I’m delighted to announce that my tenth novel, One Who Was With Me, will be published this Halloween by Earthling Publications, who did such a great job on my last Earthling novel, The Unblemished. Many thanks to Paul Miller. This book would not have happened without his gentle and patient prodding. You can find out more about the book here.
These shadows were the same shadows that had swung across the stone walls for decades. Nothing here had changed.
He hurried back to Grace, imagining a man standing over a nude figure chained and unconscious, paying out rope bunched in his fist, separating the tawse at the end of it.
They passed the windows and their shadows — hideously contorted by the flaws in the panes — made grotesque progress across the scarred back wall.
But for a dim, rosy stain in the rear-view mirror, it was fully dark. Night came on fast here.
This was not their house.
Edited by Paula Guran, this year’s BDF&H (Prime Books) contains my story Succulents, which first appeared in New Fears (Titan Books), edited by Mark Morris.
My short story Cwtch, on the heels of a reprint in Best British Short Stories 2018, is to also be reprinted in Best New Horror 29, edited by Stephen Jones. The story originally appeared in my collection, I Will Surround You (Undertow Publications).
I’m very pleased to announce that my story Cwtch, from I Will Surround You, is to be reprinted in this year’s Best British Short Stories, edited by Nicholas Royle.
My collection, I Will Surround You, from Undertow Publications is available now at Amazon at reduced price. For just £13.99 (down from £19.99) for the hardback and £6.99 (down from £11.99), you can get hold of fourteen stories wrapped up in soft or hard loveliness. The perfect Easter gift!