ICYMI: Halloween Haunts – “You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps…”

In case you missed it, this year’s Halloween Haunts series of blogs from members of the Horror Writers Association was chock full of treats.

My blog entry was on the subject of Friern Barnet Mental Asylum and its haunting influence on my new novel Greyfriars Reformatory.

Read on, brave souls, for the spooky scoop!

And follow the Halloween Haunts links for an entire October’s worth of tricks & treats.

Greyfriars Reformatory awaits…

ICYMI: Dark Dozen interview at Uncomfortably Dark

In case you missed it… I spill the spooky beans about my new novel Greyfriars Reformatory, discuss the darkest movie I’ve ever watched, reveal what scares me, and chat all things horror over at Uncomfortably Dark.

read on for the interview

(scroll down just below the book review).

My thanks to Candace Nola for hosting & posting! When you’re done reading the interview & review, be sure to check out Candace’s debut novel Breach.

Brunel Writers Series: Halloween Special #GreyfriarsReformatory #RobotsRoguesandRevenants

Join me on Wednesday October 28th from 3-4pm (GMT) for a special live online event presented by Brunel Writers Series in association with Hillingdon Literary Festival.

Creative Writing students from Brunel University London will read flash fiction from their horror/sci-fi-fantasy charity anthology Robots, Rogues & Revenants, and I will read from, and answer your questions about, my latest horror novel Greyfriars Reformatory.

Tickets are free, and you can book yours here.

Look forward to spooking you at the perfect paranormal primer for Halloween!

Beast witches,
Frazer

Book release day: #GreyfriarsReformatory interview & review at #UncomfortablyDark

I spill the spooky beans about my new novel Greyfriars Reformatory and all things horror over at Uncomfortably Darkread on for the interview and a review of the book.

My thanks to Candace Nola for hosting & posting!

When you’re done reading the interview & review, check out Candace’s debut novel Breach.

And don’t forget to enter today’s giveaway – win signed copies of Greyfriars Reformatory!

Book release day! Win a signed copy of #GreyfriarsReformatory

My sixth novel #GreyfriarsReformatory is unleashed today in hardcover, paperback and ebook. I can honestly say that Greyfriars Reformatory is my scariest story yet, and I hope you enjoy being spooked by #TheGreyGirl as much as I did when I was writing her.

Emily Drake is institutionalised at experimental facility Greyfriars Reformatory and finds that icy Principal Quick and cruel bully Saffy are the least of her problems when the terrifying apparition of the Grey Girl begins haunting the new inmates – to death. Is Emily’s acute dissociative disorder the one thing that can save her?

My thanks to editor Don D’Auria for always having my back, and to all at Flame Tree Press for supporting the book, and to Simon & Schuster for distributing Greyfriars Reformatory so that it may haunt homes far and wide.

And thanks to anyone who reads, and reviews, the book, I truly appreciate it.

By way of thanks, if you fancy trying your luck in today’s Greyfriars Reformatory giveaway, click here!

1st prize: a signed hardcover copy of Greyfriars Reformatory.

2nd prize: a signed paperback of Greyfriars Reformatory.

3rd prize: runner up gets a Greyfriars Reformatory ebook.

Giveaway ends at midnight tonight (GMT) & winners will be announced here, and on my social media tomorrow – so best be quick and get a haunt on!

Beast witches,
Frazer

Signed books & the mystery of the missing PayPal feature

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
(and I promise to wash my hands thoroughly before inscribing them, and before packaging them for transit. It’s the only way to keep the blood off the pages.)

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.

Take scare.

And see you on the other side.

Frazer x

Cover reveal for new horror novel #GreyfriarsReformatory

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 FINAL

Whaddya think? You likey? Let me know in the Comments below!

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!

👻

Pre-order from:
Amazon UK
Wordery
or from your local scary book store!
ISBN: 9781787584754