Monday, October 4, 2021

New Story! 'The Glorious Protection of Angels' in The Lost Librarian's Grave


'Travel through blood-stained vistas set in forgotten pasts, along rolling centuries of iron and pain, into the strange apocalypses of our present day and several possible near futures. Enjoy this diverse collection of horror, occasionally mixed with other ingredients of speculative fiction and leavened with an osseous dusting of bizarre adventures, verse, and weird fiction, written by a loose cabal of thirty-nine authors from around the world. Unearth… The Lost Librarian’s Grave!'

The Lost Librarian’s Grave: Tales of Madness, Horror, and Adventure (Ed. Ann Wycoff, Redwood Press) is out now! 


Friday, September 3, 2021

New Reprint! Send in the Ninjas in Speculative North


First published by Podcastle in Feb 2016, Send in the Ninjas (Fantasy) is out now in Speculative North Issue 5, available in paperback and ebook format from Amazon UK / Amazon US / Amazon Canada 

It'll be available as a free download this weekend (4-5 Sep 21) so check it out!


New Podcast! A Partial Inventory of Things I Have Loved at Manawaker Studio


A Partial Inventory of Things I Have Loved (Fantasy, 1000 words)

First published in Flash Fiction Online and now podcasted by the wonderful Manawaker Studio! And it does, indeed, feature a keyring in the shape of a banana 😃🍌



Monday, August 9, 2021

Latest Story News!

OUT NOW:

Let the Buyer Beware (Comic Fantasy) was published in Kaleidotrope, June 2021

Best Friends Forever (SF) was reprinted in Orchid's Lantern Flash Showcase, July 2021

Not the Pizza Girl (Comic Fantasy) was podcasted at Manawaker Studios, July 2021


FORTHCOMING:

The Glorious Protection of Angels (Horror) will be published in The Lost Librarian's Grave from Redwood Press, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

New podcast! Not the Pizza Girl at Manawaker Studios

 



The wonderful Manawaker Studios have podcasted one of my favourite stories, the comic fantasy (and original story to Let the Buyer Beware, published in Kaleidotrope) Not the Pizza Girl. Give it a listen here 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Reprint: Best Friends Forever in Orchid's Lantern Flash Showcase

Is friendship rooted in feelings or actions? Suelita and her robot bestie examine the question in 'Best Friends Forever', first published in Daily Science Fiction and now featured on Orchid Lantern's inaugural Flash Showcase...

New story: Let the Buyer Beware in Kaleidotrope


Kaleidotrope Summer 2021

Don't try this at home, kids! A money-making scheme involving dodgy DIY spell kits leads to magical shenanigans, dislocated intradimensional apertures, and a day trip to the inside of HP Lovecraft's head in comic fantasy 'Let the Buyer Beware', out now in the summer issue of Kaleidotrope. 

And if anyone wants to read the origin story of Lisa and the Gidea Park Demon Disaster of 2013, you can find it at Every Day Fiction: Not the Pizza Girl or listen to the podcast by Manawaker Studios


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Latest Story News!

OUT NOW:

When it's Time to Start Re-examining Your Life Choices (Fantasy) was published in the Crystal Lake patreon flash fiction challenge, Mar 21

Light Winds with a Chance of Velociraptors (Fantasy) was reprinted in Daikajuzine issue 5, Mar 21

The Fine Art of Fortune-Telling (Horror/Fantasy) was reprinted in The Fox Spirit Book of Love (Ed. C.A. Yates, Fox Spirit Books), Apr 21

Sale or Return (SF) was published in Scribes Micro Fiction Issue 4, Apr 21

WOO! (Fantasy) was published in Curiouser Magazine Issue 1, May 21

Dead Bodies Don't Scream (Horror) was podcasted by Tales to Terrify episode 485, May 21


FORTHCOMING:

We're All Friends Here (SF/Crime) will be reprinted by Fusion Fragment, Nov 2021


Monday, May 17, 2021

New podcast: Dead Bodies Don't Scream by Tales to Terrify



My story 'Dead Bodies Don't Scream' originally published in Tales from the Lake Vol 5 (Ed. Kenneth W Cain, Crystal Lake Publishing) has been podcasted by Michelle Kane for the wonderful Tales to Terrify. Check it out!


Friday, May 14, 2021

New story: WOO! in Curiouser Magazine


 

Hurrah for a new speculative lit magazine all the way from Australia! 

Curiouser Magazine is a bi-annual journal specialising in magical realism. Read my weird little multiverse story WOO! -- plus many other fine stories and poems -- in Issue 1, available now.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

New Story: Sale or Return in Scribes Micro Fiction

My story 'Sale of Return' is featured in Issue 4 of Fairfield Scribes Micro Fiction (100 word stories), alongside an interview about the story - free to read now!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Reprint: The Fine Art of Fortune-Telling in The Fox Spirit Book of Love


 

These are probably not the love stories you are looking for….. …. but they should be.’ 

Love. That many-splendoured thing. It can move mountains and make fools of us all, but what is it? Does it come courtesy of a cherub’s bow? Is it a battlefield? Endless? Crazy? Only available on a Friday? Well, the answer might be between these covers. Inside you’ll find stories from fantastical worlds to fairy tales, from dark places to virtual reality, tales of transformation, hope, and despair. Above all else, each one is, at heart, about love.

The Book of Love, out now from Fox Spirit Books! Featuring my story 'The Fine Art of Fortune-Telling' 

Available in kindle from Amazon, or from the Fox Spirit website.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Reprint: Light Winds with a Chance of Velociraptors at Daikajuzine



Light Winds with a Chance of Velociraptors (Fantasy) has been reprinted at the wonderful Daikaijuzine, issue 5.

I love end-of-the-world stories, but so often the characters who fix it are soldiers, scientists, or superheroes. I thought it would be fun to let someone else have a go at saving the world...

‘That’s the worst thing about the end of the world,’ Elsie said, staring mournfully into a teacup that had long ago been licked clean of every last drop of Tetleys and soggy crumbs of custard cream. ‘Routines go straight out the window.’ 

Harry glanced away from the TV, which was showing aerial footage of a tiger chasing pigeons in Trafalgar Square. ‘Really? That’s the worst part? It’s not the deaths of millions and the imminent fall of civilisation, it’s that nobody’s been round with the tea trolley for a couple of hours?’

Read the rest here

Monday, March 22, 2021

New story: When it's Time to Start Re-examining Your Life Choices at Crystal Lake


Clowns! Fire! Crocheted models of E.coli bacteria! What's not to love? 😀
Check out my latest flash at the Crystal Lake patreon

When it's Time to Start Re-examining Your Life Choices (Fantasy) 705 words

I never meant to get a clown, but she came with the flat and clearly had no intention of leaving, so what was I supposed to do?

Read the rest at Crystal Lake...

Monday, March 15, 2021

Latest Story News!

OUT NOW:

Kind Hearts (Horror) was reprinted in The Sirens Call  Issue 52, Dec 2020

Always Room for More (Paranormal) was reprinted in the LTUE Benefit Anthology Twilight Tales from Hemelein Press, Feb 21

They Do Things Better in Albuquerque (Crime) was reprinted in Crimeucopia - The Lady Thrillers from Murderous Ink, 2021


FORTHCOMING:

When it's Time to Start Re-examining Your Life Choices (Dark Fantasy) will be published for Crystal Lake Publishing's Clowns, Carnivals & Sideshows flash fiction challenge, March 2021

Sale or Return (SF) will be reprinted in Scribes Micro Fiction, April 2021

WOO! (Fantasy) will be published in Curiouser Magazine, April 2021

Send in the Ninjas (Fantasy) will be reprinted in Speculative North, 2021

To Haunt His Own Exhausted Heart (Horror) will be reprinted in The Stray Branch, Fall/Winter 2021


Friday, March 5, 2021

Reprint - 'They Do Things Better in Albuquerque' in Crimeucopia: The Lady Thrillers



Out now from Murderous Ink Press! Crimeucopia: The Lady Thrillers - 16 Countesses of Crime recount tales of Murder, Mayhem and Revenge - with tales ranging from the 14th through to the 21st Century.  Includes my short tale 'They Do Things Better in Albuquerque' along with some tremendous other offerings. 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Reprint - Always Room for More in Twilight Tales (LTUE Anthologies)

Twilight Tales (LTUE Benefit Anthologies) by [Jaleta Clegg, Donna J. W. Munro, Liam Hogan, Victoria Lisowski, Rachel Lewis, Jenean McBrearty, J. D. Robinson, Emily Martha Sorensen, Bill  Housley, Edward  Ahern, Ralph  Benton, Gustavo Bondoni, D. J.  Butler, Vonnie Winslow  Crist, Steve  DuBois, Kirk  Eckstine, Kary  English, Nate  Givens, Kelly A.  Harmon, S. B.  Houghton, Michelle Ann  King, Randy  Lindsay, Stephen  McQuiggan, Mike  Munsil, Wendy  Nikel, Scott R.  Parkin, Bob  Rehak, Jude  Reid, Jeanna Mason  Stay, Joe  Vasicek, Dan  Wells, David J.  West, Amberly Berendson H., Bobbie Berendson W., Joe Monson]
Out now from Hemelein Press: the Twilight Tales LTUE anthology, including my story Always Room for More (originally published by Unsung Stories, Feb 2016)

Things that go bump in the night, mysterious portals to other dimensions and places, bones that know who killed them, seductive vegetation, ghosts that have a tale to tell, and even unexplained behavior in the far reaches of the universe. Twilight Tales contains thirty-one stories each taking you just beyond reality, reminiscent of the rich and uneasy stories by A. Merritt or episodes from the classic Twilight Zone television series. 

In honor of Betty Pope, a former librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, Twilight Tales contains stories we think she would have loved. Proceeds from this volume support LTUE’s continuing missions of educating and helping writers, artists, editors, and other creatives in honing the skills needed to achieve success in the field of speculative fiction.

Available in ebook and paperback from Amazon

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Reprint: Kind Hearts in The Sirens Call magazine

Available now:  The Sirens Call Issue 52, free to read online -- a bumper edition that includes my rather nasty little ghost story 'Kind Hearts'