One October night in 2020, I received the above fortune in my Chinese takeout. A few days later, I received the email. The kind of email that makes you sit up in bed at 6AM babbling happy swears, shaking your partner awake with the good news. Now I can finally share that news with you.
(Cue heraldic trumpets, etc.)
My first full-length story collection is coming soon from JournalStone! The title is Every Crawling, Putrid Thing, and it contains fifteen of my best horror and dark fantasy stories from the past ten years, including seven never-before-published stories. It also marks the return of my debut novella, Nightbird, the first edition of which went out of print at the end of last year.
Cover reveal, official release date, and preorder info are all coming very soon! WATCH THIS SPACE!
This book’s got all my favorite stuff: weird creatures, strained marriages, occult murders, a swordfight or two, and at least one proper dinosaur. If you dig tales of regret, obsession, and self-destruction but are also (like me) a sucker for giant apes and marauding fish-men, you’ll find it all here. I’ve got disillusionment and dark love, carnivorous blobs and vampiric harpies, tortured families and ominous reptiles. I’ve got slime, and stink, and Every Crawling, Putrid Thing.