Till the Score is Paid by Gemma Amor is out NOW!

Gemma Amor’s new illustrated short story collection Till the Score is Paid available now

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Cover art by Mark Pelham

Happy Book Birthday to me! I’m delighted to share that my new book, Till the Score is Paid, written by me (Gemma Amor) is out now from Giles Press.


We’re doing things a little differently this time, so pay attention:

Special Hand-Numbered Edition

The special, hand-numbered First Printing Edition of this book is available from the Giles Press website, here. There are only 50 copies available of this first edition, so it’s an idea to get your order in quickly, before they run out. 

If you can’t get a hold of one of these, fear not! The book will shortly be available on Amazon as a paperback and ebook/kindle version as well. I’ll update this post, and my social media, when I have that link. 

Revenge, retribution, and redemption

The theme for this collection is one my readers will be familiar with- good old-fashioned revenge. Each story blends some element of retribution or redemption with horror, and as with Cruel Works of Nature, I have hand-illustrated a plate for each tale too. 

Emotionally, however, Till the Score is Paid digs deeper than Cruel Works did. I went on a bit of a journey, and I explored some far more challenging (and upsetting) themes that may be difficult for some of you to read. With this in mind, I have included some trigger warnings in the foreword of the book. The stories Justine and The Strangler in particular were difficult to write, but I hope I have done right by the themes explored within.  

The official blurb is as follows:

 “Till the Score is Paid is Gemma Amor’s follow-up collection to 2018’s critically acclaimed Cruel Works of Nature. This collection deals with:

  • Lost dogs
  • Mountain streams
  • Halloween costumes
  • Mysterious gravediggers
  • Locked basements
  • Hiking with friends
  • Daddy-daughter dates
  • Strange prisons
  • Birthday cakes
  • Cultists

. . . and so much more. With her signature flair of emotional horror, Amor forces readers to accept the fact that sometimes the monster lurking under the bed is, in fact, someone we know.”

As usual, you may have encountered some of these stories if you listen to the excellent horror-anthology podcast, The NoSleep Podcast. Others are coming out soon: keep an eye out for them!

Don’t forget to leave a review!

As always, I am eternally grateful for those of you who take the time to review my work. Those of you with advanced reader copies (thank you for putting up with the typos!) can now drop a review if you wish on Goodreads. Those of you purchasing the finished product- you are also welcome to review on Goodreads, or on the amazon page once this goes live- amazon reviews in particular can make a large difference to a book’s online visibility. 

Reviews are so important for indie authors and publishers alike, so any rating or recommendation you can provide at all would be massively appreciated. 

Finally, if anyone would like to chat about interviews or features, please get in touch or email me with your enquiry

Much love,


Listen to my No Sleep story ‘The Path Through Lower Fell’

The Path Through Lower Fell: Bad Cow Disease

Cows can be scary!

Artwork by Naomi Ronke

The Path Through Lower Fell is a story I wrote about two things in particular: how scary cows can be, and why revenge is so satisfying. And those wonderful people at the NoSleep Podcast turned it into an operatic audio drama of simply epic proportions.

Narrated flawlessly by Erika Sanderson and David Ault, with an amazing cinematic score by composer Brandon Boone, the story unfolds atop a tense, vivid soundscape to die for, produced by audio wizard Jeff Clement. In short, hyperbole aside, I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

The story is another Season Pass story for Season 10, so you’ll need to purchase the Episode to listen (or why not just splash out on a whole Season Pass? Twenty-five episodes of horror stories, each two hours long, plus bonus material, flash fiction…the best money you’ll spend this year, I promise).

Listen to ‘The Path Through Lower Fell’ on the NoSleep Podcast.

The story also got some brilliant cover art, which you can see above. The artwork is by the very talented Naomi Ronke, and I love it.

The idea for this story came from a post I put out on Facebook, asking people what scared them the most. Cows, surprisingly, were a popular response, so I went to town on the concept. I’m a big fan of turning everyday, mundane realities into nightmares. I’m also a big fan of asking my friends for inspiration and writing prompts- it keeps things fresh when I fall into a creative rut.