Friday was the launch of the Fugue II anthology, from Siren Press. The editor, Lucy, organised a fantastic evening of reading, wine, nibbles and – of course – books, at Enitharmon Editions in London.
Fugue I had some wonderful reviews from, amongst others, Sabotage Reviews. Reading the other stories on the tube home, Fugue II seems a worthy successor. The stories include a macabre and beautiful Northern-set tale of an abbatoir, a zombie outbreak, Edvard Munch, a lesson plan gone wrong and a dream house that is far from what it seems. As well as me, the other authors are Catherine McNamara, Sally Oliver, Clare Fisher, Brandon Robshaw, Darren Lee, L.D. Lapinski and Alyson Hallett. Very pleased to be in their company!
I’m also pleased to have found a home here in Fugue II for my story Spring Tides. This was a very enjoyable piece to write, and I think it’s a perfect fit for the offbeat nature of the Fugue anthologies.
The stories were supplemented by some absolutely amazing artwork by Alexandru Savescu. Here’s me with the picture he drew for my story:
All in all, a fantastic evening, and many thanks to Lucy and the Siren team for all their hard work! Their website is definitely worth checking out at http://www.thesiren.co.uk/ for some more books and upcoming event info.