Tomorrow marks the arrival of both Halloween and Samhain, two similar but disparate festivals which celebrate the dark, the supernatural, the thinning of the veil between our world and the next. The perfect time of year, then, to settle down with a suitably spooky read. Whether it’s a crisp, cold day, a grey, rainy afternoon… Continue reading Spooky Stories for Samhain and Halloween
Even more people have been saying incredibly kind things about Sing Your Sadness Deep and I'm honestly slightly overwhelmed by it all, and expecting it all to come crashing down at any moment. A vardo, which may or may not belong to Sara's grandmother in 'The Pain-Eater's Daughter' The venerable John Linwood Grant over… Continue reading And even more reviews for Sing Your Sadness Deep
Attention is scary. Being a writer* is embodying a strange paradox in that on one hand, you would like people to read your writing - that's why we submit it to anthologies and magazines. But on the other hand, knowing that people are actually reading your writing is a deeply unnerving experience. It feels like… Continue reading Even more reviews for Sing Your Sadness Deep
...the inimitable Des Lewis has real-time reviewed Sing Your Sadness Deep, which is always a joy. Des has a knack of unearthing previously unrealised themes and motifs, which - if you're a seat-of-your-pants writer like I am - is a process of discovery. He also finds fascinating links between works he is reading and reviewing… Continue reading Reviews coming in for Sing Your Sadness Deep…
Absolutely thrilled (and slightly terrified) to say that you can now pre-order my debut short story collection, "Sing Your Sadness Deep", published by Undertow Publications. It's available via Amazon, where it will be released on 6th August, and via Undertow Publications themselves, where it will be released towards the beginning of July. The table of… Continue reading Sing Your Sadness Deep is now available to pre-order!
Very excited to be a part of this upcoming anthology - "Wonderland" is a collection of short stories inspired by Lewis Carrol's 'Alice in Wonderland', and my short story "The Night Parade" has made the ToC. My take on the Wonderland mythos is set in Osaka, Japan, and finds a world of folkloric demons and… Continue reading Down the rabbit hole…
One thing everyone knows about Undertow Publications is that they make gorgeous books. From Priya Sharma's 'All The Fabulous Beasts' to Mike O'Driscoll's 'The Dream Operator', Simon Strantzas' 'Nothing is Everything' to Georgina Bruce's upcoming debut collection 'This House of Wounds', Undertow's books are never less than stunning, and immense care is taken to create… Continue reading “Sing Your Sadness Deep” cover reveal