Firstly, Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 is now out in all formats, containing a (small) story by me, and a whole load of amazing authors. leaving me mildly shocked to be in their company. Remember that, in the current climate, independent bookshops, like all small businesses, are finding it tough going. If you have one near you, please use it. If you don’t, I might suggest www.bookshop.org as an alternative to… um, you know who. For the Datlow, that’s https://bookshop.org/books/the-best-horror-of-the-year-volume-twelve/9781597809733.
Secondly, a new story in Interzone, following my long piece in issue 287. “Cryptozoology” appears in issue 289, and it’s the story of a marriage… with monsters. “Like a collaboration between John Updike and Bernard Heuvelmans,” said no critic ever. It has a great illustration by Richard Wagner:
Plus, this rip-roaring cover by Warwick Fraser-Coombe:
Find that at https://shop.ttapress.com — you might want to consider a subscription to Interzone and Black Static, both of which publish some extraordinary work.