A Duo of Reviews

For the first time in a while, we have two reviews to link you to this morning of chapbooks. The first of them is of Angela Slatter’s Home and Hearth from Mario Guslandi and posted to  the British Fantasy Society – you can find that one HERE. And here’s one of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music, which we … Continue reading

25:08:2014 – Interview, review, and news

On this Monday morning, which is a Bank Holiday for us here in the UK, we present the final mini-interview of contributors to Spectral’s forthcoming The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, conducted by Angela Slatter. So, who’s the lucky person featured today? Well, it’s Simon Marshall-Jones, the erstwhile publisher/editor/El Presidente/Dictator for Life of Spectral itself. What … Continue reading

22:08:2014 – mini-interview and news

It’s Friday, the one day everybody agrees is the best day of the week, because the weekend is here! It also means that it’s time for another one of Angela Slatter’s mini-interviews of contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, and today she talks to herself about her story The October Widow. You can read it … Continue reading

20:08:2014 – Stephen Laws gets the Slatter treatment

Mid-week yet again, and time once more for one of Angela Slatter’s mini-interviews of contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories. Under the spotlight today is Stephen Laws, whose story The Slista appears in the book’s Table of Contents – read the exchange HERE. BUY YOUR COPY TODAY – PUBLICATION DATE 6TH SEPTEMBER!! This is going … Continue reading

18:08:2014 – Two interviews, a review, and some news

It’s Monday yet again, and that means another mini-interview of writers appearing in the inaugural volume of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories – this time the subject is Brian Hodge, whose tale Cures for a Sickened World brings together music journalism and cosmic horror in terrifying way, appears in the book. The interview can be found on … Continue reading

15:08:2014 – Alison Moore mini-interview

Today’s interview with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories by Angela Slatter is with Alison Moore, whose novel The Lighthouse was nominated for the Man-Booker Prize, testament to the quality and power of her writing. In the interview, she talks about her story Eastmouth and what originally inspired her to write her brand of very quiet and unsettling horror. … Continue reading

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

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

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

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