My debut short fiction Flies will be appearing in The 11th Black Book of Horror, to be published this summer by Mortbury Press.
Publisher Charles Black tells me he is awaiting the cover design for the latest anthology. It’s all very exciting, particularly as previous covers have been created by Scotsman Paul Mudie. You can see the most recent example below.
I am one of 14 writers featured. Some of the names are very well known in the field, such as John Llewellyn Probert, David A. Riley and Thana Niveau. The full line-up for #11 is as follows:
Two Five Seven Thana Niveau
East Wickenden Edward Pearce
Slaughtered Lamb Tom Johnstone
Forgive Us Not Our Trespasses John Llewellyn Probert
Land of the Sand Stephen Bacon
Alma Mater Kate Farrell
Keeping the Romance Alive Stuart Young
Teatime Anna Taborska
Flies Tony Earnshaw
And the Dead Shall Speak David Williamson
Every Picture Tells a Story Marion Pitman
The Weathervane Sam Dawson
Molli & Julli John Forth
I’m currently working on several other tales of woe, death and revenge. Themes include sex and execution, rage and murder, romance and magic, food and blood. The cast list features werewolves, zombies, wizards, pagans, authors, lovers, stalkers, harlots, children, grandfathers, fairies, explorers and academics.
The great filmmaker Sam Peckinpah once said: “Let me tell you, writing is bloody murder.” He was right, but sometimes committing murder can be such delicious fun…