Indie April 2020

This is, of course, not Indie April as normal. However, with businesses closed or operating solely online and everyone at home on lockdown, I think it’s important that readers, writers, editors, and publishers still take a little time to celebrate and promote our small presses this month, for whom this could be a tough time … More Indie April 2020

Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir

I’ve been busy lately, polishing up a TOP SECRET PROJECT, so this post about last month’s Granite Noir festival is a little late. Granite Noir is Aberdeen’s yearly crime writing festival, and in 2020 featured appearances from genre legends Ian Rankin, Stuart McBride, Ambrose Parry (pen name of Chris Brookmyre and Dr Marisa Haetzman), Denise … More Lanyard Person: Reading at Granite Noir

Read Raumschach in DTNT Anthology 001

Just in time for Christmas, the first Daytime Nightime anthology is here! Along with poetry from the renowned Samuel Tongue and Jill O’Sullivan from excellent Glasgow bands Sparrow and the Workshop and Bdy Prts, and fiction from author Michael Rennie, it features my short story Raumschach. Raumschach is 3D chess, also sometimes known as ‘space … More Read Raumschach in DTNT Anthology 001

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

DTNT Anthology 001

At the beginning of the year I read some stories and picked some tunes on Subcity Radio show, Daytime Nightime, hosted by Roslyn Potter. Now, DTNT is due to publish its very first anthology, featuring stories, poetry and artwork from the show’s guests, including me! Alongside work from some of Glasgow’s best – including the … More DTNT Anthology 001