Get Spooky!

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Get my zombie western HIGH PLAINS LAZARUS or my supernatural collection UNQUIET DREAMS for super cheap this weekend along with a lot of other Tirgearr treats. And you can pre-order THE BLOOD RED EXPERIMENT, a giallo-inspired magazine that includes the first instalment of my novella THE MADONNA OF THE WASPS: out on Halloween!

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July Sale @ Smashwords

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Tirgearr’s Big Birthday Bash!

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Tirgearr Publishing is turning 5 – but you get the presents!

Enter at the special birthday page and you might win all three Chastity Flame novels, a Kindle Fire or lots of other great prizes. You can also get many books for a reduced price including my collection Unquiet Dreams, which Steve Bissette calls, “the long, deep plunge in the coldest quarry in the woods; the lingering look under the rotting wood at all the writhing life there; the stare into the abyss until one realizes something is staring back.”

See the site for details.

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July Sale!

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All my books at Tirgearr are half off at Smashwords: that includes Kit Marlowe’s books too! Get ’em while they’re hot. Summer is for reading, after all!

Out Now: HIGH PLAINS LAZARUS weird western novella

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Out now from Tirgearr Publishing, the lastest from my fevered imagination — it’s sort of Mark Twain meets Elmore Leonard with a twist of spooky weirdness neither of those gentlemen would probably welcome, but Joe Lansdale might. My head has its own weird ways.

Dead folk are just about the last thing you want to see while wandering through the deserts of the great wild West. Things get a whole lot worse if they’re not the lying down kind of dead but the running around trying to take a bite out of you sort. Whatever’s got the corpses jumping is bound to spell a bad day for anyone unlucky enough to ride into town.

It’s a novella so you can read it in one day if you’re of a mind to do so. And when you do, be sure to leave me a review.
Here’s a bit of me reading from near the start, but after the first incident. I like the voice of Finn, the narrator — another in a growing line of characters who are less smart than the people around them (like his riding partner, Jim). We all feel that way sometimes, right?


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I’m allowed to use that because I have a Western coming out this week. Admittedly it’s a weird Western, but you wouldn’t expect any less of me, now would you? Some of you may be familiar with this story: now expanded into a stand alone novella. It still pokes at me to become the beginning of a novel instead — all in good time!

Dead folk are just about the last thing you want to see while wandering through the deserts of the great wild West. Things get a whole lot worse if they’re not the lying down kind of dead but the running around trying to take a bite out of you sort. Whatever’s got the corpses jumping is bound to spell a bad day for anyone unlucky enough to ride into town.

Out tomorrow from Tirgearr!

I read a bit from it when I was on the radio when I visited Dellani’s Tea Time with Eden Baylee and Meredith Skye. Lots of silliness ensued as well and it was great fun even though I did have a bit of a sore throat.

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Do you like heavy metal bands that use Norse mythology for material? No? Well, then you’ll enjoy my write up of failed Viking metal band Ketlingr over at Pulp Metal Magazine. Hey, at the very least you must admire the dedication to the conceit that included making album cover art!

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Check out my Inspirations play list of “Songs that Led to Stories” — no, don’t worry, it’s not all The Fall. It is kind of amazing to realise just how many song titles and lyrics I have swiped for story ideas. Even if I get them wrong a lot of the time. Misheard lyrics, always a rich vein to mine. I’m thinking of doing more video stuff — trailers or readings, maybe. What would you want to see?

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Working on the next Hard-Boiled Witch required some research — by which I mean sitting in the Howff, soaking up the atmosphere and working out some practicalities. A hazy day: warm and misting: it gave my pictures an ethereal quality. I’m sort of using Dundee as the model for the city in the series, although it’s a rather different town in many respects — in part because I’m using old maps so things that are no longer part of the landscape show up. When the 2nd story comes out, there’ll be a special on the first. Keep an eye out for that!

And Saturday! LEICESTER COMIC CON – be there!

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British Fantasy Awards/On the Radio

More reasons to celebrate this weekend: Fox Spirit Books got not just one but two spots on the short lists for the 2014 British Fantasy Awards. Woot! I am so chuffed for Adele and the whole skulk, because it represents a group effort — though none of it would have happened without Adele’s vision, persistence and a few well-placed kicks to the muse.

What a way to celebrate the second anniversary!

Lots of great folks on the list, including the fabulous Maura McHugh and her team for the Jennifer Wilde comic, the amazing Graham Joyce — you know, folks whose names you know. When people say ‘it’s an honour just to be nominated’? WOW, it’s an honour to be nominated as part of such a great slate of creative folks. It’s an amazing feeling.

Hey, Tirgearr is celebrating too: guess what their 100th release will be?

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I’ll be talking about High Plains Lazarus and White Rabbit and more when I am on the radio tonight on Tea Time with Dellani Oakes. It’s 4pm Eastern which is 9pm here in the UK. I’m on with Meredith Skye and Eden Baylee, so it should be fun. You can call in (1–646–595–4478), listen live or catch up later with the archived copy here.