There’s a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of two new Steampunk short story anthologies, and I’m proud to be an author contributing to one of them.

 

My story, “The Mechanist’s Daughter”, appears in Gears, Ghouls and Gauges. The story will also be included in the audio collection. Pledges with rewards start at a mere US$4 for an e-book, and rewards will be available in a couple of months. Since the campaign launched a couple of days ago, it’s hit its goal already, so stretch goals and rewards are now on offer – and you can pledge secure in the knowledge that this is definitely a happening thing!

My story, “The Mechanist’s Daughter”, appears in Gears, Ghouls and Gauges. The story will also be included in the audio collection. It shows a deviation from my customary horror fare, while staying faithful to my love of all shades of speculative fiction. I could give you a hint as to the story’s content, but the editors have been doing an outstanding job producing these gorgeous graphics to do that for us.

So what are you waiting for? Get on over there and back these beauties!


All-round good bloke Steve Dillon is co-ordinating the effort again this year to put together Trickster’s Treats, a Halloween magazine to raise money for charity. The theme is year is The Seven Deadly Sins, and the charity raises money to supply clean and drinking water to developing communities. I’m delighted to play a small part in this project, reading submissions for one of the sins (and no, I won’t tell you which one!).

Everything you need to know about submitting to the magazine can be found here, and the website for Charity: Water is here.

Happy writing ! (Or if you’re not a writer, happy buying-and-reading-of-the-magazine-in-October, and/or donating-to-Charity: Water).

 


Aussie micropress Things in the Well have released a new anthology of seaside-themed horror stories, and it includes a tale from me called “New Year, New You”. The story starts with one woman having a mundanely unpleasant time at the beach with a demanding preschooler, a husband with a wandering eye and the mother-in-law from hell – and things go weirdly, murderously south from there.

The paperback is on special on Amazon for US$10 for a limited time. Get it while it’s hot.