Apparitions was the first book published by Undertow Publications, this little imprint of mine. It was a final nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award for Edited Anthology.

As well, Gemma Files’ tale ‘The Jacaranda Smile’ was a Shirley Jackson nominee for short story. Gemma’s story, along with Steve Duffy’s ‘Certain Death for a Known Person’ were both reprinted in “The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010.

The anthology sold out, and has never been reprinted. Soon, though, I’ll have news about more Apparitions. Watch this space.

  6 comments for “Apparitions

  1. Dominik
    September 3, 2012 at 9:39 am


    • Michael
      September 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Thanks, Dominik!

  2. September 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Great news – first one was fab.

    • Michael
      September 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks, Ray! Pleased you liked it.

  3. September 4, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I never noticed the plant weaving its way up among the balustrade and among the wispy trail of the ghostly girl. I *like* that. The plant is connected, or the source… however did I miss that. Get a cover by the same artist if you do Apparitions 2, for sure!

    • Michael
      September 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

      Adam, yes, Erin Wells is the artist. She’s quite good. Was very grateful she allowed me to use this piece.

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