A short, celebratory blog.
First, the World Fantasy Award nominations have been announced – congratulations to all nominees, but especially to my friends Steve Duffy, Barbara Roden and Ray Russell for the writing nominations, and for Ray (again!) and his partner Rosalie and to Chris and Barbara Roden (again!) for their nomination for running Tartarus Press and Ash Tree Press respectively. Exotic Gothic 3, edited by Danel Olsen and containing my story ‘Mami Wata’ is up for best anthology, so congratulations to Danel and all the other authors involved as well! The full list of nominations can be seen here:
Another announcement (this one already mentioned, but more detailed here):
3:00-4:00pm: “A MAMMOTH SIGNING” presented by Robinson Publishing: Come along and join editor STEPHEN JONES and numerous contributors for the launch of the new anthologies ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! and THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR #21, plus THE BEST OF BEST NEW HORROR. Participating authors include RAMSEY CAMPBELL, PETER CROWTHER, PAUL FINCH, JO FLETCHER, TIM LEBBON, REGGIE OLIVER, ROSALIE PARKER, JOHN L. PROBERT, SARAH PINBOROUGH, NICHOLAS ROYLE, ROBERT SHEARMAN, MANDY SLATER, LISA TUTTLE, SIMON KURT UNSWORTH, MARK VALENTINE and STEPHEN VOLK, along with cover artist VINCENT CHONG. A Free Glass of Wine with every book purchased! (But come early, stocks are strictly limited.)