Dark Regions Press has bought my latest collection of stories, The Universal and Other Terrors. As the title implies, it’s horror tales. The collection includes 5 brand-new ones, never previously published, and each story will be illustrated by Wayne Miller, who is also working on the cover.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has bought two more of my Abel Enetame/Future Africa mysteries, ‘The Clan’ and ‘The Danua Boy.’
My well-received supernatural novella Under the Ice first appeared in the mid-Noughties as a collector’s hardback from Sarob Press. But now Samhain Publishing are to bring out an ebook version towards the end of this year. More news on this subject when I have it.
There’ll be more book news in the new year. I’m just waiting for ink to dry on contracts at the moment.
My first stand-alone novel in a good while — I’m not counting my Raine’s Landing series from Harpers here — has been accepted by Simon & Schuster. TROPIC OF DARKNESS is a supernatural thriller set in Cuba, mostly in Havana, and the action alternates between the present day and back in the Fifties, when the Mob largely ran that city. The novel will be appearing as an ebook first and in print later, and I’ll let you have more information as soon as I have it.
And my latest Birchiam story — ‘Across the Tracks’ — has been accepted by Chase Enterprises Publishing for their forthcoming horror anthology The Speed of Dark.
And if that wasn’t enough, the fourth Raine’s Landing novel — DEADLY VIOLET — is now on Kindle. It sees the return of Lieutenant Lauren Brennan, this time to help Ross, Cassie and the rest try and fight off creatures from a different dimension. Here’s the link.
To British Fantasycon in Brighton, where I sat on the panel ‘What Makes a Great Short Story,’ and then did a signing the next day with legendary antho series editor Mary Danby. She bought six of my earliest stories, and we never even met in person until that weekend.
Just working on a new novel at the moment. There’ll be news about one I’ve already finished in a couple of months.
My 2003 horror tale ‘The Lords of Zero’ is to be released in an iPod version from Wily Writers.
My second Abel Enetame/Federal Africa futuristic mystery — ‘The Hunting Party,’ which follows up where ‘The Very Edge of New Harare’ left off — has been accepted by Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.