Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Next Big Thing - My Invitees

Okay - so, following on from me, I have invited the following authors - check them out too - you know you want too!!!!

dxxxxxx

Greg Yeates
http://www.gryeates.co.uk


Dave Jeffery
http://davejeffery.webs.com/


Jason D. Brawn
Born 18th August 1973, date of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Jason has always been a lifelong fan of the horror genre, and is now writing fiction and poetry. His body of work includes anthologies, magazines, webzines and now his own books.
His blog http://jasonbrawn.blogspot.co.uk/
His website http://jasonbrawn.weebly.com/index.html




And watch out on their sites next week for their answers
dx

The Next Big Thing - My turn....

Okay - so, as mentioned previously, Barbie Wilde invited me into "The Next Big Thing" - here are my answers to the Questions asked - hope you enjoy.

(as I'm typing this I'm listening to Tara by Bryan Ferry - that's the kind of mood I'm in today!)


1. What is the working title of your next book?
As usual, I have a couple of projects on the go - but right at this moment I am compiling / editing a new horror anthology called "The Demonologia Biblica". 
 
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
Recently I've been obsessed with Demons - as well as this antho, I'm actually doing a second one for Static Movement called "Demonology".  King James 1st of England wrote a book called "Daemonologie" and was very personally involved in witch trials and the like - actually as I'm typing this perhaps I should write a Steampunk type of book where James 1st is a demon hunter....um, I quite like that....hold that thought.
 
3. What genre does your book fall under?
There are twenty six authors in the book.....I would say horror with some elements of dark fantasy, dark comedy and a little bit of humour.... 

4. What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
My particular story is called "The Sixteenth Chapel" and (stop sniggering at the back) I have to thank Justin Bieber for the title.  If you don't know he was recently interviewed on David Letterman and he apparently mixed up Sistene Chapel with Sixteenth - but what was his stupidity was actually a flash of inspiration for me and I have written a series of stories which have appeared / are appearing in a number of anthologies about some mysterious goings on in Paris.

With that in mind - the "lead role" (as such) I wrote for a great young french actor called Vincent Rottiers - he's really getting a name for himself and MASSIVE things are predicted.  I've very recently written a short film script also set in Paris with him in mind which has just got me nominated for "best screenplay" at the upcoming Monaco Film Fest.   

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
For the antho as a whole it would be something like "An A - Z of Demons" - I know, not very exciting and I'll work on that before publication.

For my personal story it would be something along the lines of "The Devil hides in the most strangest of places" but don't quote me on that - it'll be a thousand times better than that soon - as I say, it's a large story arc....
 
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
No - the antho will be published by Western Legends Press - back end of December or early 2013.  Check them out!  http://westernlegendspublishing.wordpress.com/
 
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
The story usually only takes a week or so but the editing / fine tuning - a couple of months!

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
For me, some of my work has been compared to early Clive Barker - so I'll stick with something like the "Books Of Blood".
 
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I'd love to say the Bieber but I won't....right now, I'd say PARIS inspires me on a daily basis.
 
10. What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
The fact that I compiled / edited it?  No?  Okay - let's say it's a great anthology full of brilliant, nominated and award winning writers - and a cover by the amazing James Powell.  Western Legends are a new publisher and they deserve all the successes that are coming their way!!!!

More when I have it!!!

Here's the front cover:




The Next Big Thing - Barbie Wilde

Hey!

I was asked by the delectable Barbie Wilde if I wanted to be part of  an ongoing chain of book and author recommendations called 'The Next Big Thing.'

First, here's a link to Barbie's site - please take a couple of moments to check it out and in particular her new book "The Venus Complex":

http://www.barbiewilde.com/barbies-blog.html

PHOBOPHOBIA Review

Nice little review over at the British Fantasy Society :>)

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/reviews/phobophobia-compiled-and-edited-by-dean-m-drinkel-book-review/


PHOBOPHOBIA Compiled and Edited by Dean M. Drinkel, Dark Continents Publishing, s/b, £9.99, www.darkcontinents.com

Reviewed by Matthew Johns
Phobophobia offers up 314 pages of tales about phobias – an A-Z of frightening fears, ranging from fear of written words (Bibliophobia), to fear of hospitals (Nosocomephobia), to fear of frogs (Ranidaphobia).
Some are exceptionally graphic – S is for Sarmassophobia, by D.M. Youngquist for example, where a man who is afraid of dating follows his female friend (who is a submissive) into a sex club and finds himself thrust into a world of bondage, which cures his phobia. Others though have their tongues firmly in cheek, such as the excellent J is for Jesusphobia by William Meikle. What happens when a good man with a deathly fear of Jesus dies and is sent to Heaven?
All of these short stories are incredibly gripping – some tug at the heart strings, some tug at the funny bone, while others just make you shiver. The bonus story from Steven Savile and Steve Lockley is also excellent, and worth waiting for.
If you like a good horror story, then check this anthology out – they probably won’t save you the cost of a visit to a psychiatrist to cure your phobias, but they’ll make you realise that whatever you’re afraid of, there are much worse things out there!




Cool - don't forget to check it out!!!
dx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Monaco Film Festival - Nomination

Cool - just found out that me / my screenplay has been nominated for "Best Screenplay" at the Monaco Film Festival in December.  It's called "Bright Yellow Gun"!!!!

http://www.monacofilmfest.com/2012program/nominees/dean_drinkel.php

Saturday, 20 October 2012

In The Name Of The Son

This past Wednesday saw the publication of a non-fiction book I've co-written with Declan Duggan. 

The book was launched at the House of Lords - it was a brilliant brilliant afternoon / evening - speeches were made by Kevin Whately, David Blunket and Sandy Jones (who unfortunately didn't bring the Ryder Cup with him!).




Check out more about this amazing book at:

http://www.filamentpublishing.com/Books_TheSon.asp

The Jackalope!!!!

With Christmas just around the corner - don't forget about this amazing Anthology including my Crumps story "Same Kind Of Bad As Me" - is still available.

Cheap at half the price!!!!
dxxxx



More about the publisher (Western Legends) can be found at:

http://westernlegendspublishing.wordpress.com/


It’s only $7.95 for a nice, printed copy –
 
 
A bit cheaper, $2.99, for the Kindle version –
 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Through A Forest Dark...

Hey - just a little reminder....while we're waiting for CITIES to be released and TWO new exciting announcements, please don't forget my collection of short stories published back in January by DCP as part of their Tales Of Darkness and Dismay Series.

Through A Forest Dark is certainly not for those who like their horror....light?!

So check it out.  Here's a link to the US Amazon page - cheap at half the price!!!

dxxx

http://www.amazon.com/Through-A-Forest-Dark-ebook/dp/B006SAM1XA/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342123071&sr=1-2

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

New Crumps Story

Hurrah!!! My new Crumps story "Same Kind of Bad As Me" has just been published in the amazing new antho:  Unnatural Tales Of The Jackalope - soon to be in paperback - but here's the link to the kindle version - check it out!!!!

dx

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unnatural-Tales-The-Jackalope-ebook/dp/B008H76GIS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341424845&sr=1-1

Saturday, 9 June 2012

CITIES OF DEATH - STATIC MOVEMENT

Barring any unforeseen circumstances (God, I hope not) - here is the final TOC for CITIES OF DEATH - coming very soon from Static Movement:


A         Is For  Adelaide                                                        Steven Gepp
B         Is For  Baltimore                                                       Ron Koppelberger
C         Is For   Calais                                                            Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet
D         Is For Darktowne                                                      Ran Cartwright
E         Is For  Erum                                                              Robert Tangiers
F          Is For  Fortune                                                          Paul Woodward
G         Is For  Gotham                                                          John X. Grey
H         Is For  Harbin                                                            G.R. Yeates
I           Is For Intrepid City                                                   George Wilhite
J          Is For  Johannesburg                                                 Suzanne van Rooyen
K         Is For  Kathmandu                                                    Dave Fragments
L         Is For Lobo                                                                Sandra Norval
M        Is For  Miami                                                             Rachel Chipp
N         Is For Necropolis                                                       Richard Salter
O         Is For  Ottawa                                                            Carrie Orr
P          Is For   Paris                                                               Dean M Drinkel
Q         Is For  Quito                                                               Sean Monaghan
R         Is For  Ripon                                                               Philip Meeks
S          Is For  Stoke-On-Trent                                               Jan Edwards
T         Is For  The Greatest City In America                          S. Wayne Roberts
U         Is For  Ur                                                                     Jonathan Green
V         Is For  Venice                                                              Edward McKeown
W        Is For  Waddington                                                     Jason Brawn
X         Is For  Xanadu                                                            Steven Gepp
Y         Is For  York                                                                 R.S. Pyne
Z          Is For  Zebulan                                                            Justin Miles

It was great fun putting this antho together and I'm sure you will enoy it - more details to follow!
dx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

New Crumps Story

For those that know me and my work, particularly in the theatre - one of my creations that I'm very proud of is The Crumps - these are a fictional family (LOL) whom are serial killers / cannibals / idiots - they consist of  (in the main) Harold Crump, Lindsay Crump and Baz.  As this blog continues I will post more about the theatrical productions we have staged but great news - a new and original Crump story called "Same Kind Of Bad As Me" (thank you Mr Waits) will be appearing in the amazing and outrageous anthology : Unnatural Tales Of The Jackalope.  This will be published late June / early July by Western Legends Publishing and it is an honour to be involved - one because it is such a crazy antho but also because it was great great fun writing this story - I didn't stop laughing from start to finish and I hope that comes through for readers who aren't au fait with the set up / characters - anyway, here is a final TOC - once I have full details about the book, I'll let you know and by god, you've got to see the cover LOL!!!!

The Lonliest Jackalope – Jeff Strand
Running With Jackalopes – Sèphera Girón
The Night My Jackalope and I Fought the Chupacabra –
Rick Pickman
Thumping– Rachel Towns
The Thing Inside – Kristi Petersen-Schoonover
Beware of the Danger – Brenda Knutson
The Mascot – Michael Bailey
... The Easter Jackalope – Jack Horne
Tangle Crowned Devil – David J. West
Miles and Miles Still – Eric S. Grizzle
New Jackalope City – Aaron J. French
Johnny Versus the Creatures – D.T. Griffith
Wayward Gulch – Erik Williams
Cautionary Tales – Abbie Bernstein
The Holy Carrot and the Horned Hare – Matt Kurtz
Declaration – Misty Dahl
The Jackalope and the Jellybean – Fawn
War Dance – Jezzy Wolfe
Same Kind Of Bad As Me – Dean M. Drinkel
Drawn To The Light Of Science – Mike McCarty

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

New Anthology - DEMONOLOGY

Hey!
Whilst I finish editing my "CITIES" Antho for Static Movement, see below the draft cover for my soon to be accepting submission antho "DEMONOLOGY", also for Static Movement....hope you like - it's going to be a belter I just know it.

Once open for subs - I'll release more info.


dx

Monday, 7 May 2012

Sunday, 29 April 2012

PHOBOPHOBIA signing this Thursday 3rd May 7 - 9pm

....at the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, North London - should be a blast - come along, buy a book - say hello!!!!

We're DYING to see you - face your fears

It will also be the launch night of the Big Green's new "Out Of This World" Reading Group and PHOBOPHOBIA is their first book to read - very very cool and honoured!!!

dxxxxxxx

http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/events-diary/info_6.html

Monday, 23 April 2012

PHOBOPHOBIA Signing

Great news - come along and meet some of the authors behind PHOBOPHOBIA at the Big Green Bookshop, Wood Green, North London.

The signing is on May 3rd from 7pm.

All the relevant details can be found here:

http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/events-diary/info_6.html

We look forward to seeing you!!!!!
dxxx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

And Death Shall Have No Dominion: Tales From The Titanic - Choices In The Dark by Robert Walker

‎100 years ago the Titanic sunk - if you're interested in a new story on what happened that fateful night - please check out an amazing story by Robert Walker which will be appearing in my anthology "And Death Shall Have No Dominion". Rob's story is called "Choices In The Dark" and has been released for a limited time only on kindle....check it out :>) dx

UK LINK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Choices-in-the-Dark-ebook/dp/B007U61PGK/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1334484257&sr=1-4


US LINK:  http://www.amazon.com/Choices-in-the-Dark-ebook/dp/B007U61PGK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1334484810&sr=8-6

Monday, 2 April 2012

Through A Forest Dark

Great start to the week - brilliant review of my short story collection appeared on amazon today.
Check it out.

"An intense journey from Paris to the gates of hell inspired by The Divine Comedy, Through a Forest Dark by Dean Drinkel is a superior collection of horror tales, three stories of guilt and punishment and retribution - appropriate themes given the source poem (though also appropriately, redemption is not subject to requirement).

This is not a Paranormal Romance by any means - it would probably give a Twilight fan (cute vampiric) kittens with its heady mix of fantasy and realism. The sex and violence are graphic, but they are fully a part of the dark twisted landscape that Dean Drinkel describes and, though harrowing, are right for the book. Horror is meant to be disturbing, not reassuring - this isn't Barbara Cartland (disturbing though she indeed is).

This is a very modern, fast paced collection - the stories are definitely page turners - but there's also the feel of a portmanteau horror movie about the book, I can imagine a young Donald Sutherland as the hero of the second story, and maybe a young Joan Collins in the third, and that's a testament both to the visual power of the stories and the vividness of some of the characters.

An excellent, compelling stuff, and highly recommended book from Dean Drinkel and Dark Continents Publishing."

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-A-Forest-Dark-ebook/dp/B006SAM1XA/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Dark Continents Publishing Announcement

As appeared on the DCP Facebook page earlier today:

"For those who check the website now and then, they may notice something different. Dean Drinkel, who has been part if the DCP family for almost a year now has become our first Sales Rep. With his contacts and expertise, he will cover the United Kingdom and Europe. With his help, we're looking to an exciting and rewarding year."


I'm very very excited about this - the UK and Europe has massive potential, myself and the DCP team will be trying our hardest to bring you high quality genre fiction, but also very importantly getting our books into your shops where they belong!!!!!!!

dx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Good Review 2: Phobophobia

and then this appeared also on amazon!!!

"Phobopobia is an enjoyable anthology of new horror stories from Dark Continents, and judiciously selected and edited by horror writer Dean Drinkel. It showcases a diverse range of terrors from twenty six fantastic authors, ranging from the talented but little known to firm fan favourites. The highlights for me are Bibliophobia by Paul Kane (as strong as ever), and Zeusophobia by the editor (and who isn't scared of either books or gods?), but all the stories are well chosen and well told and if I'm not mentioning anyone else its simply that there are almost too many excellent contributions here. A horror highlight of 2012 so far."


Nice
dx

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phobophobia-ebook/dp/B006QVWQQ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332966193&sr=1-1

Good Review 1: The Empire Of Death

An excellent review appeared on Amazon today for my poetry collection "The Empire of Death".

"A fine collection of dark poems from horror writer Dean Drinkel, they evoke the charnel house and the crematorium and the apocalypse. The influences of Rimbaud and Baudelaire at their darkest, can be discerned, as well as the obessions of Jacobean writers such as John Webster (with their fascination with the connection between sex and the grave, the body as worm seed). He reaches too well into the dark places of the inside, and as such these are not for the faint hearted, nor those seeking reassurance about this world or the next."  - J Miles


Nice one!
dx



http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Empire-of-Death-ebook/dp/B004V0WMII/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332956854&sr=1-5

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Empire Of Death

...soon to become a topic for discussion on the "Booze and Books" Group Facebook page is my dark poetry collection "The Empire Of Death" - very French, very very dark.  Check it out!!!!!!
dx
PS At the moment - only on Kindle but later in the year......LOL  dxxxxxxx

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Empire-of-Death-ebook/dp/B004V0WMII/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332869950&sr=1-5

http://www.amazon.com/The-Empire-of-Death-ebook/dp/B004V0WMII/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1332870672&sr=8-3

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Through A Forest Dark

...has had some brilliant honest reviews on amazon US - check them out.
dx

http://www.amazon.com/Through-A-Forest-Dark-ebook/dp/B006SAM1XA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_3?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ


and if you haven't tried the book out yourself yet - then why not?!!!!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Monday, 27 February 2012

Phobophobia / Fangoria

Check out Feb Issue of the amazing Fangoria (with Nic Cage on the cover).

Inside there is a brilliant interview with Cenobites Simon Bamford (Butterball) and Barbie Wilde (Female).  Barbie also wrote a frightening little sexy tale for PHOBOPHOBIA which she kindly mentions in the Fango article (as well as me!!!!).

Nice one Barbie

dxxxxxxx

Phobophobia

Nice - check this out - nice little newsletter all about PHOBOPHOBIA!!!!

dx


http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e355fe2fd897bc91f6af8ef31&id=eb50753db4

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Phobophobia - another great review

Wow - another brilliant little review of Phobophoibia but Paul Woodward - nice!!!!

And a great closing comment:

"...there are stories too where you really want there to be a happy ending and you think its going that way but no…
Zeusophobia (fear of God) contains one of the most alarming descriptions of semen I have ever read described as, metallic monsters seeking consummation with an electronic deity....Dementophobia (fear of insanity) is reminiscent of the Beckett Trilogy in an existential rural landscape with the narrator suffering flashbacks.
In short there is plenty here for everybody to enjoy."

Thanks Paul dx



http://paulwoodward.wordpress.com/?cat=3328

Ginger Nuts Of Horror - Phobophobia

What a brilliant brilliant review of Phobophobia by Jim at GNOH - we're all very very happy!!!!

And this is what he said about my own story:

Z is for Zeusophobia : Dean M. Drinkel 

I've always said you can judge an anthology by the contribution of the editor.  After all, his story kind of sets the benchmark.  And truthfully, Dean's story sets the standard perfectly.  A mysterious figure is travelling the globe, granting dying wishes to those desperate for his help.   This was a gripping enough story, however when the reveal is made as to who or what the mysterious figure is, the story is elevated to even greater heights.   Dean's story was another personal highlight of the collection for me.  


Nice one :>)
dx

http://thegingernutcase.blogspot.com/2012/01/phobophobia-edited-by-dean-m-drinkel.html

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

British Fantasy Society - PHOBOPHOBIA

....nice, found the newsletter for the BFS Open Night in December 2011 which listed the PHOBOPHOBIA launch!!!!
dxxxx

http://ymlp.com/zKt8qO

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dark Continents

As sales of "Through A Forest Dark" continue in abundance - please check out my guest blog on the Dark Continents site - where I wax lyrical about my muse / French Horror.

Cool
dx

http://darkcontinents.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/the-muse/

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012

Guest Blog

Please check out the brilliant blog by Suzanne Robb - where I wax lyrical / go on about things that have inspired me and some background information on my collection "Through A Forest Dark".

Check it out!
dx

http://suzannerobb.blogspot.com/2012/01/dean-m-drinkel-talks-about-through.html

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Monk Punk / Dream People Issue 36

....has excerpts and a write up on "Monk Punk" edited by AJ French and has one of my more explicit and bizarre monk based stories :>)

check it out!!!!
dxxxxx

http://www.dreampeople.org/

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012

Cities of Death / Jonathan Green

Wow - this is what I like - a writer who seriously cares about the stories he creates.

Jonathan contributed an excellent story for Phobophobia and he's done it again for my upcoming antho  "Cities of Death". 

His story is called " U is for Ur Or City of the Moon" is very creepy.  It is obvious that Jonathan has done a lot of research into this and you can tell he has spent his time getting it right.

Brilliant and can't wait for you guys to read it!!!!  I'll post more about this brilliant antho as the weeks progress.
dx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Phobophobia - Review

Ha - what a brilliant review just landed on Amazon - 5 stars!!!
Check it out
dx

http://www.amazon.com/review/RSS7VP2H27FJE/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_asr_sXT1D.0GXXYXZ

Ginger Nuts Of Horror / Jim Mcleod

Check out my recent interview by the excellent Jim Mcleod - where I wax lyrical about Cliver Barker and French Horror.....enjoy!!!!

It was a pleasure to do the interview with Jim and he's made a real good job with it and as he's publicised my poetry - I wish him all the best :>)
dx

http://networkedblogs.com/szg69

Monday, 9 January 2012

Dark Continents Launch

Nice - see attached link from Dark Continents listing all the amazing books released under the "Darkness and Dismay" series as well as PHOBOPHOBIA and Scott Nicholson's MONSTER INK!

Enjoy
dx


http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e355fe2fd897bc91f6af8ef31&id=92e4843713

Critters Award - Phobophobia

Hi!
Unbelievable - we've only just been nominated and already we're number 8 in the charts.
If you see this and you've got five mins - perhaps you'd like to kindly vote for us.
Voting closes Tuesday 10th Jan.
Phobophobia deserves it
Cheers!!!
dx

http://critters.org/predpoll/antho.shtml

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Dave Jeffery

Check out the website by a good buddy of mine and fellow writer.

As well as contributing a kick-ass story to Phobophobia, Dave is a brilliant writer.  His books sell by the bucketloads.

Last week Dark Continents also launched his latest novella in his "Beatrice Beecham Mystery" series as part of "Tales of Darkness and Dismay".

A writer well worth checking out.

dx

http://davejeffery.webs.com/ 

Verulam Writers' Group

Hey!
Message from a great writer and friend of mine, Sandra Norval about the Verulam Writers' Group she is involved with.

"Are you a writer based in or around St Albans? Are you seeking a little inspiration? Or maybe some high quality critique to help bring your work up to scratch? Or workshops to hone your writing skills? Do you want to be among people who understand what is to to be a writer? Then Verulam Writers' Circle is for you. Come and join us."

If you're in the area - check it out and get involved!!!
dx

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vwc.org.uk%2Fgetwriting2012.php&h=MAQE-sXd8

Through A Forest Dark / Tales Of Darkness & Dismay

...and we get a nice little mention at this brilliant site too :>)

dx

http://thehorrificallyhorrifyinghorrorblog.com/2012/01/08/dark-tales-new-from-dark-continents/

Emma Audsley

If you get five - please check out Emma's great Blog - she's also done a nice a little write up on the Dark & Dismay series (including my Through A Forest Dark).  A great writer - well worth a little of your time!!! dx

http://speedyreader-allthingsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/tales-of-darkness-and-dismay-e-book.html

Titanic

Later this year I will be having an anthology published through Dark Continents - the subject matter is the Titanic....below is a hint of the amazing cover produced by James Powell.

The collection is currently being edited / completed and contains stories by:

Robert Walker
Greg Yeates
Dean M Drinkel
Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet
Sylvia Shults

With a non-fiction piece by David Youngquist.

Look out for it
dx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Phobophobia - Award Nomination

Great news - just heard that Phobophobia is up for an Editor's award - it's a public vote - here's the link -please vote for us!!!! dx

http://www.critters.org/predpoll/antho.shtml

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Phobophobia

Hi - hope this works, please find a link to the recording of the recent very successful book signing of Phobophobia at Forbidden Planet in London, England.

Attendees included Greag Yeates, Barbie Wilde, Jon Green, Wayne Goodchild, SL Schmitz and Adrian Chamberlin.

We were lucky that so many people came to buy books including Doug Bradley and Nick Vince from the Hellraiser film series.

Film made by Kenny Wilson
Interviewer Ben Ward

Enjoyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CGS-qpTlRg&feature=share&noredirect=1

Greg Yeates

Wow - if you like your horror dark and clever then please check out Greg Yeates' site - you won't be disappointed by his work.

Greg has contributed to a number of anthologies I have edited / compiled and I have always been impressed by his stories.

He is currently working on his "Vetala Cycle" - more of which can be found at his site:

Enjoy!

http://www.gryeates.co.uk/

Sean Sweeney

Hey!
Please check out Sean Sweeney's excellent website / blog.

Sean is a great writer from the States and is having a great deal of success.  He contributed a brilliant story to my recent anthology Phobophobia.

More on Sean as my blog grows :>)

http://seansweeneyauthor.blogspot.com/

Spectral Press

Hey!
Please check out the very excellent "Spectral Press" publishing website.

Spectral Press is a small independent imprint publisher, issuing very limited edition signed and numbered single story chapbooks in a high-quality presentation on a quarterly basis, and concentrating on the ghostly/supernatural end of the literary spectrum.

Is is run by Simon Marshall-Jones (such a cool guy!) and has published work by Simon Kurt Unsworth, Mark West, Simon Bestwick amongst many others and all of high quality penmanship.

They are well worth investing your money in!!!
Dean



 http://spectralpress.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Book of Night

Later this year, Perseid Publishing will be publishing a dark horror poetry collection entitled "Book of Night" of which I have contributed 8 new poems.  Nice.

Will update as I receive further information.

Dean

http://www.perseidpublishing.com/index.html

Monday, 2 January 2012

Tales Of Darkness And Dismay

Press Release:

Dark Continents Publishing announces the launch of the "Tales of Darkness and Dismay" E-book series

Presenting Dark Continent's highly anticipated collection of novellas and short story compilations written by twelve up-and-coming authors. It is available January 2, 2012 for immediate download via Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) - Jan 02, 2012 -
Dark Continents Publishing announces the January 2, 2012 release of their new E-book series titled “Tales of Darkness and Dismay”. This highly anticipated collection of novellas and short story compilations by twelve up-and-coming authors is available for immediate download via Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.

http://darkcontinents.com/ proudly announces the following author and title line-up for the “Tales of Darkness and Dismay” series:

“Blood and Fire”, a paranormal/vampire thriller by Carrie Clevenger and Nerine Dorman

“A Gentle Hell”, a collection of achingly surreal supernatural stories by Autumn Christian

“Through a Dark Forest”, a gathering of short stories inspired by the layers of hell from within Dante's Inferno by Dean M. Drinkel

“Beatrice Beecham’s Houseful of Horrors” a young adult favorite; this is the third book in the Beatrice Beecham series by Dave Jeffery

“Along the Splintered Path,” a collection of disturbing stories that explore the dark side of life in the remote countryside by A.J. Brown

“Were-wolves, Apocalypses, and Genetic Mutation, Oh My!” is the satirical yet satisfyingly horrific group of stories that detail the end of the world, told by the master of dark humor Suzanne Robb.

“Critique” a true horror novella detailing the downfall of a food critic star as he is driven mad by an appetite he can no longer control, written by Daniel I. Russell

“April Fool and other Antipodean horror stories” What is the definition of antipodean, you ask? Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth – the perfect definition to match the two seasoned horror authors of Tracie McBride (from Australia) and John Irvine (from New Zealand).

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The Empire Of Death

Just as a reminder - my recent poetry collection (very dark!) is still available on kindle - you won't be disappointed.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/
http://www.amazon.com/

James Powell - Artist

If you've seen the excellent cover to my antho "Phobophobia" then you will be pleased to hear that he has created something special for my upcoming Titanic Antho (more of later in January).

Here's some info on James:

Artist/Illustrator James R. Powell is a native of Mississippi, where he quietly resides, surrounded by the dark woods that provide inspiration for much of his work. He has numerous cats, and a vast accumilation of books and other very weird objects. He has many wonderful and intriguing friends, both real and imaginary.
In 1999 he was employed by Peavey Electronics, painting guitars for musicians such as Eddie Van Halen, Sheryl Crow, John Entwistle, and Alex Lifeson.
He's worked in film and advertising, and has created art for a variety of authors, including Neil Gaiman, Brian Hodge, and Scott Nicholson, and has a forthcoming project in the works with Michael Moorcock.

And his website is:

http://greyhaven.weebly.com/

Check him out

Morpheus Tales

Wow - doesnt time fly?
This time last year, my story "The Red Mercury" appeared in the brilliant Issue 11 of Morpheus Tales.
Check it out.
Dean

www.morpheustales.com/mt11preview.pdf

Estronomicon / Screaming Dreams

Back in mid-2009, I was very lucky to have a short story published in the "Dark Desires" issue of Estronomicon (via Screaming Dreams).  Steve Upham does an amazing job.

Check it out.
http://issuu.com/screamingdreams/docs/darkdesires2009?mode=window&pageNumber=1


Dean

Theaker's Quarterly

I was lucky to have my short story "El Aullido del Diablo" back in 2010 in the excellent TQ (issue 33) - check it out.

It's a great periodical and hope to have some more work published by them in the future.

Through A Forest Dark

...is published today - hurray!!!

A nice little write up also:

"A gathering of short stories inspired by the layers of hell from within Dante's Inferno. Bradley - a man consumed by by the beautiful and mysterious Emmanuelle. Several murders in Paris. A husband who believes his wife's ghost still haunts the home they shared. Will this collection of tragic lovers be able to maintain their humanity in a world awash in chaos and blood? Or is their fate already decided within the pages of an ancient book reputed to be written on human skin?"

Available for download now and not even £2!!!!  Cheap at half the price.
Enjoy
Dean

http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.darkcontinents.com/

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Poetry

Happy New Year
I'm pleased to announce that ten of my new poems will be appearing in Static Movement's "Static Poetry V".
More details can be found at the attached link and now available to buy.
http://www.pillhillpress.com/shoppe-static-movement.html