Ben Smith is a poet and “a lecturer in creative writing at Plymouth University, specialising in environmental literature and focusing particularly on oceans, climate change and the ‘Anthropocene’.” The idea … Continue reading Reviewed: Doggerland
This is a book with a TOC to be proud of: Elizabeth Gaskell: The Old Nurse’s Story Fitz-James O’Brien: What Was It? Edward Bulwer Lytton: The Haunted and the Haunters: … Continue reading Reviewed: The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (ed. Michael Newton)
Mexican Gothic is alive with mansions and cemeteries, forests and mist, hauntings and rot; it swims in the murk of politics and ethics; it courts mad passion. As for monsters, … Continue reading Reviewed: Mexican Gothic
In this, his fifth novel, Hendrix promises blood. He delivers it, too. Set in the American state of North Carolina in the early 90’s, the story centres around a group … Continue reading Reviewed: The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski is a brick of a book. Inside is text within text, typed and printed, inverted or spiraling, upside down and downside up. With … Continue reading Reviewed: House of Leaves
It’s Spring and the wild man has come out to play! Featured in the April issue of Terror Tract, The Woodwose And His May Queen is the horrific tale of … Continue reading The Woodwose And His May Queen
A lovely reader has given my short story, Magic, its first review, and I am absolutely delighted. The star review says, Magic delivers a great dose of dark matter that … Continue reading 5 Star Review for Magic!
My chapbook, Magic, which pits Grange up against the shape-shifting terrors of the Wild Hunt, is now available in paperback at Amazon UK and Amazon US, courtesy of Demain Publishing.
April Showers, an exploration into sibling rivalry and loss, is now available in Aggregate Vol 1 published by Writerfield.com. As explained in the foreword, the last story, A Night … Continue reading April Showers
Ahead of the publication of the Aggregate anthology, the lovely people at Writerfield have made my story, April Showers, available on their website. AS is a story about sibling rivalry and puddles, while Aggregate is a collection of stories ‘at the intersection of science fiction and horror’ featuring a rather special author.
Here’s the link to my story if you fancy a five minute read, https://writerfield.com/april-showers/