Saturday, 13 October 2018
Singing Back The Dark
Singing Back The Dark will be published as part of Black Shuck's Shadows series of micro-collections on October 31st, because... well, it's Halloween, biyatches.
The five short stories range from the Lancashire moors to the Georgia woods, the forests of Maine to the Fylde coast, and you'll encounter everything from werewolves to the real, long-forgotten and very dark meaning of Christmas, but one thing connects all the tales: be it a Christmas carol or a bluesman finger-picking on his guitar, music always plays a part.
The collection includes the stories:
Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
And All The Souls In Hell Shall Sing
Moon Going Down
Effigies Of Glass
Apart from 'The Psalm', which previously appeared in Estronomicon magazine in October 2011, all the stories are published for the first time.
My thanks to the brilliant Steve Shaw of Black Shuck Books for bringing this little tome out.
You can order Singing Back The Dark here. And at Fantasycon next week, Black Shuck will have a number of exciting new releases on offer - including the new Great British Horror anthology, For Those In Peril. This anthology of sea stories includes my tale 'The Bells Of Rainey', alongside work by Stephen Bacon, Georgina Bruce, Kayleigh Marie Edwards, Johnny Mains, Paul Meloy, Thana Niveau, Rosalie Parker, Kit Power, Guy N. Smith and Damien Angelica Walters. And you can pre-order that here.