Monthly Archives: January 2021

Dark Stars

Dark Stars is a tribute to horror’s longstanding short fiction legacy, featuring 12 terrifying original stories from today’s most noteworthy authors, with an introduction by bestselling author Josh Malerman and an afterword by Ramsey Campbell.

Created as an homage to the 1980 classic horror anthology, Dark Forces, edited by Kirby McCauley, this collection features 12 original novelettes showcasing today’s top horror talent. Dark Stars features all-new terrifying stories from award-winning authors and up-and-coming voices like Stephen Graham Jones, Priya Sharma, Usman T. Malik, and Alma Katsu, with seasoned author John F. D. Taff at the helm. An afterword from original Dark Forces contributor Ramsey Campbell is a poignant finale to this bone-chilling collection.

Enter if you dare, dear reader, and discover what horrors await in Dark Stars

-From Nightfire


Thanks to John Taff for accepting a story from me for this collection. It’s out on 2nd November 2021 and can be pre-ordered from Nightfire here.

The gorgeous cover art is by the very talented Jeffrey Alan Love.


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Aurélien Police

One of the joys of writing is artists. I love art and design but until I had a personal investment in a book I’d never understood how crucial it is. I was recently sent the cover the to French translation of my novella “Ormeshadow” from Le Bélial’ and discovered artist Aurélien Police. His work is just beautiful,  be it for the cover of “Frankenstein” or his illustration for “Dune”.
Freelance illustrator and graphic designer Aurélien Police was born in France in 1978. He works on projects for the music and publishing industries (book covers, CD design, COMICS, children book illustrations). He uses computers as a melting pot to mix up all sorts of raw materials, erasing the frontiers between media so as to provide his pictures with a graphic finish of his own. Flirting with various fantasy, detective, and supernatural themes allows him to translate into pictures his own personal vision of those genres.
From Aurélien’s website
For more information on his work:

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Ormeshadow and Le Bélial’

I am very proud that “Ormeshadow” is to be released in April 2021 in France by Le Bélial’. It’s been translated by Anne-Sylvie Homassel and the cover art is by Aurelian Police.

Erwann Perchoc, editor of Le Bélial’, discussed this year’s publishing schedule here, which includes work by Nancy Kress, Poul Anderson, and Ken Lui.

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