Just a quick update with regards to some forthcoming events. I will be signing, reading and taking part in two panels at Autumn: Horror In The East on the 3rd November. The event takes place at the Aspire centre in Lowestoft. Also guesting are David Moody, Adam Baker, Conrad Williams, Joseph Freeman, Joseph D'Lacey, Sean Page, Iain McKinnon, Simon Coleby, Andrew Hook, Paul S. Huggins, Ivan Bunn and Henry Baker. There will be signings all day, with panels, readings and Q&As taking place throughout the event. If you're a fan of horror fiction, this is the event for you, and if that's not enough to whet your appetite. . . It's completely FREE!
Then, on the 17th November, I will be signing and getting into all sorts of mayhem at the 6th Annual Festival Of Zombie Culture (Day Of The Undead) at Phoenix Square, Leicester. Also in attendance will be Sean Page, Charlie Higson, Dominic Brunt, the master of ceremonies Zombie Ed, and lots, lots more. There will be zombie movies showing all day long, with dealers selling their wares in the foyer. Make-up artists will be on hand once again to transform you into an undead flesh-hunter, and there will be zombie treats and cakes available thanks to Delicious Inspiration.
Hope to see you there.
Right now, my new novella, THE DARK MAN, just came out! But before we get into that, I want to thank Adam Millard for being so awesome as to let me commandeer his blog for a day. Thanks dude, you are freaking awesome.
In case you haven’t actually heard of the book, the following is the books short synopsis:
The human mind holds within its infinite reaches many of the greatest mysteries in the universe. Some are vast and wondrous, while others are chilling and nightmarish. Some mysteries are better left hidden in the dark corners of our minds, never breaking free of our subconscious.
Six high school students set out to explore these depths by sharing a mind altering substance on a night meant to be filled with both wild hallucinations and crazy antics. But the fun and games come to a shuddering halt when a strange man appears. This isn’t just any stranger. He is the Dark Man. Haunter of dreams and purveyor of nightmares. Dressed in a black suit and top hat, his pale skin and
twisted grin promise a very deranged night of entertainment.
I originally came up with the Dark Man when I was a stupid little teenager. Bet you couldn’t ever guys how. Either way, I know of a lot of people who have actually come into contact with this person while on such substances. Needless to say it had to be written about. The fact that more than a handful of people have seen the Dark Man in real life is creepy enough for me. Whether or not the content of the Dark Man stands true in this book is another thing entirely. So, to answer that age old question: what inspired the book; well there it is. I’ve been there and done that and don’t recommend ever going back.
If splatterpunk, grindhouse action is what you crave in a good horror read, then I would definitely recommend picking this one up. It’s a fast paced death to the finish. And with that, I think that covers it for me.
Thanks again to Adam for letting me hop in and say hello.
Writer of bestselling "The Dead" Series. Author of paranormal novels, The Susceptibles and Deathdealers, and bizarro novellas Larry, Hamsterdamned!, Vinyl Destination, and The Human Santapede.