Horror

New fiction: SWAMP Writing and Ghostlight

It’s been approximately a billion years since I’ve written here. I feel like I’ve neglected a pet. Lashings of apologies. I am back with some good news! I have some fiction out. You can read At the End of the World for free online right now at SWAMP Writing. My short story Lived In has…

Little Penny Dreadfuls: bite sized horror stories

Challenge: write a story in precisely 99 words. The length isn’t necessarily what makes writing a challenge – sometimes brevity makes conveying satisfying story much harder. And the challenge that authors Andrew Garvey and Mike Staples took on wasn’t just to write these tiny story snippets, but to write 99 of them. The final product…

What are you reading?

This is the latest in our ongoing weekly series What Are You Reading Wednesday. It’s a chance for you to share what you’re reading this week – and for us all to add to our To Read list! I’m still reading Arcadia by Iain Pears. It’s a fantastic novel, complicated, multiple intertwined stories and with…

February is Women in Horror Month

Who knew? Seriously, Women in Horror Month is a great idea. The famous names of horror, your Stephen Kings and your Clive Barkers, are predominately, overwhelmingly, male. Kathe Koja, whose novel The Cipher is generally spoken of highly, isn’t a household name. It’s not until you gaze a little further back in time that you start…