Dead Letters Teaser #2

Over to You, Michael Marshall Smith I put the phone down and picked up the bishop. As with any small object whose purpose inherently involves being touched, it was hard not to roll it around in the fingers, and to wonder who else had done so. What with me not being psychic, no answers were […]

Dead Letters is alive!

It’s always a thrill to receive a box of books in the post. And it was especially satisfying to open this parcel, if only because it meant it hadn’t gone missing (which I was convinced was going to happen). The books are lovely; Titan have done a beautiful job. It seems like such a long […]

Dead Letters: the cover

I’m pleased to be able to reveal the cover to the new anthology, scheduled for publication next year. Credit to Titan for agreeing to list every author on the cover. None of that ‘And Many Others’ nonsense here! It was a privilege to work with so many talented writers. I hope you’ll be as impressed […]

Dead Letters

Coming in April 2016 from Titan Books… Dead Letters An anthology of the undelivered, the missing, the returned… Edited by Conrad Williams The Green Letter – Steven Hall Over to You – Michael Marshall Smith In Memoriam – Joanne Harris Ausland – Alison Moore Wonders to Come – Christopher Fowler Cancer Dancer – Pat Cadigan The Wrong […]

Word Count Dependency

I tend to measure my day-to-day progress on a project by the number of words I’ve accrued. It’s easy, straightforward, quantifiable. You know where you stand. If you’re in the hunt for an agent or a publisher, the likelihood is their guidelines will tell you you need to write between 70 – 100,000 words (probably […]