Author and Scriptwriter

'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A bundle of stuff- The Condemned, the Prestwich Book Festival, plus reviews of Maniac and 247 F

Hello all.  Today's a day for a few updates.

As you've probably noticed, The Condemned isn't out for you to buy and read/worship/line the budgie's cage with yet.  That's my fault; I've dawdled a bit on the final checks and rewrites.  The new collection should now be out around mid-May.  Will keep you all posted on that.

In other news, I shall be at the Prestwich Book Festival at the British Legion in Prestwich (near Heaton Park Metrolink Station, it says here) on the evening of Monday 27th May, to help promote Impossible Spaces, a new anthology from Hic Dragones, the good people who organised the Manchester Monster Convention last year.  Edited by Hannah Kate, it includes my story Trading Flesh.  Also present will be superb Manchester poet Rosie Garland, whose collection Things I Did While I Was Dead I discovered, and loved, last year, and whose novel, The Palace Of Curiosities, is out now
from HarperCollins.  Also present will be new author Toby Stone, and a bunch of contributors to the anthology.  Plus an honest to good cryptozoologist- a field I admit to being fascinated by.

I'll hopefully have some copies of The Faceless and The Condemned to flog and sign, too.

Finally, I have a couple of new film reviews up at This Is Horror: Franck Khalfoun's Maniac and Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia's 247 F.