First short story publication of 2017


Very excited to be a part of this illustrated anthology (illustrated!!) featuring such genre luminaries as Ramsey Campbell and Gary McMahon. My short story ‘Nightswimming’ is a riff on the Little Mermaid fairytale – my personal quest to become the next Angela Carter is well underway.

Horror Uncut is almost upon us….

…which is quite splendid because my short story ‘Ptichka’ will be appearing in it. The full title is Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Uneaseedited by the late, great Joel Lane and Tom Johnstone. The table of contents is pretty impressive – I’m in esteemed company, including fellow T-Party member Rosanne Rabinowitz with a cracking story:

  1. Joel Lane – ‘A Cry for Help’

  2. Simon Bestwick – ‘The Battering Stone’

  3. Priya Sharma – ‘The Ballad of Boomtown’

  4. John Llewellyn Probert – ‘The Lucky Ones’

  5. Stephen Hampton – ‘The Sun Trap’

  6. Gary McMahon – ‘Only Bleeding’

  7. Anna Taborska – ‘The Lemmy / Trump Test’

  8. John Howard – ‘Falling into Stone’

  9. Laura Mauro – ‘Ptichka’

  10. Stephen Bacon – ‘The Devil’s Only Friend’

  11. David Williamson – ‘The Procedure’

  12. Rosanne Rabinowitz – ‘Pieces of Ourselves’

  13. John Forth – ‘A Simple Matter of Space’

  14. David Turnbull – ‘The Privilege Card’

  15. Alison Littlewood – ‘The Ghost at the Feast’

  16. Andrew Hook – ‘The Opaque District’

  17. Thana Niveau – ‘No History of Violence’


It’s due for release sometime very soon, so watch this space for more information!