It’s March 13th ~ and ‘The Daniel Gates Adventures, Vol. 1’ is out now!

out now!

It’s the 13th today, what better date for my occult horror novellas THE LUCIFER GLASS and THE LEPER WINDOW to be available in one volume from Crossroad Press?

Lucky (or unlucky!) for some — depending on your perspective on weird tales of demonic grimoires and cursed artefacts.

kick back, relax, and…



Barnes & Noble


— and wherever occult tomes and evil mirrors are sold.

Explore the links above to read free sample chapters in your browser, or to send them to your Kindle/e-reader/mobile device!

you can take the horror with you – anywhere


Together in one volume, the first two novellas in the Daniel Gates Adventures.


“It may cost you your soul. ”

Daniel Gates is a fixer. Whatever his client wants, he can get for a price. But the price of his latest assignment is a high one indeed. He is to travel to Scotland to exchange a rare demonic text, a grimoire, for a consignment of even rarer whiskey. Reading the grimoire, Gates learns of the legend of Lucifer s Glass and the unholy trinity of green-eyed demons who protect it. As he does battle with the demons, Daniel realizes too late that there is much more to his assignment than meets the eye. He is locked in a struggle to save his very soul from damnation.


“Do not gaze into its secrets.”

Daniel Gates’s last assignment involving a rare demonic book left him plagued by hideous nightmares, which are about to get even worse. When a page is stolen from Choronzon’s Grimoire, Daniel is sent to the wilds of North Wales to retrieve it for his mysterious client. But the stolen page contains dark, occult secrets, and he finds to his peril that he is not the only one desperate to find it. Daniel’s journey takes him to the very brink of madness and to the demons that await—beyond the Leper Window.

note to self – if you come across a demonic grimoire in your local library, maybe just put it back on the shelf…


The Daniel Gates Adventures, Vol. 1 – cover reveal

The first two novellas in my Daniel Gates Adventures occult series are back in ebook from Crossroad Press very, very soon.

Check out the new cover art for The Lucifer Glass & The Leper Window – together in one volume for the first time.

More details soon!

StokerCon 2018 and Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference schedule

Good evening Providence!

If you’re heading out to Providence, RI for StokerCon 2018 & the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, I look forward to seeing you there for amazing Guests of Honour, a huge range of panels, presentations, Horror University workshops, the Final Frame Film Contest, and the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet.

Here’s my schedule for the duration:

@StokerCon 2018


Panel 2: Monster Studies, Eurasia / 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

  • Emily Anctil, “‘Not a Bedtime Story’: Investigating Textual Interactions Between the Horror Genre and Children’s Picturebooks”
  • Naomi Borwein, “Monster Studies, Monster Anthropology, and Australian Aboriginal Horror Literature”
  • Frazer Lee, “Koji Suzuki’s Ring – A World Literary Perspective”
  • Amanda Trujillo, “Contagious Curses: Identifying the Characteristics and Origins of a Horror Trope”



Block Four, 10 a.m.

Patrick Freivald, Heather Herrman, and Frazer Lee 

All readings will take place in L’Apogee on the 17th Floor.

Following each reading, authors will be available for signings in the Dealers Room (Renaissance Salon) as their schedules allow. Special thanks to Broad Universe, sponsor of our Autographing Table.


5:00 P.M.

A (Haunted) House with Many Rooms—Horror Sub-Genres 

State Suite A / Moderator: Tim Waggoner; Panelists: Don D’Auria, Frazer Lee, Jennifer Loring, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Paul Tremblay

The horror genre encompasses a multitude of types: action, bizarro, body, extreme, gothic, Lovecraftian, psychological, splatterpunk, the supernatural, vampire, weird, Western, zombie, ghost stories, and many others. The panelists will discuss how sub-genres evolve and key works that have defined or inspired sub-genres. Can authors become typecast in a sub-genre? What about mash-ups? What new types of horror might emerge in the future?


3:00 P.M.

Terrifying Teaching Tactics

State Suite C / Moderator: Michael Arnzen; Panelists: Heather Herrman, Frazer Lee, Thomas F. Monteleone, Sara Tantlinger

Educators who write and teach horror fiction, poetry, and film are a rare and darksome breed! Come learn their classroom strategies that engage learners with horror entertainment and help new writers enter the field we all love. The discussion will include not only books and  movies that have educational value but also actual activities that use the craft and technique of horror writing to advance learning. What should those considering a career in horror education know?


5:00 P.M.

Book to Screen: How to Market Your Work for Film and Television

State Suite B / Moderator: Lynne Hansen; Panelists: J.D. Barker, Michael Gingold, Frazer Lee, Daniel Waters, Douglas E. Winter

Think your book would make a great movie or television show? So do a lot of other authors! What attracts the interest of producers and filmmakers? What makes a novel or story a good candidate for film or TV? What works against it? How do you go about getting your work into the hands of filmmakers and protect your intellectual property in the process?

Check out the Stokercon website at:

And the Horror Writers Association at:

#TheStayMovie in Official Selection at Starburst MediaCity Festival 2018 – get free festival passes here!

The Stay

The Stay is screening in Official Selection at Starburst MediaCity Festival 2018.

The festival takes place at The Landing in MediaCity, Salford UK (March 16-17) including the STARBURST Fantasy Awards 2018, and you can book FREE TICKETS* here.

(*first 500 applicants, see festival website for T&Cs)

Check out the impressive line-up of genre films and guests at
See #TheStayMovie at Starburst Media City Festival 2018 - free tickets

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#TheStayMovie wins Silver at the Spotlight Horror Film Awards

Brilliant news…

The Stay


Brilliant news just in from the Spotlight Horror Film Awards:

“After reviewing hundreds of films this year, we have compiled our first list of of the best independent films of 2017. 
I am so honored to announce your project The Stay has been selected as one of the top horror films of the year.”

Check out the full list of honours on the Spotlight Film Awards page:

Our thanks to the Spotlight organisers!

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#TheStayMovie in Official Selection for Bloodstained Indie Film Festival 2017

The Stay

Great news! The Stay is in Official Selection for Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Sci-Fi Horror Action 2017 in Shanghai, China.

Our thanks to the festival programmers for selecting the film.


See the full Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Sci-Fi Horror Action selection here.

Watch THE STAY on Amazon VOD here.

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#TheStayMovie wins Best Short Film Award at Changing Face International Film Festival!

It’s my very great honour to announce that THE STAY picked up the Best Short  Film (Sci-Fi) Award at the Changing Face International Film Festival 2017 (Sydney, Australia).


See all the Winners and Finalists here.

A huge thank you to the Festival organisers from the cast & crew of THE STAY!

Watch THE STAY on Amazon VOD here.