Stories on the wing...

My adventures in digital publishing have taken flight in recent months from a pigeon loft located somewhere in Europe.

I was honoured to be invited to be part of The Pigeonhole's new horror anthology Scaremongrel, which is currently winging its way to inboxes and phones in weekly instalments. Tim Lebbon's story Sole Survivors is the latest, and it's chilling. It really is. You should read it.

The Pigeonhole offers new ways to share both classic books and fresh discoveries. The app allows you to read wherever and whenever you want, and you can interact with the text, diving into stories and sharing quotes or leaving comments. I've joined the book club, and I'm discovering their other releases. Frankenstein, Letters from Greece... there's lots to choose from.

Artwork: Estelle Morris

Artwork: Estelle Morris

 

It's my turn soon, and if you do sign up for Scaremongrel I hope you enjoy my story Tanglewood. I'd love to hear from you. You can leave me a message on any page.

Reading doesn't have to be done in isolation. It can be a shared process, just as attending gigs and concerts is shared. Sure, you can have your private time at home, listening in your room. But artistic endeavour really comes to life when it's in the hands of its audience. We live in a collaborative age, and I feel really happy about that. It's been a buzz, working alongside great writers, the Pigeonhole team and illustrator Estelle Morris.

Scaremongrel is a great collection of horror stories. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we've all enjoyed putting it together. And let us know what you think. Share it with friends. You wouldn't eat a whole cake all by yourself now, would you?