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!
I took a quick break from writing to chat with author Stuart R. West about…well, writing.
(And filmmaking, new projects, and not wearing a tweed jacket.)
Read it at Twisted Tales From Tornado Alley: http://stuartrwest.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/frazer-lee-horror-novelist-and.html?m=0
My thanks to Stuart, and look out for his interview on this very blog next week!
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.
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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About The Stay
A young woman checks into a secluded cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you…forever.
The Stay is a supernatural suspense chiller from Bram Stoker Award finalist Frazer Lee (Panic Button, On Edge, Red Lines, Simone), starring Daniela Finley with cinematography by BAFTA Award Nominee Alan Stewart (Sherlock Holmes, Into The Woods, SPECTRE, King Arthur).
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