Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Winter releases!

Undead of Winter is now available from and and is full of spooky wintry tales. It features my story Night Walker, an expansion and sequel to The Legend of Harley.

Cellar Door Volume II is also available from and and  includes three of my poems.

Christmas Chillers is the last of this year's releases from Atlantean Publishing and includes my seasonal spinetingler, A Christmas In Carcosa.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tigershark Issue Two out now!

The second issue of Tigershark is available now and features two of my stories (one from Black & Red - try before you buy!) and a poem. Both issues are free to download from the site, so you have absolutely no excuse not to give them a look!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Going religious...

I was invited to submit some poetry and fiction with a religious theme to the second issue of Anthology 29, and the issue is now available online... An excellent webzine, well worth checking out.

Black & Red

Black & Red is a collection of my urban horror stories from Atlantean Publishing. It is available now for £3 as a booklet or for £1 as a PDF with an amazing cover by David Leverton.

Latest anthology appearances

If you enjoy dark, Lovecraftian tales about unusual, visceral subjects, you will want to take a look at my latest anthology appearances in volumes from JWK Fiction...

They are a story in Ugly Babies - order (pb/kindle) from or - and a story and three poems in Bones - order (pb/kindle) from or

Monday, 21 October 2013


I am writing this to explain why I did what I did, to justify my killing of my lover and former school friend, to put down my reasons before I did. I will be dead soon. I am certain that the autopsies of the bodies will confirm my suspicions, justifying my killing of her, even if the authorities assume that I was insane, as doubtless they will, unable to accept the veracity of what I have discovered; or, they will concoct a halfway-plausible narrative of deceit to satisfy their need to reject the horrific truths gnawing at the fringes of reason.

Read Justified, a strange and disturbing tale of Lovecraftian horror from the Yellow Mythos,  in issue thirteen of Surreal Grotesque ezine. (As a note, where the lower case castur appears, there should be Greek letters, but they seem to have vanished in the formatting.)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Poems on Poetry Pacific

You can find three more of my poems online in the latest issue of Poetry Pacific :
  • The Flesh & The Devil
  • Two Sisters
  • Fading
The link will take you directly to the poems, but please do explore the rest of the magazine - it's a good 'un!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Strange Lucky Hallowe'en

Available from Whortleberry Press, Strange Lucky Hallowe'en is a collection of stories with strange twists of fate or lucky (or unlucky!) occurrences. My story, Not Just A Costume, involves a trip to a Hallowe'en costume party, getting lost and something less than human...

Other contributors include :
  • AW McKinnon
  • Jonathan Shipley
  • Warren Bull
  • Richard Dyer
  • Lyn McConchie
  • Kevin A. Harris
  • Jason Barney
  • Arthur Sanchez
  • Wayne Scheer
  • William A. La Fleur
  • JJ Steinfeld
  • Diane Arrelle
  • John A. McColley
  • Lesa Pascavis Smith
  • Sandi Reed-Chan

Friday, 20 September 2013

All Hallow's Evil Released!

All Hallow's Evil, an anthology of crime stories set at Hallowe'en, is now available from and in paperback and kindle formats. I have a story, An Echo of Samhain, in this collection which blends magic, murder and mystery. The other contributors to the anthology are:
  • Gloria Alden
  • Erin Farwell
  • Bard Goffman
  • Devon Greene
  • Marianne Halbert
  • Robert Holt
  • Wenda Morrone
  • Marilyn Pierce Patterson
  • Jason Purdy
  • Harriette Sackler
  • Lance Zarimba
 Buy it now and guarantee yourself a mysterious Hallowe'en!

Tigershark Issue One Released!

The first issue of Tigershark, a new pdf format magazine, is now available and have a story and three poems in it. The issue is free - just email to request a copy!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Dialect Poetry Released!

Dialect Poetry - edited and compiled by Les Merton - has been released by Palores Publishing and will be going free to all subscribers to Poetry Cornwall, as well as being available for £4. (ISBN 978-1-906845-47-6)

As its title suggests, Dialect Poetry celebrates the diversity of the English language in the British Isles by bringing together examples of dialect poetry in the Cockney of South Essex, Cornish, Doric, Lowland Scots, North Northumbrian, and the dialects of Cork, Derbyshire, Glasgow, Lancashire, the Scots Borders and South Lanarkshire. A diverse treat for anyone who enjoys poetry or is fascinated by language.

My poem, Laas' Resor', has the privilege of opening what is a very strong collection of seventeen poems.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A Homage To Arthur Machen

I have some fiction in Sorcery & Sanctity: A Homage to Arthur Machen from Hieroglyphic Press which will be officially released on October 30th as part of the Arthur Machen celebrations at the Brighton World Fantasy Con, although it has actually sold out through pre-ordering.

Received my copies and initial reaction is "excellent!" A really nice, hardback book.

if you missed out on the volume, my three stories in it are part of a projected Arthur Machen-inspired collection that I hope to release at some point.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Yellow House

My novella, The Yellow House, a slice of yellow decadence, has sold out to excellent feedback. If you missed out, I do have plans to make it available in electronic or paperback format at some future point.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Our Story Reviewed

A wonderful review of my poetry booklet Our Story in the latest issue of Poetry Cornwall. It concludes "I can recommend this as something you can buy sight unseen to enjoy yourself or pass it on as a great present to anyone."

I'd felt a real sense of trepidation in sending this volume out to be reviewed, so much time and effort having gone into getting it just right for publication. I'd had a positive response from proofreaders and the first recipients, but I had wondered how it would go down in the wider poetry world. It's marvellous to have your work be so appreciated.

The booklet is available for £3 in the UK (payable to DJ Tyrer) and for £5/US$10/AUS$10/€10 (Europe and Rest of the World surface mail) or £6/US$12/AUS$12 (Rest of the World airmail) from Atlantean Publishing, 4 Pierrot Steps, 71 Kursaal Way, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UY, UK. Queries regarding overseas payment should be sent to

Our Story is covered by our three-for-two booklet offer.