Happy Birthday, Fox Spirit Books!

A big happy birthday to Fox Spirit Books! Two years old already and so many many books out there, including several I wrote, edited or contributed to in some way. Under the insightful guidance of the fearless Adele Wearing, the Muse who Kicks You in the Face®, the collection that kicked things off — Tales…

Out Now: EXTRICATE, noir novella

Extricate by Graham Wynd Love hurts…but that’s the way she likes it. EXTRICATE is a violent tale of sexual obsession, unfolding on the dark streets of a nowhere town. Peter falls for Judy the instant he lights her cigarette, but she’s his best mate’s girl — and he’s already married. He decides to begin removing…

Still Audacious!

Me and the Cap’n and the Rev are still here to lead you into the unknown waters of 2014 (as captured in deft strokes by Vincent Holland-Keen). I don’t know about you, but January has flown past for me. It’s about the time that resolutions begin to flag. Time to reassess. What’s working? What isn’t?…

New Releases: It’s a Curse and Shapeshifters

Never rains but it pours, eh? No matter how I space out submissions and contracts, my publications always seem to come in a bunch, eh? If you haven’t been keeping up with Blackwitch Press, you may be surprised that there’s quite a tidy number of Roman Dalton, werewolf PI stories available. Not just Paul D….

Noir Carnival: Hannah Kate

Circus Music by Hannah Kate Charlie was the first one of us as got taken. Not that anyone really noticed at first. It wasn’t easy to tell with Charlie, given that he was bone idle at the best of times. So he if downed tools, there was nothing in it. After a day or so,…

Fox Spirit at EdgeLit2

What a delightful thing to see all the shiny books crowding together like this! In just about a year Fox Spirit Books has released a variety of titles that beautifully represent their raison d’être: mixing up genres at will, refusing to conform to old categories. And succeeded brilliantly! Not only was it wonderful to see…

Noir Carnival: The Launch

Today, the laughter stops — 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 where the macabre and the lost find refuge, there’s a deformity that has nothing…

Out Now: À la Mort Subite

Out now from Lite Editions, it’s my latest noir tale À la Mort Subite which is the beginning of a serial story about a hit man and a femme fatale; things don’t go quite as planned for the Englishman abroad in the city that has the finest beers in the world. Not only do we…

Noir Carnival: AJ Sikes

Inspired by S. L. Johnson‘s fabulous cover image for Noir Carnival, writer A. J. Sikes is running a creepy clown contest — enter to win! And here’s his how-I-came-to-write-the-story piece: Twas but a quiet walk upon the moor A. J. Sikes Back in early 1996, for fun outside of work, I started hanging out with…