Sweet Dreams Anthology – Back Cover

The Back Cover for the "Sweet Dreams" anthology. Design by Dale Leary.
The Back Cover for the “Sweet Dreams” anthology. Design by Dale Leary.

I have a story titled R. I. P. coming out soon in the collection Sweet Dreams from Anthology House Publishing. Here’s the back cover artwork for the book.

This anthology is themed around dark and disturbing dreams and contains a host of tales that blend unsettling speculative fiction, weird terror, the supernatural and horror in all its forms.

More news on the anthology soon.

Finn

 

Stuck for a last minute present? Try one of these books! (Shameless plug)

Screenshot1You can find anthologies of short stories featuring my work on my author’s page at Amazon.co.uk here and another on Amazon.com (i.e. for the USA) here.

They are all available digitally as well as in print (and in the case of The Adventures of Moriarty as downloadable audio) so you could have them delivered quite literally at the last minute!

(If you have read my work , please do leave a review!)

 

More info & direct links :

 


 

Wild Things Cover

The cover for Wild Things – Thirteen Tales Of Therianthropy

Title : Santa MarimbondoAugust 16th 2015

Black Shuck BooksHorror short story, circa 5,000 words, featured in Wild Things – Thirteen Tales Of Therianthropy (anthology), edited by Steve J Shaw,  published in the UK by Black Shuck Books, an imprint of Great British Horror Books.

Link to Wild Things on Amazon UK or if you are in the US Wild Things on Amazon.com

Steve J Shaw’s website Great British Horror

wild Things 2

 

 

 

 

 


Title : The Perfect Crime – 15th October 2015

The cover of The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes's Nemesis

The cover for The Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis

Short story, circa 5,000 words, featured in The Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis (anthology), edited by Maxim Jakubowski, published in the UK by Constable Robinson and in the USA by Running Press.

“We think of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but far more seductive is the pairing of Holmes and Professor James Moriarty, ‘the Napoleon of crime’ – a rivalry unparalleled in the world of crime fiction. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Moriarty is the super-villain as megastar.

The anthology reveals not just the evil side of Moriarty’s personality, but his humanity, his motivations and his human failings. Some of the stories are humorous, some scary, but all are hugely entertaining.”

Link to the print & etext versions of the book on Amazon UK  & Amazon.com

moriarty audioLink to the Audio-book version published by Audible Studios.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Title : Unnatural Acts – October 15th 2015

How To Trick The Devil - How Far Would You Go

The cover for How To Trick The Devil

 

 

erebuspressShort story, dark supernatural comic-horror, circa 4,000 words, featured in How To Trick The Devil (anthology), edited by Stephaine Buosi, Published in the UK by Erebus Press.

Stephaine Buosi’s website

 

 

How To Trick The Devil - Front & Back

 


 


Fox Spirit

Title: Cold-Hearted – February 2016 (date to be confirmed)

Short story included in the forthcoming anthology, Winter Tales, edited by Margrét Helgadóttir which is due to be published by Fox Spirit Books (early 2016).

Cover of The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis

At long last the cover of The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis has been unveiled.

Moriarty

This anthology will feature my short-story ‘The Perfect Crime’.

I won’t give any spoilers other than to say my story just may have something to do with Professor Moriarty….

“We think of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but far more seductive is the pairing of Holmes and Professor James Moriarty, ‘the Napoleon of crime’ – a rivalry unparalleled in the world of crime fiction. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Moriarty is the super-villain as megastar.
This wonderfully diverse collection includes writers such as Martin Edwards, Jürgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, G. H. Finn, Jan Edwards Claude Lalumière, Lavie Tidhar, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph, David Stuart Davies, Martin Edwards,  Russel McLean, Ashley R Lister, Peter Guttridge, Amy Myers, Christine Poulson, Kate Ellis, Priscilla Masters, Jürgen Ehlers, Thomas Roche, Andrew Lane, Conrad Williams, Rhys Hughes, Jill Braden, Vanessa de Sade, Julie Novakova, Catherine Lundoff, Steve Cavanagh, Mike Chinn, Nikki Magennis, David N. Smith & Violet Addison, Alexandra Townsend, Howard Halstead, Josh Reynolds, John Soanes, Keith Moray,  Rose Biggin and Peter Guttridge. The anthology reveals not just the evil side of Moriarty’s personality, but his humanity, his motivations and his human failings. Some of the stories are humorous, some scary, but all are hugely entertaining.”

 

Link to the book on Amazon UK  & Amazon.com

A quick round-up…

I currently have 10 short-stories with publishers (waiting for decisions on incussion/rejection from anthologies) plus two pitches for novellas.

SHERLOCK-HOLMES_2671973bMy latest completed story is a supernaturally-themed Sherlock Holmes tale.

Cthulhu_and_R'lyehBefore that was a modern Cthulhu-mythos murder-mystery.

As I’m currently writing three other stories I’d beter get back to work soon…

 

‘The Perfect Crime’ – a Professor Moriarty story

I’m pleased to be able to write that I’ve sold a story which will be included in a forthcoming anthology.

Title : The Perfect Crime – Publication date : 15th October 2015Professor Moriarty Quotes

Short story, circa 5,000 words, to be featured in The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis (anthology), edited by Maxim Jakubowski, published in the UK by Constable Robinson.

“We think of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, but far more seductive is the pairing of Holmes and Professor James Moriarty, ‘the Napoleon of crime’ – a rivalry unparalleled in the world of crime fiction. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Moriarty is the super-villain as megastar.

Maxim Jakubowski, editio of The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis
Maxim Jakubowski, editior of The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis

This wonderfully diverse collection includes writers such as Martin Edwards, Jürgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, G. H. Finn, Jan Edwards Claude Lalumière, Lavie Tidhar, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph, David Stuart Davies, Martin Edwards,  Russel McLean, Ashley R Lister, Peter Guttridge, Amy Myers, Christine Poulson, Kate Ellis, Priscilla Masters, Jürgen Ehlers, Thomas Roche, Andrew Lane, Conrad Williams, Rhys Hughes, Jill Braden, Vanessa de Sade, Julie Novakova, Catherine Lundoff, Steve Cavanagh, Mike Chinn, Nikki Magennis, David N. Smith & Violet Addison, Alexandra Townsend, Howard Halstead, Josh Reynolds, John Soanes, Keith Moray,  Rose Biggin and Peter Guttridge. The anthology reveals not just the evil side of Moriarty’s personality, but his humanity, his motivations and his human failings. Some of the stories are humorous, some scary, but all are hugely entertaining.”

Link to the book on Amazon UK

Maxim Jakubowski’s Website