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« Reply #135 on: December 24, 2014, 09:20:46 am »
I've had a short story, "Shoot To The Moon", published recently in Monomyth. I've finished the first draft of the fourth book in my Mordent series of noir crime novels, "The Happy Finish". My short story, "Your Golden Hands", was included in Unconventional Fantasy which was a World Fantasy 2015 convention project, and I can confirm my story "Drowning In Air", originally published in Strange Tales IV, will be reprinted in Best British Horror 2015 edited by Johnny Mains for Salt (which will be released in April).
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« Reply #136 on: December 26, 2014, 03:06:41 pm »
Congratulations, Andrew. Is "Your Golden Hands" that story from "Postscripts" a little while back?

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« Reply #137 on: December 29, 2014, 04:51:17 pm »
Hi Allen, yup, "Your Golden Hands" is a reprint from Postscripts.

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« Reply #138 on: December 30, 2014, 09:04:46 am »
Here's a blog post on my writing year 2014: http://andrew-hook.blogspot.co.uk/

It was lucky thirteen: 13 stories written, 13 stories sold, 13 stories published (but not the same 13!)

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« Reply #139 on: January 30, 2015, 09:33:56 am »
Pleased to report I've sold a novella, "The Greens", to Spectral Press for their Theatrum Mundi imprint to be published in the latter half of 2016.

This means my forthcoming books include "Church of Wire" (Telos, within the next couple of months), "Human Maps" (a collection from Eibonvale, latter half of 2015), "Slow Motion Wars" (Screaming Dreams, hopefully before the end of the year), and "punkPunk!" edited by myself which is nearing publication. It's proving to be quite busy!

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« Reply #140 on: January 31, 2015, 09:37:41 am »
Impressive list Andrew! Sounds like you're going to be busy...
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« Reply #141 on: February 02, 2015, 09:27:47 am »
Thanks Simon. A lot does seem to be happening at once!

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« Reply #142 on: March 03, 2015, 09:14:26 am »
Just sold two short stories: "Blood For Your Mother" to Black Static and "Cold Water Killer" to Spark: A Creative Anthology.

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« Reply #143 on: March 23, 2015, 10:02:18 am »
Three short stories recently published: "The Last Mohican" in punkPunk!, "You Can't Handle Love" in Fur-Lined Ghettos #6 (edited by my partner who insisted she include this piece), and "The Frequency of Existence" in Black Static #45.

I've written four new short stories this year: "Tiny Iris", "Where Do Broken Dreams Go?", "My Somnambulant Heart" and "Us!". "Tiny Iris" has been sold to an anthology being edited by Chris Kelso.

And my article: "Unconscious Consumer: X-Ray Spex and the Day-Glo World" appears in the current issue of Sein Und Werden: http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/spring15/page14.html

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« Reply #144 on: April 17, 2015, 04:08:55 pm »
I can now announce my short story, "Us!", has been accepted for publication in Creeping Crawlers edited by Allen Ashley for Shadow Publishing.

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« Reply #145 on: May 12, 2015, 10:28:43 am »
Four new short stories written: "Shipwrecked In The Heart Of The City", "We Die When We're Alone", "Wanderlust", and "Old Factory Memories."

Two stories published: "A Life In Plastic" in Strange Tales V (Tartarus Press) and "The Stench of Winter" in Shirley magazine (which is online only, and so can be read here: http://www.shirleymag.com/#/the-stench-of-winter-hook/)

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« Reply #146 on: May 18, 2015, 10:08:00 am »
There's a comprehensive interview with me over at Speculative Treasury

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« Reply #147 on: May 28, 2015, 09:55:25 am »
I'm pleased to say my novel "Church Of Wire" has now been published in both paperback and kindle formats.

Here's the blurb:

Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility and a bubblewrap fetish. Hired by the enigmatic Isabelle Silk to unearth dirt on a business associate, he becomes involved with Jessica – a floozy with a fake Southern Belle accent – and hunts the Residue Killer: a twisted individual intent on despatching survivors of previous serial killer attacks.

All the trails lead to the Church of Wire. Yet does this surrealist religious sect really lie at the heart of the killings?

Church of Wire is the second in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city.

‘Beautiful prose, a razor sharp eye for detail, and chills aplenty. Hook rebirths the noir, but with a very hard darkness and a disturbing air of mystery.’ Paul Finch, author of Dean Man Walking

Praise for The Immortalists: ‘The interplay between Mordent and the other characters is a delight to read, as is the prose throughout with its hard boiled sensibilities, short sentences that cut like diamond on glass and metaphors as apposite as they are off kilter.’ Peter Tennant, Black Static

Amazon links: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Church-Wire-Mordent-Novel-2/dp/1845839129/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432801837&sr=1-5

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« Reply #148 on: September 02, 2015, 10:33:38 am »
Since I last posted here I've sold the short stories "Vulvert" to Confingo, and "Old Factory Memories" to Axolotl. My short story, "The Nomenclature of Fear", will be published as a standalone chapbook by In Short Publishing. A short story, "Drowning In Air", was reprinted in Best British Horror 2015 (Salt) and another short, "Bothersome", has appeared in Darkest Minds.

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« Reply #149 on: October 15, 2015, 09:38:43 am »
Since I last posted here I've sold a short story, "The First You & I" to Skylark Review. Three shorts have also been published: "Blood For Your Mother" in Black Static #48, "Tiny Iris" in Slave Stories: Scenes From The Slave State (omniumn gatherum publications), and "Old Factory Memories" can be read online here at Axolotl magazine.