Jackapo County

Burying the Book

The first Weirdbook Annual is now available for purchase, just in time for Halloween. It includes my story, “Laying the Hairy Book”, which finds Low Country ghost-breaker, John Bass, tasked to destroy the eponymous tome before its author reclaims it. (more…)

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Tasting the Dark

Weird Ales 3: Last Orders, an inebriating anthology from Theresa Derwin and Lynne M. Cochrane, is now available in paperback. Besides luminaries such as Gav Thorpe, it also includes a nasty little story by me. “Tenebrae Dark” sees a corporate headhunter find more than he bargained for in his search for the secret of the eponymous drink.

It’s a fairly quick little story, and one I wrote almost a decade ago. What can I say – sometimes it takes a ridiculously long time to find the right market for a given work.

Weird Ales 3: Last Orders is available in paperback from Amazon.com and its subsidiaries. Why not grab your copy today?

Zibaldone #17: Low Houses

It’s been a good while since I’ve done one of these. Figured I might as well start back up with another scrap of free writing from my commonplace book. Like the previous two, it’s based on a thing I heard about as a kid, and was written as a warm up for something better. This one was written in…2014? 2015? Something like that. Enjoy, or not, as it pleases you. (more…)

(Not Quite) Best Horror

Editor Ellen Datlow has posted her honourable mentions long list for volume 8 of Best Horror of the Year. As has happened for the last few years in a row, a story of mine gets a mention.

If you’d like to check out the story in question, it was “Seeking Whom He May Devour”, in issue 35 of The Lovecraft eZine. It’s free to read, and feel free to leave a comment afterwards, if you’re of a mind.

Zibaldone #14: No One Goes There

Today we have another bit of free writing from my commonplace book. Like the last one, it’s a nasty bit of southern fried weirdness, composed as a way of warming up for the day’s writing. It’s more a vignette than a story in and of itself. The old store, and its odd decorations, is a real place, though there’s nothing inside but empty shelves and cobwebs. (more…)