At last! Of the many (oh so many!) stories I have floating around out there, a few are finally nearing publication. The World Fantasy Convention is imminent, which will see the launch of many books, some of which I'm in.
First up is The Tenth Black Book of Horror, published by Mortbury Press. I've had stories in volumes 7, 8 and 9 but this time marks my debut in the coveted Final Slot. It's possibly the most gruesome thing I've ever written, although I think it's actually kind of sweet and romantic. In a twisted, disturbed kind of way, but still... Anyway, here's the Table of Contents:
Stiff - Angela Blake
The Easter Bunny - Tom Johnstone
The Last Testament of Jacob Tyler - David Surface
The War Effort - Carl P Thompson
The Pre-Raphaelite Painting - David A Sutton
Christmas in the Rain - Chris Lawton
Deeper Than Dark Water - Gary Power
Marshwall - Paul Finch
Exploding Raphaelesque Heads - Ian Hunter
The Best Christmas Ever - John Llewellyn Probert
The Pygmalion Conjuration - Mike Chinn
The Boy - David Williamson
The Last Wagon in the Train - Andrea James
Dad Dancing - Kate Farrell
Guinea Pig Girl - Thana Niveau
Be sure to check out the OFFICIAL TRAILER, by Anna Taborska!
And then there's The Burning Circus, an anthology for members of the British Fantasy Society.
Foreword - Johnny Mains
Introduction - Ramsey Campbell
Doll Hands - Adam Nevill
Death Walks En Pointe - Thana Niveau
The Burning Circus - Angela Slatter
Where is Uncle Phillip? - Alex Hamilton
The Queen in the Yellow Wallpaper - Lynda E Rucker
The Peter Lorre Fan Club - Stephen Volk
The Garscube Creative Writing Group - Muriel Gray
The Sixteenth Step - Robert Shearman
In case you can't guess from the title, my story is a giallo set in the world of ballet. And if you have a fraction as much fun reading it as I had writing it, my work here is done.