Folktale of New York

I was in New York last December on holiday. Following both guide book recommendations and obvious curiosity I visited McSorley’s Old Ale House on East 7th Street in Manhattan. There’s no relation here, just coincidence. Inside, it hasn’t changed much since John McSorley (my father’s name, another coincidence) opened it in 1854. The unvarnished wooden … More Folktale of New York

Grasslimb Journal

Really excited to have short story of mine – Green Fire – appearing in Grasslimb Vol 15 No 2. Grasslimb is a long-running literature and arts journal based in San Diego, California, which features a wide variety of work from poetry and short stories to cartoons and music reviews. You can read Green Fire (a tale of post-apocalyptic … More Grasslimb Journal

Read The Sixpence in the Pudding in O Horrid Night

Saaaantaaaa! I know him! Time to get excited about Christmas! And, in the old fashioned tradition, time to scare each other with Christmas ghost stories around the fire. My short story The Sixpence in the Pudding (excerpt below) features in the new Christmas horror anthology, O Horrid Night, by Fundead Publications. It sits alongside 19 … More Read The Sixpence in the Pudding in O Horrid Night