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
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 Aggregate: stories at the intersection of science fiction and horror (Volume 1, 2020)
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/
As 2019 comes to a close, I’d like to thank all my readers for taking a chance and reading my fiction, I hope it was worth it. I’d also like … Continue reading Publication Review 2019
“Swimming helped Michael connect with the other person inside his body.” I’m very pleased to announce that Jake, my new short fiction, is now LIVE on Horla: the home of … Continue reading Horla Horror: the home of intelligent horror (2019)
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Frank Duffy this week. Frank asked some decent questions which helped me chat more than I normally do. He is running a … Continue reading The Duffy and Nash Chinwag