Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fabulous Beasts available for pre-order

Illustration for Fabulous Beasts by Jeffrey Alan LoveFabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma is a horror novelette about a strange woman living in luxury with her lover, but irrevocably tied to her childhood of deprivation and dark secrets in northwest England. The woman recalls the unravelling of the family upon her uncle’s release from prison.”

“Fabulous Beasts” is out on 17th June on Thanks to Ellen Datlow, editor, as always. The gorgeous illustration is by Jeffrey Alan Love.

It’s available for pre-order for approximately 99 cents (80p) at-

Barnes & Noble Nook Book edition, Google eBook, Kobo,, and


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Back issues of Alt Hist on sale

If you’re interested in alternative history, eBook back issues of Mark Lord’s magazine Alt Hist are now available until the end of May 2015 for only $3.99 rather than $6.99. Also, Issue 1 is currently a free eBook at most online retailers.

To find links for each issue of Alt Hist simply visit the How to Get Your Alt Hist page or go to Amazon, Kobo, iBooks etc and do a quick search on Alt Hist.

I’ve been fortunate enough to be in Issue 1 with “The Bitterness of Apples”, Issue 2 with “The Orchid Hunters”, Issue 5 with “After Mary” and Issue 7 with “The Red Vortex”.

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Shirley Jackson Awards

Fantastic news for a wonderful writer. Congratulations to V.H. Leslie and Michael Kelly.

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Shirley Jackson, doyenne of horror fiction, has influenced generations of writers, keen to draw on her ability to create suspense and psychological unease. I am certainly one such writer, which is why I am particularly thrilled to be a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Awards in the Novelette category, for my story ‘The Quiet Room’.

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Congratulations to the other nominees and my thanks to Michael Kelly of Undertow Books for publishing my story ‘The Quiet Room’ in Shadows and Tall Trees. I feel very proud to have been part of such a wonderful publication, which is, incidentally, also nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award in the best Edited Anthology category.

I’d also like to thank the jurors and administrators of the Shirley Jackson Award for short-listing my story and for championing speculative fiction.

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Extract: The Red Vortex

Alt Hist Issue 7issue 1 Alt HistAn extract from my short story,  “The Red Vortex”,can be found on the Alt Hist website. It was included in Issue 7 which is still available.

You can also get Issue 1 of Alt Hist for free here. It contains work by David W. Landrum, Rob McClure Smith, Andrew Knighton, Arlan Andrews, Ian Sales and my story, “The Bitterness of Apples”.

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