"Leaves Brown"
Published in: Shades of Darkness (Ash-Tree Press)
Reprinted in: Every House Is Haunted
Date: October 2008 (Shades of Darkness)
October 2012(Every House Is Haunted)
January 2013 (eShort)

Shades of Darkness
Ash-Tree Press
Camelot Books
ISBN 978-1-55310-112-3 (Hardback Limited Edition (400 copies))
ISBN: 978-1-55310-113-0 (Unlimited Trade Paperback)

Every House Is Haunted

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Notes: "Leaves Brown" is one of my earlier stories and the last of three tales that make up my "East Coast Mythos."

Set in Cape Breton, "Leaves" tells the story of an old man and his grandson, both of whom posses the less-than-pleasant ability of seeing into a horrific world populated by creatures called "unnaturals."
Reviews: Shades of Darkness was nominated for a 2008 Shirley Jackson Award in the category of Best Anthology.

"And then I’m up to Ian Rogers, a writer I’ve not heard of before but which I’ll keep an eye open for more of. Minor quibble of shifting character viewpoints aside (and you could argue because of the protagonists’ “gifts” that this is not only acceptable but a valid contributory to the story) I enjoyed this very much indeed. His dialogue’s pretty much effortless and he gives us some appealing characters we’re happy to spend time with. The tale’s a postcard piece, really, but that doesn’t matter. Postcards can be enjoyable, don’t need great narrative leaps. Its got strength without pyrotechnics. I think we’re gonna see an awful lot more of this guy." – Mark Lynch
"Shades of Darkness"

"Every House Is Haunted"