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2017 – My short story appearances

I was going to post about how it had been a quiet year on the short story front, then I did a count back. I was rather more busy that I thought 🙂

  • The Longdock Air / Shadows Over Main Street 2 / Cuttingblock Press
  • Call and Response / The Arkham Detective Agency / Dark Regions Press
  • A Life in the Day of / NATURE Futures
  • The Last Quest / Through a Mythos Darkly / PS Publishing
  • Carnacki: The Lakeside Cottages / The Children of Gla’aki / Dark Regions Press
  • Carnacki: The Lusitania / Fearful Fathoms / Scarlet Galleon
  • Carnacki: Bedlam in Yellow / Nightland Quarterly / Nightland (Japan)
  • Transplanted / Ask You, Ask Me / Xiaoduo Media (China)
  • Stars and Sigils / Halfway to Anywhere / Sinister Grin Press
  • The Call of the Deep / The Return of the Old Ones / Dark Regions Press
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Gentlemanly Wager / Sherlock Holmes and the School for Detection / Little Brown
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Little Washer Woman / MMX Publishing
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Ghost Shirt / Occult Detective Quarterly #3
  • Occult Legion: The Nest / Occult Detective Quarterly # 1
  • Got my Mojo Working (with David Wilbanks) / Occult Detective Quarterly #1
  • The Needs of the Many / The Stars at Our Door / April Moon
  • The Pied Piper of Providence / Once Upon An Apocalypse / Crystal Lake
  • Staying Alive Among the Beasts / Unnerving Magazine #4
  • Outposts / Further tales of Cthulhu Invictus / Golden Goblin Press

 

Several more interesting things lined up for 2018 too.

Onward!

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A visit to Spook Central

Definitely the last leg of THE GHOST CLUB tour, an interview at spook central, UK’s HAUNTED magazine where I talk about the book, my own spooky experiences, and beer.

http://www.haunteddigitalmagazine.com/2017/12/did-you-hear-this-story-about-club-of.html

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Final Stop

I’m calling it now — the Ghost Club launch tour is done.
 
Many thanks to everybody who hosted me, talked to me, listened to me, shared my posts, reviewed the book and generally supported the whole effort. It’s been a load of fun.
 
The links for everything are archived on my web site on this page if anybody missed something.
 
 
I do believe I’m done talking about myself for a while, although I’ve got a lot of things in the pipeline, so there could be a Meikle on Tour 2018 event to come.
 
In the meantime, the book is out there doing its thing, picking up great reviews and hopefully a few more to come.
 
So long, and thanks for all the fish.

An Unbirthday Present

AN UNBIRTHDAY EXCLUSIVE FOR SUBSCRIBERS

It’s my 60th Birthday in January and I’ve decided to give an unbirthday exclusive to my newsletter subscribers. I’ll be sending out a link to download RHYTHM AND BOOZE, a wee collection of Midnight Eye stories, containing the following:

– Rhythm and Booze
– The Weathered Stone
– The Inuit Bone
– The Forth Protocol
– A Slim Chance

Thirty three thousand words of Glaswegian urban fantasy and occult detection.

If you want in on the deal, sign up at the form on the link. You’ll also get my Lovecraftian collection HOME FROM THE SEA free as a new subscriber.

http://www.williammeikle.com/giveaway.html

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 18

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 18

My as-live radio chat with Jimmy Wienholz at The Horrific Podcast, talking about books, movies and big bugs among other things – I had a blast.

https://horrificnetwork.podbean.com/e/thp-135-william-meikle/

XMAS GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of THE GHOST CLUB to be won

Fancy your chances at winning a copy of THE GHOST CLUB? Either sign up for my newsletter, send some tweets, subscribe to the RSS, or do all three and tweet every day for more chances to win. 
 

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 15

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 15

A stopover this afternoon at the Terror Tree blog, to discuss my favorite horror films that have been set in Scotland

http://terror-tree.co.uk/2017/12/the-ghost-club-by-william-meikle-blog-tour/

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE MEIKLE MYTHOS

Several of the stories in my new collection THE GHOST CLUB fit into my ongoing Sigils and Totems mythos.

It’s a simple enough concept.

There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some, those who suffer… some know better. They are drawn to the places where what ails them can be eased.

If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that they thrive and go on, in the dreams that stuff is made of.

There it is in a nutshell. There are houses where people can go to get in touch with their dead loved ones.

But this gives me lots of things to play with. To even get inside a room, you need a sigil; a tattoo or carving on your skin, and a totem, a memento of your loved one. Then there’s the fact that your loved one might be a parallel universe version rather than the one you actually know.

And where do these houses come from? What’s behind the walls? How do they work? Why do they work? And who chooses the concierges who run them? Or fixes them when they don’t work?

So I’ve got all that to play with, plus the fact that the houses can exist anywhere, at any time. They’re like lots of boxy, multi-faceted Tardis, spread across space time, places and situations into which I can hook in characters and stories.

I think I’ve stumbled into something that could keep me busy for a few years.

When it came to writing THE GHOST CLUB stories, I thought it would be fun to have some of the famous writers stumble into this mythos, as if it’s something that has always been out there, on the fringes of storytelling since stories were first told.

So I have Bram Stoker telling of strange doings in a house in Whitechapel, a tale that is the most directly linked in the mythos of them all, I have Rudyard Kipling’s army officer stumbling into a cellar in the mountains of India where a house is in the process of being ‘born’, and I have Henry James telling of a chess set that may, or may not, have come from another such house, and which will turn up soon in a later story of mine that’s going into the whole mythos in more depth.

These stories add to the novel, three novellas, and another handful of tales that are already published, and there is more to come.

I’m Willie Meikle, and this is my mythos.

http://www.williammeikle.com/aboutsigilsandtotems.html

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 14

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 14

A stop over today at Mark West’s Strange Tales blog, to discuss why I write Victorian era fiction, and how THE GHOST CLUB came about.

http://markwestwriter.blogspot.ca/2017/12/the-ghost-club-guest-post-by-willie.html

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