This blog entry title seemed apt, what with all the gutter press controversy kicking off over here in the UK. Please allow me to divert you for a few moments, dear reader, with some choice web-links as there’s been a bit of a frightfully freaking Frazer frenzy these past few days.
First off, Horrorworld.org announced the Samhain Horror Publishing line-up for October-December of this year. The new line is headed by genre publishing legend Don D’Auria, with new and backlist titles by such luminaries as Ramsey Campbell along with new blood including yours truly. I’m honoured to be in such esteemed company.
My horror novel ‘The Lamplighters’ is published November (in ebook, with paperback due 3 months later). Very exciting! In addition to the Horrorworld splash, check out Don D’Auria’s interview over at Fangoria, in which he talks up the Samhain Horror offering.
Horror/thriller feature film ‘Panic Button’, on which I served as screenwriter, got a lot of love following the announcement about the World Premiere at Film4 Frightfest London this August with coverage on Dreadcental, Bloody Disgusting and more. Frightfest’s very own Alan Jones gave ‘Panic Button’ the #1 spot in his Top 5 Frightfest Picks, and Brutal As Hell carried a glowing advance review by Nia Edwards-Behi. The film is lining up more festivals, including Wales’ brilliant Abertoir in November. More news as it comes.
Last but not least, I did a ‘1 Minute Interview’ with the lovely and talented Denise Gossett for the L.A. Shriekfest newsletter. Sign up at their website for monthly horror industry goodies. You can see a PDF version of the newsletter, and interview, here.
That about covers it for now, meantime if any tabloid hacks would like to tap my phone, please be so good as to delete all the spam messages so I don’t have to… thanks 😉