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Honourable Mention   Leave a comment

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this blog. But I do have some good news to impart. I’m pleased to say that my story ‘Little John’s Grave’, which appeared back in 2013 in the anthology Horror Express 4, has been given an honourable mention by Ellen Datlow in the long list for The Best Horror of the Year 6.

My tale is listed alongside stories by Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Kilpatrick, Joel Lane, Michael Marshall Smith, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, Lisa Tuttle, Stephen Volk, Elizabeth Massie, China Miéville, Lisa Morton, Joyce Carol Oates, Reggie Oliver, Norman Partridge, Al Sarrantonio, David J. Schow, Christopher Fowler, Christopher Harman, Charlaine Harris, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Tanith Lee, John Ajvide Lindquist, Brian Lumley, and . . . okay, I’ll stop going on.

The full list can be seen at


The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25   Leave a comment

The latest volume of The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is now available to buy in both hardcopy and electronic formats.  As usual, it boasts an impressive line-up of authors and an excellent piece of artwork by Vincent Chong.  The editor Stephen Jones dedicated the book to all of the authors that have appeared in Best New Horror over the past twenty-five years.  I was lucky enough to have a small tale in a volume of this anthology a couple of years ago, so this dedication is a nice gesture, particularly as it concerns the authors that we have lost in recent years.  I love this anthology series, and the reason I began writing short stories in the first place was the hope of one day appearing inside it.  I sincerely hope that this wonderful anthology series continues.  The horror genre, and fiction in general, is all the better for it.