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Making Monsters TOC

Table of Contents: • Introduction – Emma Bridges • Danae – Megan Arkenberg • The Last Siren Sings – George Lockett • Field Reports from the Department of Monster Resettlement – L. Chan • Calling Homer’s Sirens (essay) – Hannah Silverblank • Aeaea on the … Continue reading

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2017: My Review of the Year in Books and Stories

I’ve had quite a few stories published this year, in publications you can see on the relevant page. Here I want to talk not about what I’ve written, but about exceptional stories I’ve read this year. To enable me to … Continue reading

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Happy Krampus Night

“I should show them the carving. But I can’t, for the same reason that I can’t take it back where it came from. “I destroyed the evidence. “I remember the the foul acrid stench — as if I was burning … Continue reading

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The Sound of Horror

I’m on the Coastal Waters Review today, hosted by Caroline Waters, for a pre-Hallowe’en special at 4pm on Brighton and Hove Community Radio. Listen live at this link http://www.bhcr.org.uk/bhcr or wait for the upload on Mixcloud: There’ll be a reading of … Continue reading

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Cold Iron reviewed by Supernatural Tales blog.

The Supernatural Tales blog is reviewing Cold Iron (Iron Press), story by story. So far, ‘The Last Checkout’, ‘Support You Ever More’ and ‘Intruder’ have come under the microscope. My own contribution, ‘The Follow Up’, as befits its title, will … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Ghost Story at Brighton Open Market

Like bowls? Love ghost stories? I’ll be telling a tale of supernatural goings on at a bowling green this coming Saturday 29th October, 4.30pm after the Hallowe’en costume parade. Featuring free Day of the Dead cookies! Part of Hallowe’en at … Continue reading

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A Review of Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight

Originally posted on priya sharma fiction:
Thanks to Keith West at Adventures Fantastic for his review of Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year Volume 8. Datlow is one of the most accomplished editors in the field.  I know…

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