I like to think of Ginger Nuts of Horror as a family, and like a big papa bear I get a warm feeling when one of the family gets a big break such as when Jonathan Butcher gets a great publishing deal. Jonathan's latest novella has been snapped up by The Sinister Horror Company, who are one of the finest and most upstanding of the new breed of horror publishers. They produce great books, treat their authors with the utmost respect, and are a bunch of great guys, who support the genre as a whole with a passion that is inspiring and infectious. When they asked if I would like to reveal the cover for Jonathan's new book I almost snapped their fingers off with excitement.
But who is Jonathan? I hear you ask, well Jonathan Butcher authors strange and varied horror tales and loves to push boundaries. His work has been published by the Sinister Horror Company, Great British Horror, Burdizzo Books, Eyecue Productions, Dynatox Ministries, Quantum Corsets, and a big ol’ swathe of magazines and websites.
He earns his crust as a freelance copywriter/proofreader/wordhead, screams nihilistic hell-filth for the band Vomit Coffin, and lurks in Birmingham, UK.
Find him here: www.facebook.com/jonathanbutcherauthor
Read on for the cover reveal and more about the book.
She lives with no name.
She has never left her room.
All she has ever known is pain and abuse.
Today, she will breathe fresh air for the first time, feel sunshine against her skin and even witness human kindness.
But she has a point to make – a bleak, violent point – and when she meets her neighbour, Serenity, she finds the perfect pupil.
Forced to endure a lesson distilled from a nightmarish existence, Serenity must face unflinching evil, witness the unspeakable, and question her most deeply-held views, until at last she has no choice but to fight for her family’s survival.
Jonathan has this to say about the book:
“I wrote What Good Girls Do out of compulsion. I’ve known too many people who have been terribly hurt by those close to them to pretend that “evil” doesn’t exist, but while “evil” is spiteful and cruel, it is also commonplace. Humanity’s worst acts are perpetrated just as often by our neighbours, our friends and our families as they are by serial killers and dictators. “Evil” is mundane and omni-present, and What Good Girls Do is my recognition of that.”
The cover was created by a concept from Jonathan, photography by Sian Jansen-Bowen, and layout and graphic design wizardry by SHC logo designer Vincent Hunt.