Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales

winterAnd so here is the cover for my newest collection – my first “proper” horror collection, Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales. Eleven reprints together for the first time AND a brand new story, “The Red Forest”.

The lovely PS Publishing have done a great job of pulling together this limited edition with an amazing cover by Pedro Marques. Thanks to Conrad Williams for the Introduction.

Pre-order today – this run is limited to 200 copies. Update: only a few copies left!

Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales was listed on the 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List and was a finalist for the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Collection.


  1. Only the Dead and the Moonstruck
  2. Cuckoo
  3. The Burning Circus
  4. Home and Hearth
  5. Winter Children
  6. Pale Tree House
  7. The Red Forest
  8. The Song of Sighs
  9. The Dead Ones Don’t Hurt You
  10. Sun Falls
  11. The Way of All Flesh
  12. The October Widow

Nice things people have said:

‘Angela Slatter is a powerful and eloquent voice in horror fiction. Every story in this collection is a dark and polished gem.’ ~ Stephen Jones

‘Angela Slatter is one of the treasures of current horror fiction. Her work is darkly magical, lyrical and beautiful, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ ~ Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold Season, The Unquiet House, A Cold Silence, The Path of Needles

‘Marvellous stuff! Angela Slatter confronts the darker side of humanity in these bracing meditations on the nature of belief, betrayal and wonder. WINTER CHILDREN AND OTHER CHILLING TALES is a riveting read, and a fine addition to the canon of one of the genre’s fastest rising stars. ‘ ~ Helen Marshall, author of Hair Side, Flesh Side and Gifts for the One Who Comes After

‘Angela Slatter’s stories are enviably original, and told in prose as stylish as it’s precise. Not just disturbing but often touching, her work enriches and revives the tale of terror.’ ~ Ramsey Campbell, author of The Doll Who Ate His Mother, The Hungry Moon, and Told by the Dead

‘Angela Slatter is an international treasure. She blends horror, fantasy and fairy tale to create something entirely fresh, but which feels too like the nightmares half-forgotten when you were a child. ‘ ~ Robert Shearman, author of Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, Remember Why You Fear Me, and They Do the Same Things Different There

‘Angela Slatter’s wonderful collection is filled with tales of gruelling horror and shiver-inducing dread, often swathed in shades of the darkest humour. You won’t want it to end.’ ~ Tim Lebbon, author of The Silence and The Hunt

Acknowledgement: The final editing of Winter Children and Other Chillings Tales was made easier with the kind assistance of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre (during my Established Writer-in-Residence gig there) and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund (which helped with funding).