I might be a bit quiet on the interwebz front over the next few days due to a bit of family drama. Nothing that won’t be sorted out before long, but it’s going to take my attention for a while.

However, in a “funny old world” sort of moment, I’ve also had a slew of good news on the writing front. Last week a short story of mine called Mirrorwalk was accepted for publication in Murky Depths, a great UK based spec fic magazine.

Then I won the horror writers duel over at House Of Horror (which I blogged about here). Thanks to all of you that voted for my story there. I’ll add that yarn to the Dark Shorts page here when I have a bit more time.

Following that, I’ve just found out that my short story, Stand Off, which stars Isiah, the protagonist from my novels RealmShift and MageSign, has been selected for inclusion in The Best of Wily Writers, Volume 1. Wily Writers published and podcast that story a while back – you can find it on the Dark Shorts page of this site. I’m very honoured that they’ve decided to include it in what’s sure to be a superb anthology.

And as if all that wasn’t enough, my short story Unexpected Launch has been accepted for the forthcoming Coeur De Lion anthology Anywhere But Earth, edited by Keith Stevenson. You may remember how much I was raving on about the X6 Novella Anthology last year. That was a book from Coeur De Lion, edited by Keith Stevenson, so you can imagine how stoked I am to be included in Anywhere But Earth. This anthology is an excellent concept and I think it’s going to be a truly stellar collection of tales. The submission window is still open for a long while yet, so have a think about submitting something if you’re a writer.

After a fairly dry start to this year it looks like I’ve just experienced a very welcome downpour.