Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Esoteric and arcane

Be careful what you wish for...

My story is called "First and Last and Always" and I suppose you could say it's a love story. Does it have a happy ending? I suppose that depends on your point of view.

The Wrong Fairy by Audrey Niffenegger
If I Die, Kill my Cat by Sarah Lotz
Shuffle by Will Hill
Domestic Magic by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem
Cad Coddeau by Liz Williams
Party Tricks by Dan Abnett
First and Last and Always by Thana Niveau
The Art of Escapology by Alison Littlewood
The Baby by Christopher Fowler
Do as Thou Wilt by Storm Constantine
Bottom Line by Lou Morgan
Mailer Daemon by Sophia McDougall
Buttons by Gail Z. Martin
Nanny Grey by Gemma Files
Dumb Lucy by Robert Shearman

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Tentacles and steam

I'm thrilled to announce that my story "Tentacular Spectacular" will be featuring in a new Chaosium anthology - Steampunk Cthulhu! Here's a peek at the gloriously creepy cover designed by Daniele Serra.

Edited and compiled by Glynn Owen Barrass and Brian M Sammons and featuring these stories:

Those Above – Jeffrey Thomas
Blackwold Horror – Adam Bolivar
No Hand to Turn the Key – Carrie Cuinn
The Reverend Mr. Goodworks and the Yeggs of Yig – Ed Erdelac
Carnacki – The Island of D. Munroe – William Meikle
Pain Wears No Mask – John Goodrich
Before the Least of These Stars – Lee Clark Zumpe
The Promised Messiah – DJ Tyrer
Unfathomable – Christine Morgan
The Flower – Chris Geeson
Tentacular Spectacular - Thana Niveau 
Fall of an Empire – Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons
The Baying of the Hounds - Leigh Kimmel
Mr Brass and the City of Devils – Josh Reynolds
The Source – DL Snell
Happy Birthday, Dear Cthulu - Robert Neilson
The Strange Company – Peter Rawlik
Steel and Bones – Lois Gresh

Thursday, 2 August 2012

A Ghostly Gathering

Simon Strantzas posted a link on Facebook to a Kindle version of one of his stories, reprinted by Mammoth Books from the Best New Horror series. So out of curiosity I typed my name into Amazon and there I was!

I'm part of a quartet with Mark Morris, Angela Slatter and Ramsey Campbell, three writers I like very much indeed. The stories are all reprinted from Best New Horror 22 and I heartily recommend all of them! (And Simon's too, although his is in a different eBook altogether.)