I remember borrowing a copy of Roald Dahl’s short story collection Kiss Kiss from the library at an impressionable age and sinking fully into its black humour, to emerge never quite the same ever again. So I’m really glad Tales From the Shadow Booth exists. The first volume reminded me of Dahl in places, and… Continue reading Entering the Shadow Booth
There are six covers by Darren Hopes in the Eden Book Society project, and they make an eerie and stylish collection. I helped to prepare* one of the novellas in this series (although I’m not allowed to say which one) and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the entire set. The other… Continue reading A Pick of Six
Here’s a bit more information about my new novel, The Loosening Skin, that will be published by Unsung Stories in October – we have a blurb! When people shed their skin every seven years, it’s just a fact of life that we will cast off all the attachments of our old life. And when our… Continue reading More Loosenings
Covers! Here are two of them to look at – The March edition of one of my favourite magazines, The Dark, contains my horror story Corwick Grows, which you can read right now on the website. It’s based on something that happened to me when I lived in Wiltshire, for a while. I would see… Continue reading New and Reprinted
Hold on. I’m going to savour this moment first. Right. Enough savouring – this is the announcement from Unsung Stories that they will be publishing my novel (called The Loosening Skin) in October 2018: First up we will be publishing the next title from our resident award-nomination magnet, Aliya Whiteley. The Loosening Skin will be out in… Continue reading Novel Alert
Be afraid, for New Fears 2 is coming soon. Scratch that. Be delighted! It’ll be a brilliant read, like the first one. And what’s more, it’s got one of my stories in it, which means I’m in unbelievably good company.
As of today The Beauty is available to buy in the US from Titan Books, and that is a very strange thought. I wrote it about five years ago, in the frame of mind that since nobody published my stories anyway I might as well write something entirely to please myself. I put all my… Continue reading Still Beautiful