13:08:2014 – Conrad Williams mini-interview

It’s another lovely Wednesday morning here Chateau Spectrale, which means that it’s also time from another in Angela Slatter’s series of short interviews with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories. This time it’s the turn of Conrad Williams, whose musical tale The Devil’s Interval is featured in the anthology – take it away, Conrad! This … Continue reading

Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Full Cover

Just a very quick blog this morning, in order to show you the full cover to the very first volume in what is hoped to become an annual series. The cover artwork is by Vincent Chong, and the layout created by John Oakey. We are enormously excited about this one – pre-order your copy TODAY! This … Continue reading

11:08:2014 – Reggie Oliver speaks plus two reviews

On this bright Monday morning after yesterday’s gloom (caused, we are told, by the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha), we can present to you a whole raft of Spectral Book of Horror Stories-related goodness. First off, contributor Reggie Oliver, writer, actor, and raconteur, talks to Angela Slatter as part of her series of mini-interviews with those whose … Continue reading

08:08:2014 Rio Youers mini-interview plus news

In the latest of Angela Slatter’s mini-interviews with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Canadian writer Rio Youers (author of the sublime Westlake Soul) gets to have his say. His story Outside Heavenly was chosen by editor Mark Morris to feature in the first volume of Spectral’s newest annual anthology, and in the interview he talks about … Continue reading

News 07:08:2014

We have a great deal of news to report this morning, so without any more pre-amble: The latest episode, number 8, of Simon Bestwick’s Black Mountain serial, A Lake of Fire, is now available through Amazon. Once again we have to thank the brilliant Neil Williams for the superb cover (above), which we happen to think is one of … Continue reading

06:08:2014 – Tom Fletcher mini-interview

Notice of  the latest in the series of mini-interviews, conducted by Angela Slatter, of contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, which will be published a month today and launched at Fantasy Con 2014 at the Royal York Hotel, York. Today Angela talks to Tom Fletcher, whose story The Slape appears in the volume. The interview can be … Continue reading

Reviews! We have Reviews!!

Reviews are just like buses – you wait ages for one and then a whole load come at once. And so that’s what’s happened here: we have not one, not two, but FOUR reviews we’d like to tell you about –   First, we have a the second and third reviews of The Spectral Book of Horror … Continue reading

04:08:2014 – Steve Rasnic Tem mini-interview

It’s Monday, so we all know what that means – time for another mini-interview from Angela Slatter. Today, it’s the turn of American author Steve Rasnic Tem, whose story The Night Doctor is featured in the forthcoming Spectral Book of Horror Stories. Click HERE to read what Steve has to say This is going to be THE anthology … Continue reading

01:08:2014 Gary McMahon mini-interview

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another in the series of mini-interviews of contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, conducted by the wonderful Angela Slatter. This time, we bring you the king of raw, the gut-wrenching, and the emotionally-devastating (not to mention grim) tale, Gary McMahon, talking about his contribution Dull Fire, as … Continue reading

30:07:2014 – Nicholas Royle mini-interview and Whitstable review

Angela Slatter continues her series of mini-interviews with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories with Nicholas Royle, writer, editor, teacher and anthologist, who contributed the story This Video Does Not Exist. Click the link HERE to read what he has to say. This is going to be a major publication for this year, so please … Continue reading


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