Today marks the publication of The Lamplighters in a Japanese translation from Takeshobo Publishing, Tokyo.
The alternate Japanese title is the rather subtle and elegant Decapitation Island, which I admit is kind of growing on me!
Here’s what the cover looks like:
My Japanese reading skills are non-existent, so I ran Takeshobo’s book description through an online translator.
This is my favourite part:
“A horror horror that is rolling in an isolated island separated from the outside world, a trembling nationwide!”
The Lamplighters (or Decapitation Island!) is available now from Amazon.co.jp and all good horror horror stockists.
Yoi ichinichi o,
Takeshobo Tokyo HQ Photo By Lombroso (Public Domain)
Major publisher Take Shobo will release a Japanese translation of my Bram Stoker Award® Nominated horror novel The Lamplighters in ebook and paperback.
I’m excited about the translation, and the potential for my work to reach new Japanese readers.
And I’d love to be a fly on the wall when the poor translators get to the part where [spoiler] uses a syringe to extract [spoiler]’s buttock fat, before injecting it into his [spoiler] so that he can [spoiler] [spoiler]’s eye socket… (Sigh)
I will post the release date and cover art when I have them!
The results of this year’s Book Pipeline Competition, for writers with material suitable for Film/TV adaptation, have been announced and (insert fanfare here) I’m thrilled to announce that my novel The Lamplighters is a Finalist!
It’s a real thrill to have The Lamplighters make the selection from over 900 entries.
Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Zach Fortier with I Am Raymond Washington. It sounds like a fascinating book and I am looking forward to reading (and seeing!) it.
Here’s the complete list of Book Pipeline 2015 Finalists and Semifinalists. Congrats to all who were selected:
Executive Outcomes by Nick Bicanic
A Fistful of Clones by Seaton Kay-Smith
The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee
Stranded by Douglas Wentworth
The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans
The Wet Woman by Alejandra Mattoni
Do Not Resuscitate by Nicholas Ponticello
Jubilee by Jennifer Givhan
Just a Theory by Annie Wood
Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash
The Virus by Janelle Diller
What does this exciting news mean for The Lamplighters?
Well, in the coming weeks I will be consulting with the Book Pipeline and Script Pipeline development team to discuss the screen adaptation potential of my work.
I’ll keep you posted on any developments.
Thanks for reading,
Bram Stoker Award® Finalist for Best First Novel,
The Lamplighters is available in ebook and paperback from:
Samhain Horror (publisher website)
Barnes & Noble (nook)
and wherever scary horror novels about The Skin Mechanic are sold.
“The Skin Mechanic is destined to become one of the great monsters of modern horror”
(David Brzeski, British Fantasy Society)
Bram Stoker Award® Finalist for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, ‘The Lamplighters‘ is out now in an audiobook version from Audio Realms, narrated by Susan Saddler (who also narrated ‘The Skintaker‘).
If you love to fill your ears with fears on the go, you can get your copy of The Lamplighters audiobook from:
– and wherever audiobooks about beautiful Mediterranean islands that harbour dark and terrifying secrets are sold.
Triskaidekaphobics look away…but Friday the 13th is a special date for many horror fans, especially those who like to wear hockey masks to summer camp!
On this auspicious day I’m celebrating the impending release of my new horror novel The Skintaker (out April 7th) with a discount sale on my debut novel The Lamplighters. Yes, you can read The Lamplighters for only $0.99 – grab your copy at Samhain Horror, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo (offer ends March 15th).
A Bram Stoker Award® Finalist (for “Superior Achievement in a First Novel”), The Lamplighters introduces the dark and demonic ‘Skin Mechanic’, a character who was described by critics as “one of the darkest characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about” (S. Siferd, Night Owl Reviews) and “destined to become one of the great monsters of modern horror” (Dave Brzeski, British Fantasy Society).
New release The Skintaker is a prequel to The Lamplighters and explores the mysterious (and terrifying) origins of the character.
So, if (like me) you’re a fan of the big guy clad in a greatcoat of human skin, do let me know by posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads – and who knows, the character may return in a third book…
Meantime, Happy Friday the 13th!
(Triskaidekaphobics, it’s safe to look again………………….tomorrow)
Thanks to Mallory Heart for this stonking 5-star review of my horror novel The Lamplighters:
“prepare for a thrill-ride of epically gory and horrendous proportions. Fasten your seat belt and hold on tight, as Frazer Lee takes you — away”
Read the full review at:
The Skintaker – a prequel to Bram Stoker Award® Finalist The Lamplighters is out in ebook and paperback, April 7th 2015