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 of Aickmann, and of other writers of dark, human strangeness. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it.
So it’s very good news for me that I managed to place one of my own weird stories in Tales From the Shadow Booth Volume 2, along with some great writers. I wrote ‘Ear to Ear’ with that twisted comic voice of Dahl’s firmly in my mind, and came up with a tale of butchery, cement, and hat-wearing.
Crowdfunding is going on now to pay the authors – order a copy and make us all happy. It will undoubtedly be a good read. The first one was. Plus – look at that cover! A real horror anthology blast from the past. I think I used to have one of those dolls. Terrifying.