An author of Speculative Fiction, speculates about fiction.



This is what he looks like. Don’t point, children.

By day, Craig Hallam tries to stay out of the light. By night, he writes works speculative fiction spanning as many genres as he can.

Tackling short stories since late 2008, his tales have graced the pages of the British Fantasy Society, Misanthrope Press, Pill Hill Press, and Murky Depths. He has managed to avoid winning a single award in this whole time and has decided to take that as an accolade in itself, whenever the tears stop falling.

His debut novel, Greaveburn, a Gothic Steampunk tale, is out now from Inspired Quill Publishing.

The Adventures of Alan Shaw, a globe-spanning Steampunk adventure is right HERE, and will be receiving a sequel later in 2017.

His short story collection, Not Before Bed, is also available HERE.

He hopes to see you hovering above one of his pages in the near future.

…and that he can eventually stop referring to himself in the third person.

A short list of where he’s been:

Misanthrope Press – Children of the Moon Anthology

Pill Hill Press – Big Book of New Short Horror

Murky Depths – Issue #9 “March of the Broken”

Morpheus Tales – Issue #10 “Awake”

New Horizons (British Fantasy Society) – Issue #5 “Upon waking”

Now Then – Issue #17 “Memories in Sepia”

Roar and Thunder – December 2010 “Mandy in the Jar-O”

Kerouac’s Dog Magazine – Jan/Feb 2011 “Travelling Light”

First Edition Magazine – Issue #7 “Laughter on the Landing”

19 responses

  1. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. Please check via this link:
    I look forward to reading more of your work!

    November 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

  2. Awesome site and blog. Love the way you have it setup. And you have great posts and I can’t wait to read what you post next. Not to mention read your book “Not Before Bed”. Might just have to write a review when I finish it. I’ll let you know on that. Got to love amazon. You can find a new book, order it and read it in the matter of minutes.

    January 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    • Look forward to hearing what you think! You’ll be able to join in with a new page I have planned very soon, too. All will be revealed…! *insert tense music here* :O

      January 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

  3. Hey Craig,
    Great first story in your book Not Before Bed. Totally caught me with the twist in that one. I can’t wait to read the next one. I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. You have a great way with words and deserve the recognition.

    January 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    • Im glad you liked it! They only get wierder so hang in there! Hahaha Im going to take a look at that link now. Thanks for nominating me! Got my fingers crossed…

      January 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm

  4. Craig,
    Great book! I just finished writing a review on Not Before Bed. I have to say that you outdid yourself. Every story was amazing. And I definitely felt like each one was unique and had its own feel and voice. Just wanted to say thanks for writing it and I look forward to reading more of your stories. Links for the review below.


    February 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    • That’s great! So glad you enjoyed it. I’ll reblog that review asap 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to read it, Conrad. Very much appreciated.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

  5. Lol your About me made me giggle 🙂 Congrats on the debut novel 🙂 I would check out your short stories but scary stuff isnt for me. 😛 Hey thanks for following my blog too, Craig. See you around!

    March 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    • Cheers! Don’t worry, Greaveburn isn’t scary at all so you might be ok with that one when it hits shelves. Glad I gave you a chuckle 🙂

      March 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

  6. I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I think you should get the well deserved recognition for it.

    You can check out the rules for it on my site here:

    March 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  7. Hey Craig,

    Long time no chat. Sorry about that. Got to love it when life gets crazy. I got an email from another author, Roger Colby, and he sent me this self interview blog chain and I thought that it would be something I should pass on to other great authors. Of course you came to mind. If you have the time or the inclination here are the questions.



    What is your working title of your book (or story)?
    Where did the idea come from for the book?
    What genre does your book fall under?
    Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
    What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
    How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
    What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
    Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

    Be sure to link back to me as the originator and then tap 2-5 others who are writers like us who could benefit from the exposure.

    January 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  8. Hi Craig.

    YOur covers look fantastic. Congratulations on getting a novel together. That’s a job that’s well beyond me.

    Look forward to your posts.



    July 17, 2016 at 12:31 pm

  9. Glad you stumbled upon my crazy blog, when time permits, looking forward very much to read you.

    July 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

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