I have a brand new story in Martian - The Magazine of Science Fiction Drabbles! Since it's a drabble, it is of course 100 words, so it won't take you long to check it out. And while you're there, check out the other stories to: it's a wonderful publication, full of tiny story gems. Read… Continue reading Story day! Read my new story “One Thing” in MARTIAN
I have a brand new story in LampLight Magazine Vol 10, Issue 1. The issue is already in your inbox if you're a subscriber, and otherwise you can pick up your copy from the Apokrupha store: https://apokrupha.com/product/lamplight-volume-10-issue-1/ My story, "A Blank Space Where She Ought to Be" is a story that took me a long… Continue reading Story day! Read my brand new story “A Blank Space Where She Ought to Be” in LAMPLIGHT!
This writerly recap is Very Late, but thanks so much for being here and reading this! If you want to hear from me on a more regular basis, you can support me on Patreon and get access to special content there. (If you’re not familiar with Patreon, find out more here: What Is Patreon?) You can also get… Continue reading My writerly recap for January – August 2021
The cover for my short story collection, Six Dreams About the Train and Other Stories, is here and it looks AMAZING. It was created designed by Dan Noble (of Rooster Republic Press) and Scarlett R. Algee (at Trepidatio Publishing). The book is in the Journalstone online store, and on Amazon will be available elsewhere soon.… Continue reading It’s here! My short story collection SIX DREAMS ABOUT THE TRAIN – cover and details
Very excited that my story "It Begins In the Garden" is now available in the brand new issue of Fusion Fragment. This story, about two girls who find something that looks like ladybugs but definitely is not ladybugs, was first published in Aliterate. It's now part of a tremendous issue of Fusion Fragment, and you… Continue reading Read my (reprinted) story “It Begins In the Garden” in FUSION FRAGMENT
Very excited that the anthology Seasons Between Us from Laksa Media Groups is now available for preorder! It contains my fantasy story "When Resin Burns to Tar" and stories by an amazing lineup of authors. Just look at that gorgeous cover! Preorder Seasons Between Us from Amazon (print) or as an ebook / Apple iBooks / B&N/Nook… Continue reading Pre-order the anthology SEASONS BETWEEN US, with my story “When Resin Burns To Tar”
Amazing cover reveal today for Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 13! My story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block", originally published in Black Static, is part of an amazing group of stories. The cover art is by Reiko Murakami, and the anthology will be out in November. Preorder the anthology. Huge thanks to… Continue reading Cover reveal for Ellen Datlow’s THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: VOLUME 13 (which includes a story by me!)
I'm extremely thrilled and proud to be a finalist for an Ignyte Award in the Critics category. Huge thanks to everyone at Fiyah and the Ignyte Awards for this honour, and also huge congratulations to my fellow finalists! Voting is open to the public and you can go vote in all the categories here: vote… Continue reading I’m a finalist for an Ignyte Award in the Critics category!
Thrilled and honoured to report that my flash fiction story "Six Dreams About the Train", originally published in Flash Fiction Online, has been chosen to be part of the Best Small Fictions 2021 anthology! It's in excellent company, and you can find the full table of contents at the Sonder Press website. Huge thanks to… Continue reading My story “Six Dreams About the Train” will be reprinted in the BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2021 anthology!
My new short fiction roundup is now available at Maria's Reading. It's the first new roundup since I made the new website, and it includes 19 stories I read in March. Read the roundup. The artwork is a detail of Nilah Magruder's cover for Fiyah #17.
Some news: I have set up a website for all my short fiction roundups, past and present. Maria's Reading at maria-is-reading.blogspot.com It includes all the roundups that were previously on my blog and at Curious Fictions, and it has links to all my roundups at B&N and Strange Horizons. This will also be where I… Continue reading Maria’s Reading – the new place for my book and short fiction reviews and roundups
My story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block", first published in Black Static, will be part of Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year volume Thirteen. I am thrilled beyond belief by this news, and so excited to be part of an amazing lineup of writers and stories for this anthology. Illustration by Vincent Sammy for… Continue reading Ellen Datlow’s THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOL. 13 will include my story “Cleaver, Meat, and Block”!
Very exciting news today, and something I've been keeping under wraps for a while. My story "Seven Kinds of Baked Goods" has been translated into Japanese and is now available in Night Land Quarterly. This is the first time a story of mine has been translated into Japanese, and it's part of an issue that… Continue reading Translation & reprint news! My story “Seven Kinds of Baked Goods” is now available in Japanese in Night Land Quarterly!
Short Fiction Treasures, my latest quarterly short fiction roundup, is now at Strange Horizons. I list a baker's dozen of stories connected by the (un)official theme "DEATH". Read the roundup at Strange Horizons. It's always a thrill to write for Strange Horizons, and if you want to support this wonderful zine, you can donate, or… Continue reading Read my latest Short Fiction Treasures: Quarterly Short Fiction Roundup at STRANGE HORIZONS
All The Murmuring Bones is a brand new novel from A.G. Slatter, AKA Angela Slatter. The book is an intricately woven, hauntingly beautiful, gothic tale by one of the best storytellers in the business, and you'll encounter mer-folk, witches, sea witches, a singing automaton, a kelpie, a strange, black lake, devious men, dangerous women, and… Continue reading Book review – ALL THE MURMURING BONES by A.G. Slatter
My post-zombie-apocalypse story "Cleaver, Meat, and Block" is now available at PseudoPod, wonderfully narrated by Larissa Thompson, and with some great, insightful comments after the story by the awesome Alasdair Stuart. This story was originally published in Black Static #73. Listen to "Cleaver, Meat, and Block" at PseudoPod It's strange to think now that this… Continue reading Listen to my story “Cleaver, Meat, and Block” at PSEUDOPOD
I woke up this morning to the wonderful news that my story "Six Dreams About the Train" from Flash Fiction Online is on Locus Recommended Reading List, and it's in amazing company. So many fantastic stories, books, anthologies, and collections made the list. You can vote for my story, or any other story, in the… Continue reading My story “Six Dreams About the Train” is on the LOCUS Recommended Reading List!
My latest Short Fiction Treasures roundup is now at Strange Horizons, and the official/unofficial theme for this instalment is "companion animals". I also recommend two outstanding SFF anthologies from 2020. My latest Quarterly Short Fiction Treasures Roundup Huge thanks as always to the wonderful team at Strange Horizons for giving me this opportunity to share… Continue reading Read my latest Quarterly Short Fiction Treasures Roundup at STRANGE HORIZONS
My story Mothers, Watch Over Me, which appeared in a Cast of Wonders episode in February, 2020 (it was first published in Mythic Delirium) has been chosen a staff-pick for 2020! I'm so thrilled and grateful that this peculiar dog story about Maya and her pups and their perilous journey has been chosen for this… Continue reading My story “Mothers, Watch Over Me” is a staff pick at Cast of Wonders!
This update is 6 months late and I do apologize for this severe delay. Last year was an ordeal in more ways than one, but it's a new year, and one of my resolutions is to get back to sending this newsletter out every two months. Thanks so much for still being here and reading… Continue reading Writerly Recap of July 2020 – January 2021