My new novel, currently entitled Blackwater, will be out in the first half of 2021. It’s the first novel set in the same world as my mosaic collections Sourdough and Other Stories and The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and the novella Of Sorrow and Such. It will be published by Titan Books. More details as they come to hand.
Miren O’Malley has been raised in a crumbling mansion called Hob’s Hallow by her grandparents, Aoife and Óisín: she’s the last child of a once-great house. While the extended branches have prospered the O’Malleys proper, unable to honour an ancient pact, have dwindled. Like all the heirs before her, Miren has been branded with the sign of the double-tailed, Janus-headed mermaid and gifted a necklace in the shape of a silver ship’s bell ? as if the family isn’t about to fall. But sometimes Miren’s brand burns, there are things in the depths keeping watch over Hob’s Hallow, and Grandmother Aoife is not ready to give up the ghost yet – and her granddaughter is the coin she’s prepared to pay.