Hello, you beautiful creatures. It’s been a while!
Things have been quiet on the publication front but I’ve been madly writing for Camp NaNo for the last few weeks and am twelve thousand words deep into a new project—I am on a roll and I am very excited about it.
However, that is not what this post is about. This post is about In Somnio, an exciting anthology which is launching on Kickstarter very soon and features a story by yours truly. It’s may be my favourite thing I have ever written and I can’t wait to see it in print—it is my ode to theatre and the sea.
From the announcement post of the brilliant Alex Woodroe, who has been charged with editing this beautiful beastie:
Tenebrous Press returns with its next highly anticipated Horror anthology, IN SOMNIO: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror!
In the hands of Mary Shelley, Daphne Du Maurier and Shirley Jackson, Gothic Horror often explored the bleak shadows of our very homes and the darkest corners of the human mind. It examined themes of madness, personal transformation, phantoms, and the occult.
Drawing inspiration from these original Gothmothers, IN SOMNIO takes those familiar themes and recasts them in a modern light!
This collection features nineteen vibrant, unique stories ranging from deeply intimate one-room settings to sprawling fantasy worlds; from the depths of darkness to comedy and adventure. Each story brings a new perspective on our inherent love of Gothic Horror and what those vital elements of terror still have to say today!Alex Woodroe
For the teeniest, tiniest preview of my Phantom of the Opera x Waterworld crossbreed:
I can’t wait for you to meet Madrigal and Allegra in all of their glory. If you like gothic horror, the theatre and the sea, you might love this story.
This anthology is going to be something really special, packed with a host of wonderful stories and (hopefully) lots of fabulous illustrations. I’m so excited for you to hold it in your hands, and beneath your ribcage.