“Sing Your Sadness Deep” cover reveal

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 books which are works of art, both outside and in. So I’m very pleased to be able to show you the cover to my own debut short story collection, due in September 2019:


The art is by Stephen Mackey, whose work is absolutely sublime, and the cover design by Vince Haig – I’ve always harboured a quiet ambition to have a Vince Haig design accompany one of my stories, so as you can imagine I’m very pleased about this! Also, as anyone who knows me will know, I adore foxes, so a creepy fox-woman feels very ‘on brand’ for me.

I’m deeply grateful to the Undertow team and Vince Haig for this amazing cover, and I’m really excited to share the collection with you all in 2019!

Exciting Times…


Thrilled (and still slightly bewildered!) to announce that my short story ‘Sun Dogs’ has been shortlisted for the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards in the ‘Novelette’ category. ‘Sun Dogs’ was originally published in ‘Shadows & Tall Trees 7’ from Undertow Publications, which I am equally pleased to say is also a nominee. Winners are announced at Readercon in Boston, MA, on the 15th July. (I’m still getting my head around this nomination…!)

To celebrate, Undertow Publications have reduced the price of ‘Shadows and Tall Trees 7’ – you can get a copy from their website here (the hardcover edition is also reduced, and equally beautiful-looking). Undertow also ship internationally. It’s a fabulous collection, with absolutely wonderful stories by Robert Shearman, M. Rickert, V.H. Leslie and Manish Melwani among others, so if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it!