Wild Frontiers is out in the world. With all of the niggles that seem to surge forth just prior to release out of the way, I can focus on the fun bit of my job again: great stories. Over the next several days, I'll be sharing a little more about the tales, not all weird … Continue reading Why West?
Amanda Surowitz tweeted about possibly starting a cooking blog, which lead to me mentioning a recipe using around a bulb of garlic per person. She was—obviously—immediately interested in this. I thought some of you might be too. Sarpatel Serves: 2–6 depending on number of other dishes Ingredients 1250 g pork flesh (boneless, include up to … Continue reading Sarpatel, Or Why I Definitely Amn’t A Whampir
I've been pondering creating a solo author mailing list recently. As the audience for this blog is likely to contain plenty of people who like my writing, I thought I'd ask you all about your experiences with mailing lists. Currently, Simon Cantan and I have a joint list: however—while I believe readers' tastes often bridge … Continue reading Not Shouting into the Void
Things have got a little busy here. When I decided to commission Fears of a Clown in addition to my other projects, I thought I'd tidily filled the my schedule for the first quarter of the year. Since then I've received a request from a magazine to submit, two rewrite requests on short stories, and … Continue reading Throats Dry with Dust
This year, we are celebrating the festive season at home. While Jasper and Una have settled well after the move, my wife and I decided it was probably still too early to suddenly disappeared for several days and have a stranger started invade the house a couple of times a day to lurk near the … Continue reading Lovecraftian Yule
While flattening a stubborn package to go in the recycling, I was reminded of my first encounter with penknife ownership; and of the depths of feeling behind that moment. A story that feels apposite today. Many years ago, when I was a child, I was on holiday with my parents and maternal grandparents in Devon. … Continue reading Of Tongue and Penknife
I'm still settling into our new house, but my moments of joy have become more nuanced and abstruse. It's been—depending on which definition one uses—almost exactly a month since we moved house; and, as my wife and I devoted a lot of time immediately after moving to unpacking everything and getting things into sensible places, … Continue reading Deep Joy
All three volumes of Millhaven Tales (including Millhaven's Tales of Suspense, featuring a story by me) are on sale until 25th December 2018. Fill the gap in your wonder, suspense, or terror collections here.
My wife and I finished arranging the furniture in the attic room over the weekend, so the new house is—for a reasonable granularity—tidy. As we now have significantly more floor space, Jasper has taken it upon himself to test all the carpets to make sure they are suitably roll-upon-able. Being a diligent soul, he's also … Continue reading House Hunting
The Autumn Issue of Dimension Bucket magazine includes my short story "Fish Out of Water", along with some other great stories and essays. Grab your e-copy from the publisher here. The publisher intends to release print copies soon for those of you who like to hold books.