I still see myself as an emerging writer although being nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novella in 2020 provided a huge sense of validation, I have to say! So, I’m not yet sure when I’ll emerge (or what form I’ll take when I do!), but here’s where I’m up to so far with my fiction and poetry writing, editing, and other writerly goings-on. This list is only since 2015, so I haven’t included everything I’ve ever written or had published. Most of my poems, (and artwork!), were destroyed decades ago during my teenage angst year(s).

Unpublished as yet

(who’d like to sponsor me? :D)

Work in progress, completed, sold but not yet published, etc. Note: titles might change…

Twin Lines, Sharing is Caring, Island Duty, Last Moments of Bliss, Ghost in the Park, Invisibles, Spinning, Ten Years After, Wrath of the Virgins, Well and Truly Lost, Alone Again, Unnaturally, Identity Theft, Portophobia, Darker Delvings, The Piggy Wiggy Man – extended cut, The Redeemer, Cine-mania, Facing Your Demon, Somnambulism, Swimming Lessons in Bliss, Funeral Rights, Beatle City Blues, The Package, The House of Mirrors, Loved and Lovers, Snakeskin Creek. In Between, The Fire That Burns, These Feet, A Day for Growing Up, Stars in Their Eyes, Tricksters Visit, Winter Sadness, Cold Comfort, Iamme, Others, It’s Okay, A Limerick, Lawful Hate, Hi-Vis City, She Slips, Fleshy Parts |Wake up and Smell the Roses | Others (Poem) | Circus Runner (a novel WIP, extending the short story) | Valley of the Tiger | Somnambulism | Hey, Chester! | Black Dog Nights | When Words Don’t Come Easy (Non-fiction, published on This is Horror) | Special (a WIP co-written with Noel Osualdini) | Ghost in the Park | The Monster Maker | The Very Hungry  | Hey, Mister Dream-Seller | Sherlock and the Invisible Man | Stuck Here | A Modern Manifesto | The Ex-Pert | Night of Remembrance | Burger Bar Murders (idea for a novel) | Theatre of Fruit (play) | The Collectors (play) | The Bachelor Party (play) | Cleaning up the Act | A Modern Manifesto | The Wall | 


Published Short Stories, Long Fiction, Novellas, Poetry, Non-Fiction

  • The Empath’s Tale, parts 1-3 – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Wrong Path – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Housewife’s Tale – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Fighter’s Tale – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Priest’s Tale Part 1 (with David Allen) – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Shiraz Train – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • Next Door’s Noisy – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • No Refuge for Cat – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • Lambskin – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • The Strange Old Man – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • The Empath’s Tale, parts 4-6 – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • The Priest’s Tale Part 2 (with David Allen) – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • Leaf-Fall – Sproutlings, 2016
  • Little Bastard – published online, 2016
  • The Empath’s Tale parts 1-6, the Complete Story – Steve Dillon, 2017
  • The Shiraz Train (revised) – Between the Tracks – Tales from the Ghost Train, 2017
  • The Heat is on – published online, 2017
  • The Memory Man – Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar, 2017
  • The Ice Cream Van – Trickster’s Treats #1, 2017
  • Harlan Loves Josh – Trickster’s Treats #1, 2017
  • Lambskin (revised) – Trickster’s Treats #1, 2017
  • The Bells will Ring Out – Shades of Santa #1, 2017
  • Corporate Bodies – Shades of Santa #1, 2017
  • Asylum Night – Shades of Santa #1, 2017
  • The Beard (preview) – Behind the Mask – Tales from the Id, 2018
  • The Fighter’s Tale (revised) – Beneath the Waves – Tales from the Deep, 2018
  • The Heat is on (revised) – Beyond the Infinite – Tales from the Outer Reaches, 2018
  • Nature’s Ways – Tricksters Treats #2, 2018
  • Thumbs up for Bob’s Apples (with Matthew R. Davis) – Tricksters Treats #2, 2018
  • The Beard – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Weirdness of Bliss (vignettes) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Little Bastard (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Circus Runner – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Memory Man (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Heat is on (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • My Name is – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Spectre-See – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Edentia – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Fifth… and Sixth – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Nyctophobia – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Nature’s Ways – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Leaf-Fall (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Shades of Winter – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Danielle – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Broken – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Writer’s Block – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Loose Tongues – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Who Did This? – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Dong! – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Gravedigger – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • An Unholy Beginning – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Shhh… – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Floss Man – Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Wagglers – Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Well-Suited – Forgotten Sidekicks, 2019
  • Deeper, Darker Things – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Scary Man – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Panopticon – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Rapid Fingering – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Marshmallow People – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Bliss Pond – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Wandering the Wards – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Wayne Hardcastle – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Foggy – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Like John Wayne – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Coven of Witchery – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • I Just Thought… – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Wagglers – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Floss Man – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Thumbs up for Bob’s Apples (with Matthew R. Davis) – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Harlan Loves Josh – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Asylum Night – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Ice Cream Van – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Bells will Ring Out – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Corporate Bodies – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Next Door’s Noisy – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *No Refuge for Cat – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Priest’s Tale (with David Allen) – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Flickering – Trickster’s Treats #3, 2019
  • Demons do Daily – Trickster’s Treats #3, 2019
  • Dead Rich, Probably – Trickster’s Treats #3, 2019
  • Fucking Sand Monkeys – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • I Spy – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • A Glass Half Full – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • The Miracle Man – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Cut to the Chase – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Love Island – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Just Bob – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • The Birds and the Bees – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • God Watches – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Fucking Hell – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • On Sex and Horror (NF/article) – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • The Piggy Wiggy Man (short story narrated and broadcast as part of the Digital Writers Festival 2019 #DWF19)
  • *Panopticon – House of Zolo Journal of Speculative Literature Vol. 1, 2020
  • *Lambskin – Movie Monsters, Thurston Howl Publications, 2020
  • Well-Suited – Forgotten Sidekicks, 2020
  • Cleaning up the Act – Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts, 2020

Forthcoming publications:

  • *The Scary Man – Horror For the Throne, 2020
  •  *Nature’s Ways – Nefarious Nature, Thurston Howl Publications, 2020

* Denotes reprint, possibly revised or updated.


Published Poetry

  • Creature, Monster (Poem) – HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 5, 2018
  • Daze Out – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Still the Cot – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Dead o’er Hills – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Mirror Man – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Manning the Mirrors – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Wordslips – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Just Beat It – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Minor Notes – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • *Daze Out – Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Clickety Clack – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Creature, Monster – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Father’s Reply to Dylan – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Unseasonal – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Escaping to Tedium – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Don’cha – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Careful with those Wishes – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Child’s (Desperate) Prayer – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Silly Rhyme – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Goat Watch – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • In Refuge – A Poem for 2016 World Poetry Day – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Resurrected – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Three Little Words – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Tutankhamen – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Night Before Hallows – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Demon’s Lot – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Be Lucky – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Pinch Me – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Oh, Loneliness – Such Dark Taboo – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • If I Were You – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • I Remember – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Hounded – The Invisible Man – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • We’re Told – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • They Are Us – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Creature, Monster was narrated at the Noir in the Bar evening, part of the Terror Australis festival in Cygnet, November, 2019, and subsequently published online, video narration by the author in 2020.
  • Ding Dong Bell – Black Dogs, Black Tales, 2020

Collections (authored)

  • The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Unholy Beginnings and Unhappy Endings, 2020/21 (Forthcoming)

 Collections (edited)

  • Kane’s Scary Tales – Paul Kane, 2018
  • Train Wreck and Other Stories – Noel Osualdini, 2018
  • White Shadows – Paul Kane, 2019
  • This Sublime Darkness  – Greg Chapman, 2019
  • The Configuration Discordant (Poetry Collection) – John Baltisberger, 2019
  •  Grotesque: Monster Stories – Lee Murray, 2020
  • Behind the Midnight Blinds with Other Devilish Things* – Marty Young, 2020

Anthologies (edited)

  • The Book of the Tribes – A Tribute to Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, 2013
  • The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • Between the Tracks – Tales from the Ghost Train, 2017
  • Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar, 2017
  • Trickster’s Treats #1 – Tales from the Pumpkin Patch, 2017
  • Shades of Santa #1 – Tales from the Bloody North Pole, 2017
  • Behind the Mask – Tales from the Id, 2018
  • Beneath the Waves – Tales from the Deep, 2018
  • Beyond the Infinite – Tales from the Outer Reaches, 2018
  • Tricksters Treats #2 – More Tales from the Pumpkin Patch, 2018
  • Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Tales of the Lost Volume 1 – We all Lose Something! 2019. (Co-edited with Eugene Johnson)
  • INFECTED 1: Tales to Read at Home, 2020
  • INFECTED 2: Tales to Read Alone, 2020
  • Tales of the Lost Volume 2* – Tales to Get Lost In. 2020 (co-edited with Eugene Johnson, Published by Plaid Dragon Publishing)

Anthologies (facilitated)

  • Trickster’s Treats #3 – The Seven Deadly Sins, 2019 – Co-edited by Lee Murray and Marie O’Regan, with assistant/submissions editors: Noel Osualdini, Rebecca Fraser, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Kev Harrison, Tracie McBride, William Marchese, and Claire Fitzpatrick.
  • Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts, 2020 – Co-edited by Louise Zedda-Sampson and Chris Mason.
  • Black Dogs, Black Tales, 2020 – Co-edited by Tabatha Wood and Cassie Hart.
  • Trickster’s Treats #4 – Coming, Buried or Not! Co-edited by Louise Zedda-Sampson and Geneve Flynn, 2020.