Figurehead, Carly Holmes's strange and beautiful short story collection, has just been sent to print ahead of its March 7th release date! We can't wait to get our hands on it.
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Here are a few things people have had to say about the book...
"They’re weird, ghostly, dark, and often chilling. Highly recommended." – Ellen Datlow, The Best Horror of the Year Vol 11
“This truly is quality literature of our modern times.” – The British Fantasy Society
"The 26 stories in Holmes’s impressive first collection of fantasy fiction alternate between skillfully orchestrated forays into traditional supernatural horror and modern vignettes steeped in the magic of classic fairy tales." – Publisher’s Weekly “starred” review
“Carly Holmes is one of the most gifted writers I’ve come across in recent years.” – The Supernatural Tales Blog
"Glorious, confident writing." – Horla
"The stories in Figurehead are by turns macabre, unsettling, creepy, funny, and every one of them compelling. Carly Holmes is a writer unafraid to take risks in the personae she assumes, from bearded ladies to little girls who go into the world knickerless and proud. The roots of fairy tales sit comfortably next to ghost stories and edgy modern gothic, and within these tales, wild women speak their truths and their lies. This is a superb book by a writer to watch." – Katherine Stansfield
"These stories are extraordinary. The collection moves between settings and time periods as seamlessly as it shifts between genres. Here you’ll find threads of the gothic, the uncanny, the supernatural, the ghost story, the fairy tale, and more: all spun together into a rich tapestry that defies categorization. The writing is both precise and sumptuous, the tales startling and – at times – genuinely frightening. The result is a collection of dark delights that will keep you reading, and keep you up at night." – Tyler Keevil
"To read Carly Holmes is to be enchanted. Luscious, flowing prose that is never afraid to peer into the wild. Whether it’s a fairy tale, a ghost story, or folk horror, the women in her stories are a force to be reckoned with; we feel their dark beating hearts. These are stories that linger, each sumptuous detail burns our fingers on the page. This is fearless writing. It never fails to cast the reader under its spell." – Angela Readman