Very happy to reveal the cover to my next published book – The Museum for Forgetting – a collection of my short stories from the last few years. The collection is loosely themed around the subject of memory and includes some previously published work as well as some written specifically for this book. There’s an introduction from Aliya Whitely and some authors have said nice things (the fully finished cover has quotes from Stark Holborn and Dan Coxon)
Here’s the blurb to whet your appetite:
“We are made from memories, they are stories we tell ourselves to build our personalities. So what does it mean to forget?
A collection of eleven tales about memory and its fallibility. About hauntology, the weird, and the eerie.
Museum Doyens try to hold out against ever-increasing painful cuts in funding. Detectives go through the motions and hope to suppress the bitter past. Cultists keep an angel captive and raid its memories. A grieving mother is forced to confront her past. A lonely man tries to forget and in forgetting cannot remember why. An elderly man tries everything in his power to keep the past alive. Stories of loss and regret recur in worlds painted in sepia.
A collection from the author of A Tiding of Magpies, Sick City Syndrome and Seven Deadly Swords bringing together thematically linked previously published stories with some written especially for this collection. Once read it cannot be forgotten!”
The book will very soon be open for pre-orders, and I’ll definitely be shouting about that and I’ll have a number of review copies to give away (contact me if you want one)