ve received about writing?

‘Write every day’. It’s a bit of advice about building a habit of writing, but it doesn’t always work because some days you are just empty creatively.
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Patreon art update

Oooooh, in colour now!


Mad Hatters and March Hares

John Tennial's wonderful Alice

John Tennial’s wonderful Alice

Huzzah! A new anthology from Ellen Datlow, Mad Hatters and March Hares, will be published by Tor next year.

I’m very excited to have a story in this (representing with Kaaron Warren), along
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A Shout-out to Be. Bangles

I ordered a couple of gifts from the lovely Be. Bangles for Christmas – imagine my delight to find a lovely little message when they arrived! So, go and throw them some love and money (although not in a manner that will offend morality laws); not only are they awesome, the business helps push some good things back out into
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Patreon peeks

So, one of the things I’m working on (in between all the other end of the year deadlines) is a Patreon account.

One of the reward levels will get you a scroll once a month with some sort of story-related artefact on it. Kathleen Jennings is doing the art for me.

Exhibit A is A Brief History of the Hind-Girls:

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Dreaming in the Dark is launched!

dreaming-in-the-dark-design2-26-oct-16And so the Dreaming in the Dark anthology, the flagship publication of PS Australia, edited by the legendary Jack Dann has been launched.

Dymocks in the city have several signed copies, so if you couldn’t get along tonight you know where
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Winter Children

signingThe signing sheets arrived just this afternoon, so I’ve spent the last couple of hours 200 sheets for the limited edition Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales! They’ll be back to PS Publishing tomorrow via an especially fast pigeon in
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