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Books News - Writing the Uncanny with Dead Ink this September!

Despite the effects of our various lockdowns, school closures and self-isolation, this past year has been surprisingly fruitful. I have an anthology coming out with Unsung Stories at the end of the summer, Out of the Darkness , raising funds and awareness for mental health charity Together for Mental Wellbeing. I also have a brand new story coming in Mark Morris's excellent, high-profile anthology Beyond the Veil , published by Flame Tree this October. Earlier this month, another long-term book project was finally announced. Alongside Richard V. Hirst, I've co-edited a book called Writing the Uncanny for Dead Ink Books. Published this September, it works as a guide for both the reader of the Uncanny and the writer wanting to write strange stories. There's an intro from Richard and myself, essays from some of the best writers of weird, unsettling fiction, and lists of suggested further reading for those wishing to expand their knowledge of the genre. You can see more detail