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.
Hear more about my latest novel The Skintaker and my new film The Stay on the Horror Happens Radio Show. You can listen to the archived broadcast over at Soundcloud.
HHRS host Jay Kay’s thoughtful questions and his insights into the horror genre are second to none. It was fun to chat with Jay about my writing and filmmaking work, live on the airwaves.
Check out the Horror Happens Radio Show for some amazing guests and interviews! Share, Support & Listen On-Demand Right Now at: https://soundcloud.com/jay-k-horrorhappensrs and follow HHRS on Facebook and Twitter.
The Skintaker is out now in ebook, paperback & audiobook:
The Stay is available on DVD & VOD
“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.
I’d like to wish all my f( r )iends and followers a very Happy New Fear 2016 with some discounted January chills.
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Ah, the United Kingdom. Birthplace to all manner of horrors and their creators (and I’m not just talking about the current Government).
With its rich history of ghost stories and gothic nightmares, wouldn’t it be great if the UK had its own chapter of the Horror Writers Association I hear you ask? Well, behind the scenes, we writers have been discussing that very possibility. And, thanks to co-chairs Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane, HWA UK has now launched.
This is exciting news for the genre, its fans, and practitioners. Together, we can celebrate all things horror and help to promote the work of UK horror scribes, at home and beyond our shores.
Check out the official website http://hwauk.org where you can find a list of current members, details on joining the organisation, along with information about Stokercon and the Bram Stoker Awards®.
This festive tale of the possession of a young innocent by the demon Pazuzu enchanted audiences when it opened on Boxing Day in 1973. And it has continued to cast its seasonal spell ever since.
The film’s story opens rather aptly in the Holy Land, where loveable priest Father Merrin’s Christmas wishes come true with the discovery of a beautiful statue. The shots of cute dogs playing together in the sand are particularly heartwarming.
Cut to Georgetown (complete with its decidedly festive Icelandic embassy!) and the happy household that young Regan calls home. Her mom’s excitement, when she finds her daughter has been playing that Christmas classic boardgame ‘Ouija’ with her adorable imaginary friend Captain Howdy, is a joy to behold. It’s enough to put your head in a spin.
And who could fail to feel that glimmer of Christmas cheer when the demonic possession fully takes hold? These scenes are perhaps the most magical of all, with director William ‘Joy to the World’ Friedkin playfully ensuring that we can see the priests’ breath in Regan’s wintry wonderland bedroom – let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
And the icing on the Christmas cake is Mike Oldfield’s twinkling soundtrack. ‘Tubular (Jingle) Bells’ is surely everyone’s Yuletide top of the pops.
So there you have it folks, the ultimate Christmas movie of all time: The Exorcist.
“Why you do this~mas to me Dimi?”