Pictures this month from Marie’s successful appearance at Sledge-Lit in Derby, where she had a great time. Above is her listing in the convention booklet, while below you can see photos of her reading which she did with A.K. Benedict…
She was then on a couple of panels, the first ‘Rising from the Dead’, chaired by Spectral’s Simon Marshall-Jones (to her right), who was also on her next panel ‘A Ghost Story Isn’t Just For Christmas – Or Is It?’, chaired by A.K. Benedict and also featuring Booker Nominee Alison Moore (on Marie’s left), while outside copies of Marie’s books were being sold (photos below).
And it was all capped off with the Sledge-Lit raffle, hosted by Guest of Honour Robert Shearman (below).
Last month Marie reviewed two genre books, staring with Alison Littlewood’s follow-up to the Richard and Judy Book Club choice A Cold Season: A Cold Silence (above). You can read what she had to say about that novel on Sci-Fi Bulletin by clicking here.
The second book is also a sequel, this time to the short story collection Nocturnes: John Connolly’ Night Music (above). Marie reviewed this one for Mass Movement and you can read her thoughts by clicking here.
John was coincidentally one of the Guests of Honour at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham at the end of last month, where Marie sat on a panel discussing short stories (above and below), alongside Laura Mauro, Nina Allen, Gary Couzens and Andrew Hook, with Allen Ashley moderating.
Her next event is Sledge-Lit, where she is a guest writer and is: reading ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W. Jacobs at 11:30 a.m; doing a panel (‘Rising from the Dead: Is Horror Ready for a new Golden Age?]) with Charles Stross, Thana Niveau, Simon Marshall-Jones and Dan Weatherer at 2:30p.m.: then finally another panel (‘A Ghost Story Isn’t Just For Christmas – Or Is It?’) with Alison Moore, Simon Marshall-Jones and Andrew David Barker at 4:30p.m. You can find more details of this one and book your tickets here.
Marie had a great time at the joint British Fantasy Society/British Science Fiction Association York Pub Meet, on 19th September. She was a guest alongside author and editor Alex Davis, and the pair both did readings (above) – Marie from ‘The Cradle in the Corner’ which was published in Hauntings – answered audience questions, then did the raffle, which host Alex Bardy presided over (below).
A good time was had by all, as you can probably see. Marie will next be at FantasyCon later this month in Nottingham, 23rd – 25th October where she will be doing a panel on Saturday afternoon at 6pm: ‘Short Story – Short-lived or Part of the Long Game?’ You can find out more about that event at the website here.
We start off this month, with reviews that Marie has done of some big new releases. To read her review of the latest Stephen King, Finders Keepers (above) on Mass Movement click here.
To read what she thought of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time (above) on Sci-Fi Bulletin, click here.
Finally, here are her thoughts about the new Nightbreed anthology, Midian Unmade (above) – edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison – also on Sci-Fi Bulletin, just click here.
Above and below you’ll find pictures from Edge-Lit Marie attended last month and HorrorCon in Rotherham (including Marie at her signing table, above) where she was a Guest.
And Marie is also a Guest of the BSFA and BFS at the regular York Pubmeet (below) which will be held on 19th September. Hopefully she’ll see some of you there!
We have photos this month of the packed ‘Double the Horror’ event that Marie did in June, as part of the Derby Literary Festival, celebrating fiction from the Best British Horror and Dead Funny anthologies, edited by Johnny Mains.
Below you’ll find photos of Johnny introducing readings from authors Andrew Hook, Marie and TV’s Rufus Hound.
And below you’ll find photos from the discussion afterwards, which included Mark Morris and Robert Shearman, and the signing – where Marie sat next to Robert.
Marie will be in Derby tomorrow (5th June) for the DOUBLE THE HORROR EVENT mentioned last month, alongside editor Johnny Mains, Rufus Hound and Andrew Hook - should be a fun event, and pictures will follow next month.
As well as being busy writing, Marie has also been reviewing - reviews of the following books can be found via the links below:
GUNS OF THE DAWN, by Adrian Tchaikovsky, for Sci-Fi Bulletin, can be found here:
THE IRON GHOST, by Jen Williams, for Sci-Fi Bulletin, can be read here:
A SONG OF SHADOWS, by John Connolly, for Mass Movement Magazine can be found here:
THE SCARLET GOSPELS, by Clive Barker, for Sci-Fi Bulletin, can be found here:
Finally, on 27th June, Marie will supporting Paul, who's a Guest at the third SFSF Social in Sheffield at the Eten Café. For more details see Paul's site, here.
Marie can now announce that she'll be taking part in an event for Derby Book Festival, DOUBLE THE HORROR with Johnny Mains and Rufus Hound. The event - which includes a Q and A session, readings and panel discussion, takes place on Friday 5th June, 7-9pm at Derby QUAD, and full details can be found here.
Marie’s new book The Curse of the Ghost is out now. This from the official PR for the novelette: ‘Lily is about to move into her dream house; marred only by the overgrown garden that has invaded her dreams in recent weeks, and what she fears is hidden within it. Her obsession grows, and when her husband finally confronts her fears by digging up the garden in an attempt to set her mind at rest, the source of its power is revealed. And he’s only made it stronger. The third in a series of six novelettes reviving the golden age of the monster from Hersham Horror Books.’
You can order your copy here.
Happy New Year, and we begin 2015 with news of Marie’s brand new book The Curse of the Ghost. Part of the ‘Curse’ series of novelettes, which aim to revive the golden age of the monster, the publication is out through Hersham Books in March and can be pre-ordered here.
This from the back cover blurb: ‘Lily is about to move into her dream house; marred only by the overgrown garden that has invaded her dreams in recent weeks, and what she fears is hidden within it. Her obsession grows, and when her husband finally confronts her fears by digging up the garden in an attempt to set her mind at rest, the source of its power is revealed. And he’s only made it stronger.’
Marie also reviewed The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman for Sci Fi Bulletin, and you can find that review here.
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