GSFWC charity anthology

The venerable Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle has assembled an anthology of short stories to raise funds to support charities helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The charities include: The Trussell Trust (Foodbanks UK wide) Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) Simon Community Scotland (Homelessness in Scotland) Edited by EM Faulds and featuring art by […]

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Shadows & Tall Trees #8

It’s publication day for volume 8 of the excellent Shadows & Tall Trees anthology series. Stories from the past issues of this series have prominently featured in year’s bests and award shortlists, and Queen of the Horror Anthology, Ellen Datlow, herself said: “Shadows and Tall Trees epitomizes the idea of, and is the most consistent […]

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2019 Roundup

Woah, that was a fast one. Like, blink and you miss it fast.* Right? *Insert gif of Man staring gormlessly at Butterfly and asking: “Is this ageing”? Yeah well, maybe. Or maybe it’s just that I’ve packed so much into this year that I’ve just had no time to watch the weeks roll merrily by. […]

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Back of the net

I’ve got something a bit special coming out in December. After something like sixty-odd published stories comes my first non-genre publication. Or rather it is genre, but the genre is…football. That surprised you didn’t it? Or maybe not if you’ve heard me talk about travelling the glamour spots of Europe (and the grubbier spots of […]

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The Tortoise and The Jackal

Before Christmas I announced that I’ve got a story coming out in a new anthology called The Jackal Who Came In From The Cold. It’s a collection of spy stories with a twist: the characters are either furry or anthropomorphic animals, and my story, The Long Game, is a love letter to George Smiley via […]

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Silk Bones in The Dark

It’s the season for spooky stories. If that’s your bag, check out the November issue of The Dark magazine where you can enjoy scary tales by Lisa L Hannett, Octavia Cade, L Chan and, I’m delighted to say, me! Some of you might recognise Silk Bones from Secret Language. But if the story is new […]

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Imposter Syndrome

I have a story forthcoming in an excellent new anthology of horror stories called Imposter Syndrome. Editors James Everington and Dan Howarth have ask the cream of the current British horror writing scene (and also me) for stories of eerie doppelgangers and doubles, clones and imposters, and I’m delighted to be sharing book space with […]

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BFS award nomination

Really pleased to discover that my short story collection, Secret Language, has been shortlisted for this year’s British Fantasy Award. It has some truly excellent company and whoever wins come the end of September will be a worth winner, I reckon. On the subject of the BFS awards, I’ve been asked to judge the Magazine/Periodical […]

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