''Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and Hell itself breathes contagion to this world. '
Writing, reading, mixing with great people whatever their degree of success-I just love it. Now, I'm not prolific but I've got a fair body of work in the wings. Quality over quantity-that's my excuse. Working in a Neuro-centre in mid-Sussex takes up much of my time. Amazing place, amazing people and incredible heart-wrenching stories. It's a place of inspiration in so many ways.
I Started writing at an early age on an archaic computer with 'The Crystal of Chantie' (Well recieved in Sinclair User-there's a clue) Followed up with 'Terraform' and 'Dollars in the Dust'-worth a fortune if you've got old copies. Short-listed for Ian St James award with an utterly terrifying ghost story-one of the readers was found pale as death and gagging after reading it. Then again that might have been the Werther's original he was choking on. Then had a story published (hooray!) by Crowswing books and the wonderful Sean Wright (A man of so many talents that he leaves me quite breathless.)-When Graveyards Yawn-my story 'Road to Hell'. Several short stories and a couple of novels (Strange World-a dark and truly controversial two novel, horror/fantasy of epic proportions) poised for publication, so who knows?
Can't recommend joining the British Fantasy Society enough-attending Fantasycon is an experience not to be missed. I have met heroes, heroines and some damned nice people-see the links page for a small selection. Also now a fully fledged member of HWA (Horror writers association). See me at Amazon's Author Central too.
Bought a book in 2005 from a struggling writer called Joe Hill. Few knew who he was then-great guy and yes, a tremendous writer. Such are the stories of a BFS do (and the hangovers).
This is only the beginning........it's a tough life, this writing lark.