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
Stories! It will come as no surprise whatsoever to you that I love them. I got some brilliant ones for Christmas which will kick-start my 2018 nicely, but right now I’m looking back (with the help of Goodreads) at the books I read and loved in 2017. These aren’t necessarily books that were published in… Continue reading My Favourite Reads of 2017
On the surface it was a serene writing year for me. I didn’t put a lot out there. I glided along, occasionally quacking in the form of a short story or two. Underneath those unruffled feathers, I was paddling furiously. I’ve written a lot this year, which means 2018 will look a bit frenetic, but… Continue reading 2017: The year of the Duck in the Mist