Monday, January 25, 2010

Love Kills now on Amazon (US/UK) & Barnes and Noble

The paperback version of Love Kills now available on Amazon US here

Hardback version at Amazon US here

Paperback version at Amazon UK here

Paperback at Barnes & Noble US here

Kindle version from Amazon here

E-book version now available here

20 stories, 242 pages, take a punt!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Night Chills Issue 1 Now Available

Up on Amazon here !

Preview and worldwide ordering locations here!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Penny Dreadfuls, Then and Now

Great term huh? Penny Dreadfuls were pulpy, outlandishly-covered mass-market publications in Britain in the 19th century, often serialized stories, sometimes rewrites of famous novels. Some famous characters emerged from these publications on their own terms, including Sweeney Todd and Varney the Vampire. They cost a penny and contained often horrific and outrageous stories, hence the name.

There is a press based in England called The Penny Dreadful Company, founded and run by Neil Jackson, that releases 21st century chapbook versions of these publications. Some fantastic writers have put out stories with them, including David Niall Wilson and Willie Meikle, take a look at their catalogue here - Penny Dreadful Company

Neil does wonderful work and I am delighted that a story of mine will be appearing under the Penny Dreadul Co. umbrella later this year. More news closer to the time!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm gonna get inside you

My brutal little story All Your Pretty Things has been accepted for the Love Kills:My Bloody Valentine anthology from Pill Hill Press. This should be out for Valentine's Day and would make a perfect gift for all your ex's! Even the cover is mean, look at that! Awesome.

Never Stop Moving

Wow, couldn't be happier today - the sister anthology to Frontlines, named Timelines and inspired by HG Wells' The Time Machine, will include my story Perpetual Motion Blues! Completely different in style and substance to Empire, it was an absolute monster to write and get just so, and one I'm very proud of. Check out Northern Frights Publishing for more details, and also pick up their Wizard of Oz inspired collection Shadows of the Emerald City for a fantastic read. And how good are these covers? :O

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lunar Joy!

One of the stories I was really, really hoping for good news on was accepted this evening! The title of the anthology is War of the Worlds:Frontlines from the brilliant new Canadian press Northern Frights Publishing

I was writing furiously as soon as this one was announced - stories inspired by the legendary H.G. Wells, what more could you ask for? My story is called Empire of the Moon and starts off in Scotland. Loved writing it, it was an immersive experience, and I hope its as fun to read. I officially consider 2010 begun now!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ground broken on untitled sci-fi thing

The first 1000 words of a sci-fi novel I've been planning for a while are down. I am excited and need to hit a good work-rate on this one. Working title is The Culture Thieves but this will definitely change.

The entire thing was inspired by a short story I recently subbed to a particular anthology - no definite word back yet on it, 'tis on hold - and which I enjoyed writing way too much, falling in love with the characters and their world. Anyway, we'll see how this one goes...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hold Me!

No updates in a while - hoping for a wintery flurry of them soon though. 5 stories are currently shortlisted for the various publications they were sent to, and another 10 or so are making their way through the process right now.