New Website Coming…Finally!

This has been a loooong time coming. I’ve got a new host and the website is looking good. The new is simpler, sleeker and should be live before the end of the month. Hopefully sooner.

It’s been a long and difficult road (more than it should have been) but the wait is almost over.

Thanks for your patience,



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It’s been two and a half years since Toby Bennett and myself started bashing our heads against our keyboards and started our cyberpunk meets body-horror novella series, and I almost can’t believe we’re finally here.

Big thanks go to my co-author Toby, but also to our editor Nerine Dorman and the kind folks over at Crossroads Press, and their horror imprint Macabre Ink.

So grab some pop-roaches, sit back and scream



Suspended In Dusk NEW“Disquieting and at times terrifying, SUSPENDED IN DUSK shows that horror can, and should, have substance.” ~ Kaaron Warren, Shirley Jackson Award winner, and author of Slights, Mystification, Walking the Tree.
“SUSPENDED IN DUSK offers a delicious assortment of chills, frights, shocks and very dark delights!” ~ Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night and V-Wars

A time between times.

A whore hides something monstrous and finds something special.
A homeless man discovers the razor blade inside the apple.
Unlikely love is found in the strangest of places.
Secrets and dreams are kept… forever.

Or was it all just a trick of the light?

Suspended in Dusk brings together 19 stories by some of the finest minds in Dark Fiction:

Ramsey Campbell, John Everson, Rayne Hall, Shane McKenzie, Angela Slatter, Alan Baxter, S.G Larner, Wendy Hammer, Sarah Read, Karen Runge, Toby Bennett, Benjamin Knox, Brett Rex Bruton, Icy Sedgwick, Tom Dullemond, Armand Rosamilia, Chris Limb, Anna Reith, J.C. Michael.

Introduction by Bram Stoker Award Winner and World Horror Convention Grand Master, Jack Ketchum.

Dead of Winter 2

Finally, part two of the Dead of Winter short story trilogy is out!


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As winter deepens, the survivors at the Pine Lodge ski resort and hot springs gain an unexpected visitor. Kerry, a true survivor in her own right. They must put suspicion and their own petty rivalries aside as there is something new out there in the snow. 

And it is not alone. 
Kerry and the others must find a way to survive as the seething horde of the dead leave the cities, picked clean of the living, to spread to more remote areas, following the Aurora northwards, desperate for human flesh. 

Over 20,000 words of icy terror 

As I was writing it the story continued to grow breaking the boundaries of the short story to fall within the word count of a novella. I attempted to shorten the tale but realised that this pivotal chapter in the series needed the extra length; to further develope Kerry as the main character and to explore the mythology of Dead of Winter, as well as give myself some room to set up the finale.

I’ve already begun the third and final installment of Kerry’s nightmarish journey.

Watch this space for more details…

Dead of Winter

It’s here! My new pulp horror short …with Zombies!!!

Tried once again to do something a little different with them, while keeping the pulp feel. If all goes to plan the sequel should be out in about a month.

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Bloody Parchment: The Root Cellar

Mwahahahahahahaha, it’s alive! (lightening streaks the sky and thunder groans)
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Am a lucky bugger to be included in this year’s Bloody Parchment anthology, with my story “Strands”. There are some other top notch authors in here. I think everyone really upped their game this time 🙂
Also nifty bastard Toby Bennett has the title story “The Root Cellar” which is creepy as fuck! Go on, have a peek.
Special thanks to the darkly majestic Nerine Dorman for putting it together, as well as all the judges and of course SA Horrorfest. You guys rock!


Interview with a Zombie

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Interview with a Zombie

The war has been lost. The human population decimated by the living dead, now hides in remote, heavily fortified strongholds. A reporter is given the chance of a lifetime, to talk face-to-face with a representative of the undead. Even with the risk of the meeting being a trap, it is too valuable an opportunity to pass up. He must have an…
Interview with a Zombie.

Part horror, part bizarre-pulp, a quick wicked read from the end of the world.

Available on Amazon

Next Big Thing 2012

Here’s the idea, I was invited by Lee Mather to answer these 10 questions about one of my current works-in-progress and then tag a few other interesting authors I know that have done the same, to create a digital conga line of amazingness to make your readerly bits quiver in anticipation of all the new, nifty and exciting work coming out soon.

So, here we go

What is your working title of your book?

PRIMORDIAL: a creature feature

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I love old movies, always have. I also really enjoy B-movies (specifically those of the 50’s 70’s and 80’s). Quite often such films were horror, or a blend of science-fiction and horror. But they always had a creature in them; a man in a rubber suit or some equally awful thing, but I’d still much my popcorn with a big goofy grin, lapping up the cheesy dialogue.

Basically Primordial is my tribute to the adventure B-movie monster shlock of the 20th century.

I wanted to have it fast paced and relatively short (after all I doubt even I would read through 200+ pages of cheesy monster story).

An odd thing happened while writing it though…it got a lot darker and stranger than the original subject matter. Which is, in my mind at least, a bonus.


What genre does your book fall under?
You mean there’s no Creature Feature genre? I’d have to say adventure/horror, but horror only in the sense of creepy slimy beasties.


Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

This is always a tricky one for me as I don’t tend to picture real people as my characters. In my mind they are entirely themselves, they don’t look like anyone I’ve seen.

Though, I do think Nathan Fillion would be great as the rugged, bearded hero Carter. Emma Stone or Lizzie Brochere might make a good Dr. Harding. But I definitely think Ray Stevenson would be great as the mercenary Keller.

I suppose I’d prefer relatively unknown actors to play the characters, that way they are those characters in the viewers mind rather than someone playing that character.

If you see what I mean.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Trapped in the jungle with giant creepy crawlies!

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Due to its length and general tongue-in-cheekness I’ll be publishing this title myself.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Just shy of two months, though I took a little bit of a break before tackling the ending. I knew what was going to happen but I had other projects that needed my attention. The editing and subsequent drafts took significantly longer.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

That’s a tough one. Primordial is so between genres that comparing it is difficult. I suppose it is Adventure Pulp and a Monster Story, with an extra helping of cheese, all at once. Hence in that vein it’s similar to work like Guy N. Smith’s Night of the Crabs. One of my test-readers likened Primordial to Michael Crichton’s CONGO. Primordial has more elements from film than literature to be honest; Creature from the Black Lagoon was certainly on my mind while writing this. As were the old Hammer horror films. Also the likes of Slither, Relic, THEM!, Day of the Triffids, The Thing from another World and even Anaconda.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Other than my love of B-rate monster movies, this book was inspired by the stories of William Miekle and Guy N. Smith both of whom have written many monster and creature orientated novels and novellas.

Though, be clear, I wasn’t emulating their style when writing Primordial, it’s very much my own voice. An experiment, true, but all me.


What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

You need more that a tropical hell-hole miles from civilisation filled with overgrown insects and creatures all hungry for human flesh?

Well, when I started writing Primordial I was committed to pace, keep things happening constantly, don’t let the reader get bored. I wanted to take the same material that might go into a longer novel length work and condense it down into a much tighter, faster flowing story, yet still maintaining content.

Hopefully I’ve succeeded. I certainly enjoyed the break in style. In my mind, story aside, the experiment in how the story is told will definitely be leading me to doing more stories in the same vein.

Who knows, maybe even Primordial 2?

Certainly fits with the B-movie theme.

PRIMORDIAL is set for release December 2012/January 2013

Here are a few other author’s (and links to their blogs) I know and admire for you to keep your eyes on. Mark my words, they are authors to watch.

Joan De La Haye

Icy Sedgwick

Austin Malone

Lee Mather