New Stories/New Anthologies

I have new stories to share this month, plus some exciting new anthologies to announce. Stories first: My love affair with drabbles continues with my latest acceptance in Black Hare Press’s Dark Moments Monthly challenge. The theme for June was Killer Flamingos and we were challenged to write exactly 100 words featuring the theme. CreatingContinue reading “New Stories/New Anthologies”

2021 Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced

The Australian Shadows Awards are annual literary awards presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) to celebrate the best in horror and dark fiction published by an Australian/New Zealand/Oceania resident within the calendar year. Entries are judged on their overall effect within the horror genre based on the author’s skill, delivery, and lasting resonance.Continue reading “2021 Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced”

Twice the Pleasure

My love affair with drabbles continues with my latest acceptance to Black Hare Press Dark Moments Monthly challenge. The theme for February was Lovers and the story had to be exactly 100 words (not including the title). I love creating titles and they can be used to squeeze in some extra words to expand theContinue reading “Twice the Pleasure”

The Happiness Man

My latest short story, The Happiness Man, has just been released with Tales to Terrify, a weekly short horror fiction podcast. The story is about love, death, and an ethereal entity that feeds on happiness, and was released to coincide with Women in Horror Month with guest host Meredith Morgenstern, and narrated by Seth Williams.Continue reading “The Happiness Man”

‘The Best Medicine’ Author Interview with Caterina Franciosi, “Il Salotto Letterario”, Italy

I had the honour of being interviewed by Caterina Franciosi, “Il Salotto Letterario”, Italy, about my story The Best Medicine. Before we jump to the interview, here’s some background information: The Story The Best Medicine is a horror short story about a wife caring for her acquired brain-injured husband on a remote property in theContinue reading “‘The Best Medicine’ Author Interview with Caterina Franciosi, “Il Salotto Letterario”, Italy”

The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced which includes THE BEST MEDICINE

I was so excited to see this in my email today. The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot has been announced and I’m stunned and honored that THE BEST MEDICINE made the list for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction. It’s only the preliminary ballot but this is a huge achievement for me. The next stepContinue reading “The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced which includes THE BEST MEDICINE”

2021 Awards Eligibility Post

In the spirit of eternal optimism, it’s that time of year when writers put together a list of stories they’ve published during 2021. The list helps people find stories to nominate for science fiction, horror, and fantasy awards. I was fortunate to have three awards eligible stories published this year, and I’ve listed these below:Continue reading “2021 Awards Eligibility Post”