First up, notice of a series of interviews with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories being conducted by award-winning writer and naturally fabulous Australian Angela Slatter, and posted to her blog. The first one, of course, hones in on Mark Morris, the editor of this esteemed volume and is essential reading (as will all the interviews) – you can read it here plus you can pre-order the book on the Paypal buttons below:
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LEYTONSTONE by Stephen Volk
We have just seen the cover artwork by amazing artist Ben Baldwin for this ‘sequel-but-not-sequel’ to Mr. Volk’s Whitstable from last year… and we shall be teasing the whole thing out over the course of the coming months (we’re good like that). It is scheduled for publication in March/April 2015.
THE HAMMER OF DR. VALENTINE by John Llewellyn Probert
Some of you may be wondering what’s happening to this previously announced novella – well, we have decided to shift publication to Hallowe’en, which we think is far more appropriate for the good doctor’s next appearance than in the middle of summer. John and his lovely wife Kate are in the process of creating a video promo for it, and the cover is being produced by Nick Gucker. Look out for more details soon!
We hope that all you out there will join with us here at Spectral Towers (one of many such appurtenances adjoined to the extensive Marshall-Jones Mansions) in extending hearty congratulations to JOHN LLEWELLYN PROBERT (The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine) & THANA NIVEAU (future Spectral novella author) on their wedding today – may it be a wonderful day, and may their lives be long and happy together!!
This one is mainly aimed at those in the UK who are looking for somewhere different to go to on Halloween night – an event featuring three of the best writers working within the horror genre in Britain today, including a Spectral author! Eack of the guests will be doing a reading, plus discussing their work in detail – they are:
Gary McMahon – author of What They Hear in the Dark, as well as Rain Dogs, Pretty Little Dead Things, Dead Bad Things and the Concrete Grove Trilogy.
Adam Nevill – author of the critically acclaimed novels Apartment 16 and The Ritual.
David Moody – author of Hater, Dog’s Blood and the Autumn series.
It’ll be hosted by Michael Wilson of Read Horror webzine and takes place at the Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry in the UK on Monday evening, starting at 7.15 – for more information and tickets, go here.