New Short Story – ‘Attribution’ – on The Other Stories and Collaborative Novel Out Now

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update here as I’ve not had anything concrete to share. The wheels have continued to turn in the background though and I’m hoping to be able to make a few more announcements in the coming weeks. For today, a new short story of mine has been put out through Hawk and Cleaver’s The Other Stories podcast. This one is their patrons-only, exclusive episode. Called ‘Attribution.’ It features a journalist at a true crime magazine who finds something unexpected in the static of his interview recording. You can check it out here by signing up to Hawk and Cleaver’s Patreon for as little as a dollar a month. Do let me know what you think in the comments or drop me a tweet @lisboetaingles on Twitter.

He Has Stayed Too Long

About eighteen months ago, the writer, editor and all round gentleman Don Gillette tweeted a completely crazy idea. What if a bunch of writers came together and wrote a collaborative horror novel, each one picking up a chapter and simply continuing where the last left off? I liked the tweet and, a few days later, Don reached out to ask me if I’d like to be involved. I was surprised but enthused and signed up, right away. Thus was born a group called ‘The Thirty’ who came together to write the novel.

Don wrote the first chapter in November 2018 and other writers such as Jonathan Janz, Mindi Snyder, Steve Stred, D. W. Gillespie, Miranda Crites, Sadie Hartmann, Chris Sorensen added their own pieces to the puzzle, with Edward Lorn closing out the book. I penned chapter fourteen.

It’s a ghost story and, as you might imagine with a cast of thirty writers adding their own chunks one after the other, it’s eclectic and full of surprises. As Don alludes to in the introduction, there might not be another novel like it-especially not in horror. If you’re keen to check it out, you can find it here.