Behind The Veil

The Veil contains two linked novellas, both previously published and now collected for the first time in a single volume by the good people at Horrific Tales Publishing.

The first story – The Kill Crew – initially appeared in 2009 as a POD paperback published by Continue reading

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Traditional publishing vs self publishing: some thoughts and an interview with Jeremy Thompson, MD of Troubador Publishing Ltd

The publisher I’m using for The Hairy Faerie is Matador – an imprint of Troubador Publishing Ltd.

As you probably know, this is the first time I’ve ever self-published and I wasn’t keen to do it.

However, because I read The Hairy Faerie aloud at school assemblies and writing workshops, I wanted a ‘real’ book; something children could take home and enjoy. Waiting the ‘traditional’ amount of time for publishers to get back to me meant I was missing opportunities to take the book into schools.

So, I decided to do this title myself.

I’ve taken a lot of advice from some very experienced people, already running their own indie houses and imprints. I looked into Kindle, Lightning Source and Ingram Spark. None of them offered exactly what I wanted – even though I wasn’t sure what that was, at first – and all of them had negative legal and taxation aspects that were off-putting.

In the end, a personal recommendation from someone who freelanced for Troubador Publishing
caused me to investigate. And now, here I am, reading proofs of The Hairy Faerie with publication just around the corner.

It struck me that the best person to explain some of the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing was the Managing Director of Troubador – Jeremy Thompson – a man with vast experience in both fields.

I got in touch with a few questions and this was the result: Continue reading

Cheap Roadkill – get it while you can!

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Clearly it’s bargain season on the Horror Freeway.

Right now until September 20th This Is Horror have reduced my chapbook ROADKILL to 99p or 99c – whether you’re in the States or the UK, this is ridiculously good value.

Want a white-knuckle ride? This one’s for you.

One last gift for readers before Christmas

Snake EyesThis is the final festive freebie from me – and it’s a good one!

For the next 48 hours, you can get two of my novellas, collected in this single volume and pay exactly nothing for the privilege.

So if you like a blend of Fantasy, SF & Horror, you know what to do.

Meanwhile, my sincere thanks to Evil Jester Press and Bad Moon Books for making this promotion possible!