Read YE TAK THE GHOST ROAD in ‘Five Without Honour: Justified Sinners’

Despite the title of the collection describing its contributing authors as ‘Five Without Honour’ I am, actually, very honoured to have a story in this new short anthology from Anxiety Press. Five Without Honour: Justified Sinners is a sampler of Scottish writing put together by the incredibly talented Chris Kelso, author of The Dregs Trilogy, … More Read YE TAK THE GHOST ROAD in ‘Five Without Honour: Justified Sinners’

Eat my shorts 2022

It’s always boom or bust for me and after having a quiet year in 2021 with regards to short stories, I’ve had quite a few out this year which I want to highlight – for eligibility purposes, if you’re involved in reading/voting for awards, but also for anybody who may be interested and is looking … More Eat my shorts 2022

Faves of 2021

Another year nearly over and once again it is the time for LISTS! First, a quick bit of reflection: I had only one short story published this year, Great Nothing in Shoreline of Infinity 27 & 29, but it’s a story I’m really proud of and it’s in a magazine I love, so it’s a … More Faves of 2021

Autumn reading 2021

Aaaall the leeeaves aaare broooowwn – All-The-Leaves-Are-Brown! And the sky is indeed grey, or at least up in Scotland it is. And also constantly pishing it down. No better time to stay in and read if you can. Quick personal update: My short story Great Nothing – a Cold War sci-fi tale involving a trip … More Autumn reading 2021

Indie April 2021

Come next Monday, Scotland moves up into tier 3, meaning bookshops will be able to open again. No doubt there will be a salivating, Dawn of the Dead-esque crowd pushing up against the glass of Waterstones Sauchiehall Street by 8.59am Monday 26th April and I honestly might be one of them. Just the thought of … More Indie April 2021

December review roundup

Yippee-Ki-Yay, motherfucker, and Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! I had Jon Anderson’s 3 Ships on the turntable the other day so it’s now officially THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY. Which will be harder than most other years considering we’re still in lockdown and Brexit is in the news again (specifically on the day of writing … More December review roundup