Ghostlore: Hauntings & Ironwood out now!

Today is an exciting day. Today is the first time I have had two publications drop at the same time. My insides are fizzing, I’m so excited. I’m like a shaken bottle of Pepsi, open me and I will explode. (In place of my organs, you will find only glitter and ghosts.)

The first is Ghostlore: An audio fiction anthology. Part Two: Hauntings, edited by Lyndsey Croal for the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities podcast. This episode is all about hauntings and spooks and is altogether a very eerie listening experience. I love it. My own story, “We Cower in a Ruined Castle and Hope Not to Hear a Ghost”, is narrated by the absolutely fantastic Sally Walker Taylor and features a local ghost—the Drummer Boy from Dudley Castle.

I cannot express how much I adore this production. You can listen below or via all the usual podcast channels.

My second publication of the day is issue two of Hexagon SF Magazine’s MYRIAD zines: Ironwood, edited by Anna Madden (who I had the great joy of appearing alongside in Hexagon Issue #4 in 2021).

“The Curse Uncursing” is a story about a witch and the importance of specificity when it comes to bargaining with faerie folk—or ‘unfolk’, as I call them.

This publication is doubly exciting as Ironwood also features a story by Lyndsey Croal, editor of Ghostlore!

It all feels a little bit like fate—if you believe in that sort of thing.