Very excited to announce that my short story '人間' ('Ningen') is available to preorder as a standalone short for Kindle, published by the excellent Darker Worlds Publishing: "Tragedy has befallen the Russian submarine, Ussuri. Without explanation, the vessel has been lost to the depths of the ocean, all hands aboard presumed lost. A team of… Continue reading 人間
Following the shortlisting of my short story 'Sun Dogs' for the Shirley Jackson Awards, I have been informed of the exciting (and slightly terrifying!) news that my work has been nominated for not one, but two British Fantasy Awards. My short story 'Looking for Laika', which appeared in Interzone #273, has been nominated in the… Continue reading More Exciting Times…
Very pleased to announce that my short story "Looking for Laika" has been chosen by Donna Bond to appear in Best of British Science Fiction 2017, imminently due for publication from NewCon Press. This is especially exciting for me as "Looking for Laika" is my first foray into sci-fi, and a story that means a… Continue reading Best of British Science Fiction, Stephen King Mixtape & Jim McLeod interview
Incredibly excited to be a part of New Fears 2, from Titan Books, appearing alongside such amazing authors as Priya Sharma, Stephen Volk, Paul Tremblay, Aliyah Whiteley, V.H. Leslie, Ray Cluley, Kit Power, Steve Rasnic Tem (the list goes on and on...) My short story "Letters from Elodie" joins a formidable lineup, and if it's… Continue reading New Fears 2 – Letters from Elodie
It occurred to me the other day that I have been a published writer of short stories for six years now. I've been writing for far longer than that - since I was very young, in fact (my first poem was written at 6 years old. My mum still has it.) My 'journey' (god I… Continue reading How I came to write short stories
One of my favourite things about being published by TTA Press is the artwork which accompanies the story. There's something really special about seeing the way someone else has interpreted your story, in a vastly different art form, and I feel like Richard Wagner has captured the essence of 'Looking for Laika' quite beautifully here.… Continue reading Looking for Laika Artwork (& new issue of Interzone out now!)
I'm very excited to be making my first ever appearance in Interzone with my short story "Looking for Laika" - dipping my toe into the sci-fi pool for the very first time.
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… Continue reading Imposter Syndrome – this time in anthology form
The new edition of Shadows and Tall Trees is now shipping, and you can order it at Amazon.co.uk 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… Continue reading Shadows and Tall Trees 7
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.