Ending what’s been a hugely exciting week for me for reasons I’m mainly not allowed to talk about yet* (but one of which was that it was my birthday and I received a huge pile of new books to read – I love book-heavy birthdays) is the publication of a short story of mine on… Continue reading Spoils for grabs
I’m so pleased to be able to kick off 2020 with a short story in the latest volume of Swan River Press’ Uncertainties series. Uncertainties: Volume IV was edited by Tim Jarvis and contains the most amazing line-up. You can click here to take a look and pre-order. My story, Reflection, Refraction, Dispersion is a… Continue reading Uncertain Short Reflections
This stunning illustration by Richard Wagner is going to accompany my story in the next issue of Interzone (272, due out in September). It’s called Blessings Erupt, and this is the perfect image for it.
I’ll be at MCM Comic Con in London this Sunday, taking part in a panel and generally hanging around with other authors. There will be quite a few of us, but I’m particularly looking forward to seeing my fellow panellists and Unsung authors, Oliver Langmead and Verity Holloway. Together we should be able to think of interesting stuff… Continue reading Comic Con and Space Shops
Lots of things happened, all at once. Like buses. I’ll fill in. The Beauty will be published in the US by Titan Books in November 2017. A new, previously unpublished novelette of mine about aliens and miscommunications called ‘Peace, Pipe’ will be included with it. It looks smashing. Look. Barnes and Noble ran a cover reveal and an excerpt on… Continue reading Crazy Buses
Black Static #57 is now available, and it contains great stories by Mike O’Driscoll, Ralph Robert Moore and Simon Avery – along with my own story, The Chambermaid, which is a creepy tale of what you find in people’s hotel rooms when you’re cleaning up after them, and what you can read into the objects that surround… Continue reading Housekeeping
I really like stories that surprise me. I’ve talked about this in a few places. I like it when I don’t know what’s coming next, as a reader and as a writer, and I’ve been thinking of ways to put that element of the unpredictable across to readers for a long time now. That’s why… Continue reading Patreon and Predictability