I’m not sure about you, but I have these small mental markers of things I’d like the opportunity to do or achieve. Markers which give an indiciation of how far down the road I’ve come on my journey as a writer, editor and publisher. One of the markers I’ve harboured in the last year, is a chance for a  drive-by moment on Angela Slatter’s blog.

Well today I get to sit on that marker, dangle my feet a little and watch the traffic as it whizzes past The eMergent Drive-By. As a tiny sneak peak… I mention something about Dr Who, rock bands, buttery pastries and the war of books.

Angela is an award-winning Brisbane short story author (Black Winged Angels, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Girl With No Hands and other tales) who is another generous Brisbane literary figure supporting the work of eMergent. She’s also an all round swell lady, with a wicked sense of humour and a way of making you feel like you are taking on the world, without choking on it.

Angela’s story The Coffin Maker’s Daughter appears in the brand new A Book Horrorswith authors such as Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist: About the anthology:

Open this book at your own peril! That is because this volume is exactly what it say on the cover—A Book of Horrors contains all-original stories by some of the most successful and exciting names in modern horror fiction.

For the first time in many years, here is an original anthology of horror and dark fantasy in all its many and magnificent guises—from classic pulp-style tales of Dark and Stormy Nights, through more contemporary and psychological terrors, to the type of cutting-edge fiction that only the very best horror fiction can deliver. Brought together from around the world by World Fantasy Award-winning editor Stephen Jones, one of Britain’s most acclaimed and experienced anthologists of horror fiction, here are many of the authors who have helped shaped the genre in all of its forms, along with terrifying tales of unease by a new generation of storytellers devoted to the Dark Side.

The book is currently available for pre-order through your favourite book selling establishment.

Thanks Angela for having me over. I’ll make sure the entourage doesn’t make too much of a mess on their way through!

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