Just a couple of days until this year’s Ghost Story Festival arrives at the Museum of Making in Derby. The Festival offers three packed days of author interviews and spooky panels, and I’m very excited to be running two workshops on Saturday 17th February. Creating Unsettled and Unsettled Characters kicks off the morning at 10.30am and a workshop playing with Urban Myths begins at 3.30 in the afternoon. There are only a couple of spaces left but it would be great to see you there!
I’m very, very happy to announce that I’ve recently signed a contract with Bloodhound Books! My next novel, a thriller, will be released in 2024
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!
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.