This is where you’ll find a short list of projects I’m working on at the moment. Forthcoming contracts and works in progress will be announced here, so check back often for updates!
Coming soon The Weeping Blade in Dark Harvest, an anthology of dark fiction.
Urban fantasy / speculative literature tale, The Weeping Blade, will feature in Dark Harvest, an anthology of dark fiction coming from Dark Continents Publishing in 2013. More details to follow!
Coming soon Bloody Parchment: The Root Cellar and other stories
My dark fantasy story, Courting Seraphs, will feature in the forthcoming SA Horrorfest Bloody Parchment (2012) anthology, to be published by eKhaya (Random House Struik). More details to follow!
House of Choices: collected poems
A collection of previously unpublished and published poetry, brought together for the first time in a beautiful paperback edition.
Making the Days
Geologist Emma Thorpe is part of a survey team preparing the way for a water pipeline across the surface of an inhospitable planet. Attacked and left for dead, the only thing that sustains her is the kindness of Luka, the Maker of Days.
No one remembers how the war began, or how long they’ve been fighting. It is just the way things are and – when the average life expectancy of a soldier is less than eighteen months – who’s going to argue? The past doesn’t matter, and the future isn’t worth the trouble.
Names change. Faces change. Technology sees to that. Yet, for M356/26 and S675/41, some things remain the same. There is always now. And there is always the battlefront.
After the death of his partner, Michael’s family worry that he isn’t coping. The thing is, it’s hard to grieve when – alongside the memories and the old love letters – he keeps finding new mementos that only Eric could have left for him.
Deeper than Sin: a William Waycross Mystery
A century before Jack the Ripper made its streets notorious, Whitechapel was still a rough, grimy place. London might be the greatest port city in the world, filled with colour, life, and wealth, but it also seethes with crime and corruption.
William Waycross, a constable at one of the newly established Police Offices tasked with bringing order to the capital, faces daily murders, thefts, and assaults which are met with indifference by his superiors… and he has his own dangerous secrets to safeguard.
Directed to investigate the theft of a wealthy merchant’s jewels, William’s enquiries take him from the diamond traders of Hatton Garden to the thieves’ rookery of St. Giles, and the flash houses and gambling clubs of the East End. He finds himself caught in a net of subterfuge and cruelty, but his fascination with Jack Cotton, an unrepentantly callous young man on the make, may prove the deadliest gamble of all.