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Only The Broken Remain on (Virtual) Tour

My collection of weird fictions, Only The Broken Remain , was finally released into the world last week, and to celebrate we went on a mini-tour. Clearly actual tours are a bad idea (not to mention illegal) in the age of Covid, so we did our best online. Hopefully you'll agree that we kicked up a storm - or at least filled a few spare minutes while you waited for the world to go back to normal... Now that it's over, I've gathered the main stops on the Only The Broken Remain Tour for your convenience. Links below will take you to the relevant blogs. There are also a few reviews already (all positive, I've glad to say) - you'll find those below the tour links.   Ready to hit the road (Jack)? Signal Boost with Pete Sutton (posted on 12 November 2020) Runalong the Shelves interview (posted on 14 November 2020) Q&A with Sarah J. Budd (posted on 15 November 2020) Weird Horror for Weird Times: in conversation with Gary Budden at Ginger Nuts of Horror (posted on 16

Only The Broken Remain - Out 12 November!

It's a bit too late for a cover reveal (that was done online a couple of weeks ago), but I'm thrilled to say that my debut short story collection, Only The Broken Remain , will be published by Black Shuck Books on 12 November. There's already word of some advance copies out in the wild, so be sure to place your pre-order here and grab a copy (as well as supporting an excellent indie horror press). Tim Major, author of Snakeskins and Hope Island , has said that “Dan Coxon’s subtle, delightfully dark tales creep up on you from the shadows, then refuse to let you go. I devoured these stories about crises of identity and reality being undermined after glimpsing something inexplicable from the corner of your eye.” Meanwhile, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlistee, and author of The Beauty and The Loosening Skin, Aliya Whiteley says: “Coxon writes stories filled with surreal, precise menace. Only the Broken Remain gripped me throughout.” What hasn't been announced so far

Green Fingers Update: Reviews, Interviews and Readings

Since my micro-collection Green Fingers was published by Black Shuck Books back in April, we've had a strange few months - possibly the strangest in living memory. For obvious reasons, all our well-laid plans for launches, readings and publicity jaunts were thrown to the wolves of Covid-19, along with so much else besides. It's life, Jim, but not as we know it. On the plus side, people still seem to have been reading books during lockdown, in some cases more than ever - and the reviews have rolled in. I'm pleased to say that they've been unanimously positive so far, which makes me think that we've managed to get this little volume into the hands of the right people after all, coronavirus be damned. Ginger Nuts of Horror said: "Green Fingers demonstrates that short stories of nature gone awry can still have deep roots. These six unsettling stories will slither and ooze themselves into your subconscious." STORGY said: "Green Fing

Spring is here... and so is Green Fingers!

I'm thrilled to say that my mini-collection of short stories, Green Fingers , has just been published by the mighty Black Shuck Books. It's part of their Shadows series - no. 19, to be precise - and collects six of my stories of horticultural horror: four previously published and two originals. Like all of their Shadows series, it's only £4.99 for the paperback, and a fine way of sampling new authors. I've been interested in gardening for a while now, as well as wandering the common near our house and researching ancient trees - and this book is the culmination of all those threads. The stories span seven years and include everything from killer fungi to sentient trees, as well as a couple of stories that approach the theme from a more obtuse angle. I think it's fair to say that it's weird and unsettling rather than stomach-churning horror, so hopefully there's something in there for everyone. Unless you hate plants, of course. (Although it might just gi