Congratulations to all the finalists, and a huge thanks to our panelists who have read an enormous number of entered works to pare it down for these …2020 Aurealis Awards Shortlist Announcement
This dark speculative fiction anthology is inspired by the theme of gluttony, an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires. My short story “The Monster”, explores the folklore of the Algonquian First Nations peoples in Canada and North America, the cannibalistic wendigo monster and a rare cultural psychosis. If you are interested in the legend of the wendigo, wendigo psychosis and my research for “The Monster”, you can read more here.
I am excited to announce the release of Scorpio (The Zodiac Series, #11) from Deadset Press that launched on 28th March, 2021. I had the great pleasure of co-editing this zodiac- themed anthology featuring short stories inspired by the Scorpio zodiac including my Gaslamp fantasy story “Serket’s Curse”. You can read more about my research into Egyptology and the creation of an alternate Victorian era Dublin here.
If you are interested in purchasing an ebook or paperback copy of Scorpio (The Zodiac Series, #11) you can find more details here.
Thrilled to announce the release of Avenge (Five Hundred Fiction, #2) on 23rd March, 2021. This flash fiction anthology published by Black Hare Press on the theme of superheroes and villains features my dark fantasy, anti-hero story, “The Hero of Silversmiths”. You can read more about that here.
If you’re interested in reading this great collection of superhero-supervillains inspired stories, you can find more details on purchasing ebook and paperback copies here.
Pleased to announce the release on 22nd March, 2021 of micro-fiction anthology Lost Lore and Legends published by Breaking Rules Publishing Europe and featuring five of my 100 word drabbles inspired by European folklore and mythologies.
Lost Lore and Legends explores a variety of legends, mythologies and folklore from European tradition. Two of my drabbles, “The Troll-Witch” and “The Elf Stone” were inspired by Icelandic folklore and legend, “The Seelie Court” was based on Scottish Fae folklore, while “Pixie-Touched” explores the dark Cornish lore of pixies and madness, and “Oak and Holly” tells of the physical manifestation of the summer and winter kings, forever duelling for supremacy. If you are interested in the research behind these five drabbles, you can read more here.
Interested in purchasing an ebook, paperback or limited hardback edition of Lost Lore and Legends? More details and links can be found here.
I’m excited to announce the release on March 17, 2021 of April Horrors (A 100 Word Horror Collection) published by Raven and Drake Publishing featuring two of my micro-fiction pieces “Necropants” and “The Devil’s Fool”.
April Horrors is a dark April Fools themed anthology is inspired by tricks, jokes and pranks gone awry. My Drabble “The Devil’s Fools”, set in medieval Europe and inspired by the folklore, fear and association between suspected witches and the Devil. The second Drabble “Necropants”, set in Viking Age Iceland and inspired by the folklore of wearing a man’s flayed lower-half, the ‘pants’ ensorcelled to always provide constant coins. Want to learn more about my research for these two stories? You can read more here.
Interested in purchasing an ebook or paperback copy of April Horrors (A 100 Word Horror Collection) ? More details, purchase links and options can be found here.
As the celebration of Women in Horror Month comes to an end, I’ve got a vampire themed dark micro-fiction coming soon in Blood Lust (Legends of the Night, #2) by Black Ink Fiction.
For a final hurrah, here’s a sneak peek at one of my most recent dark fiction works, the folklore, history and vampires in “The Hungering” . Enjoy!
Continuing the celebration of all things women in horror, I’ve got a horror/dark fiction short story set in the Australian Alps inspired by the wendigo legend, case of a cannibalistic monster or a monstrous human? Coming soon in Gluttony (Seven Deadly Sins, #6) by Black Hare Press.
Here’s a sneaky peek at my story “The Monster” and the folklore and legend of the wendigo. Enjoy with dark delight!
Continuing the celebration of all things women in horror, I’ve got a microfiction story set in Viking Age Iceland coming soon in April Horrors by Raven and Drake Publishing.
Here’s a sneak peek at the inspiration behind my story “Necropants” and the grisly Icelandic folklore.
In celebrating Women in Horror Month, I have been fortunate to be interviews by Eerie River Publishing, a small press based in Ontario, Canada specialising in horror, dark fiction and dark fantasy.
You can read the Author spotlight interview on Eerie River Publishing blog here. While you’re there, check out the other amazing women writers interviewed!
On the 20th February (21st for Australians!), I joined author chat and Q&A hosted by Michelle River at Eerie River Publishing with fellow women in horror authors Neen Cohen, Destiny Pifer, Melody E. McIntyre and CA. McDonald. A wonderful group of women authors discussing portrayal of women characters in horror, stereotypes, how women are perceived as horror writers and some of our favourite women authors (past and present). You can check out and subscribe to the YouTube channel for Eerie River Publishing for more or watch the this event now!