I’m going to begin by saying I’m very conflicted by this book. “Grind Your Bones to Dust” by Nicholas Day is devastatingly beautiful and achingly well-written with gorgeous prose and some terrifying characters, and yet, if I am honest, I’m still not sure if I liked it. My feelings swing this way for a number
Deborah Sheldon’s “Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories” won the Australian Shadows Award for Best Collected Work 2017, was shortlisted for the “Best Collection” Aurealis Award, and was long-listed for the Bram Stoker Award “Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection”. It is easy to see why. This is an immersive and intricate collection where every
Few books have ever got into my head and stayed there in the way McCarthy’s ‘The Road’ has. It remains to this day the most haunting, beautiful, desperate and heartbreaking novel I’ve ever read.
Very few writers can boast of a career as wide and influential as comic book writer Jamie Delano. His contribution to groundbreaking comics spans over 36 years, and he has collaborated with some of the most talented artists in the business. After a seven year stint working as a cab driver in his home town
I’ve been working for a while now on a project, selecting stories for an anthology to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. I’ve been supported by a fantastic, international team of writers and editors to pull this together, and the end is finally in sight. But it feels strange
The most popular question I see asked on Twitter and other social media platforms is, “Where should I submit my work?” It’s something I struggled with when I first started out trying to sell my stories. If you’re a writer of horror or any dark speculative fiction, two great sites to check for open submissions
To celebrate February being Women in Horror Month, I’ve compiled a list of twenty-nine books (novels, collections & anthologies) by some of my favourite female horror writers – one for each day of the month. 1. “Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction” Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson (Quirk Books,
I’ve been on Twitter on one way or another since November 2010. Like a lot of people, social media is a conflicting place for me. Sometimes it’s a fun and exciting playground where I can make connections and find new friends. Other times it can feel like a toxic sandbox overrun by spiteful trolls. I