Friday, 14 September 2018

DeadSteam... a Steampunk anthology from Grimmer and Grimmer Books which happens to include a tale featuring Parisian adventuress Camille Castaigne (whose adventures have previously appeared in anthologies such as Disturbance, Love 'Em and Shoot 'Em and the recent Ghosts, Gears and Grimoires, and an issue of Broadswords and Blasters).

DeadSteam is available in paperback and on the Kindle, and to pre-order in hardback.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Ants and Wasps and...

...won't be spoiling things for me as they've helped me achieve a win in the 2018 Erewash Summer Garden competition! You can read my story here (scroll down).

You can also read my poem Waltzheimers on the Write City Magazine.

Monday, 3 September 2018

The Change... available now for your to read on Strange Fictions.

The Change is upon me. It is a painful necessity. I am incapable of going on as I am. The ability to Change was engineered into us, the Explorers, so that we could cope with the rigors and dangers of our infiltration and reconnaissance missions. We are the future, yet we are cut off from our people by what has been done for us. We are separated from our own kind and from those amongst whom we walk, forever alone.

For those of you on Facebook, you might be interested in visiting my author page, which is an even more frequent source of updates on my published work than here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Cowboys and Aliens!

Okay, I'm misleading you with this post title as the cowboys and aliens aren't in the same piece... but you can read both online now!

You can read my Western revenge tale, A Flower for Estrith, on Near to the Knuckle, while I also have a scifaiku on Scifaikuest Online.

Friday, 10 August 2018

I just want To Be One With You...

Are you infested with parasites? Do you crave the crawling sensation of invasive inhabitants beneath your skin? Or, do you just enjoy reading good horror fiction?

If you answered "Yes" to any of those, then you'll want to become infected by the new anthology from St Rooster Books - To Be One With You: An Anthology of Parasitic Horror, which contains my story Seeing Things, along with stories by Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan, Jeffery X Martin, David W Barbee, Ross Peterson, Peter Oliver Wonder, and Adam Millard.

Available to order now in paperback and on the Kindle.

Friday, 3 August 2018

A fairy tale featuring a bright-red earring...

Are you looking for new riffs on your favourite fairy tales? Then you'll want to check out the latest issue of Enchanted Conversation, which contains my story Dotadoko.

I have to highly-recommend Rumpelstiltskin, Las Vegas Style, too - a brilliant twist on the tale!

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Double threes - Ghost and Cthulhu

Two new fiction appearances for your entertainment, and both in the third issues of their respective series - a ghost story in Artpost magazine issue 3, and a far-future tale of sword and sorcery in the third Swords Against Cthulhu anthology.

Artpost magazine is available both in print and a digital download.

Swords Against Cthulhu III is available in paperback from

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Monday, 2 July 2018

Share One Vision

You can now download (for free) my poetry collection, One Vision, from the Tigershark Publishing website. In addition to the titular poem and several other reprints, it contains a number of previously-unpublished poems.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Accelerate into SF!

A mysterious object appears off a naval base. Scientists are recruited to investigate. Read about what happens in my story, The Object, now available to read on The New Accelerator, membership of which is a pound a month with a new story published every Friday.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Poetry Unthawed

The Frost may be Untimely, but the poems within this collection will chill you nonetheless!

Untimely Frost is a new poetry anthology from Lycan Valley Press, which includes two of my poems, and is available to order now from Amazon.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Glorious Sunlight Press and Poetry in Review

Seeking fiction? Search no more - The Sunlight Press is the place to go, where you can read online my story A Gloriously Sunny Day.

Find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Want poetry, as well? You'll find two of my poems in the latest issue of the Qutub Minar Review.

Monday, 9 April 2018

An Awesome Place to sell Awesome Tales!

The Awesome Tales #7 Winter 2018 issue, with The Strange Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has found a new niche.

The book is on sale on a cliff-top Connecticut castle, once the home of the late famous actor William Gillette. He played the Baker Street detective 1300 times on stage, in the first silent films and then in early talkies. After the actors' death, the castle and grounds became a state park and popular tourist attraction. Awesome Tales #7 is now on sale in the gift shop at the castle. The little $6 tome contains five new Sherlock short-stories and a historical article about the castle.

If you can't make it there, you can find Awesome Tales on

Unwrap the horror...

Mummy Knows Best

(ed) Theresa Derwin
Publisher: Quantum Corsets
Page count: 260pp
RRP £9.99

Currently on sale at £5.50 through April

Mummies, traditionally an Egyptian mythological and historical artefact, have ways of coming to life; particularly in the right story. Made infamous by Boris Karloff in the Universal movies, the mummy can be both tragic and horrific. But the mummy is not just an Egyptian phenomena - this anthology of Fantasy and Horror stories, brought to you by Terror Tree Books (Quantum Corsets), features mummies from Peru, Britain, a few from Egypt following the traditional mould, and from cities all over the globe. Don't expect a blockbuster vibe from this variety of tales, expect mystery, intrigue, awe, horror and most importantly - emotion. Unveil what hides beneath the wrappings in 'Mummy Knows Best'

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Your call to Cthulhu is important to us. Please hold.

Hold no longer! Corporate Cthulhu is now available in both hardback and paperback, in addition to the various ebook formats in which it was first released!

Copies are available from (hb), (pb), (kindle), Barnes and Noble (nook), the Apple store (ibooks),  Google Play (ebook), and (Kobo).

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Mummy Knows Best

Delve into the desiccated delights of mummified monstrosities in this new anthology from Terror Tree, which includes my story, Crusader. Available to order as a paperback and on the Kindle.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Dare you tug at...

The Yellow Thread? In which Sherlock Holmes confronts the pawns of The King in Yellow...

The story is just one in the new all-Holmes issue of Awesome Tales!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018


Want to put a little strangeness into your life? Well, you can read my odd little story Jars on Space Squid now.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

DeadSteam coming soon...

DeadSteam is a collection of dreadpunk tales edited by Bryce Raffle, to be published by Grimmer & Grimmer Books, October 2018.
What is dreadpunk?
Dreadpunk is devoted to the horror and mystery of a bygone age, as well as newer works that continue those traditions. It’s the “costume drama” of the macabre, if you will.
[Derek Tatum] coined the term “dreadpunk” in early 2015. At the time, there appeared to be a resurgence of interest in the Gothic; most notably, Penny Dreadful was on Showtime and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak was scheduled for release later that year.
The “dread” comes from “penny dreadfuls,” which were often reworkings of Gothic tropes and legends. So “dreadpunk” was a cheeky way of describing contemporary reworkings of Gothic motifs.
DeadSteam is an anthology of dreadpunk, gaslamp, and dark steampunk. These are tales of the ghoulish and the gothic, chilling stories of haunted streets, of vampires and demons stalking the city from fog-drenched alleyways lit only by gas lamps.
17 chilling stories of the monsters lurking around every corner, the ghosts haunting the darkest streets of Victorian London, and the dead things crawling out of their graves to consume the flesh of the living.
Featuring stories by David Lee Summers (Owl Dance, The Brazen Shark), Jen Ponce (The Bazaar, Demon’s Cradle), Wendy Nikel (The Continuum), Karen J Carlisle (The Adventures of Viola Stewart), Jonah Buck (Carrion Safari), DJ Tyrer, Jay Seate, Lawrence Salani, James Dorr, Lori Tiron-Pandit, Rob Francis, Ross Smeltzer, CC Adams, Alice E Keyes, Steve Carr, E Seneca, and Bryce Raffle (The Complications of Avery Vane).

Your call to Cthulhu is important to us...

Yes, Corporate Cthulhu is here in digital format, so, while Cthulhu Corp keeps you on hold, while not read it? The print version is due soon...

Available in the following formats:

Print copy coming soon

Monday, 15 January 2018

Dare you enter the sewers?

Broadswords and Blasters issue 4 is here with another mission featuring adventuress Camille Castaigne.

Dare you enter the sewers of Paris and face the horrors they conceal?