Pat Black is kind to spiders.
His short stories have been shortlisted for awards including the Bridport Prize and the Bloody Scotland short story competition. He was also longlisted for the William Hazlitt essay prize.
He was named one of the winners of The Daily Telegraph's Ghost Stories competition. He also did well in the Emerald Street Ghost Stories contest, and his work has been performed on stage in London by Liars' League.
He writes reviews and essays for several websites, including Hodderscape and the indie blog, Booksquawk. He was a long-standing member of HarperCollins' Authonomy website.
He knows full well what your opinions are about people who talk about themselves in the third person.