Head on over to Read Horror to have a gander at my second Re(a)d-Letter Day column for them, wherein I talk at some length about the literary and cinematic ‘evolution’ of that ever-popular creature of darkness, the vampire. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga by way of vintage Aurora model kits, it’s all there…. here’s the link.
I was also interviewed by Jim Mcleod for his Ginger Nuts of Horror website recently. I get to talk about all kinds of things, not just about my publishing ambitions (although they do get a mention!) – find out what I did before becoming a publisher and what my favourite hobby is (and why I do it, as well as why I got back into it after an absence of decades). I am not entirely sure what it all says about me, so I leave that up for you to decide. The interview can be accessed here.
Today, there’s a pair of reviews posted on Jim McCleod’s Ginger Nuts of Horror site, and feature positive notices of both Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark and Gary Fry’s forthcoming contribution to Spectral, Abolisher of Roses, which will be published in early May. Jim starts off with…
“… I’m going to say right away that both these chapbooks were stunning pieces of writing, that rise above being mere genre pieces. These are both top quality writing, by two talented and gifted writers. If the other writers that Spectral Press have on their books are even half as good, then they are on to a winner….” – as positive a thumbs up as any I’ve read!
To see what Jim says about the chapbooks, then pop along to the site, which can be accessed here. The rise of Spectral is gaining pace….
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!! =)