Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Fragile Mask on his Face reprinted in Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy

I am really pleased that my story The Fragile Mask on his Face is to be reprinted in Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy in January 2016 by Dark Regions Press, edited by James Beach and Jason V. Brock. The Fragile Mask on his Face first appeared in Dark Discoveries # 15 in 2009 and is also included in my collection His Own Mad Demons.

Writers included in this anthology are: Paul Bens Jr., Ray Bradbury, Jason V Brock, Kealan Patrick Burke, Elizabeth Engstrom, Paul Finch, Bill Gauthier, Cody Goodfellow, Gerard Houarner, Richard Laymon, Tim Lebbon, John R. Little, Nick Mamatas, Brett McBean, Michael McBride, James Newman, William F. Nolan, Gene O’Neill, Weston Ochse, Wilum H. Pugmire, Stephen Mark Rainey, David A. Riley, Michelle Scalise, John Shirley, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jeffrey Thomas, Tim Waggoner, and Matthew Warner.

Dark Regions Press 

Monday, 21 December 2015

The Winter Hunt and Other Stories by Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis

As well as England "B": Ninety Minutes of Hell by Richard Staines, A Saucerful of Secrets by Andrew Darlington, and Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb, I am delighted to be able to announce that a further collection of short stories is  scheduled for publication by Parallel Universe in 2016: The Winter Hunt and Other Stories by Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis.

The Worst of All Possible Places to be reprinted in Haunts of Horror

Dave Sutton's Shadow Publishing will be reprinting Houses on the Borderland, originally published by the BFS. The new anthology will be retitled Haunts of Horror and contains my novella, The Worst of All Possible Places. It will also have a new cover by Edward Miller.

Other authors in the anthology are Simon Bestwick, Allen Ashley, Paul Finch, Gary Fry and Samantha Lee.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Five-star amazon review of Kitchen Sink Gothic

One five-star review on amazon: "I just read the anthology "Kitchen Sink Gothic" and yes, I was blown away. As a title interpretation, I can respectfully call this Working Class Gothic, as it is a strange and Gothic journey into the lives of the ordinary folk of our world, and not the social elite that populate much of literature's history. And it is here that Kitchen Sink Gothic's charms lie. As a grab-bag of different tales, some surprise with their deviousness, and others shock with their arrogance, but all of them, each and every story in this clever and tasty collection, is sure to entertain. Heck, I think I'll pick it up and read it a second time now. Yes, it is that good."


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Dead Ronnie and I - my zombie story is today's offering on the Vault of Evil's Advent Calendar

Artwork: Chrissie Demant
My zombie story, Dead Ronnie and I, is today's offering on the Vault of Evil's Advent Calendar. I hope anyone who downloads it enjoys the ride! This story is published here for the first time.

Dead Ronnie and I

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Parallel Universe's First Book for 2016 - England "B": Ninety Minutes of Hell by Richard Staines

Parallel Universe's first publication for 2016 will be Richard Staines' controversially non-PC collection of football horror stories England "B": Ninety Minutes of Hell.
If you thought recent scandals involving FIFA were bad enough, worse is to come in the sorry saga of Vince Grinstead and the England World Cup "B" team and their nightmare fixtures of the 1970s.


“Please get in all the Richard Staines horror books and chuck out all that other rubbish you have on the shelves.” The T.L.S. (Tooting Library Service), message left on their public noticeboard, 1975.

“Richard Staines is one of the most valued contributors to our magazine and we are glad to have him, despite the avalanche of protests. No animals were actually harmed in the photo-spread referred to.” Readers Wives editorial, 1977.

“Unfortunately, the jury have not been able to reach a verdict due to food poisoning, hit and run incidents, and the disappearance of close family members, but the great British public outside this courtroom will doubtless make up its own mind about your filthy, depraved, sickening and contemptible books. Case dismissed. You may leave the dock.” Lord Justice Haigh (deceased), summing up in the case of Regina vs Richard Staines, 1978.

“Many horror authors insult the intelligence of the people. Staines not only does this but is a bloody good read, too. He is the future of horror in the 1980s.” Anonymous letter to Colour Climax, 1979.

“We do not feel under any obligation to have to respond on a point by point basis to your repeated claims that the Nobel Prize committee for Literature have deliberately overlooked your horror fiction and cannot undertake to reply to any further letters on this matter.” Official letter from Lars Svenson (deceased), Nobel Prize Award Committee, Secretary, 1979.

“That snob and has-been Dennis Wheatley has never lived in a council flat on a Peckham estate with only cheap cans of lager, a black and white telly, and Yes and Genesis records to keep his muse lubricated. Dennis Wheatley's simply not as socially relevant in today's world as a “man-of-the-people” like Richard
 Staines. The truth is that Wheatley recognises all this and was just being a dick when he refused to write the
introduction to Staines' book Psycho Flasher.” Anonymous letter to The International British Black Magic and Horror Club Newsletter # 8, 1975.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Kate Farrell's And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After published today as paperback and ebook

And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After is now available in paperback and kindle ebook.

Some of Kate's stories have appeared in the Black Books of Horror, Kitchen Sink Gothic, The Screaming Book of Horror and Terror Tales of the Seaside.

The stories in this collection are:
Mea Culpa
Helping Mummy
A Murder of Crows
No Junk Mail
All in a Row
Dad Dancing
The Way and the Truth and the Life
My Name is Mary Sutherland
The Efficient Use of Reason
How I Got Here
His Family
The Sands are Magic
Once Upon the End
A. Reeves Tale
Las Cosas Que Hacemos por El Amor
Peacock Blue Dress
Alma Mater

trade paperback: £8.00   $10.00

ebook:   £1.99     $3.05