I’ve been anticipating Daniel Mills‘s latest collection for quite some time, so I’m impatiently scouring the internet for any new release date information from Undertow Publications. Per publisher Michael Kelly himself, Among the Lilies is due this coming September. Mills is an absolute master of the uncanny, a writer whose understanding of loss and the beauty of the inexplicable is second to none. His stories consistently fill me with awe and a sense of sorrowful longing, like a child’s ghost returning decades later to the forest that was once home to their treehouse, now long subsumed by nature.

Mills is also an exceptionally kind person whose support and sympathetic words over the year(s) has been invaluable. So very many thanks, Daniel.

Cover art by Yves Tourigny. Design by Vince Haig.