Gresham’s Guide to Tarot

I seem to have neglected to update the blog with my post over at Punk Noir Magazine about William Lindsay ‘Nightmare Alley’ Gresham writing about Tarot. I realise now it was because I reblogged it not here but over at Graham Wynd‘s blog. I attended a talk on tarot in fantasy fiction and learned more…

#Noirvember: Dorothy B. Hughes

In my unceasing efforts to get people to understand Dorothy Hughes as one of the godmothers of noir, I gave a presentation at the NEPCA Conference this past weekend on her early novel¬†The Cross-Eyed Bear Murders. I actually have this lovely Dell Mystery edition with the map back (probably by Ruth Belew). Everything about this…

Cover Reveal: Noir Carnival

Here’s the fantastic cover for the upcoming Fox Spirit Books anthology Noir Carnival: no surprise, Stephanie came through with the awesome yet again. Wow! And you thought Weird Noir was going to be a tough act to follow. If that cover doesn’t give you nightmares, you might need to fill your bed with spiders. I’ve…

Sunday Supplement

I may have finally lost the tiny edition of the noir issue of Blink|Ink and if I did, it would be a pity as it was a lovely thing with some terrific words and pictures (including a mordantly funny one from Mr B, who tipped me off to the call for stories). But here’s my…

Call for Stories: Noir Carnival

Noir Carnival A call for stories from Fox Spirit Books, publishers of Weird Noir and many more superb volumes. Dark’s Carnival has already left town, but it’s left a fetid seed behind. There’s a transgressive magic that spooks the carnies and unsettles the freaks. Beyond the barkers and the punters, behind the lights and tents…

Fleeting Fame

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays: even if it’s not a time you celebrate, with luck you have some time off from your usual duties or a more slack period in which to do them, seeing as a lot of other people are taking time off. Doesn’t Stephanie look fab with the wonderful cover…

TOA/V: New Shorts from Alan Moore

This week’s entry for Todd’s round up of overlooked audio/visuals is the first two bits of a new project from Alan Moore. Not content with forays into comics, novels, music, magic and publishing, he’s teamed up with Mitch Jenkins to work on a ‘Northampton Noir’ series. Because of course Moore has discovered that NoHo ‘practically…

NoirCon Survived

I went off to the wilds of Philadelphia where, admittedly, I am never keen to go. It’s just not one of my favourite cities. Not sure why. But I needed to be there for NoirCon and it was certainly the place to be to promote Weird Noir — — hey, for which we got a…

NoirCon Bound

Assuming another train doesn’t get canceled I should be on my way to Philadelphia today for NoirCon. The first event is the opening reception at the Philadelphia Masoleum of Contemporary Art, which ought to be a treat. I had hoped to get to the Mutter Museum today but the canceled train put the kibosh on…

The Next Big Thing

I got tagged by my pal Vic Watson to talk about my ‘next big thing’ (i.e. work in progress), so here we go: Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing What is the working title of your book? White Rabbit. Where did the idea come from for the book? A couple of things: I…