The Spooky Isles Book of Horror


At the kind invitation of Andrew Garvey, I have two short stories in this collection - 'The Black Dog' and 'Come Away,' as well as two accompanying essays.

This was a labour of love, as The Spooky Isles have a focus on the dark folklore of Ireland and Britain, and my next collection, New Music For Old Rituals, will be a celebration of Irish folk horror. So far, the revival of folk horror has really concentrated on the English eerie, so I wanted to explore the rich trove of Irish legends, superstitions and customs, and to explore how these stories continue inform contemporary culture. The Gothic, after all, is obsessed with the recurrence of the past in the present - as am I.

The Spooky Isles Book of Horror features 20 stories and essays and is available to purchase here.

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