Imposter Syndrome – this time in anthology form


Delighted to be a part of what promises to be a superb anthology with my short story ‘In The Marrow’. Published by Dark Minds Press and edited by James Everington & Dan Howarth, ‘Imposter Syndrome’ features stories about changelings, doppelgangers, Capgras delusion and pod-people.

I’ve had a sneak preview of two of the other stories in the anthology and if they’re anything to go by, it’s going to be very good indeed.

Shadows and Tall Trees 7

The new edition of Shadows and Tall Trees is now shipping, and you can order it at in both paperback and hardback (as well as eBook). It boasts an absolutely killer lineup of writers including V.H. Leslie, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem, Alison Moore, Conrad Williams and a host of other top-notch authors.

And then there’s my story, ‘Sun Dogs’, which is as close to a love story as I have ever written, and which I hope people will enjoy as much as I enjoyed writing it. Sometimes a story comes to you fully formed, and you find yourself opening the conduit between your brain and your keyboard in order to shape that story, and I hope I’ve done it justice.

The cover art for both the hardback and paperback editions is stunning:



Both covers are courtesy of the superb Vince Haig

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.


Very pleased to say I’ll be returning to Shadows & Tall Trees with my short story ‘Sun Dogs’, which will appear in the upcoming vol. 7. Shadows & Tall Trees is where my first ever story was published, so it means a lot to be a part of it again.

because I forgot to mention it before


My short story “Terry In The Bed By The Window” will be appearing in The Black Room Manuscripts: Volume Two. All proceeds will be going to Alzheimer’s Research UK, which is bloody brilliant – I’m very proud to have been able to contribute.

(Also, while you’re here, why don’t you go check out V.H. Leslie’s very well-written and fascinating article on the many connections between women and water, from folklore to religion – you can find it here)