The first is the cover for Twisted Histories, the second in a range of on-going anthologies I’m editing for UK publishers Snowbooks, which has now been signed off and was sent to me last night.
Harking back to those wonderful covers of yesteryear, the design is wonderfully creepy and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.
The anthology will see brand new stories from 11 authors which retell (or reimagine) stories from ancient mythology, folklore, legend and Biblical tropes.
And now, for the first time, I can reveal the full ToC of the book:
01 – Blood Is Blood by Kaaron Warren [Gog & Magog]
02 – Little Boxes by Gary McMahon [Pandora’s Box]
03 – Collapse by Susan Murray [Green Man / John Barleycorn]
04 – Blame The French by Stephen Gallagher [Odysseus]
05 – A Silence Between The Sounds by Scott Harrison [The Magi]
06 – Containment by Justin Richards [Werewolves]
07 – The Tides of Avalon by Jennifer Williams [King Arthur / Mermaids]
08 – Flaming Sword by Richard Dinnick [Adam & Eve]
09 – Covenants by Simon Beswick [Ark of the Covenant]
10 – The Second Coming by Wayne Simmons [The Resurrection]
11 – The Lips of Every Sleeper by Alison Littlewood [Dryads]
Twisted Histories will be published in paperback in November.
"Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Hamilton James McCauley...and I am a murderer!"
Also last night (yes, it was a very busy evening) I was sent the final mix of the audio anthology I’ve been putting together with the brilliant SpokenWorldAudio, called Thirteen, and it sounds wonderfully chilling and absolutely fantastic.
The audio is a homage to the old horror anthology LPs from the 1960s and 70s, and is presented as a ‘portmanteau’ anthology, with an ‘umbrella’ story tying the whole 13 stories together.
Cover artwork is now being finalised, which means the anthology should be available as an mp3 download very, very soon.
A trailer is currently being put together and I will post it up on the blog the moment I get my grubby little mitts on it.
For all those who didn’t see the earlier blog post, here’s the full ToC for Thirteen:
Hidden Track(Part I) by Scott Harrison [read by Barnaby Edwards]
One - Dead Space by George Mann [read by Gregg Wise]
Two - A Girl Sitting by Mark Morris [read by Jilly Bond]
Three – Finding The Path by Kaaron Warren [read by Trevor White]
Four – The Hairstyle Of The Devil by Martin Day [read by Arthur Darvill]
Five - Down by Gary McMahon [read by Stephen Rashbrook]
Six – Tabula Rasa by Alasdair Stuart [read by Lalla Ward]
Seven – Half Life by Dan Abnett [read by John Banks]
Hidden Track(Part II) by Scott Harrison [read by Barnaby Edwards]
Eight – With Her In Spirit by Stephen Gallagher [read by Frances Barber]
Nine – Visions by Cavan Scott [read by Michael Maloney]
Ten – One Hit Wanda by Kim Newman [read by Samuel West]
Eleven – A Glass Of Water by Mark Wright [read by Gemma Arterton]
Twelve – Ghost Pit by Simon Clark [read by Jeff Harding]
Thirteen – I Wish by Johnny Mains [read by Steven Cree]
Hidden Track (Part III) by Scott Harrison [read by Barnaby Edwards]
Thirteen is produced and directed by Neil Gardner