At last, February is here! Women in Horror month has begun, and therefore I can joyfully announce that Kandisha Press have released the third instalment of their women in horror anthology series…


To boot, I’m delighted and honoured to have a short story included in this lovely anthology, sharing space with some amazing voices from the horror scene.

What doesn’t kill me, might make me kill you!
30 women authors from around the world were challenged to write about The One That Got Away. Here you’ll find tales of unrequited love, blind dates gone wrong, stalkers and their prey, cursed guitars, alien symbiotes, sinister letters, and bitter acts of revenge. Dive into these murky depths and discover what hides inside the minds of women scorned.

The story I have featured within this beauty is a piece titled: Call of the Tide. It follows an artist as she moves to the coast with her husband, a hollow attempt to try and fix their crumbling marriage. Then, one afternoon, Maya hears a voice – a song – drifting inland. An incessant, luring call. Her paintings change. Faces form in the moon. And the strange song won’t stop calling to her, over and over again…

I can’t express how happy I was when I wrote this story. I felt as though I hit a huge stride with this piece and really solidified some aspects of the voice I’ve been wanting to nurture.

But, if my story doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, there’s a brilliant TOC to gander at.

Featuring chilling tales from:
Carmen Baca, Ushasi Sen Basu, Ashley Burns, R.A. Busby, Amira Krista Calvo, Dawn DeBraalShawnnaDeresch, Ellie Douglas, Amy Grech, KC Grifant, Meg Hafdahl, Rowan Hill, Stevie Kopas, Michelle Renee Lane, Catherine McCarthy, Villimey Mist, Mocha Pennington, Janine Pipe, Lydia Prime, Paula RC Readman, Marsheila Rockwell, Lucy Rose, Rebecca Rowland, Yolanda SfetsosHaddassahShiradski, Barrington Smith-Seetachitt, J Snow, Sonora Taylor, Faith Pierce, Demi-Louise Blackburn.

Edited by Jill Girardi.

With Foreword by Gwendolyn Kiste (Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Rust Maidens.)

Do a spooky gal a favour and get a copy purchased. It’s available in both e-book and paperback formats, and you can find it in a bazillion-and-one places:






If you do pick up a copy, please, for love of everything creepy and crawly, share it with a friend, on social media, and leave a review! Reviews are so damn helpful. Positive, negative, long, short – they all help get eyes on the anthology, so please send a review our way, either on the retailer’s website or on Goodreads!

And that is all from me. I really hope you enjoy the anthology, go check out Kandisha Press HERE, and support your gals in horror this month!

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