Monthly Archives: December 2014

‘Drawing Down The Moon’

Why is a witch of Thessaly running a greasy spoon cafe at Canvey Island out on the Essex coast?

Find out soon in my latest story  ‘Drawing  Down The Moon’,  coming out in January 2015 in The Grimorium Verum, edited by Dean Drinkel, published by Western Legends Press.

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contents list coming soon!


Urban Mythic 2: modern day fables


UrbanMythic2The stories in this anthology open an ephemeral portal onto the paranormal where sometimes – but not always – something supernatural slithers. Some of the creations we glimpse through half-closed eyes are awful and evil; others rather more whimsical and wistful. Like the first collection in this series, UM2 presents a dozen short stories by different authors offering different interpretations along the anthology’s theme. The majority are rooted in the modern world and bring the 21st century into fleeting contact with legends and fables from a variety of cultures and countries. Stories like’ For the Memory of Jane’ almost ache with a yearning to return to the old ways – or at least, not to let them be entirely forgotten by old minds in modern times.

The opening story in the collection is, as you’d expect from Tanith Lee, an accomplished if old-fashioned spooky story, one which brings a touch of the…

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The Obligatory Roundup for 2014

Yes, that time again, when we look back at the last 12 months and forward to another year.

I realise now that I have started that there is quite a lot to say – I have tried for once to be logical and tell it in bits – editing, publishing and the rest – so just sit back and go with me. Or alternatively  you can stop right here… Continue reading

Kindle books to entertain

As a christmas bonus between Christmas and New Year Penkhull Press has put titles up for free download. The offer runs out tomorrow (29th) so be quick!

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Sussex Tales by Jan Edwards – HERE
House of Shadows by Misha M Herwin  – HERE
 It Never Was Worthwhile by Jem Shaw and Malcolm Havard – HERE

Sussex Tales Kindle offer!

Sussex Tales is available for free download on kindle for 3 days only   so if you had that kindle for christmas – or have one already – go HERE


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Alchemy Press Newsletter: Xmas 2014

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Good morning/ afternoon /evening (delete as applicable). It’s Christmas  and the time of year to look back on our achievements and, of course, to anticipate the things to come.We know you are all very busy at this moment, eating mince pies, unwrapping presents, drinking each other’s good health! So we’re keeping this Newsletter brief. Continue reading