Something a bit fishy…

  Dashing in to say that my new 75-word story Things That Go Bump is up at specialist flash fiction website Paragraph Planet today. It's a flippant little piece about ghosts, dead fish, and things that aren't quite as they seem. Do go and check it out - and I hope you have as much... Continue Reading →

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My first EdgeLit

Saturday found me in Derby, at my first ever EdgeLit sci-fi/fantasy book convention. This is an annual event, staged at The Quad in Derby city centre by the talented Alex Davies and his crew. I'd heard lots about it in previous years, but had always been double-booked somewhere else. This year, with my publisher Fox... Continue Reading →

If Heyer did horror?

Georgette Heyer never did write horror, of course, but some of her more light-hearted crime novels came surprisingly close, and they've always been big favourites of mine. So when I came to write Got Ghosts?, it was to those titles that I turned for some inspiration. To find out which books those were, and how... Continue Reading →

Where there’s a ghost…

...there's often a crime. After all, ghosts are people who died, and not all those deaths are natural. To read more about this rather weird subject, head for Ellie Sisson's blog, where she's been kind enough to lend me a soapbox and hand me a microphone for my latest "guest ghost post". This time it's... Continue Reading →

‘Got Ghosts?’ cover reveal

And now *drum roll please* the moment you've all been waiting for...  Well, the moment I've been waiting for at any rate. The moment that the brand new cover artwork for 'Got Ghosts?' is revealed. And here it is, in all its wonderful psychedelic glory. The artwork is by Vincent Holland-Keen and I particularly like... Continue Reading →

A summons to read…

...my 75- word flash fiction 'The Summons', which is appearing on the Paragraph Planet website. The story is based on an old myth from Thirlmere in the Lake District. The villages of Armboth and Wythburn were drowned (having been evacuated first, I should add - I'm not that much of a ghoul!) during the creation... Continue Reading →

Just visiting?

I had some lovely news on the writing front the other week, but have been so busy dashing around I'd completely forgotten to pass it on! Those of you who've been following me for a while may remember a short story of mine called The Visitor, which appeared in the Queer Dimensions anthology from QueeredFiction. ... Continue Reading →

Ghosts getting closer

Yesterday was edits day on my latest book Got Ghosts, which is due out from Fox Spirit just in time for Halloween. Sometimes the editing process can be distinctly fraught, but this time it was, relatively speaking, a doddle.  No more than a few typos, a couple of awful howlers, and a general scrape-and-polish. Whilst... Continue Reading →

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