I’m very excited about the release of my first novella, “Ormeshadow”, by Tor later this year. They’ve allowed Bookish to reveal the cover. Do you want a look?
“The Ballad of Boomtown” is now up in its entirety on the Nightmare website. This was originally published in Black Static magazine in 2012. Read it for free here.
Thanks to both John Joseph Adams of Nightmare and Andy Cox of TTA Press.
The entire issue of Nightmare is available to purchase for just $2.99, and an annual subscription is just $23.88/year.
It’s estimated that in 2011 there were 2,881 semi or unoccupied housing developments in Ireland.
There was a time when we put our faith in euros, shares and the sanctity of brick. A time when we bought our books from stores as big as barns and ate strawberries from Andalusia, when only a generation before, they’d been grown on farms up the road.
The wide avenues of Boomtown were named for trees when there was grand optimism for growth. Now nothing booms in Boomtown. It’s bust and broken.
I miss you. You were a lick of cream. I can still taste you.
-The Ballad of Boomtown
News From Nowhere is currently stocking a selection of titles from Undertow Publications. If you’re looking for a copy of one of the books pictured below, you can find them at this wonderful bookshop on Bold Street, Liverpool.
L-R: “This House of Wounds” by Georgina Bruce, “Singing With All My Skin and Bone” by Sunny Moraine, “All the Fabulous Beasts” by me, “Skein and Bone” by VH Leslie.
Issue 79 of Nightmare Magazine is now out and includes original fiction from Mari Ness (“The Girl and the House”) and Dennis E. Staples (“The One You Feed”), along with reprints by Stephen Gallagher (“Shepherd’s Business”) and myself (“The Ballad of Boomtown”). There’s also a regular column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights and a media review from Adam-Troy Castro.
The stories are made available to read online for free, week by week. If you can’t wait, the whole magazine is available to read now as an ebook. A subscription to this excellent magazine costs $23.88/year. (Purchase links here).
I thoroughly recommend Stephen Gallagher’s “Shepherd’s Business”, which I first read in “New Fears”, Mark Morris’ excellent horror anthology.
My story, “The Ballad of Boomtown”, was originally published in Black Static Issue 28 (2012).