It’s publication day for the Flame Tree Press anthology Footsteps In the Dark, and it contains my story “It’s Easy to Shoot a Dog” from Beneath Ceaseless Skies. There’s an author Q&A up today on the Flame Tree blog, and I talk a bit about the inspiration for this story.
Edited to add the second Q&A where I (and a lot of other authors in the anthology) talk a bit about my writing process.
More about the anthology:
Dedicated to that ominous strain of horror that sends a shiver down your spine, this selection of masterful tales gathers the weird and wonderful from a rich tradition of genre writing. The sound of a sinister tread in an apparently abandoned house; mysterious crimes committed in the dead of night; a glimpse of a monstrous apparition through the murky gloom: all find their home here.
This latest anthology in the popular series of Gothic Fantasy collections features new stories by contemporary authors alongside classic tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Nesbit, Sheridan Le Fanu, Hugh Walpole, Amyas Northcote, Ralph Adams Cram, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Edith Wharton, M.R. James, E.F. Benson (and more).
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This is my second time with a story in a Flame Tree Press anthology and the books are truly gorgeous in every way. My first Flame Tree appearance was in the Alien Invasion anthology with the story “Long As I Can See the Light”, originally published in the anthology People Are Strange.