Not with a short story sale, but in his new appointment as DVD/Blu Ray reviewer, taking over from Tony Lee from issue 51 onwards. Gary also reviews films for The Digital Fix.
S.J. Rosenstein’s short story ‘Claimed’ has been published online in Nature science journal, and will be appearing in the print edition next week. It’s a first sale for S.J. – an exciting start.
The story can be read here.
Martin’s ‘The Nandor Tales’ series has been picked up by Phantasia, the fantasy imprint at Tickety Boo Press. The first novel of the series, ‘The Exile of Darien’, will be published in the spring. From the publisher’s website:
“The Exile of Darien’ is a fast-moving tightly-plotted fantasy adventure story with a strong thread of romance
Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.”
Rosanne Rabinowitz has a short story appearing in ‘We Need To Talk‘, an anthology in support of The Eve Appeal – a charity dedicated to funding research and support for gynaecological cancers. The anthology is available in both ebook and paperback format.
From the publisher’s website:
All of us, at some point, are involved in difficult conversations. Whether that’s tough talks with clients or bosses, or break-ups, or coming out, or telling someone you love them, or giving advice to that friend who just doesn’t want to hear it. Some conversations are even more difficult, as sufferers of any potentially serious illness will know.
But one thing’s for sure, these conversations are fascinating. So much so that we’ve teamed up with Kindred and The Eve Appeal, to launch a writing competition on the theme of difficult conversations.
Martin Owton’s short story ‘The Mist Beyond The Circle’- originally published in Black Gate magazine – has been reprinted in Aphelion Webzine. The story can be read here.
Gary Couzens’ short story ‘Little Black Number’ has been accepted by editor Terry Grimwood, and will be appearing in Wordland 6: Black Is The New Black. This is Gary’s 52nd story sale!
And Helen Callaghan’s upcoming novel ‘Dear Amy’ has appeared in The Bookseller as a key title ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Helen will also be reading at the Millennium Library in Norwich as part of their ‘Crime Scene’ event. Other authors attending include Andrew Hook, Margaret Callow, Geraldine Evans and Charlie Flowers. The event takes place on Tuesday 13th October at 5.45pm and more information can be found here.
Gary Couzens’ short story ‘A Night Out’ is now available in ‘Hellfire Crossroads Volume 5’, edited by Trevor Denyer. It is available for purchase on Amazon UK & US.
The Kindle edition of Sara Jayne Townsend’s new horror novel, ‘The Whispering Death’, is now available for purchase. The print version is soon to follow.
When a group of live action role-players perform a ritual as part of a game, they unwittingly unleash an ancient evil that tears their world apart. The reanimated corpse of a long-dead magic user, corrupted by powerful dark magic, offers a promise of unlimited power, but at a terrible price. Having helped open this Pandora’s box, Mark and Elizabeth must race against time to close it again – before it’s too late.
This scary, at times touching, horror novel by Sara Jayne Townsend is a must read for all horror and gore fans.
And two T-Party members have been nominated for British Fantasy Awards. Gaie Sebold is a nominee in the “Best Short Story” category for ‘A Change of Heart‘. And Laura Mauro is also a “Best Short Story” nominee with ‘Ptichka’, as well as being nominated in the “Best Newcomer” category.
E. Saxey’s story ‘Melioration‘ is currently available to read in Lightspeed Magazine.
Saxey also has a story in the upcoming anthology ‘Tales From The Vatican Vaults’, along with fellow T-Party members Rosanne Rabinowitz and Damian O’Connor:
Sara-Jayne Townsend’s novel The Whispering Death has been picked up by British horror publisher Kensington Gore. The book is due to be published towards the end of the year, and will be available in both paperback and e-book format.
The official announcement can be seen here, on the publisher’s website.
Gary Couzens’ short story “A Night Out” has been accepted for Hellfire Crossroads #5 – Gary’s fifty-first piece of sold short fiction. An impressive achievement!
Additionally, his story “Four A.M.” is to be published in French in Ténèbres 2015. The story originally appeared in Peeping Tom.