Book Tube: Video Reviews

Fellow Bristolian Ross Jeffery has recently moved his book reviews onto YouTube, giving them an authentic and personal touch that really enhances the experience. Over the past few months he’s recorded an incredible 52 videos, including The Forest is Hungry (#41) and Unbecoming Me & Other Interruptions (#44). Please check them out – in fact …

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Publication Day: Unbecoming Me & Other Interruptions

Another collection has been unleashed in the wild! This time it’s my three-story mini collection, Unbecoming Me & Other Interruptions, which kicks off the second series of Short Sharp Shocks from Demain Publishing. The second story was ‘Hell’s Teeth,’ which to me was the highlight of the three. A twist on a classic fairy tale, …

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Kendall Reviews review: Unbecoming Me & Other Interruptions

My forthcoming short story collection, Unbecoming Me & Other Interruptions has received a fantastic four-star review from Steve Stred at Kendall Reviews. Check out his review now, including what he liked, what he didn’t like, and why you should buy it. Each story is high on the creep factor and Stanley sucks the reader in …

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Cover Wars – Victory!

Well that was intense. Shortly before The Lamppost Huggers was published, I sketched out a marketing plan, and Cover Wars seemed like a refreshing change to the reviews and interviews that are the mainstay of our profession. I had no idea. Every week, five books go up against each other. On Sunday afternoon, the covers …

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The Horror Tree interview

In my third (and final – for now) interview to promote The Lamppost Huggers, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Lional Ray Green for The Horror Tree. We talked about a whole range of stuff, including writing with kids (a theme that crops up in the collection), my love of making music, and …

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Gwendolyn Kiste interview

Christopher and I discussed favorite authors, inspirations, and what’s next… Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste is the multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Madiens, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, and Pretty Marys All in a Row. She’s also really nice. I’m a big fan of her short stories, and The Rust Maidens …

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Publication Day!

It’s here! It’s now! The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales has finally been released to the wild where it belongs. If you haven’t done so already, I hope you’ll buy it or seek it out in your local library. And I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. My …

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Book post is the best post

It must be nearly publication day because ten copies of my collection turned up in the post this morning, courtesy of the kind folks at The Arcanist. Over the past few years, I’ve seen so many photos and videos of writer friends opening boxes containing copies of their latest publications, but this was a first …

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Brand new flash fiction

Anyone who has read my collection, The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales, will know the important role The Molotov Cocktail lit zine has played in inspiring and influencing my work. The good news is that the editors, Josh and Mary (pictured with me at the UK Flash Fiction Festival 2018, below), continue to put …

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