This year has been busy with exhibitions and publications. Looking back, I thing in terms of writing I’ve been far more productive than ever before.
Below is a list of all my new fiction published in 2019.
Tangerines and Wild Garlic is a take on the the outsider story. When Ben invites Sarah to meet his family, she finds herself in the middle of an ancient festival.
A lot of years have past since Margaret lost her husband in a fishing accident. As she sees her lover, Spiri, slipping away she takes action.
Sophie led a group of students on their training excavation in the US, investigating a workers’ camp near the Ilchester Tunnel. As project director, she kept two diaries. Will they reveal what happened, and why the project imploded?
Maja works with organic servers, using dead whales to store data. When she is recruited by a government organisation to repair a deep water server, family secrets bubble to the surface.*
*Sorry. Very sorry.
I’m very sad that MSJ is going on permanent hiatus. Over the years they’ve let me experiment and play, for example Terminus Post Quem.
Terminus Post Quem is an epistolary horror story told via an archaeological site report. This was a personal challenge and draws on sites I’ve excavated in the past.
Extended family grew up in The Potteries (the area around Stoke on Trent famous for its ceramics), and this was a huge influence on Kiln Fired. The story is about bullying, magic, clay, and transformation.
Mila is the butterfly house keeper, monitoring the data stored in the butterfly wings. When something gets into the system it starts a cascade of events that might mean disaster.
(Due 15th December)
In a world where metal has become flesh, and metal flesh, can Stefan survive?
The city in Alignment is inspired by two things; the Plug In City by Archigram , and watching the U-Bahns in Munich, imagining them as domestic rather than municipal space.
Tonight Valerie will find out where the corridors travel after curfew.
The City has not recovered from the floods and the unnamed narrator is trying to find his sister in the chaos. As the city rots who will find who?
A family day out is not going well as tensions rise between Ben and his father-in-law, Michael.