Cover reveal for the upcoming print anthology 3LBE Volume VII, collecting issues 25–28, with 23 pieces of original fiction by Cat Rambo, Mari Ness, J.M. McDermott, Gwendolyn Kiste, Michael J. DeLuca, Kristi DeMeester, E. Catherine Tobler, and many more. “… and many more”. Hey, that’s me! My first 3LBE story, “Some Corner of a Dorset […]
Come, let us depart from reality … something a little odd by me appearing in the latest edition of Jersey Devil Press – A Locked Room Mystery.
Second acceptance for the year, I think that I prefer 2021 to 2020 (wot? its not just me?). I now have an odd little something / something a little odd appearing in the January edition of Jersey Devil Press.
Stealing from the Guardian as I do from time to time, I see that in their regular “The Books that Made Me”, William Gibson, under the heading “The book I think is most underrated” nominates, “Jack Womack’s Random Acts of Senseless Violence. A near future that chillingly predicted the foulest possible outcome of our past […]
Not quite the 12 days of Christmas. Two rejections on 23 December, one on 27 December, one on 29 December. Opened the first rejection email of the year on 2 January, only to find it was an acceptance. An excellent way to start the year. Details to follow, but the outline is an “anthology about […]
For your listening pleasure … Big thanks to Seth Williams, Drew Sebesteny and all the folks at Tales to Terrify, who have podcast my story Born Free in edition #463. Thanks especially to Amy Paonessa for her excellent narration of the story of young Susan, who does indeed need a hand in breaking out of […]
VASTARIEN vol 3, issue 2, a double issue, is now available here, and includes my little story, Grooming my Grandfather. I see that the Kindle and ePub editions are priced at PAY WHAT YOU CAN, which is pretty reasonable, except maybe for Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, who can probably pay a lot, but I bet […]
My friends thought I was mad when I quit my job. My wife was pregnant, and a student at the time, but I needed the change. I needed to start living. “I’m moving to Spain to write a book,” I announced to my brother. Chris Whitaker, Guardian 11/12/20 A bit silly if you ask me, […]
The good folk at the Oklahoman Pagan Quarterly were the first to send my story Born Free out into the world, selecting it as the winner in their Spooky Samhain contest last year. Now the kind burghers of Tales to Terrify will be producing an audio version, to be broadcast next year. A couple of […]
My third alternative universe Apollo story is now running free in the wilds of sf magazine land – “The Bride of the Blob” appears in the latest issue of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. I’ve been aiming at that market for some time, very happy to have landed there. The story doesn’t have Sonny and Cher, but […]