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Welcome Travelling Players

The Interlude House offers, for your delectation and delight, short vignettes from the life of D.P. Watt, a writer living in the bowels of England. Rifle through the Green Room, find out what Mr Punch has been up to, or perhaps send a Carrier Pigeon D.P. Watt’s way… Here are a couple of tales to try…   ‘Memento Mori’ at more »

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Podcast of ‘The Condition’

Tales to Terrify have done a podcast of one of my older stories, ‘The Condition’. It is read by Alex Weinle who captures the mood perfectly. It can be heard here: Tales to Terrify, 251, 18th November 2016

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Adam Nevill’s Baker’s Dozen

Adam Nevill has selected a baker’s dozen of contemporary horror writers and their short stories that he has enjoyed. I’m delighted to report that he selected ‘Shallabalah’ as an ‘imaginative investigation into the grotesque and fascinating folklore of the British Isles’. Read all about it here…

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Stunning Review of AIAD…

Acep Hale reviews almost insentient, almost divine over at Lovecraft Ezine… He likes it!

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The Temple Beckons…

The Whore is this Temple is now available from Ex Occidente Press

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The Whore is this Temple

Announcing the arrival soon of… The Whore is this Temple Ex Occidente Press “Pity me! Succour me! Let us go to the temple!” Gustave Flaubert, Salammbo Contents   John Howard Another Sea Alcebiades Diniz Miguel Tidal Wave of Virginal Blood Thomas Strømsholt The Waning of the Light Avalon Brantley Corpus: A Mandala of Anathomy and Metaphysiology Leopold Nacht The Savants more »

BOOK OF SHADOWS 3 BLOG

Book of Shadows 3

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF SHADOWS VOLUME 3   The first two “Book(s) of Shadows”, published in 2012 and 2014, were resounding successes and SOLD OUT very quickly. So, to round off the series, Sarob Press is now pleased to present a fabulous line up of a further twelve stories (sequels to the classic ghost stories of Montague Rhodes James) for more »

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Shirley Jackson Awards…

Great News! Aickman’s Heirs from Undertow bags two Shirley Jackson Awards… Best Anthology for Simon Strantzas and Best Short Story for Lynda E. Rucker. Congratulations to them both and to all of the other contributors to the book!

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DF Lewis Reviews…

D.F. Lewis has finished his reviews of Conflagration and Almost Insentient, Almost Divine describing the former as ‘a wonderful experience’ and the latter as ‘remarkable’. What is more remarkable and wonderful is Des’ commitment to ‘real time reviewing’, a practice all of his own that is a joy to read whatever may be in review. Des has championed the small more »

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AIAD copies have arrived!

Copies of Almost Insentient, Almost Divine from Undertow Publications have arrived. They look wonderful. Many thanks to Mike Kelly, Vince Haig and Tran Nguyen for making such a beautiful book.

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Wormwood Essay…

I have a little essay in Wormwood 26, for those who may be interested…   An introduction over at Wormwoodiana: ‘In our opening essay in Wormwood 26, just published, acclaimed weird fiction writer Daniel Watt discusses a different dimension in fantastic literature than that most often seen, for example, in the work of H.P. Lovecraft or Thomas Ligotti. In their more »