PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LOST
A terrific review of All That's Lost has been posted on the Ginger Nuts of Horror website.
You can check out what Justin Allec has to say about the book here.
The last ever issue of Black Static is coming soon, and it features my story 'Cabin Fever'.
While I'm very sad to see the magazine coming to an end (my first ever published story appeared in their pages), I'm thrilled to have a story in the final issue.
You can order a copy here: Black Static 82/83 Double Issue
RECENT APPEARANCE: WATERSTONES KENDAL
On 24th October, I took part in a Halloween reading with Simon Kurt Unsworth at Waterstones in Kendal. I read 'In the Wake of my Father' from All That's Lost before discussing horror in anticipation of the spooky holiday. Books were signed and sold, and much fun was had. If you're ever nearby, check out Kendal's Waterstones - they have a fabulous horror selection.
RECENT APPEARANCE: SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
A few weeks after ChillerCon, I appeared for an
‘In Conversation’ event at Swansea University, talking to
Dr Alan Bilton about All That’s Lost, Probably Monsters, and the appeal of horror as a genre.
You can find out more about the event, and ones like it, here.
ALL THAT’S LOST PAPERBACK
The beautiful, limited-edition hardbacks of
All That's Lost have sold out, but the beautiful, non-limited-edition paperback is now available.
You can order it here.
RECENT APPEARANCE: CHILLERCON
ChillerCon was an absolute joy, providing much opportunity for catching up with friends and fiends. I was one of the speakers on a panel about getting your short stories published, and I performed a reading as part of the Black Static reading group as well, which was great fun.
There was also much fun to be had at the Black Shuck Books launch, where I joined Sean Hogan and Gary McMahon to release new books into the wild.
My second collection All That's Lost will be launched at ChillerCon this May and is available now for pre-order as a fancy signed and limited hardback from Black Shuck Books.
I'm very proud of this collection, and thankful to Steve Shaw for publishing it, as well as to Stephen 'Ghostwatch' Volk who was kind enough to write a wonderful introduction. I've also been lucky enough to receive a quote form the brilliant Brain Evenson, so I'm thrilled about that. Here's a snippet:
"Cluley's fiction is precise, creepy, and weirdly unsettling. He knows better than anyone how to pick at the seams of reality until they begin to come apart and something dark begins to leak out"
To pre-order, simply visit blackshuckbooks.co.uk
'FLOATING ON THE RIVER'
BY RAY CLULEY
As a kid, I was lucky enough to have some very creative and hugely supportive teachers who encouraged us all to write stories, and when the local radio station wanted to run a feature on our school, I was volunteered to read one of mine for the show.
I'll forever be grateful to my teachers at Elizabeth South Junior Primary School for that. I have no doubt that my drive to write grew out of those inspiring early classes and that radio moment.
So if you want to hear the first story I ever shared with the public, simply click below. And as an added bonus, you'll hear what I used to sound like as a 7-year-old with an Australian accent...
NEW WEBSITE. NEW BOOK (SORT OF).
Ray Cluley's debut collection, Probably Monsters, has recently resurfaced and is available to purchase once again.
Originally published in 2015 and short-listed for a British Fantasy Award for Best Collection, it has now been republished by Vulpine Press.
You can order it here.