This Is Horror Chapbook Five: Chalk by Pat Cadigan

We are proud to announce the fifth chapbook in the This Is Horror Premium Chapbook series – Chalk by Pat Cadigan. Please (re)subscribe to the chapbook series hereWe will announce details of the launch and pre-order soon. In the meantime, behold the wonderful cover art from Pye Parr and the chapbook’s blurb below.

Chalk by Pat Cadigan

Can you find seven dogs in this picture of a castle? How about two little girls in a relatively small neighbourhood?

Dee and Mary discover a way to hide in plain sight so that Dee doesn’t always have to go home and babysit or do household chores for her mother. For awhile, it’s great fun to sit apart from the rest of the world and watch them unawares. But it’s not exactly normal.

It hadn’t occurred to Dee and Mary that what they were doing would have consequences…

Pat Cadigan won the Arthur C. Clarke Award twice, the first time for Synners, the second time for Fools. She has most often been identified as one of the original cyberpunk writers – the Guardian called her The Queen of Cyberpunk – but she has actually written fantasy, horror, young adult, and non-fiction. Born in New York, she grew up in Massachusetts but spent most of her adult life in the Kansas City area, where she worked for ten years at Hallmark Cards, Inc., writing greeting cards, often in perfect iambic pentameter. In 1996, she packed up and moved to the UK. She now lives in gritty, urban north London with her husband, the Original Chris Fowler.


Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon

  • For $1 you get early bird access to all our podcasts and can submit questions to guests.
  • For $3 you get access to our patrons-only podcast Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing.
  • For $4 you get the full interview, no two-parters.

The best way to support This Is Horror is via Patreon. How much will you pledge? Go on. Be awesome.

Visit our Patreon page and pledge to the This Is Horror Podcast today. 

This Is Horror Books

Head on over to the This Is Horror Shop to see the books we have available. We have a special offer on All Four Year One Books—JUST £10!

This Is Horror Books on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon

Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes!

Help the Podcast, spread the word: subscribe, rate and review on iTunes UK, iTunes US or your country’s iTunes.

Amazon Affiliates

Support us by shopping through our Amazon Affiliate links: Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Permanent link to this article:


    • Pat Cadigan on July 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    • Reply

    I love this cover so much. I really hope the story lives up to it.

    1. Spoiler: It definitely does live up to it. We love it. Our readers will love it, too.

Leave a Reply to Pat Cadigan Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: