Tam O’Shanter Review

What do Ayrshire’s most famous son – the poet Robert Burns – and Japanese comic books, called ‘manga’, have in common? Well, nothing… until now, that is. Scottish author Richmond Clements has teamed up with Japanese artist Inko to adapt Burns’s classic horror poem Tam O’Shanter into a manga. And it is wonderful! This mash-up … More Tam O’Shanter Review

Hallowe’en Reading

Pumpkin carved, costume on, monkey nuts shelled, neighbour’s house egged and TP’d… Now what? You’ve exhausted your list of Hallowe’en activities and that means it’s time to curl up in front of the fire with a nice glass of warm blood and a good book. Here are some of my spooky (and sometimes schlocky) favourites: … More Hallowe’en Reading

Always North Review, Shoreline of Infinity 16

It’s time again for another issue of my favourite sci-fi mag, Shoreline of Infinity! While the previous edition featured a short story of mine (Secret Ingredients, SoI Issue 15) I’m back to reviewing books in the October offering. This time around I had the absolute pleasure of reading and writing about Vicki Jarrett’s new novel … More Always North Review, Shoreline of Infinity 16

Ness Book Fest

  I’m delighted to be heading to Inverness for Ness Book Fest next month to do a reading! I’ll be reading some flash fiction at the beginning of Mandy Haggith’s nature poetry event at the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday 3rd October at 3pm. Mandy Haggith is an excellent poet and author. Her … More Ness Book Fest

Read The Lunatic Song in Exquisite Aberrations

The day is finally here! At long last, Exquisite Aberrations has been unleashed upon the public. A collection of long-form short stories (published by FunDead Publications) that turn traditional Gothic horror tropes upside down by shifting the POV onto LGBTQ people, people of colour, and others often side-lined or othered in the history of the … More Read The Lunatic Song in Exquisite Aberrations

Read The Brothers Oe in The Society of Misfit Stories

The Society of Misfit Stories Vol 1 Issue 3, featuring my story The Brothers Oe, is out now! Sumo wrestler Yogi is due to face off against his brother Matsushima in the grand final of the Honbasho in the great dragon city of Edo. That is until Matsushima is found dead in his bathtub, having … More Read The Brothers Oe in The Society of Misfit Stories

Pre-order Exquisite Aberrations ebook

The ebook of Exquisite Aberrations, the new Gothic anthology from FunDead Publications, is now available for pre-order, due for release on 13th September. Featuring my novelette, The Lunatic Song, among other incredible, creepy tales, Exquisite Aberrations is a collection of Gothic horror stories with a modern twist, turning tropes on their heads and featuring characters … More Pre-order Exquisite Aberrations ebook