Friday 31 October 2014

Redundant Flesh

After finishing five short stories in the past month (Sir Hector's Quest, A Grim God's Revenge, Boat Trip, Lem, and Dead Ronnie and I), I've restarted writing a novella (or maybe a short novel) called Redundant Flesh, which I worked on a couple of years ago, but dropped by the wayside. Reading it again this week, I found my interest in it reignited. I'm looking forward to finishing this story of a serial killer.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Paperback reprint of Back from the Dead due December from Spectral Press

Back from the Dead cover by Les Edwards
Simon Marshall-Jones' Spectral Press will be re-issuing the British Fantasy Award winning Back from the Dead anthology, edited by Johnny Mains, as a paperback in December with a new cover by  Les Edwards.

The anthology includes my story The True Spirit, one of my Grudge End tales.This story is also in my very successful Hazardous Press collection His Own Mad Demons, which is available as a paperback and ebook.

Friday 24 October 2014

New Story: Dead Ronnie and I

Incredibly, I managed to finish off another story, one I started some time ago and abandoned. It's a 4,500 word horror story called Dead Ronnie and I. It's the first story I have written involving a seaplane and isolated Scottish islands.

Must look for something else to work on now.

Thursday 23 October 2014

Another story finished - Boat Trip

Another story finished - the fourth this month. It's a horror story called Boat Trip, 4,300 words long, about a pair of fishermen who are inadvertently involved in a secret war against Lovecraftian deep ones.

Saturday 18 October 2014

Charles Black's Collection: Black Ceremonies - to be published by Parallel Universe Publications in November

Charles Black's debut collection of short stories, Black Ceremonies, is now scheduled for publication by Parallel Universe Publications in November this year as a trade paperback.

The Collection will include:

The Obsession of Percival Cairstairs     

Call of the Damned                              

The Revelations of Dr Maitland            

Tourist Trap                                         

Face to Face                                       

The Coughing Coffin                            

The Madness Out of the Sea                

Death on the Line                                 

The Necronomicon                              

A Bit Tasty                                          

A Fistful of Vengeance                        

To Summon a Flesh-Eating Demon     

The Strombolli Collection                   

Thursday 16 October 2014


Very pleased that a new horror story I wrote, Lem, has been accepted by Charles Black for the Black Books of Horror.

Tuesday 14 October 2014

A Grim God's Revenge

Though I don't write many fantasy stories, I have just completed the second in as many weeks. A Grim God's Revenge comes in at just under four thousand words. Hopefully it will see print in the not too distant future.