Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend & World Horror Con 2015 was a total blast.
I met so many wonderful people, participated in and attended brilliant panels, signed a coffin load of books, and presented the World Premiere of my new movie The Stay. My first Stoker Awards Banquet was an unforgettable night, and I had the pleasure of sitting at the Samhain Horror table with several of my labelmates. I even sipped single malt whisky and chatted with the legendary Jack Ketchum with my partner in crime Aaron Dries. The after-parties went on into the wee hours of the morning and my suitcase was bursting with beautiful books as I flew the red eye back home to merry olde England.
See my WHC2015 photo gallery here.
But one thing I didn’t know about WHC2015 was that it had its own scary theme park ride, courtesy of the Marquis Marriott Atlanta.
Check out my clip below – a madcap descent into the vertiginous abyss straight down from the 30th floor into a watery, pebble-based demise. Now imagine doing that with a hangover. We’re on an express elevator to hell – goin’ down! Hold on to yer lungpipes!
The ink is just drying on the contract for my new novella The Leper Window. I’m thrilled to announce that Samhain Publishing will release the book in 2015.
The Leper Window is the sequel to The Lucifer Glass and is the second in my Daniel Gates occult novella series. This time, poor Daniel faces weird evil in the wilds of Wales.
My editor Don D’Auria said he had fun reading the book, and I hope you will too!
On that note I’d better sign off as the final copy edits have also come in for my new novel The Skintakers, (prequel to The Lamplighters) also due for release via Samhain Horror in 2015.
If you haven’t read them yet, why not check out The Lamplighters and The Lucifer Glass ahead of publication of the sequels?
One last thing before I go, did I mention I’ll be appearing at World Horror Con 2015 in Atlanta USA? It’s set to be a great event, and is my first USA gig since Horrorfind Weekend 2006. I’m looking forward to meeting fellow horror authors and readers alike – and I might even have some copies of my books to sign at the Friday Mass Signing Event. See you there!
Check out my guest author blog post at the Samhain Horror website where I chit chat about the incredible Dead By Dawn Horror Festival in Edinburgh (now in its 20th year). Samhain Horror authors will be out in force with myself, Peter Mark May and Maynard/Sims in attendance. I’m doing a live reading on Saturday ahead of the first feature presentation, look forward to seeing some of you guys there!
It’s that time of year again folks. The time when the air turns frigid and the trees drop their leaves in terror and excitement for the tricks and treats to come. A time for Monster Munch. And Monster Movies.
I’ve been gearing up for the ghoulish with a free short story and Q&A over at the supercool Hell House Hotel Halloween Advent Calendar, and a Halloween Haunts guest post at the Horror Writers’ Association Blog ~ check ’em out!
And if you find yourself in foggy old London this Hallow-eek-end, do drop by and say hi…
27th OCTOBER ~ SAMHAIN STORIES AT ABNEY PARK CEMETERY
28th OCTOBER ~ WRITING HORROR at LONDON SCREENWRITER’S FESTIVAL (5pm, LSWF delegates only)
And whatever your plans dear f(r)iends, i wish you a very HAPPY HALLOWE’EN…and a SCARY SAMHAIN of course…muah ha ha!
Announcing the first ever UK Samhain Horror event!
Join horror authors Maynard Sims, Frazer Lee and Peter Mark May at Abney Park Cemetery, London on October 27th (6pm-9pm), for:
- a guided historical cemetery tour
- live readings in the atmospheric Chapel
- followed by book signings/meet and greet
The event is free, with a voluntary donation to Abney Park Cemetery on the gate. All are welcome (but please note the event will include adult content).
Official Facebook Event Page
for further details/updates.
Samhain Stories at Abney Park Cemetery is Supported by Samhain Horror http://www.samhainhorror.com