Fantasy & Gothic Blog
Next up in our October author Q&As we have Frazer Lee, author of Greyfriars Reformatory. He lets us know what the book is all about, some of its themes and what influenced him to write it! Be sure to check in tomorrow for more writing inspiration!
Bodies in the Library is available to buy now, and consists of a healthy mix of classic authors and new tales of atmospheric mansions, mysterious deaths and suspicious characters! Among all the intrigue you’ll find amateur detectives, experienced PIs, ghosts, straight-up horror and even a dash of science fiction. The anthology’s modern authors shed light on the inspirations behind their tales in last week’s blog; this week they offer reading recommendations and insight into their own writing processes:
In the first of this month's Q&As with our October authors, we have Russell James, author of The Portal. He discusses some of the themes in the novel, who he based his characters on and what he's working on now! Be sure to check in tomorrow for more writing inspiration!
Out now, Bodies in the Library is one of our latest short story anthologies to combine classic stories with new fiction from modern authors. Paired with tales from Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins, Anna Katharine Green and more, the new stories abound in mysterious deaths, skeletons in the closet, locked-room crimes, and bookish locations! In the first part of this Author Q&A, some of the authors tell us a little about the inspirations behind their stories in the book...
We have four great new titles coming out in October, so we wanted to talk about them! These include
The Portal by Russell James, Voodoo Heart by John Everson, Greyfriars Reformatory by Frazer Lee and After Sundown edited by Mark Morris. Find out more here!
Last week, authors from our new Footsteps in the Dark short story collection spoke a little about the inspirations behind their contributions to the book. Today, they offer insight into their writing processes and provide reading and watching recommendations for others on the hunt for atmospheric stories in this genre. In keeping with the rest of the books in this series, Footsteps in the Dark consists of classic fiction as well as modern fiction, including such greats as Bram Stoker, Edith Wharton, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gertrude Atherton, Robert Louis Stevenson, E.F. Benson, M.R. James and many more… If the author suggestions below give you appetite for speculative fiction be sure to check out the tales in Footsteps in the Dark, link at the bottom of this page!
Today is publication day in the US and Canada for the latest anthologies in our popular Gothic Fantasy series: Footsteps in the Dark and Bodies in the Library. To mark the occasion, we’re kicking off with a series of Author Q&A blogs with authors from both anthologies. First up, Footsteps in the Dark: this suitably atmospheric anthology combines new tales with classic fiction from the genre, and the modern authors are here to discuss the inspiration behind their stories in the book. From supernatural happenings to murders in the shadows – see below for a sneak preview of the sort of content to be found in Footsteps in the Dark!
We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories and make sure to include the project name in the subject of your email.
*THE SUBMISSION WINDOW FOR THIS ANTHOLOGY IS NOW CLOSED*