The Vanity Project

So listen. On July 4, I was listening to one of my favourite albums, and mused aloud: “I wonder how many other people have written a ghost story based on The Ghost of Genova Heights.” By July 17, I had finished a first draft of just under 23,000 words, most of it written in a Read More…

And Sneer of Cold Command

My Sockdolager story is out! ‘And Sneer of Cold Command’ can be read here. (Mildly shamefully, I must admit that to read it myself, I had to blow up the page to 150%. Something something me old eyes something something. It was my birthday on Saturday and I apparently turned 80,000 years old.) This story, Read More…

Several Things

I keep forgetting to update my website! BAD WRITER, BAD. A short list of things that are going on or have gone on or are about to go on: I now have four copies of my favourite book. How did this happen? I’ve got no self-control is how it happened. There’s the original horribly battered Read More…

These Are The Ways – Shoreline of Infinity

Pleased to announce that my short story “These Are The Ways” will be out on June 15th from Shoreline of Infinity, issue 8! It’s available for pre-order now. This was a weird and gratifying and difficult one for me, for many reasons. One, I don’t write a lot of sci-fi – keen readers will note Read More…

Tangent Online review of Principia!

Ooh, and another full review of the Principia Ponderosa anthology here at Tangent Online! They split it up between two reviewers, which I’m not sure I’ve seen before, interesting approach. On the one hand, a single reviewer is able to evaluate each story on the basis of the anthology as a whole because they’ve read the Read More…

Out Of That World Review

One more quick shout-out for the li’l story that could, the one that started my short story career, ‘The Adventurer’s Wife’ up on Out of That World Reviews! Completely unrelated but if I were dream-casting the story, it would be Lupita Nyong’o as Sima, Idris Elba as her dad, Lance Henriksen as Penhallick, and whoever Read More…

A Five-Star Review of ‘Willing’!

So, sometimes it happens that I love a story, and someone else loves it too! A five-star review of my ‘Principia Ponderosa’ story, ‘Willing’ is here at Fantasy Literature, reviewed by the lovely Marion Deeds. (And I love that she mentioned on Twitter that she rarely gives out five stars. I’m so flattered I think Read More…

Far Fetched Fables – The Adventurer’s Wife

Also known as ‘Man, this story’s got legs!’ This is my first ever story that’s been made into a podcast. I’m super excited to listen to it at lunch! We’ll see how much I get out of it… embarrassingly, I never listen to podcasts or audiobooks because I sort of can’t understand what’s going on. Read More…

One New, One Old

News, everyone! I had a story come out on April 1 at Freeze Frame Fiction, which you can read here! It’s flash, just 500 words, so I’m pleased it was accepted because flash is the hardest thing for me to write (except maybe poetry, because Jesus Christ, poetry). I feel a level of frustration trying Read More…

A Breath From the Sky

HEY SO. I am beyond pleased to announce that I have a story, ‘The Evaluator,’ in Martian Migraine Press’ ‘A Breath From the Sky’ anthology! This looks like it’s going to be really interesting. The ‘seed’ for each story was intended to be ‘The Colour Out of Space,’ one of HP Lovecraft’s more vague cosmic Read More…