Menagerie de Mythique: A Mythical Creature Anthology

A unicorn gallops through an enchanted forest, its mane billowing white against the purple blue background.“Even magnified they were tiny, almost comical, digging their tunnels in the soil and roaring silently whenever they encountered each other, baring mouths filled with sharp, feline fangs.”


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Shades of Santa – Charity Anthology

51zBFnDHm-L._SX384_BO1204203200_I called out into the falling snow as I rounded the corner of the bottom field – the one nearest the house where the carcass of the original Victorian farmhouse still stood in one corner, just broken walls now as if it had already been picked over for carrion.

Snow Drifts

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Phantaxis Issue 7 Out Now

The order from the prison engineer came through three days after she spoke to me. A limited exploratory dismantlement would be carried out before the end of the week to establish the exact extent of my inadequacy, followed by a small circuit insertion at the earliest opportunity. Of course, it carried an associated risk, but even if I wanted to object I had no choice.”

–Eugene Campbell Mk2

Phantaxis is a quarterly science fiction and fantasy magazine with both e-book and print editions, and issue 7features my sci-fi steampunk robot prison story, “My Name Is Eugene, And I Have Malfunctioned”.

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Pirates and Ghosts Author Q&A Part 2

As a part of the promotion for the imminent release of the Pirates and Ghosts anthology from Flame Tree Publishing, their blog features Q&As with the authors. In this second part, all the authors discuss their favourite pirate/ghost tales and/or the process they follow when writing.

Here’s my response:

I’ve been watching the TV series Black Sails lately, and I’m sure that’s been a big inspiration, but when it comes to books two really stand out for me. The first is On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, and if you haven’t read it you should. But my favourite fictional pirate has to be Kennit Ludluck from Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders. Kennit’s actions are persistently reprehensible, yet somehow the reader is manipulated into rooting for him at every turn!

Read all the responses at Flame Tree Publishing’s blog. The anthology can be ordered from Amazon here.

Pirates And Ghosts – Author Q&A

I’ve been quiet for a few weeks, but I haven’t been lazy – I’ve got a few new story acceptances to announce as they get closer to publication. In the meantime, Flame Tree has published the first set of responses for their Author Q&A with the Pirates and Ghosts authors (of which I’m one). Find out what inspired each of the brand new stories in the upcoming anthology, to be released at the end of October (pre-orders being taken right now on Amazon).

Flame Tree Publishing to include “Huitzilopochtli, God of Human Sacrifice” in their Pirates and Ghosts anthology

My short ghost/horror/fantasy story, “Huitzilopochtli, God of Human Sacrifice”, is due to be published by Flame Tree Publishing in October, in their “Pirates and Ghosts” anthology.

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