Wednesday, 14 November 2012
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
(as I'm typing this I'm listening to Tara by Bryan Ferry - that's the kind of mood I'm in today!)
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".
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....
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.
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....
No - the antho will be published by Western Legends Press - back end of December or early 2013. Check them out! http://westernlegendspublishing.wordpress.com/
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:
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":
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!!!
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Saturday, 20 October 2012
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:
Cheap at half the price!!!!
More about the publisher (Western Legends) can be found at:
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Thursday, 12 July 2012
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!!!
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Saturday, 9 June 2012
It was great fun putting this antho together and I'm sure you will enoy it - more details to follow!
Thursday, 7 June 2012
The Lonliest Jackalope – Jeff Strand
Running With Jackalopes – Sèphera Girón
The Night My Jackalope and I Fought the Chupacabra –
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
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.
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Dean M Drinkel
FACE YOUR FEARS
Friday, 4 May 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
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!!!
Monday, 23 April 2012
The signing is on May 3rd from 7pm.
All the relevant details can be found here:
We look forward to seeing you!!!!!
Sunday, 15 April 2012
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
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."
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Check it out!
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
"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!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
"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."
"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
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
PS At the moment - only on Kindle but later in the year......LOL dxxxxxxx
Sunday, 18 March 2012
and if you haven't tried the book out yourself yet - then why not?!!!!
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Monday, 27 February 2012
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
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
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
And this is what he said about my own story:
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 :>)
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
Check it out!
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Well worth reading (both the review and the book LOL).
Saturday, 14 January 2012
If you haven't checked this out yet WHY NOT?!!!!
Friday, 13 January 2012
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.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Check it out
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 :>)
Monday, 9 January 2012
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
Sunday, 8 January 2012
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.
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!!!
The collection is currently being edited / completed and contains stories by:
Dean M Drinkel
Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet
With a non-fiction piece by David Youngquist.
Look out for it
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
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
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:
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 :>)
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!!!
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Will update as I receive further information.
Monday, 2 January 2012
Dark Continents Publishing announces the launch of the "Tales of Darkness and Dismay" E-book series
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.
“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.
“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).
For more information, visit http://darkcontinents.com
Follow Dark Continents Publishing on twitter @dark_continents
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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:
Check him out
Check it out.
It's a great periodical and hope to have some more work published by them in the future.
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.
Sunday, 1 January 2012
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.