Monday, 14 December 2015

FEAR Issue 36

Check out the latest issue of FEAR - I've written a personal obit to Gunnar Hansen - enjoy!

PS - if you didn't know - I'm now Associate Editor on this brilliant brilliant magazine - really happy to see it it back

FEAR Magazine

A great interview with me in the relaunched FEAR - Issue 35 - with my great friend Barbie on the cover. So happy FEAR is back and this was a really enjoyable interview to do.
So cheers to Managing Editor John Gilbert!!!!

Interview - Social Book Shelves

Nice interview appeared with me here a couple of weeks back - brilliant site - well worth checking out!

Interview - Library Of Erana

Had a blast being interviewed on the above brilliant blog / site and I'm honoured that I was interviewee Number 99.

Check it out if you get five.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Writers' Guild

Recently I was asked to write a small article for the Writers' Guild about myself and why I am a member of the Guild - so here it is:

Writers’ Guild Interview
Dean M Drinkel / Why I'm a member.

I have always been a writer.

A horror writer and bloody proud of it.

Right back from during my university days – well, when I say right back, I’m not that old but hopefully you get the point.

I happily  admit also: I existed on the fringe. Banging out short stories for internet sites, cheap photocopied magazines, friends in the pub.

Anyone that would have me really– I’d whore myself out and why not?

I’m a writer and I want people to read my words. Otherwise what is the bleedin’ point?

In 2010 I was asked to contribute a short story to an anthology (“M is For Monster”) and from there I have gone from strength to strength with 2016 already lined up to be an extremely busy year – who knows, I might even go mainstream (see, I told you I was a whore, if the money is good, I’m yours).

For the last couple of years, I’ve also been a member of the Writers’ Guild. This year I even went to the AGM – at one point I almost put my hand up to volunteer for something – I said almost –maybe next year I might actually do that – I fancy a position on a committee.

It might be a cliché but writing is quite solitary. One time, an office of mine didn’t even have a window, I’d stare at the blank wall, the blank piece of paper, the blank wall, the paper…so I started writing – the problem was it was on the wall, not the paper.

In a big thick black crayon.

“It’s fine. She’s in the cellar.”

Was what I wrote.
Reading my words the next day the landlord asked me to leave forthwith – though not before demanding to know how I had accessed his cellar when he was the only one with a key. I refused to shake his sweaty hand – I wonder what was wrong with him? That dried blood caked under his nails…the black rings under his eyes…that god-awful stench he blamed on the pipes…

…anyway, I joined the Guild because I wanted to meet other people like me. Another cliché perhaps but it’s like a family – we may not always get on, though we love and support each other. We may compete against one another, but life isn’t a competition, it’s a journey and the Guild and my fellow members are all on that journey together.

If you fancy joining us…you know where we are…

Dean M Drinkel is a published poet, short story writer, compiler and editor of horror anthologies.
He is also an award winning script writer as well as director of short films. He has several theatre
(as writer / director) credits to his name as well. He fulfilled two life-long dreams when he was
interviewed for FANGORIA magazine (issue 331) and FEAR (issue 35). He is about to move to
France as he will be working on an historical feature film with the young French writer, Romain
And if you're interested - a shorter version of the above can be found at:

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Masks - Knightwatch Press

My second to last anthology of the year - "Masks" was published September 2015 through an imprint of Knightwatch Press. This includes a brilliant cove image by James Powell - sadly missed.

Here's the link:

PS - official launch to be at Fantasycon 2015 - see you in Nottingham

Curse Of The Vampire

Seems a long time ago now but Hersham Horror supremo Peter Mark May spoke to be about contributing a story to his 'cursed' series - who was I to say no?!
So September saw publication of my "Curse of the Vampire" is a very very dark piece but thanks to Peter for letting me join him on this journey.

Here's the link:


August saw the publication of my oft-talked about anthology Demonology - this one picked up by Lycopolis Press...chock full of great stories (I'll provide a greater update in due course) and with a cover image provided by Alchemy Press' Peter was an honour to put this one together.

Here's the amazon UK link:

Titanic - And Death Shall Have No Dominion

After a little while talking about it June saw publication of my anthology - Titanic: And Death Shall Have No Dominion - containing excellent stories by Robert Walker, DT Griffith, Kyle Rader, Sylvia Shults, Nerine Dorman and myself - published by Lycopolis Press.

Here's the link to the UK Amazon page:

Cover image provided by the late great James Powell

Within A Forest Dark

...with the sad demise of Dark Continents Publishing, I was happy when Lycopolis Press picked up my collection of interlinked short stories - "Within A Forest Dark" out for a sequel in 2016!

Here's a link to the UK Amazon page:

Monaco Film Fest

Well - three years in a row!!!!
Yes I won another screenplay award at Monaco in December - this time for my short film script Stella Maris...I've got some brilliant photos and memories - yes, I was a bit hungover when I got the award and gave quite a funny speech (well Abi Titmuss thought it was funny and tweeted about it!)...there was also a cool poster done for my film - when I can I'll upload

What A Year...

So it seems a year since I've been blogging - not good enough I hear you say and you're probably right - there have been books books and books coming out as well as my film stuff...well, where to start....