Category Archives: Sales

The Dark Issue 66

I’ve got a reprint story up at The Dark in Issue 66!

“Our Lady of Wicker Bridge” originally appeared in Best British Horror 2: Dark Satanic Mills, Steve J. Shaw (ed.), Black Shuck Books, September 2017.

There were stories about Wicker
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New Story Sale

Story Sale: I sold my first original fiction story to Nightmare Magazine. Thanks, Wendy Wagner! “The Wrong Girl” will appear in the December 2020 issue. ?

Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2019

Delighted to say that I’ve got a story in this one! Especially delighted as this story was difficult to write and edit, so I’m Most Pleased.

Even more delighted to see fellow Aussies Kaaron Warren and JS Breukelaar also in the ToC with a bunch of other wonderful writers. Thanks, Paula Guran!

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The Dark Issue 45 – February 2019

The latest issue of The Dark is out in the wild!

There are new stories by Carrie Laben (“The Crying Bride”) and Julia August (“Butterflies and Hurricanes”), and reprints from myself (“The Red Forest”) and Octavia
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Midnight and Moonshine – the release!

And thus we threatened and thus it came to pass … or rather will do so in November this year. Yes, we have a cover for Midnight and Moonshine, we have stories, we have
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I sold a story to Dark Prints Press for their A Killer Among Demons anthology.

“Cuckoo” is certainly one of the nastier stories I’ve written.

A sample:

The child was dead by the time I found her, but she
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Woot – first sale of 2012!

Very happy to announce that Lisa Hannett’s and my story “Prohibition Blues” has sold to Liz and Amanda at Ticonderoga Publications for the awesome and upcoming anthology¬†Damnation and Dames.

There are shoes, werewolves, the Charleston, feathers, chases through swamps,
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This morning I sent a new story, “Winter Children”, to PS Publishing.

This evening the kindly gents purchased it for their Postscripts anthology.

*snoopy dancing*


The Secret is out at last and I can stop being mysterious

At last! I can talk about this!!

Legendary editor Stephen Jones has announced his new project, an anthology of original, commissioned horror stories. A Book of Horrors has the cover below (quiver), and my story ‘The Coffin-maker’s Daughter’ in it!

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Highly Useful Courses

The Queen herself, Kim Wilkins, is teaching for QWC again. All hail!

There’s the Express Year of the Novel, the Year of the Edit and the Year of the Novel Online (YONline 3). The first two are members only courses, but the third can be done by anyone, anywhere, with access to t’internet.

Go here for a look-see