Pulpy Pulchritude!

How about that? That’s the wraparound cover by Sarah Anne Langton for the Fox Spirit print edition of Extricate which will be joined by another novella Throw the Bones, plus a dozen short stories of various lengths and vintages. Yes, more titles inspired by The Fall. You can bet I will be posting the news…

TOA/V: Äppelkriget/The Apple War

A couple of news items: My piece on The Fall, originally written for the Spectator is now up at Medium. In fact, I have a few pieces showcased there now. The latest verses in my ongoing translation of the Viking poem Hávamál are up at the History Witch area of Witches & Pagans. Drop by…

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

“This is your wilderness? Detroit?” “Everyone left.” A couple of people left midway through the advance screening we caught. Perhaps they were expecting Thor pyrotechnics. Already a fan of Jim Jarmusch’s work, I knew the sort of film I’d be getting—in fact, I was eager for it. Only Lovers Left Alive hooked me from the…

Button Box and More

I am pleased as the proverbial punch to be part of this collection. Here’s the word on the recording: “Button Box” is a collection of 46 mixes constructed from elements taken from the Linear Obsessional album “Air Buttons” by Richard Sanderson (LOR046) “After releasing my album of melodeon and electronics improvisations, I decided to ask…

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Every creative gets this question sooner or later: those asking think it’s the most natural thing in the world to ask about this ‘mysterious’ process. Those questioned, however, can’t help wondering where don’t you get ideas?! The truth is inspiration comes from the oddest things (that’s why we carry notebooks) but it can also be…

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….

Introducing Graham Wynd

I cannot believe it is July already! I have been so busy that time has simply sped by and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. I’m doing my best not to be tempted into adding to my already too long to-do list, but there are always opportunities too good to miss (like writing…

Writer Wednesday: Postcard Fiction Winners!

I’m happy to announce the results of the 2013 Postcard Fiction Contest, images of the winning entries above. My grateful thanks to everyone who sent in a postcard. I’ll just copy the stories here. Second runner up with “The Right Time” on a WTC postcard is John Williams-Searle: The Right Time When the elevator stopped…

Music for Writers

Do you write with music? Frank Duffy asked me to be a part of a project over at the Horrifically Horrifying Horror blog looking at how (or if) writers use music for writing. I get to appear with a bunch of heavy hitters including Lisa Tuttle, Dennis Etchison, Christopher Fowler, Steve Rasnic Tem, Howard Linskey…

Upcoming Appearances

I knew this semester was going to be busy, but it’s got even more so as time has gone along! Here are the places I’ll be appearing and the things I’ll be doing for new releases in the coming weeks. Sorry for the cut and paste — in a rush! Running from now until May….