British Fantasy Award Winner; 3x British Fantasy Award Nominee

Tuesday 7 April 2015


So, there are a few. I'll blame laziness, with a side order of it always looks better when there's a list:

The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad, edited by Simon Clark and published by Constable & Robinson in the UK, is now available to buy in paperpack and ebook here.
It will be available from Running Press in the US on July 14th here.

It features my story, the Draugr of Tromso, and I'm especially happy about this one because it's my biggest mass market sale yet, my name made the front cover (yippee!), but mainly because I'm just really proud of it. It's always surprisingly hard to admit something like that, but I worked bloody hard on it - BLOODY HARD! - and I know that it's one of the best things that I've written. Honest.

The TOC for Night Shade Books' Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 7 was announced by editor Ellen Datlow at the end of Feb., and I was ecstatic to hear that she'd selected a story from my short story collection, The Bright Day is Done. The story is called Departures, and is a testament to my deep love of airports (or not).

At the moment, it's on pre-order on Amazon UK (here) and US (here), with a publication date of Aug 4th. Again, it will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

Some miscellanea:

My short story, Catching Flies, which appeared in Fearful Symmetries (ChiZine Publications; ed. Ellen Datlow), appeared on the 2014 Locus Magazine Recommeded Reading List

And I stumbled across a terrific review of my sci-fi/horror short, Ad Astra, published in Interzone#248 and Best British Fantasy 2014 at Tomcat in the Red Room.

Here's an excerpt, with full review here:

"Incredible Science Fiction Horror story...impressively crammed: there’s Hard SF discussions of zero gravity, intense psychological realism, sex, violence, mind-games: the busy and jam-packed form of the narrative mirrors the claustrophobic, cluttered, cramped nature of its setting. Ad Astra is both genuinely frightening in its un-spoken suggestions of alien horror and conspiracy, and genuinely sad in its examination of marital distrust." ©Tomcat

Em...think that  might be it for now. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.