By 15th May 2015Uncategorised

I’m currently working on a story for this collection, edited by Aaron J French, which has a provisional pub’ date for this November. I’m delighted to hop and shamble amongst so many fine writers, and it’s my first direct dabble into the Lovecraftian mythos in a short story (few noticed but THE RITUAL, to my mind, was a Lovecraftian story).

Deadline’s looming so I better stop dreaming and just pull my tentacle out …

“SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2015 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft, a brand new anthology that collects the twelve principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose within its pages. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many NY Times bestsellers, full of original fiction and artwork, and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson, author of Grimoire of the Necronomicon and Alhazred.
About the book, Lovecraft’s bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth—this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together twelve all-new Mythos tales from:

  1. Cthulhu (Adam Nevill)
  2. Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells)
  3. Azathoth (Laird Barron)
  4. Nyarlathotep (Bentley Little)
  5. Shub-Niggurath (David Liss)
  6. Tsathoggua (Brett Talley)
  7. The Mi-Go (Christopher Golden)
  8. Night-gaunts (Jonathan Maberry)
  9. Elder Things (Joe Lansdale)
  10. Great Race (S.T. Joshi)
  11. Yig (Douglas Wynne)
  12. The Deep Ones (Seanan McGuire)
  13. With commentary on each deity by Donald Tyson


And coming in October 2013, my story DOLL HANDS will be reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s MONSTROUS. The contents page makes me clatter my ceramic hands with delight.

“Take a terrifying journey with literary masters of suspense, including Peter Straub, Kim Newman, and Caitlín R. Kiernan, visiting a place where the other is somehow one of us. These electrifying tales redefine monsters from mere things that go bump in the night to inexplicable, deadly reflections of our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s a seemingly devoted teacher, an obsessive devotee of swans, or a diner full of evil creatures simply seeking oblivion, the monstrous is always there—and much closer than it appears.”

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “A Natural History of Autumn” by Jeffrey Ford
  2. “Ashputtle” by Peter Straub
  3. “Giants of the Earth” by Dale Bailey
  4. “The Beginning of the Year Without Summer” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  5. “A Wish From a Bone” by Gemma Files
  6. “The Last, Clean, Bright Summer” by Livia Llewellyn
  7. “The Totals” by Adam-Troy Castro
  8. “The Chill Clutch of the Unseen” by Kim Newman
  9. “Down Among the Dead Men” by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
  10. “Catching Flies” by Carole Johnstone
  11. “Our Turn Too Will One Day Come” by Brian Hodge
  12. “Grindstone” by Stephen Graham Jones
  13. “Doll Hands” by Adam L. G. Nevill
  14. “How I Met the Ghoul” by Sofia Samatar
  15. “Jenny Come to Play” by Terry Dowling
  16. “Miss Ill-Kept Runt” by Glen Hirshberg
  17. “Chasing Sunset” by A.C. Wise
  18. “The Monster Makers” by Steve Rasnic Tem
  19. “Piano Man” by Christopher Fowler
  20. “Corpsemouth” by John Langan (original to the anthology)

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