Magpie’s Ladder

Magpie’s Ladder, my first collection of short stories is set to be published next month by PS Publishing in the UK. It contains 5 illustrated stories and a wrap-around cover featuring my art. These are weird tales with elements of fantasy and horror. The stories are,

  • Magpie’s Ladder: A researcher’s curiosity draws her to the dream realm of the Darkling Lands.
  • The Engrosser: Condemned by his own crime, an engrosser plumbs the labyrinthine depths of his firm’s building to find that he is not alone.
  • Lint: A giant searches for his missing brother.
  • The Elephant Bridge: A young woman opens a sealed house atop a crumbling bridge.
  • Thin Skin: A young academic moves into the house of a dead professor and finds himself trapped in a dark fairy-tale.

In past years PS has used my artwork for a series of Caitlin R. Kiernan reissues, and a novel by Kim Wilkins called Odin’s Girl. I’m very pleased that they are now publishing my stories.

– Richard