Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Zombies: More Recent Dead

Edited by Paula Guran and due to be published by Prime Books in September, Zombies: More Recent Dead will feature my story, Till Death do us Part. The collection contains stories by Neil Gaiman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry and many others, and I'm pleased to have been selected to feature alongside such great names. 

The living dead are more alive than ever! Zombies have become more than an iconic monster for the twenty-first century: they are now a phenomenon constantly revealing as much about ourselves—and our fascination with death, resurrection, and survival—as our love for the supernatural or post-apocalyptic speculation. Our most imaginative literary minds have been devoured by these incredible creatures and produced exciting, insightful, and unflinching new works of zombie fiction. We've again dug up the best stories published in the last few years and compiled them into an anthology to feed your insatiable hunger... 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Metal Sculpture

I've started a new hobby, making metal sculptures. I've still got a lot of learning to do, but I'm enjoying 'creating' my metal menagerie. Each one takes me a few hours, and I'm learning more with each one I make. These are what I've created so far:

I always enjoyed metalwork classes at school (yes, I can just about remember that far back), so I'm rekindling an early passion. Like anything, practice makes perfect, or at least helps you improve, so now onto the next one ...

My first commission (from my son) for a rhino beetle: