Due to a cancellation, a space has become available on our previously sold out taught retreat, Writing Into the Dark. Taking place in the run-up to Halloween (October 23rd – 28th), among the woods surrounding the Bridge of Dee, there will be urban legends, spooky settings, monsters – and an apocalypse. How can you resist?
Thrilled to have another short story out this summer. Joining my Daughters of the Corn in Outsider #2, is Rapacious, published in the latest Dark Lane Anthology (#13!)
Rapacious is a horror story about ruthless writers and slippery agents, and I’m so pleased it’s found a home among so many weird and wonderful writers, including the great Charles Wilkinson. I’d like to offer a big thank you to Dark Lane’s editor, Tim Jeffreys
Incredibly excited about the imminent release of Outsider, Volume 2. Featuring personal essays and short stories responding to the work of Stephen King, including my story, Daughters of the Corn, all proceeds after print costs go to Out on the Page, championing LGBTQ+ writers. It’ll be shipping in August, but pre-orders are available now – and just look at that spectacular cover!
In July, I’ll be leading 2 short courses for Nottingham Trent University’s Summer School.
Start Writing Your Novel will run over 3 packed days from July 17th, and we’ll be playing with Short Stories on July 20th and 21st.
Come along. Write loads. Have fun.
To celebrate, the kind folk at the Horror Tree invited me to write about my horror heroines. If you’d like to read my gushing about Mariana Enriquez, Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson and the rest of my top ten (plus a few sneaky more), please visit my Horror Tree post.
Also, for Women In Horror Month, We Wait is available on Kindle for just 99p!
Only a few days until the UK Ghost Story Festival kicks off at the Museum of Making in Derby! I’m very excited about attending a long weekend of spooky author events and panels, and delighted to be taking part too, offering a writing workshop, Tapping into Your Ghosts, on Friday, February 17th.
In the run up to the Festival, the good folk at The Horror Tree took the time to interview me, and I had a lot of fun chatting about zombies, snakes and cheese on toast. I’m very grateful to Willow Croft for the great questions and to Alex Davis for doing such a wonderful job bringing the Festival together.
Having recently returned from an exhilarating week tutoring Writing Into the Dark, a Halloween residential retreat at beautiful Write South West Scotland, I’m very pleased to have another workshop lined up.
This Sunday, I’m taking part in the Other Worlds Weekend at Nottingham Writers Studio, providing a workshop on Haunted Places. Please do come along!
Gone, a crime anthology, has just been released from Red Dog Press. I’m delighted that my short story, In Barcelona, has been included among such a variety of great writing, and incredibly grateful to the publishers and to its wonderful editor, Stephen J Golds.
I’ve recently learnt that my short story, Your Neighbour’s Packages, has been reprinted in in the World Goedam Collection of Spooky and Strange tales, a collaboration between UNESCO Cities of Literature and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. Published in both Korean and English, the collection is available to read online.
…is out now from Undertow!!! Overjoyed to have my short story, The Invitation, included in such a spectacular magazine