What an honour!
Many thanks to Tyler Darkow & all at the Fest for supporting our work, on behalf of the cast & crew of The Stay 🎃
It’s the first day of autumn, and spooky season is well and truly underway.
(I know, it’s Halloween every day for me too!)
I was looking forward to signing copies of my sixth novel Greyfriars Reformatory at a series of live reading events culminating in a mass séance that would see several audience members seeking spiritual/medical help.
After they’d stopped screaming.
But the pandemic put an end to all that fun. (Though having seen Host on Shudder, I do have a few ideas about how to proceed with the mass séance at least…)
Instead, I’m delighted to offer signed copies of my books by mail order (UK only) and I promise to wash my hands thoroughly before inscribing them, and before packaging them for transit.
The details are up on my Store page if you’re looking for the perfect Halloween/Nightmare Before Christmas gift for your bestie, your bad self, or your mortal enemy.
There is a slight fly in the pumpkin spice-scented ointment though.
PayPal always used to feature a “special instructions to merchant” text box at check out, so you could specify (for example)
HEY FRAZER, PLEASE SIGN IT ‘TO FRANK N. STEIN, LOVE YOU OODLES’.
But PayPal apparently did away with this very useful feature — for reasons known only to itself! (And yes, I know you can add a text box to a PayPal button, but there’s no way to get it to work with a WordPress.com site.) Sigh. It was a useful thing and now it’s gone.
So if you do order a book, please DM me on Twitter, Insta, my Facebook Page
(or in the Comments section below)
with any specific dead-ication (see what I did there?) requests and I’ll get my pen ready.
(If I don’t hear from you first, i’ll haunt your email inbox to check before committing ink to paper.)
And PayPal — please reinstate that super useful “additional instructions to merchant” feature, or I cannot guarantee that the Grey Girl won’t get mad and come for you…
As ever, thanks for reading.
And see you on the other side.
Hey, we all wanted to hang out in LA at this year’s Lift-Off Film Festival (amirite?) but then the world got a little more complicated… but the show must go on & Lift-Off have dozens of films for you to watch online, including my very own #TheStayMovie — so grab some popcorn & a screening pass and enjoy!
The Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2020 is happening online right now, and you are invited!
Click here to watch the films.
A ticket will give you access to hours of curated content, from cutting edge music promos to amazing indie films.
And you can vote for your favourites to win festival Awards!
The Stay is screening in Trendsetters 1.
Hope you enjoy watching!
My events page has been updated with the latest postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic (which is something no horror writer expects to type outside of one of their own stories).
I hope to see some of you in person sometime in the not-too-distant future.
Meantime, best wishes and stay safe everyone x
Excited to see #TheStayMovie in Official Selection at the prestigious Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, March 2020. Visit thestaymovie.wordpress.com for more info!
The first round of voting is open to the public via the festival’s Vimeo channel.
The second round is Jury voting and narrows the final 5 films down to an overall winner.
Best of luck to all the selected filmmakers!
Many thanks to all at #creepytreefilmfestival for this amazing award!
And to the cast, crew and supporters of #TheStayMovie – couldn’t have done it without you – thanks again!
After the event, Annradcon organisers Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak kindly invited me to submit my research as a Chapter for their forthcoming book, which is out now from McFarland with a foreword by former HWA President Lisa Morton and an afterword by Becky Spratford.
Horror Literature From Gothic to Post-Modern – Critical Essays, covers a wealth of topics, from children’s literature to Aboriginal tales, and is a must-read for any horror scholar. My chapter covers Ringu, and its many sequels and adaptations, from a world literary perspective.
As with all academic texts Horror Literature… is pricey it’s true, but there is a Kindle version available for e-readers, which halves the cost.
You can discover other purchasing options at Goodreads.
Congratulations to editors Michele & Nick on birthing this beautiful beast of a book – the first academic textbook from the HWA. And may many more follow!
Oh, and a word of warning from The Ring: “Before you die you see the ring.”
I tried something new on my Instagram feed this week, posting sneak peeks from my new book cover in sections (which form the ‘bigger picture’ when viewing my profile grid).
I am pleased with the reactions it got from readers!
And now that the social media experimentation is complete, I am posting the cover here.
Feast your eyes on the fear!
Greyfriars Reformatory is coming October 2020 from Flame Tree Press.
To coin a phrase — if this one doesn’t scare you…you’re already dead!
First festival Official Selection & Award Nomination of 2020, and a truly creep-tastic one!
The Stay has been nominated to receive the Creepy Tree Exemplar Award on February 29th.
Our thanks to all the Creepy Tree family for selecting, nominating & supporting our film!