Publishing update 13.07.2020

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 […]

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youtube rebirth

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. […]

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Upcoming events

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 […]

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fade in

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 […]

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New Horror coming soon

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, […]

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The sound of MEAT!

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…

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Phasmid – Phase one complete

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 […]

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Thank you – we did it!

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 […]

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