See that photo above? That has brought BIG smiles to us here at Chateau Spectrale, as well as a huge boost – Angela Slatter’s Spectral chapbook Home and Hearth won in the ‘Best Horror Short Story’ category at this year’s Aurealis Awards, which were presented last weekend in a glittering ceremony in Canberra. It just goes to show that quality will always win out.
We must thank Angela for sending us the story in the first place, and trusting us with it. Plus, we must also thank the illustrious Neil Williams for providing such an atmospheric cover for it.
There are certain things that are guaranteed to bring big smiles to us here at Spectral Towers and we feature two such events here today. First up is a great review of David Tallerman’s The Way of the Leaves, which has appeared at the Wag the Fox review blog, written by the host himself, Gef Fox. You can read the review here.
Secondly, This is Horror magazine hold the This Is Horror Awards every year and, in the 2012 edition, we are proud to announce that Mark West’s What Gets Left Behind was runner-up in the Short Fiction category – sitting nicely behind Stephen King and Joe Hill’s In the Tall Grass. Nice one!
Congratulations to Mark on such a great achievement!
Don’t forget to put in your pre-order for Stephen Volk’s Whitstable novella (featuring an Afterword by renowned British novelist and short story writer Mark Morris) – see previous blog entry of details of the book and a rather special offer of the novella combined with a 2CD set of Peter Cushing reading his Hammer Years memoirs. Also, you can also now purchase slipcases to keep your chapbooks all nice and pristine, as well as buy subscriptions to the books, so why not do so today!