A new short story of mine, “Vanished Summer Glory” will appear in Wonderland, an anthology of works inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane, it will be published by Titan Books on September 17th, 2019.

And the cover … I mean, whoa. It’s just beautiful. Simply excellent work by Julia Lloyd (who also designed the covers for the paperback editions of The Forgotten Girl and Halcyon. Isn’t she amazing?).

Here’s the official description from the publisher:

Join Alice as she is thrown into the whirlwind of Wonderland, in an anthology that bends the traditional notions of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. Contributors include the bestselling M.R. Carey, Genevieve Cogman, Catriona Ward, Rio Youers and L.L. McKinney.

Within these pages you’ll find myriad approaches to Alice, from horror to historical. There’s even a Wild West tale from Angela Slatter, poetry, and a story by Laura Mauro which presents us with a Japanese folklore-inspired Wonderland.

Alison Littlewood, Cavan Scott and Catriona Ward make the more outlandish elements their own, while James Lovegrove instead draws on the supernatural. Cat Rambo takes us to a part of Wonderland we haven’t seen before and Lilith Saintcrow gives the legend a science-fiction spin. The nightmarish reaches of the imagination are the breeding ground for M.R. Carey’s visions, while Robert Shearman, George Mann, Rio Youers and Mark Chadbourn’s tales have a deep-seated emotional core which will shock, surprise and tug on the heart-strings.

So, it’s time now to go down the rabbit hole, or through the looking-glass or… But no, wait. By picking up this book and starting to read it you’re already there, can’t you see?

I’m delighted to be involved with this, and to accompany so many incredible authors. I have a feeling this anthology is going to be quite special. You won’t want to miss it.

Roll on September!

More Wonderland news as it comes in.

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