Showing posts from 2023

FantasyCon 2023

 FantasyCon is an annual highlight for me. It's a chance for me to catch up with writing buddies, buy books, and generally immerse myself in the UK horror writing scene. My creative juices always feel recharged afterwards even if my bank balance is lighter and my need for sleep increased ten-fold! This year, FantasyCon is being held in Birmingham at the Leonardo Royal Hotel from 15 to 17 September. I'm delighted to be sharing a panel on the Saturday afternoon at 3pm with Kat Day (Moderator), Ramsey Campbell, Philip Fracassi, and Raven Dane. The panel is called Writing 21st Century Horror and the blurb says "What are the new techniques and innovations in Horror? Is there a new scare? How does the tradition of horror writing help us develop new stories and new ideas? Join our panel to discuss and pick up some reading recommendations." I also have a reading slot at 5pm on the Saturday alongside Trip Galey and Ruth EJ Booth. Hopefully I'll see a few folks there. If yo

No Happily Ever After: first review!

There's always a nervy period as a writer when you put your work out there. The doubts creep in. Is it good enough? Will people like it?  Well, the first review is in ahead of the official launch date for No Happily Ever After on Friday 26 May. Absolutely delighted with it.  " Phil Sloman has put together a truly wonderful collection here. Proper effortless storytelling with a genuine heart to create something different." Full review here:  No Happily Ever After by Phil Sloman | Goodreads Definitely a nice addition to a great weekend.
No Happily Ever After cover reveal After a hiatus from writing, I decided I really should get back into the saddle and get some words out there. Over the past few months I have been pulling together a few of my short stories and writing a couple of new ones. All these will be part of a short collection of stories which I will be releasing in May 2023 under the title No Happily Ever After. In anticipation, here is a sneak look at the fabulous cover using art by Warm_Tail.