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Masters of Horror!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Hi guys,

Just a reminder that KJ Wignall and I will be at the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature this Friday (30th September) from 6pm at the Guildhall. We”ll be chatting away about all things grisly, ghostly and ghastly, reading particularly creepy extracts from our books, taking questions from the audience and generally having a spine-tingling laugh!

I’ll also be demonstrating some of the more gruesome methods of torture used by the 17th Century witchfinders. You know, piercing with sharp objects and near-drowning! Audience participation is a must! Be there or be yellow!

I’ve almost finished reading Mr Wignall’s new Young Adult vampire novel ‘BLOOD’. As we used to say back in my young day, it’s ACE! Go straight to Amazon/Waterstones or your friendly local indepedent bookshop and order your copy right now!

For further details of the Bath Fright Night events click HERE

Should be a brilliant evening!

Witchfinder Bargains (in UK & USA) & Bath Scare Fest!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

A quick post to let you know that Amazon are offering Witchfinder on Kindle for only 99p as part of their Summer Sale! Follow this link for a Witchfinder bargain. UPDATE: Readers in the USA can now get both Witchfinder books on their Kindles – book 2 now on special offer at $1.58! Here’s the link

In other news, the line-up for ‘Fright Night’ at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival has now been confirmed. You can find full details at the Telegraph’s page here and in the pic below (click the banner above to go to the fest site).

For our segment of this spook-a-palooza I’m honoured to be joining KJ Wignall whose new Young Adult book ‘Blood’ (which I’m itching to read) will be out in September. I’ll be entertaining the crowd with a cut-down version of my bloodthirsty ‘Trial of a Witch’ event – basically I’ll be recruiting a couple of witchfinders from the crowd to help me discover a Bath-based necromancer using all the gruesome torture techniques of the real 17th Century witchfinders. Kevin Wignall and I have already been in touch to discuss dastardly plans!

The whole evening will be hosted by writer Kirsty McKay, author of ‘Undead’. I’ve yet to meet Kirsty but we share the same agent, Veronique Baxter of David Higham Associates, so I’m looking forward to meeting up and chatting about all things grisly in YA fiction! Other mouthwatering events include a rundown of lycan lore with my old pal Steve Feasey (the ‘Changeling books are ace – buy them, read them, NOW!), a masterclass of the undead by Dave Grimstone, and further diabolical discussions with two genre giants Darren Shan and Charlie Higson. Quite a crew, eh?