I Will Surround You

My third collection of short stories, I Will Surround You, is to be released by Undertow Publications in October this year. The collection will include short stories published in recent years and will feature such award-shortlisted fiction as Rain, The Fox and Raptors. There will be two original stories especially written for the book: Cwtch […]

Bad Language

I’ll be headlining a night of spoken word and poetry at a special Halloween version of Manchester’s highly-regarded Bad Language. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 31 from 7:30pm until 10:30pm at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, M4 1LE. Open mic slots are available. If you wish to take part you can do […]

The Call of the Wild

In addition to stories written in recent years about an owl (The Owl) and a shrike (Slitten Gorge), as well as a novel born from the question: What if people behaved like insects? (The Unblemished), I’ve just finished some stories about a pike (The Pike) and a wolf – well, sort of – (Manners). I’m […]

The Pike

He struck into the fish and the immediate resistance of it corded his forearms; it was a big bastard, maybe twenty-plus pounds. The far bank, the factory, the wedges of leaden cloud rising on the horizon, all of this receded until his focus took in only the tip of his rod and the boiling surface […]

Born with Teeth

Conrad’s new collection from PS Publishing, Born with Teeth, is at the printers. Though not available until October, copies will be on sale at Fantasycon in Brighton at the end of this month. It is available in two versions; a hardback for £19.99 and a limited edition (100 copies only) signed, jacketed hardback for £39.99. […]