Ginger Nuts of Horror
Great news Hersham Horror Books have just announced a brand new range of chapbooks. Harking back to origins of some of horrors finest monsters we can look forward some excellent stories featuring the likes of The Mummy, The Werewolf, The Ghost, The Zombie, The Monster and The Vampire, from some of horrors finest writers, Maynard Sims, Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan, Ray Cluley, Johnny Mains and Dean M. Drinkel.
The first two books are already up for preorder at Amazon, read on for more details of the books and how you can order them....
The Curse of The Mummy by Maynard Sims
A young actress attempts to revive a career shattered by the Second World War. The compromises she is forced to make pale into insignificance by the demands made on her by an ancient and unspeakable evil. Will the curtain call she has waited so long for, be her last.
The first in a series of six Novelettes reviving the golden age of the monster from;
HERSHAM HORROR BOOKS
About Maynard Sims
Thriller novels, Shelter, Demon Eyes, Nightmare City, Stronghold, Dark Of The Sun, and the three Department 18 books, Black Cathedral, Night Souls, and The Eighth Witch, have been published mass market and eBook in the USA. The fourth Department 18 book, A Plague Of Echoes, is for 2014, as is a standalone ghost story, Stillwater. The first four novels have been purchased by Amazon Publishing.
Falling Apart At The Edges, a crime thriller, Through The Sad Heart, an action thriller, Let Death Begin, a mystery thriller, are 2014 publications, They have completed a Dark Of The Sun sequel, Calling Down The Lightning and they are working on the next Bahamas novel, Raging Against The Storm. They have completed Department 18 book 5, Mother Of Demons.
They have written a screenplay based on the first two Department 18 books - this screenplay, their first, won the 2013 British Horror Film Festival Award for Best New Screenplay. They have also written scripts based on The Eighth Witch, and some of their ghost stories. They have completed two original, commissioned screenplays, one a mainstream drama currently out for funding.
Numerous stories have been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines. Collections include, Shadows At Midnight, 1979 and 1999 (revised and enlarged), Echoes Of Darkness, 2000, Incantations, 2002, two retrospective collections of their stories, essays and interviews, The Secret Geography Of Nightmare and Selling Dark Miracles, both 2002, Falling Into Heaven in 2004, The Odd Ghosts, 2011, and Flame And Other Enigmatic Tales, and A Haunting Of Ghosts, both 2012.
Novellas, Moths, The Hidden Language Of Demons, The Seminar, Double Act, and His Other Son have been published in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2013 respectively.
All their stories and novellas are being reprinted in uniform editions through The Maynard Sims Library in 2014.
They worked as editors on the nine volumes of Darkness Rising anthologies. They co-edited and published F20 with The British Fantasy Society. As editors/publishers they ran Enigmatic Press in the UK, which produced Enigmatic Tales, and its sister titles. They have written essays. They still do commissioned editing projects.
The Curse of the Wolf by Paul Kane
Trace the history of ‘The Curse of the Wolf’, back through the ages, from modern times to the dawn of the original werewolf. A hai_r-raising tale in more ways than one!
The second in a series of six novelettes reviving the golden age of the monster from Hersham Horror Books.
About Paul Kane
Paul Kane has been writing professionally for almost fifteen years. His genre journalism has appeared in such magazines as Fangoria, SFX and Rue Morgue, and his non-fiction books are the critically acclaimed The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and Voices in the Dark. His award-winning short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as being broadcast on BBC Radio 2), and has been collected in Alone (In the Dark), Touching the Flame, FunnyBones, Peripheral Visions, Shadow Writer, The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, The Spaces Between and GHOSTS. His novella Signs of Life reached the shortlist of the British Fantasy Awards 2006, The Lazarus Condition was introduced by Mick Garris - creator of Masters of Horror - RED featured artwork from Dave (The Graveyard Book) McKean and Pain Cages was introduced by Stephen Volk (The Awakening).
As Special Publications Editor of the British Fantasy Society he worked with authors like Brian Aldiss, Ramsey Campbell, Muriel Gray and Robert Silverberg, he is the co-editor of Hellbound Hearts for Pocket Books (Simon and Schuster), an anthology of original stories inspired by Clive Barker's mythos - featuring contributions from the likes of Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola, Kelley Armstrong and Richard Christian Matheson - The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (Constable & Robinson) - featuring Stephen King, James Herbert and Robert Bloch - and the Poe-inspired Beyond Rue Morgue (for Titan).
In 2008 his zombie story 'Dead Time' was turned into an episode of the Lionsgate/NBC TV series Fear Itself, adapted by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II-IV). He also scripted The Opportunity which premiered at Cannes in 2009, The Weeping Woman - starring Fright Night's Stephen Jeffreys - and Wind Chimes (directed by Brad '7th Dimension' Watson. He is the author of the novels Of Darkness and Light, The Gemini Factor and the bestselling Arrowhead trilogy (Arrowhead, Broken Arrow and Arrowland), a post-apocalyptic reworking of the Robin Hood mythology gathered together as the sell-out Hooded Man omnibus. His latest novels are Lunar (which is set to be turned into a feature film) and the short Y.A. book The Rainbow Man (as P.B. Kane). He currently lives in Derbyshire, UK, with his wife - the author Marie O'Regan - his family, and a black cat called Mina. You can find out more at his website www.shadow-writer.co.uk which has featured Guest Writers such as Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Dean Koontz, John Connolly and Guillermo del Toro.