June 2011 – Part II

A nice little review of Murky Depths issue #16 by Gareth D Jones over atsfcrowsnest.com, in which he states that issue #16 may well be the darkest yet, with “death and depravity forming an atmospheric backdrop to many of the stories”.

He also states that VALERIA is a “disturbing and gritty portrayal of the depravity that technology enables” and he deems it an “interesting blend of old-fashioned cop and hi-tech degeneracy”.

This view is echoed by Sam Tomaino over at sfrevu.com, and who states that issue #16 is another great issue and that VALERIA is an “edgy tale of horror” that provides a nasty ride for its police officer protagonist.

Please checkout Murky Depths and pick up a copy. Issue #16 is still available from all the usual suspects, both on line and in the high street, and I promise you: you won’t be disappointed – as Mr. Jones states, Murky Depths “… is a magazine that demands to be read”.

Ian.

June 2011

Things have been very busy, news wise, over the last couple of months, although a lot of it is too hush-hush to announce fully just yet. To whet your appetite, as I guess I can hint at things so long as I don’t give too much away, I can say I have received a provisional invite to contribute a new story to an anthology from a much respected small press; and I have had a story accepted for inclusion in an another new and very special, limited edition anthology.

Also I have been asked to write a horror novella for a new line of author showcases – not sure on this one yet, as I still need to come up with a story idea I like (as well as actually putting pen to paper, or finger to keyboard), but it’s certainly an honor to be asked.

On to things I can talk about: the WATCH anthology from Imprint Phoenix Publishing, and my WW2 voyeuristic horror, THROUGH THE NIGHT INTO THE HANDS OF THE PURE, is now back from the printers and, assuming the editor finds no glaring errors in the proof, it shouldn’t be too long before you can order up your very own copy.

Well, that’s it for now: keep reading and all the best,

Ian.