Stories

A list of some of the  anthologies and magazines which feature my stories.

For a fuller bibliogrpahy please check the page under my biographical details. 

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Fright Train
Edited by the Switch House Gang
 
Out in the darkness a mournful whistle howls, the ground shakes, and steam hisses as the Fright Train rumbles into the station. From the Victorian Age to contemporary times, fear rides the rails in these tales set on and around trains of all kinds. Climb aboard and let 13 of today’s best and two classic horror writers take you on night journeys to destinations unknown.

Featuring stories by Amanda Dewees, Christopher Golden, Scott Goudsward, Bracken MacLeod, Elizabeth Massie, James A Moore, Lee Murray, Errick Nunnally, Stephen, Mark Rainey, Charles R Rutledge, Jeff Strand, Tony Tremblay, Mercedes M Yardley, and classic stories by Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
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There Is No Death, There Are No Dead: Tales of Spiritualism Horror
Edited by Aaron J. French and Jess Landry

There Is No Death, There Are No Dead is a horror anthology that tackles all aspects of the spiritualist movement: from the true believers to the nay-sayers, the hoaxes to hauntings, the real mediums to the scam artists. From ghosts to possessions, from profound loss to insurmountable grief, these short stories explore limitless genres (historical fiction, Gaslamp mystery, modern horror, and everything in between) with a diverse cast of characters challenged at every corner. There Is No Death, There Are No Dead includes new work from some of the most talented and respected authors in the horror and dark fantasy genres, featuring stories from Gemma Files, Helen Marshall, Kathe Koja, Lee Murray, David Demchuk, Lisa Morton, Gwendolyn Kiste, S.P. Miskowski, Seanan McGuire, Catherine Lord, Chesya Burke, Nadia Bulkin, Michelle Belanger, and Laird Barron, and edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Jess Landry and Aaron J. French.
 
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Attack from the 80s
edited by Eugene Johnson

Modern technology has brought some new twists and turns to horror. Found footage, cell phone-based viruses, literal ghosts in the machines but maybe it's time for a throwback. It's time for some new tales of slumber party horrors, VCR monsters, and problems that can't be solved with a smart phone. We want tales of unstoppable monsters, sewer-dwelling creatures, looming threats of cold-war chaos. Give us fear under the neon lights of an arcade, people fighting for their lives against the backdrop of a hot city night and a cheesy sax solo. Take us back to a time when latchkey kids had to fend for themselves and the only thing left to stop an unspeakable horror was a plucky band of high school kids. Make it bloody. Make it gnarly. Make it 80s!

 

Featuring over 20 Bram Stoker Award winning and Best Selling Authors such as Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Weston Ochse, Lisa Morton, Grady Hendrix, Tim Waggoner, Christina Sng, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Jess Landry, Vince Liaguno, F. Paul Wilson, John Skipp, Linda D Addison and many more.

 
 
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Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World

For nearly forty years, renowned paranormal investigator Professor Charlatan Bardot has examined, documented, and acquired stories of haunted buildings around the world. Partnered with leading anthologist Eric J. Guignard, and gifted artists Steve Lines and James Gabb, the greatest of Charlatan's discoveries are made available now in this comprehensive travel anthology!

From the Philippines' tragic Ame-Soeur Clothing Factory, to Sweden's reverent Fish Church; from Tanzania's vengeful Unguja Restaurant, to Canada's cursed Crow Island Lighthouse, Charlatan Bardot presents a lifetime of experience and insight into paranormal architecture.

27 feature stories and 36 tiny tales are included of haunted temples, diners, hotels, shops, hospitals, outposts, theaters, and other building types, along with maps, travel notes, illustrations, and more, all designed to provide an immersive experience for veteran travelers and armchair ghost hunters alike! Enter Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World and explore the strange and curious locales of the globe and of your imagination.

 
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Giving the Devil His Due
Edited by Rebecca Brewer
What if a young girl had the power to stop her tyrannical father from battering her mother ever again? What if a student had a secret weapon to end sexual assault by her predatory professor permanently? What if a housewife had unusual means to get back at her controlling husband and walk away from her marriage alive? In Giving the Devil His Due, the Pixel Project's first charity anthology, sixteen acclaimed fantasy, science fiction, and horror authors take readers on an unforgettable journey to alternative worlds where men who abuse and murder women and girls meet their comeuppance in uncanny ways.
Featuring stories from Stephen Graham Jones, Christina Henry, Peter Tieryas, Kelley Armstrong, Linda D. Addison, Hillary Monahan, and more, Giving the Devil His Due presents sixteen stories that will make you think about the importance of justice for the victims of gender-based violence, how rare this justice is in our own world, and why we need to end violence against women once and for all.
 
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Shadow Atlas: Dark Tales of the Americas
Edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge, and Josh Viola

Ancient peoples knew there were lands given over to shadow and spirit. The world is full of haunted places that exact a terrible toll on trespassers. Our forebears paid a heavy price to earn the wisdom and the warning they bequeathed to future generations. Time transformed their precious knowledge into superstition, but there are those whose hearts beat in rhythm with the past and whose vision is not clouded by modernity. Seeking to reclaim humanity’s early secrets, the Umbra Arca Society was forged. For centuries, this private league of explorers dedicated their lives to uncovering the oldest mysteries of the Americas. Armed with boldness and guile, and equipped with only a compass, a journal, and devotion to truth, these adventurers braved cursed landscapes, dared unnatural adversaries, and exposed hidden civilizations.

Their stories are maps revealing the topography and contours of landscapes unimaginable and dark. The Shadow Atlas collects their adventures.

With Fiction and Poetry by Mario Acevedo • Colleen Anderson • Kay Chronister • Sara Cleto • David Davies • Sean Eads • Anastasia Garcia • Owl Goingback • Maxwell I. Gold • Warren Hammond • Angie Hodapp • Jimena Jurado • Starlene Justice • Gwendolyn Kiste • Gerri Leen • Josh Malerman • Juliana Spink Mills • Tiffany Morris • Lee Murray • Annie Neugebauer • Gerardo Horacio Porcayo • Cameron E. Quinn • Sarah Read • Kathryn Reilly • Julia Rios • Betty Rocksteady • Marge Simon • Angela Yuriko Smith • Christina Sng • Jeanne C. Stein • Tim Waggoner • Brittany Warman • Christa Wojciechowski • Stephanie M. Wytovich • Mercedes M. Yardley • Jane Yolen • E. Lily Yu • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

 
 
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An Unholy Thirst: Fifteen Vampire Tales

Edited by Cliff Biggers and Charles Rutledge

Pavanne Press, October 2021

Enter freely, and drink deeply of fifteen vampire tales told by a sanguinary collection of modern horror authors. Here you will find both traditional vampires, and those who stretch genre boundaries. Not all of these Nosferatu drink blood, but they all share an unholy thirst for human lives. So step into the shadows, and listen for the children of the night.

With Stories by Amanda DeWees, Donald F. Glut, John Linwood Grant, Leanna Renee Hieber, Paul McNamee, Chris McAuley, Lee Murray, Josh Reynolds, Cat Scully, Jeff Strand
Plus, a  new Sonja Blue story by Nancy A. Collins, a new Bubba the Monster Hunter story by John Hartness, a new Deacon Chalk story by James R. Tuck, a new Jonathan Crowley/Carter Decamp story by James A. Moore and Charles R. Rutledge, and introducing Renard Duvall in a story by Cliff Biggers.

 
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Midnight from Beyond the Stars
Kenneth W. Cain (ed)
Silver Shamrock Publishing
There’s life out there… and it’s coming for you! It starts as a mild rattling of the windows disturbing your pleasant dreams. Then the trees outside your bedroom rustle from a mysterious celestial wind. When the neighborhood dogs erupt in a cacophony of terrified barking, you’re jerked from your peaceful slumber. Through bleary eyes you look at the display on the nightstand. Midnight. A roar cracks the obsidian night sky as a ball of blinding light streaks out of the heavens, crashing with an earthshaking explosion on the other side of the hill. Racing to the open window, you smell the electric scent of charred ozone in the night air. The pulsing glow in the distance mesmerizes your senses. There’s something pulling you from its rhythmic humming. Something too enticing to resist. Something’s out there, and it has a story to tell. Lots of stories. You slip on your shoes and make your way for the door…
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Stitched Lips: An Anthology of Horror by Silenced Voices
Ken McGregor (ed) Dragon Roost Press
R.L. Meza, Sarah Hans, Linda Nagle, Lucy A. Snyder, Lee Murray, Z.Z. Claybourne, Joanna Koch, Gabino Iglesias, Hailey Piper, Patty Templeton, Michael Paul Gonzalez bring you some of the most horrifying tales available today.
 
All profits from this anthology will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization whose goal is the advancement of human rights for all people.
 
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Contact: A Military Horror Anthology
Chris McNally (ed) Screaming Banshee Press
Welcome to military horror at its finest. Inside you will find nine pulse-pounding stories from an A-list of genre stalwarts and newcomers alike, including William Meikle of S-Squad fame, international bestseller, Alister Hodge, and award-winning author, Lee Murray— with an all-new Taine McKenna adventure!

Squaddies, mercs, bodyguards, Roman centurions— we’ve got it all. Big bad beasties included! When fangs are bared, and the blood starts to flow, its time to stand your ground and fight to the bitter end.

Hoo-rah!
 
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One of Us
Kenneth W. Cain (ed) Bloodshot Books

The horror community lost Frank Michaels Errington in May of 2019, and his absence has been thoroughly felt by all who were lucky enough to interact with him. Kind, gracious, inclusive, and just an all-around nice man, Frank made a large impact on the whole industry as a book reviewer, but he also had a positive effect on many individual creators by making sure that everyone felt welcome and acknowledged.

One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michaels Errington is filled with the stories of writers whose lives Frank touched in one way or another. He challenged them, cheered them on, and he made sure to read the big names and small names alike. Frank needed a new kidney. He was undergoing dialysis treatments and hoping for a compatible donor, but unfortunately, he was not able to get the help in time to save his life. Because of this, proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated in Frank’s name to the American Transplant Foundation. Help us help others in Frank’s situation before another vital person is lost to those who value them. This book represents the camaraderie and love that Frank instilled in the horror community. If you ever feel alone or out of place, just remember the words that Frank himself told many creatives while he was still alive.


“You’re one of us.”

 
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Relics, Wrecks, & Ruins
Aiki Flinthart (ed) Cat Press
Futures and Pasts, Fearless and Frightening.
This is a must-read collection for all fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. A celebration of legacy and endurance.
•Bizarre remains of a lost civilisation emerge from the ice.
•The ghosts of a drowned town wait to be awakened.
•A witch with a dragon problem.
•What Elvis will do to protect his fellow artists from annihilation.
•An ancient spaceship carries the last, fragmented memories of Earth.
•Broken souls of the dead are passed on to the new-born.
•…These and many more tales showcase the hopes, remnants, and fears of humanity.

Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Aiki Flinthart reached out for works from as many of her favourite authors as would answer the call. And many did.
Between these pages you’ll find stories by some of the world’s best science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Find new favourite authors and re-join old friends.
Their fabulous works are threads woven with a sure hand into a tapestry of the weird, the worrying, and the wonderful that make up mankind.
 
With stories by Neil Gaiman, Ken Liu, Juliet Marillier, Angela Slatter, Jan-Andrew (JA) Henderson, Garth Nix, Pamela Jeffs, Marianne de Pierres, Jasper Fforde, Mary Robinette Kowal, James (SA) Corey, Lee Murray, Sebastien de Castell, Ian Irvine, Robert Silverberg, Mark Lawrence, Kate Forsyth, Kylie Chan, Cat Sparks, David Farland, Jack Dann, Dirk Flinthart, & Aiki Flinthart
 
 
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The Best of Indie Horror
Kevin Kennedy (ed) Kevin Kennedy Publishing
 
After releasing several best-selling anthology series, I wanted to do something new. Having worked with a tremendous number of authors over the years, I decided to gather some of my favourites together and do an unthemed book. This book is the result of that idea. Inside the cover, you will find an array of styles covering a wealth of sub genres. I present you with, the best of indie horror.

Over 100K of new stories by:
Shaun Hutson / Tim Curran / Mark Lukens / Lee Mountford / John R. Little / Andrew Lennon / Calvin Demmer / J.C. Michael / David Owain Hughes / Lee Murray / Christina Bergling / Mark Cassell / Christopher Motz / Mike Duke / Kyle M. Scott / Steven Stacy / Lex Jones / Douglas Hackle / Nicola Lombardi

 
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Weird Tales Vol 364
Jonathan Maberry (ed) 
A woman seduces a dragon, evil flowers attack the earth, and Bram Stoker reveals the horrific origins of Dracula, in this 364th edition of the worlds greatest magazine of Dark Fantasy.

“Too Late Now” by Seanan McGuire (Short story)
“Ellende” by Gregory Frost (Short story)
“Lightning Lizzie by Marie Whittaker (Flash Fiction)
The Beguiled Grave” by Marguerite Reed (Short story)
“The Last War” by Linda Addison (Poetry)
“To the Marrow” by Rena Mason (Short story)
“Feathers” by Tim Waggoner (Flash Fiction)
“Last Days” by Dacre Stoker and Leverett Butts (Short story)
“Trailer Park Nightmare” by Gabrielle Faust (Flash Fiction)
“No One Survives the Beach” by Weston Ochse (Short story
“Hats” by Joe R. Lansdale (Flash Fiction)
“The Good Wife” by Lee Murray (Short story)
“The Canal” by Alessandro Manzetti (Poetry)
Cover art by Lynne Hansen

 
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Infected 1 - Tales to Read at Home
Steve Dillon (ed) Things in the Well
It's an infected apocalypse and we're all (alone) in it together!
ALL proceeds go to the Save the Children Coronavirus Response.

 
Infected authors include:
Lisa Morton | Kevin J. Anderson | Lee Murray | Tabatha Wood | Ben Monroe | Peter Naughton | Dawn DeBraal | Carolyn Geduld | Steve Carr | Ingrid Taylor | Stephen Herczeg | Mark Cassell | Darren Todd | Kurt Newton | Jenean McBrearty | Steve Dillon | Cory Swanson | Marlin Bressi | Paul Moore and Eugene Johnson

 
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Mother Ghost's Grimm
Edited by Melodie Marvin and Natalie Brown
ASIN: B082SF76LS; NBH Publishing

A creepy collection of tales sure to keep you up at night. Grab a flashlight and let your mind wander into the haunted unknown. A place where shadows lurk around every corner and the boogeyman wsaits your arrival. With every turn a new nightmare begins. Are you brave enough to reach the end? An anthology of scary tales for children, Mother Ghost's Grim includes my story The 180 Kickflip. 

 
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Blood, Brains & Bullets: A Zombie Apocalypse Anthology
Screaming Banshee Press

 

Witness the zombie apocalypse in all its bloody, bullet-laden glory! Inside this tome you will find ten original stories from some of today’s best horror and speculative-fiction writers from around the globe.


Join the likes of twelve-time Sir Julius Vogel Award winner and Bram Stoker Award® nominee Lee Murray, not to mention her fellow Bram Stoker Award® nominee Jake Bible, as they, and a host of other dark minds, take you on a journey through this hellish maelstrom of the macabre.
Viral outbreaks, eco-tastrophes and divine judgement await for any of those foolish enough to brave the pages contained within.


Welcome to the apocalypse, b******!

 
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Tales of the Lost Volume 1
We all Lose Something! (Things in the Well Book 42) 
Edited by Eugene Johnson and Steve Dillon

We all lose something… We lose many things during our time in this universe. From the moment we are born we start losing time, and loss becomes a part of our life from the beginning. We lose friends (both imaginary and real), loved ones, pets, and family. We gain stuff and lose stuff, from our socks to our money. We can lose our hope, sanity, passions, our mind, and perhaps even our soul! In the end when death finds us, we end up losing everything... Don’t we?

Tales of the Lost takes a dark look at the things we lose and the ghosts we struggle with.Featuring haunting stories from critically acclaimed masters of horror F. Paul Wilson, Tim Waggoner, Lisa Morton, Yvonne Navarro, David Wellington, Lee Murray, Stephen Graham Jones, Jess Landry, John Palisano, Chris Mason, Paul Moore, Eric J. Guignard, Jeff Strand, Ben Monroe, Christina Sng, and Kevin J. Anderson. With an introduction by S.G. Browne and a specially commissioned cover by Francois Vaillancourt. Also featuring interior artwork from horror master Luke Spooner.

 
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Shallow Waters Vol.3: A Flash Fiction Anthology
Edited by Joe Mynhardt

Shallow Waters—where nothing stays buried.

With twenty-one dark tales diving beneath the surface of life, death, and the pain between them.

Shallow Waters is the official monthly flash fiction challenge hosted by the award-winning Crystal Lake Publishing. Every month a new challenge is posted online, with authors submitting via email. The best submissions are then posted on Crystal Lake’s Patreon page, where patrons read daily entries and vote for the winner. What you’ll find in these Shallow Waters anthologies include the most popular of our finalists. Includes a collaboratory, The Other Door, by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray.

 
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Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights
(Things In The Well Book 7)
Edited by Steve Dillon
An international anthology of dark erotic drabbles (100 words) and double drabbles (200 words). Includes the novella 'Dolls' by the UK's Ramsey Campbell and other 'extras' including a couple of longer stories and some inter-related drabbles, plus some dark erotic illustrations! Definitely adult themed, not suitable for children! With illustrations and other extras including the discussion “On Ramsey Campbell’s ‘Scared Stiff’ by S.T. Joshi”, a discussion "On Sex and Horror". Edited by Steve Dillon, ex-President of the Australian Horror Writers Association and series editor of the Things in the Well series of anthologies, and stories from award-winning and emerging writers!
Includes my stories Selkie Love and Monster Party.

 

 
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Monarchies of Mau: Tales of Excellent Cats
Edited by Melanie Meadors

 

"Before we were six. Now we are one. We differ on many points, but on these we agree: Always trust our instincts, always reward loyalty, and always pounce upon minions of the Unseen. Without these tenets, we are no longer worthy of the adoration of Man." – Monarch Trillani Persian von Mau, deceased

Cats have inherited the world, unifying their six fractious monarchies after untold centuries. These cats have been uplifted to use tools and language, and they seek to rediscover the ruins of the Old Ones. Some have learned to use the leftover technology of humanity, but they believe it to be magic given to them by their lost worshippers. Others seek to create a cohesive nation, using Precepts of Mau agreed to after years of political conflict. The world is dangerous and mysterious, but over the course of these 14 stories, the instincts of a good cat will always prove to be true.

Includes my story Out of the Shadows.

 
 
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100 Word Horrors Part 2:
An Anthology of Horror Drabbles (100 Word Horror Collection)
Kevin Kennedy

Kevin J. Kennedy has once again served up the best of the horror world to bring you an anthology that is packed with creepy tales.

Between these pages you will find over one hundred drabbles, written by a wealth of talented authors. From the best indie horror authors to Bram Stoker award winners and Amazon top sellers. We have monsters, mayhem and madness. Come join us.

Includes Lee's drabbles Preserving Jar, and Maiden Flight.

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Cthulhu Land of the Long White Cloud

Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira and Bryce Stevens (eds)

Introduction by Kaaron Warren

 

New Zealand—Aotearoa—Land of the Long White Cloud: the island remnants of the sunken continent of Zealandia. With its boiling geysers, active volcanoes, earthquakes, deep water fjords and lush forests of fern, these are realms once home to forgotten creatures like the giant Moa bird Dinornis. But there is something else…

In this collection we find an Aotearoa with the proud history, myths, and legends of the Māori, and the impacts of the white settler’s later presence, and the blended society that encompasses both, but we see the shadow of other things.

Herein lies the cosmic horror of the Old Ones of the Cthulhu Mythos in an anthology featuring Lovecraftian tales from some of New Zealand’s finest speculative fiction writers.

Stay brave. Because here there be monsters.

Tales of terror by: Debbie & Matt Cowens, J. C. Hart, David Kuraria, Tracie McBride, Paul Mannering, Lee Murray, Jane Percival, Dan Rabarts, Grant Stone, Lucy Sussex, Marty Young

Cover art and design by Steve Santiago

 
Beneath the Waves: Tales from the Deep 
Edited by Steve Dillon

From Things in the Well publications, terrifying tales from under the sea, this collection includes my story Penny Divers. With original fiction by Timothy G. Huguenin, Darren Todd, Dan LeRoy, Darin Hlavaz, Charlie Walls, Brian Craddock, Eric Dimbleby, Marc E. Fitch, Shannon Lawrence, Marie Michaels, Chris Mason, Aristo Couvaras, Rhoads Brazos, Matthew R. Davis, and classic short stories by HP Lovecraft, Clive Barker, HG Wells, Jules Verne, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

 

Cover art by Bob Eggleton, and 12 interior illustrations by Will Jacques.

 
 

Cthulhu Deep Down Under II

Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira and Bryce Stevens (eds)

 

 

Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2 takes us back below the equator, into the bizarre and headlong towards horror. From mist-shrouded peaks and canyons of Melanesian islands, through rainforests and scorching deserts of the island continent of Terra Australis, and across the Tasman Sea to the inhospitable hinterlands of New Zealand. Includes my story Dead End Town. With original fiction by Kirstyn McDermott, Robert Hood, Jason Nahrung, Bill Congreve, J Scherpenhuizen, Silvia Brown, T.S.P. Sweeney, Geoff Brown, and David Kuraria, and introduction by Peter Rawlik.

Includes Lee's Bram Stoker Award-nominated story, Dead End Town. 

You can listen to presenter-scholars Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak, as they do an in-depth review of this volume on Episode 36 of their fabulous  HP Lovecast Podcast HERE

 
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II 
Edited by NK Sharps and Alana Joli Abbott

Coming soon from Outland Publications — monstery goryness, including my story Maui's Hook, in this sequel to the successful Kaiju Rising anthology due for release in May 2018. Edited by Nick Sharps and Alana Joli Abbott and featuring work by some absolutely amazing authors (including some of my heroes) namely: Melanie R Meadows, Cullen Bunn, Kane Gilmour, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Nick Cole, Steven Diamond, Marie Brennan, Mari Murdock, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Zin E Rocklyn, Dann Wells, Jonathan Green, ML Brennan, and Seanan McGuire.

Fantastic cover art by Tan Ho Sim.

 
Between the Tracks:
Tales from the Ghost Train


From OzHorrorCon come 23 stories by Ramsey Campbell, M.R. James, Christopher Golden, Steve Vernon, Martin Livings, Paul Kane, Alan Baxter, Brian Craddock, Raven McAllister, Matthew R Davis, Dan Rabarts, Mark Allan Gunnells, Amdi Silvestri, Robert Mammone, Pete Sutton, Noel Osualdini, Jonathan Cromack, Charles Dickens, Marty Young, Steve Dillon, and G.M. Hague, and includes an essay about Clive Barker's epic The Midnight Meat Train reprinted in a unique annotated format by Sorcha NI Fhlainn. Including my story Trackers and with an introduction by Mark Alan Miller, this book is ideal for collectors and anyone who enjoys being scared on their daily commute! So, mind the gap and tread carefully as you tread Between the Tracks...

 
New Orbit Magazine 
Inaugural issue, October 2017

This is a place for uncomfortable little futures. 

New Orbit Magazine is an upcoming short story publication focused on the future, dystopia, and speculative/science fiction, themed around the concept of "uncomfortable little futures". It follows in the footsteps of the literary magazines that published the early works of Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, Roald Dahl and the like, and it runs alongside modern storytelling concepts like Black Mirror. The first issue includes a classic tale by Arthur C Clarke Finalist Phillip Mann, as well as a reprint of my Sir Julius Vogel Award winning story, Hope is the Thing With Feathers and an accompanying essay.

Shades of Santa 
Tales from the Bloody North Pole

 

A Christmas- themed anthology of short, scary stories using six themes from OzHorrorCon with all profits donated to charity. The themes are: Sleigh Bells, All is Calm, The Naughty List, Is That Really an Elf? Carols, Choirs, and Vocal Chords and Snow People. Authors were given just a couple of weeks to write a story for one of the themes, using a maximum 666 words for each story. Includes my story Santa Surprise. 

 
The Refuge Collection

 

A shared world collection of stories by an international line up, The Refuge Collection was established by publisher-editor Steve Dillon of OzHorrorCon with the aim of raising funds for Santuary charities (achievement successfully unlocked!) Includes stories by Paul Kane, Kaaron Warren, Martin Livings, Tracie McBride, Chris McCorkindale, Noel Osualdini, Brian Craddock, EJ McLaughlin and David Allen.

Includes my story The Thief's Tale, winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Short Story, 2016

 
SNAFU: Unnatural Selection

 Cohesion Press

In SNAFU: Unnatural Selection, the monsters are wonderful, slobbering, phantasmas, the result of scientific accident or design, or casualties of the cracks in time. They are stories of soldiers, ordinary men and women pitted against the unimaginable, and the humanity they show in spite of such monstrous odds. Edited by Geoff Brown and A J Spedding, Snafu: Unnautural Selection includes stories by Dave Beynon, Justin Bell, James Moore and Charles R Rutledge, Justin Coates, Tim Lebbon, Christopher Golden, B Michael Radburn, Richrd Lee Byers, David Amendola and Michael McBride.

*Taine McKenna, NZDF, of Into the Mist makes an appearance  in a short story titled, Restless.

Gorgeous cover art by Dean Samed.

 
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SQ Mag's Best of 2014

IFWG Publishing's e-zine SQ Mag offers up the best of 2014 with their second annual anthology. Star Quake pays homage to all the major genres of speculative fiction with work from writers all over the world. Edited by Sophie Yorkston, the book features twenty original stories by Ken Liu, Kaaren Warren, Sean Williams, and many more.

Includes my story Inside Ferndale, winner of SQ Mag's 2013 International StarQuest Story Competition, and winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Short Story, 2014. You can read the story for free here in  SQ Mag.

The Best Of Twisty Christmas Tales

 

 

31 short stories by 27 authors, including Joy Cowley, David Hill, Lyn McConchie & Dave Freer.

What will Santa put under your tree this Christmas? A present that growls? Or one that smiles? The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales – crazy Christmas adventures for the whole family! Christmas in outer space or at the beach, havoc in Santa’s workshop, monsters running amok, and mad scientists who turn Christmas into chaos. Come along for the sleigh ride of your life, as these Twisty Tales weave their festive magic, whipping across New Zealand pastures, scattering fairy dust on the way to a Christmas BBQ! Includes my stories Bells, and The Christmas Pantomime.

Shortcuts


Writing on the theme of strange tales of Aotearoa New Zealand, seven Kiwi authors weave stories of people and creatures displaced in time and space, risky odysseys, and even more dangerous discoveries. Edited by Marie Hodgkinson, Shortcuts features Lee Murray and Piper Mejia's odyssey through a dystopic future: Mika, A.C. Buchanan's story of creatures and people displaced in time and space: Bree’s Dinosaur, Grant Stone's tale of jealous muses and musical prodigy: The Last, a husband with a secret in I.K. Paterson-Harkness' Pocket Wife, Tim Jones' exploration of desperation and betrayal on New Zealand’s shores: Landfall, and Grief, ghosts, and atoms in Octavia Cade's The Ghost of Matter.

 

 

 
 
 
Regeneration
New Zealand Speculative Fiction II

 

Some things are gone forever; but that is not the end. There are new lives to be lived, new discoveries to be made, changes to be fought for, enjoyed, or feared. Experience worlds where existence continues beyond death and much-wanted babies become something else entirely. Where humanity endures in hostile environments, societies adapt to new challenges and inventions, and strange creatures live secretly among us. Random Static presents 22 original works of science fiction and fantasy by Kiwi authors. Featuring Matt Cowens, Tim Jones, Mary Brock Jones, O.J. Cade, Grace Bridges, I.K. Paterson-Harkness, Kylie Thorne, Debbie Cowens, J.C. Hart, Jennifer Compton, Simon Petrie, Anna Smith, Rebecca Harris, Elizabeth Gatens, Jonathan James Todd, A.J. Fitzwater, Fran Atkinson, Anna Caro, Dan Rabarts, Grant Stone, and Toni Wi. Includes my Sir Julius Vogel Award winning novelette, Cave Fever.

 
A Foreign Country
New Zealand Speculative Fiction I

A Foreign Country brings together established authors and fresh voices to showcaseNew Zealand's growing community of speculative fiction writers. Humorous, disturbing, intriguing, cautionary, and ultimately hopeful, these tales tell of worlds where the boundaries between human and animal are blurred, babies are not what they seem, desperate measures are in place to ward off disaster, and flying standby can be a big mistake. Stories by Philip Armstrong, Richard Barnes, Claire Brunette, Anna CaroMatt CowensBill DireenDale ElvyJ.C. HartPaul Haines, Miriam Hurst, Tim Jones, Susan Kornfeld, Juliet Marillier, James NorcliffeRipley PattonSimon Petrie, Brian Priestley, Marama Salsano, Lee Sentes, Janine Sowerby, and Douglas A. Van Belle.

*My story, Consumed was a finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for Best Short Story. My first nomination!