The third release I have coming out in the next couple of months is 700 word flash piece for Things in the Well's annual Trickster's Treats charity anthology. This time, proceeds go to Charity: Water, who bring safe drinking water to developing countries. With only 700 words to use, this one's hard to say too … Continue reading Trickster’s Treats: 7 Deadly Sins – a Halloween charity anthology
This is the one I'm really excited about right now. My very first solo release. Demain Publishing's Short Sharp Shocks books are right up there when it comes to high quality releases at the moment. Dropping at a steady rate and featuring authors like Calvin Demmer, Kev Harrison and Mike Thorn - whose addition to the series … Continue reading Short Sharp Shocks: The Encampment by the Gorge & Blood Memory
After a bit of a quiet period, it's shaping up to be an exciting couple of months here. Not only has my story There is Only a Hole Here Now just dropped as part of the Elements of Horror: Earth anthology, but there are two more releases on the imminent horizon. More about those later, though. … Continue reading New Release! The Elements of Horror: Earth anthology
When it comes to great horror, it’s no secret that some of the best movies and books out there mine the fertile ground furrowed by the titles that came before them. When that’s done by skilled creators, the result is usually a whole lot of fun. That’s exactly where Adam Cesare’s Video Night sits. Even … Continue reading Review: Video Night by Adam Cesare
There’s a lot of hype surrounding the release of Max Booth and Fangoria’s werewolf novel, Carnivorous Lunar Activities. Part of that is driven by the fact Booth is a vocal presence online, another part is due to the fact werewolves are fucking awesome, but the most important part of that is down to the fact … Continue reading Review: Carnivorous Lunar Activities by Max Booth
Whether we're talking about manspreading, mansplaining or the 'controversial' Gillette commercial, there’s no doubt our society discusses the nature of masculinity and initiates conversations that question what we see as masculine. This is indeed a worthwhile discussion, but don’t be tricked into thinking this is something new. Like all great universal themes, it’s one that’s … Continue reading How Fight Club asked the hard questions about masculinity long before the Gillette commercial came along.
Recently, I was asked to participate in a book cover challenge where you need to spend ten days posting the covers of books you loved. I'm 5 days deep, and figure this is as good a place as any to collect some of my musings. Please note, because these are Facebook posts (or at least … Continue reading Book Cover Challenge