A new anthology is coming from Shooting Star Press at the end of this month, and I’m very excited to have a story in it. And here is the spooky cover for Branch & Root: The Anthology of the Trees.
I love this eerie cover, full of mood and mystery, and I’m so excited to be sharing space in the Table of Contents with Shriya Bhagwat, Gillian Polack, Lee Murray, Jeff Clulow, Maura Pierlot, Pamela Freeman, Sharyn Lilley, Carleton Chinner, Aaron Dries, KJ Taylor and Haralambi Markov! With an introduction by Kaaron Warren, I conclude this is Day, Made!
My story is called “The Marbletree Wood” and is set in Witches of Tyne universe. (It was SO MUCH FUN to play in there again) but set in the far future of that series.
More about Branch & Root: The Anthology of the Trees
They are providers of shade, fuel and food; they can be poisonous or spiny; hold a hunter’s shelter or a hangman’s noose. Trees have always been at centre of human culture.
Trees represent many things, magical or mundane, and serve many different roles in both nature and human society. But are they more than they seem to be? Do we really know them the way they know us?
Timeless, ancient, seeing all, feeling all . . . Quietly being all.
What do they know that we might not?
A select group of premier horror and spec fic writers ponder the trees, and their places in our lives.
13 tales of trees gathered together in one volume and printed on the very bark and flesh of the forest. Horror, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, life and death are all here. Visit with the trees… if you dare…
Pre-order Branch & Root
Branch & Root will be released on 29th February 2020, but if you want to nail your name to one of the limited run, it’s AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER on the Shooting Star site – and you can pay in instalments through Afterpay!
I’ll add more buy sites later as they become available, but of course it’s always terrific to support small press by buying straight from the source!