Turns out a lot can get done during a lockdown! The structural edit on Weed is complete and, though it’s not written in stone, I suspect Horrific Tales Publishing is looking at an October release date. Weed is a survival horror romp set on the Berkshire country estate of one of the most powerful women […]Read More Publishing update 13.07.2020
In the early days of the lockdown, a couple of my editors got in touch within hours of each other. They both suggested that their authors put together some short videos, introducing and reading from their books. Given the unusual circumstances, it seemed like a smart way to communicate with readers. I thought, ‘Great idea. […]Read More youtube rebirth
I’ve booked up for two conventions in 2020, so far. You can find me at MCM Comicon, Birmingham and Stokercon, Scarborough. I will be in the dealer/trader area at both events, running a book stall. Available stock: I will be selling signed 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions of several JD’L titles. Most of the books […]Read More Upcoming events
A few weeks ago, I had an email from my filmmaker and writer friend, Andrew David Barker. It began: Hey man, I can’t sleep. Mind spinning with ideas and possible projects. And while I lay here, an idea did come to me… Andy had come up with something and wanted to know if I was […]Read More fade in
Back in 2015 – my God, how can it be five years ago? – I wrote the martial arts fantasy novel K’an. In it, an eight-year-old farm boy named Butterfly, sick and weak since birth, sees his family assassinated by masked horsemen. Butterfly manages to evade the raiders and, by providence and force of will, […]Read More A martial arts fantasy graphic novel? Yes, indeed!
After much editing and nit-picky checking and re-checking, I ordered a proof copy of Phasmid’s very first print title – the 3rd edition of MEAT. Upon discovering several further typesetting edits and some minor issues with the cover image, I ordered another proof copy. Here they are, side by side. Following some final tweaks, I […]Read More Phasmid’s first print title – this meat is real…
In time for the darker months of 2020, Horrific Tales Publishing will release a brand new Joseph D’Lacey horror novel, Weed. Here’s a teaser: An imposing stately home in the English countryside becomes a human rat-trap when a mutated plant species contaminates the occupants. Corrupt stock market tycoon, Lady Fortescue, a goddess of weapons manufacture, […]Read More New Horror coming soon
Great news from WF Howes yesterday – the audiobook of MEAT is now available for pre-order on Audible. New readers and listeners beware – narrated by the unflinching Chris Coxon, this edition of the novel is going to leave ice in your guts…Read More The sound of MEAT!
Back in March this year, after a lot of disappointment around traditional routes into publishing – or rejection as it’s more commonly known! – I made the decision to take control of my intellectual property. At the time I didn’t even know what that would mean, but I’d had enough of waiting on others in […]Read More Phasmid – Phase one complete
If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the awesome people who either downloaded a free copy of MEAT over the weekend or Tweeted about it or shared the info on other SM sites. I am extremely grateful for your help. Watching MEAT climb the Amazon charts was a dizzilirious thrill: “How far will it […]Read More Thank you – we did it!