Wales Book of the Month
Towards the end of last year, one of my short stories was included in A Flock of Shadows, a contemporary gothic fiction anthology from Parthian Books. The anthology was well-received at a special Halloween preview event back in October and has now, following its official release, been named as the English-language Wales Book of the Month for February 2015.
Each month, the Welsh Books Council chooses two books (English-language and Welsh-language) to be promoted in independent bookshops and Waterstones stores across Wales. The books are also available to buy directly from the Council's online bookshop (alongside many other great titles from Welsh publishers) at gwales.com
There will be a selection of readings from A Flock of Shadows at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre this Friday as part of a gothic variety evening ('The Wyrd Wonder Presents...an Evening of Ghastly Delight'). Unfortunately I won't be able to attend, but I definitely recommend going along if you're spending the evening in the capital, as there's also readings from the new issue of The Ghastling, which is quickly becoming one of my favourite magazines. You can find out more at the Facebook event page.
Edit: I have since found out that 'The Wyrd Wonder Presents...an Evening of Ghastly Delight' is due to take place at Chapter Arts Centre on Friday 13th March, NOT Friday 13th February as stated in the post above. Sorry for any confusion caused. The upside of this on a personal level is that I am now more likely to be able to attend.