First of all, Happy New Year to everyone. The end of 2015 was a simple one for me; half work and half play, more so the former than the latter. Christmas is a time of celebration with my family — three Christmas Days will really take it out of you — and New Year is a time to settle back and relax. No longer do the fireworks and expensive evenings with random strangers appeal to me, such has been the case for several years. But, it gives me a chance to ease into the New Year without a splitting headache, and enables me to get back to work at a reasonable pace.
Today, I come to you with some exciting news. First of all, I have recently signed a publishing contract with Matt Shaw Publications, run by the one and only Matt Shaw. Matt has recently established this aspect to his services, one he hopes will usher in a new wave of talent for the horror fans out there. I’m aware that I’m the second signing thus far to his new venture, but I am really excited about getting started. Matt and I have chatted for quite some time, ever since I started out with my writing, and he was very influential in getting me out of the starting blocks, so to speak. I now consider him a friend as well as a fellow writer, so this business partnership was a no-brainer really.
The second part of the news also involves Matt Shaw; we’ve decided to write a collaborative novel together. The details are still being etched out, but we are setting the tale in a haunted house. It features an investigator who meets up with some Dark Tourists in an abandoned house for a forty-eight hour sleepover. You can also expect two alternate time lines in the story. This should be an experience if nothing else, but I already feel this is going to be something special. Watch this space for details…
Aside from this, I am currently confirming several dates for various conventions around the U.K during 2016, and I have a finalised schedule for releases too. Seven books are planned this year, so it should be a busy one. Catch my next blog post (Thursday) for full details.