Just in case the fiction writing thing doesn’t work out…

…I’m very excited to be writing for Pro Wrestling Journal, covering British promotions Revolution Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling EVE. I’ve been a huge wrestling fan since I was a teenager, and so having the opportunity to combine my love of writing with my love for sweaty men in pants throwing men at other sweaty men in pants is a bit of a dream come true.

My debut article for Pro Wrestling Journal – a round-up of the Rev Pro year so far – can be found here.

Twisted Tales of Hybridity

The yearly Gothic Manchester Festival is almost upon us, courtesy of Manchester Metropolitan University, and I’m very pleased to be taking part once again. I was at the Festival in 2014 as part of the ‘Twisted Tales of Austerity’ event – a reading/panel discussion in which myself, Rosanne Rabinowitz and Tom Johnstone read our respective stories from ‘Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease’. (You can read a review of that event over at Priya Sharma’s blog).

This year, the Twisted Tales theme continues – ‘Twisted Tales of Hybridity’ will feature readings and discussion from myself, Helen Marshall and Rosie Garland, exploring the ways in which hybridity influences our work. Having just finished a university essay on Gothic fiction at the fin de siècle, I’m especially excited about this year’s Festival, and I think it’s going to be a pretty fantastic event.

You can find out more information about the Gothic Manchester Festival, the Twisted Tales event and its participants here.

Undertow Books are on sale!

The excellent Undertow Books are having a sale, and I can recommend without hesitation that you take advantage while it lasts!

You can get the Shirley Jackson award-nominated ‘Shadows and Tall Trees 7’ in paperback for $15 (approx. £11) and in hardback for $25 (£18) – all prices include worldwide shipping. ‘Shadows and Tall Trees 7’ includes my short story ‘Sun Dogs’, which is shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson award in the ‘Novelette’ category. Plus, both editions are beautiful:

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There’s also Year’s Best Weird Fiction 4, edited by the excellent Helen Marshall. Additionally, you can pick up Priya Sharma’s debut collection ‘All The Fabulous Beasts’, which is not currently in the sale but is well worth every penny – I reviewed the collection for Ginger Nuts of Horror here and if you haven’t read it yet, I strongly encourage you to do so – it’s a collection which will no doubt accumulate plenty of awards in 2019.