Long time no blog - what a year 2019 has been shaping up to be. The highs and lows have been particularly intense so far, but here’s a nice opportunity to celebrate a milestone high point: a short story of mine, “The Researcher”, will be appearing in Haunted Voices, a new anthology of Scottish gothic horror stories, coming out at the end of October.
I’m delighted - partly because I love “The Researcher” to bits and can’t wait to show it off, but also because it’s in such great company. The whole book looks absolutely knockout. It’s a milestone for me personally, because I’ve been writing fiction as long as I’ve been writing fiction, and this is my first non-self-published fiction credit. Of course, being me, there’ll be an audio version as well, and if you happen to be in Edinburgh you can hear me read it in person (and some other fantastic writers read theirs too) over the next couple of months:
Saturday 26th October, 7.30pm, Edinburgh Horror Festival at Banshee Labyrinth
Thursday 31st October, 7.30pm, Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh
Sunday 24th November, time TBC, “Skellig, Skeklers and Guising” conference at Scottish Storytelling Centre
Thursday 5th December, 7.30pm, Blackwells Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh