Carnage After The End

This theme tends to do strange things to punctuation in headers so I’ll just clarify here that the title is meant to be Carnage: After the End.  Anyway, once again I am really pleased to be involved in the announcement of a new horror anthology from Sirens Call Publications.  More accurately, two new books, as After the End is split into two volumes, each with ten stories – a credit to how much writing talent there is right now.  So with no further ado, I will let the book explain itself to you, starting with volume one!

Carnage: After the End – Volume 1

The Apocalypse has come, leaving in its wake small pockets of survivors battling to stay alive; each carving out a new beginning for mankind.

The ten stories in Carnage: After the End – Volume 1 are the terrifyingly harsh and brutal realities those survivors must face. Each one takes us to a place where humanity’s stragglers are forced to battle with enemies outside of their control; mutant beasts, groups of depraved and desperate people, and the terrifying threat of a dwindling food supply. Their fight for survival gets even more difficult as they search among the tatters of civilization for the will to carry on.

In a world where society has collapsed and terror lurks around every corner, no one can be trusted and nothing can be taken for granted.

Hell has invaded and happy endings are a thing of the past…

Contributing Authors in Volume 1 include:

Kimberly A. Bettes, Shane Cashman, Shane R. Collins, Laura Diamond, Rodney James Galley, Michael Griffin, Russell Linton, Adam Millard, Christofer Nigro, and Julianne Snow.

 Carnage: After the End – Volume 1 can be found at any of these fine retailers:

CreateSpace

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Smashwords

Just in case one volume isn’t enough for you, then check out the details for volume two:

Carnage: After the End – Volume 2

Hell has invaded Earth and happy endings are a thing long since forgotten.

The ten stories in Carnage: After the End – Volume 2 tell of the frighteningly horrific and cruel lives the survivors must face. Each one takes us to a place where humanity’s stragglers are forced to battle for their very existence against their own grim reality; creatures from different worlds or times, individuals or groups of miscreants who feed on the fear of the weak, and even the terrifying threat of unknown bacterial organisms. Their will to go on diminishing among the tatters of the civilization they once knew.

In a world where society has collapsed and terror lurks around every corner, no one can be trusted and nothing can be taken for granted.

The Apocalypse has come, leaving in its wake small pockets of survivors battling to stay alive; each carving out a new beginning for mankind…

Contributing Authors in Volume 2 include

Angel D. Callido, Charlie Fish, Harper Hull, Magda Knight, Jason Lairamore, Harry Manners, Zachary O’Shea, Wednesday Silverwood, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and L.E. White.

Carnage: After the End – Volume 2 can found one at any of these fine retailers:

CreateSpace

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Smashwords

You can find more from Sirens Call Publications from the website or by contacting Kalla Monahan (@KallaMonahan) or Nina D’Arcangela (@Sotet_Angyal) on Twitter.

Twisted Realities Blog Tour

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Twisted Tales: Of Myth and Monstrosity is a collection of twelve tales from twelve different authors who used their creative talents to reach back into the lore of times gone by and put their own twist on the tales we’ve all heard. Think you know them all?

A soul for a soul, but what of the cost? A found treasure, but what would you sacrifice to keep it? What lurks in the enchanted woods, coming for the thing you treasure most? Recognize them, do you? You may recognize the fable, but you’ve yet to hear the tale told through the mind’s eye of the twelve authors in this collection – they are not what you would necessarily expect them to be!

Myth or reality…

Explore the twelve tales of horror and intrigue in Twisted Realities: Of Myth and Monstrosity and ask yourself, what would you consider a fair price to pay for life immortal… or the chance of life at all?

Would a young woman pass up a shiny bauble if she believed it to be nothing more than a harmless trinket? What transpires once a year in a peaceful and remote village that no one will ever speak of? What better way for a broken man to honor a crippled existence than with a memorial of blood and vengeance? How could a disfigured woman ever dream of chancing across an object that would restore her beauty – and at what cost?

Follow the twists and turns of each writer as they delve into the legends of days gone by, as well as the consequences that are wrought when myths and monstrosities collide with our world.

Contributing Authors include:

Thomas James Brown, Nina D’Arcangela, K. Trap Jones, Amber Keller, Lisamarie Lamb, Edward Lorn, Alexa Muir, Kate Monroe, Joseph A. Pinto, J. Marie Ravenshaw, Julianne Snow, and Jonathan Templar

Twisted Realities: Of Myth and Monstrosity is available in print and digital forms from these find retailers:

Print: Amazon, CreateSpace

eBook: Amazon, Amazon.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, Smashwords (Nook, Kobo, Sony and Kindle eReaders)

Excerpts from three of the twelve magnificent stories contained within Twisted Realities: Of Myth and Monstrosity. For a preview of all 12 stories, please go to SirensCallPublications.com

The Plight of Phaylen Ponsford – Julianne Snow

Each thin layer of dirt removed had the potential to reveal a relic of a lost time; perhaps a treasure of incalculable value. Phaylen had wanted to be an archaeologist for as long as she could remember. The desire stemmed from the continual playback of a childhood favourite that still held her spellbound; good old Indy never let her down. With all of the bad things that had befallen Phaylen, Indy always remained a constant source of inspiration. Even after the fire.

It happened when Phaylen was nine. An electrical short in one of the wires connecting her favourite pink lamp with the frilly nightshade to the wall. It could have picked any point in its life to short out, but instead it chose a moment when a young Phaylen was sleeping next to it. Within that instant her life changed – in the worst possible way.

Gone were her frilly pink lamp, her bed that had once been covered in a pink and purple polka dotted bedspread, and all her toys.  In their stead was just pain; both physical and emotional.

Phaylen had always been a heavy sleeper; a trait that her alcoholic mother had once considered a Godsend. In the wake of the devastation and the mounting medical bills, she began to consider it a curse.

It wasn’t long before she considered Phaylen cursed as well.

The Silver Comb – J. Marie Ravenshaw

Aisling pulled up close to the garage – knowing that both stalls would be in use – and turned off the car. She grabbed the groceries and her purse. Deciding to leave her books in the car -she didn’t need to crack them until Sunday anyway- she slid out and slammed the door behind her.

Aisling glanced toward the front door, mapping out the path she would take in the utter darkness. Out of the corner of her eye she saw a shadow flit by at the edge of the woods. She stopped dead in her tracks and turned toward the area. Narrowing her eyes, she yelled, “Who’s there?” No answer. Chills ran up her spine, making her shiver in response.

A thought crossed her mind, making her smile and immediately staving off her fear. She yelled again. “Cal? You messin’ with me again? ‘Cause if you are …” She shook her head and continued toward the front door.

As she stepped onto the bottom step, the porch light came on, illuminating the front yard and temporarily blinding her. She raised her arm to shield her face from the bright light. Her eyes widened as the front door opened to reveal…

Drakul – K. Trap Jones

My name is Drakul and I have become a lost cause, a faded shadow of my former self. I was once a loyal follower of Dionysus, the God of grape harvest and wine, until the others discovered my weakness. Immortality flows through my veins along with the wine, but only one of them actually helps me to erase the memories of my past. I turn to my friendly liquid for acceptance and for denial of what I have become. I am a satyr; half-goat, half-man, but a full drunkard. I am immortal, but death can greet me from the hands of any God.

The wine has become my only friend, for it is that within the goblet that I truly consider my companion; but alas, even he is not above betraying me on occasion. I had an unfortunate event that pushed me away from the glory of the Gods to where I find myself today. Before I wallow too deep in the present, allow me to reflect upon the past. For it is within the sands of time that my prosperity truly reigns supreme. It was within the protection of the Gods where I truly became gifted, but it was within the winery orchards where I found my betrayers.

Childhood Nightmares Under The Bed

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“Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed”

 An anthology from Sirens Call Publications

Edited by Kate Monroe, this collection of tales of night time terrors range from the literal interpretation of who’s Under the Bed, to the sinister and complex workings of the subconscious mind on many different levels. What is in the hall; who is downstairs; am I really awake; are you my friend? All these questions and more are answered by the twisted minds of the twelve horror authors who dazzled us with their interpretations of Childhood Nightmares. Beware! You may begin to have a few of your own after reading their infectious tales…

Those whispered tales of monsters hiding under the bed, or of the demons lurking in the shadowy corner where we dare not glance for fear that seeing them will make them all too real. Oh, how the innocent landscape of a child’s imagination lends fertile soil to horrors ready to be sown on the slightest of sounds; the tales and the terror they wreak on our youthful minds never quite leaves us.

We asked the authors in this collection to reach into the forgotten recesses of their twisted minds and share with us the tales of nightmares that can only thrive in the hidden corners of a child’s imaginings; the bogeyman under the bed, the outlandishly fiendish creature lurking in the dark, the slight murmur of sound coming from the hall… did you close the door completely?

Explore the myriad terrors that only a child can twist from nothing into some ‘thing’ in the span of a single rapid breath. Do you dare delve into your own memories? Perhaps you’ll start sleeping with the lights on again…

Tell us, who is Under the Bed?

 

Contributing Authors:  Colin F. Barnes, Nina D’Arcangela, Phil Hickes, Amber Keller,

Kim Krodel, Lisamarie Lamb, John McIlveen, Kate Monroe, Brandon Scott,

Joshua Skye, Julianne Snow, and Jack Wallen

Want a copy of ‘Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed’ for yourself? Visit:

eBook:                  Amazon.com, Amazon.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.it

Smashwords.com (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, PDF)

Print book:          Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com

 Here is a small sampling of “Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed”,

followed by a link to a free preview of all twelve stories.

 

‘Baby Teeth’  – Kim Krodel

She adds every tooth she gets to her disgusting smile.  But the screws keep growing out of her gums.  She never runs out of space for more teeth.”

“Why does she want them?”  Brian’s voice was small.  His eyes bugged, as if the skeletons stacked in God’s closet were tumbling out at his feet.

“For biting, Dummy.  She likes to eat little kids.”  Cal grinned as he spoke.  “If she bites you with her screws, your skin gets stuck to ‘em, so she likes teeth better; so she doesn’t have to floss so much.”

“No, she doesn’t.  She’s nice—she gives presents!  Mom said!”

“That’s what Mom wants you to think.  Otherwise you’d freak out about it.”

Brian blinked, staring and processing; weighing his brother’s words against those he had gathered from adults.

“See this?”  Cal rolled up a pant leg to reveal a jagged run of lumpy, silver skin.  “She bit me hard the first tooth I lost ‘cause I didn’t know what was coming.  Now I’m big enough to fight her off.”  Calvin posed like a weight-lifter…”

 

‘Shades of Red’ – Colin F. Barnes

“Two thuds come from beyond the door. Probably just his mother falling, dropping the bottle.  Hollow rasps come from the corner of Mitchell’s dark bedroom: between the old, rickety wardrobe that creaks if you walk too close to it, and the dresser with the broken drawer front.

Mitchell conjures images of Scamp, their pet dog: a mongrel of various terriers and common working dogs. He pictures his little whiskery face, his excited panting. Anything to stop thinking about…the Shade. But it won’t go away. It’s stuck in his mind like a leech. Growing fat on the fear.

Is it darker in that corner than normal? Is that an outline of something…is it…moving?

Mitchell whirls away and pulls the duvet over his face. Sweat forms quickly on his forehead as he breathes hot air under the stifling cover. It’s not real, just your imagination. It’s not—

A quiet laughter. The voice muffled as if obstructed. Mitchell raises the duvet slightly. Just enough so he can peer out and check that corner again. He wishes he hadn’t. A pair of red orbs float in the gap. He screams for his mother. No answer…”

 

‘Show and Tell’ – Kate Monroe

He belatedly realized that tonight, there had still been no answer, no response. He leaned over the edge of the bed and cautiously lifted the sheets.

“Are you there?”

A blast of fetid air; putrid, repellent.

Satisfied, Tommy continued.

“I wish they’d bloody die.” Awestruck by his bravery in making the grand pronouncement, he allowed himself a few moments in which to savor the forbidden words on his tongue before he spoke again. “Yeah, I do. I wish they’d both just shut up and die.”

A sigh, no stronger than the breeze outside, lifted up the bed sheets and danced around Tommy’s bare feet, curling up his toes as he pursed his thin lips.

“What do you think, then?”

Before any answer could come from under the bed, shuffling footsteps announced his great-aunt’s arrival in his room…”

Please visit Sirens Call Publications for an extended preview of Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed available for download.

 

Julianne Snow Interview

It is a great pleasure to be a part of the blog tour for the release of Julianne Snow’s Days of the Undead.  Julianne has very kindly offered me an interview, but first, here’s a little excerpt of the book…

“The cloying scent of decomposition was overpowering. It was mixed with the smells of blood and dirt and what was almost sweat-like in odor but I think that’s impossible. How can something dead sweat? The heat of the past few days certainly hadn’t done anything to help with the stench and in the soft breeze of the evening, it robbed the breath from you.


I could hear my team behind me trying not to gag but failing as I unfastened the last of the lines securing the boat to the dock. At that moment they burst through the last of the trees along the edge of the shore. There were now at least a hundred or so of the Undead only a few arm lengths away.


The shock of that moment was unparalleled in anything that I can recently remember. There were so many of them. I gave the boat a hard shove away from the dock and jumped aboard. Max opened the throttle as the Undead poured from the woods like honey from a broken bottle, their arms reaching for us. They were so close that you could feel the wind from their hands as they just missed you.”

 

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Clicking on the cover above will take you to Sirens Call Publications where you can find a variety of stockists for the book.  Now, on with the interview:

CD: First of all, congratulations on Days of the Undead. Your work has appeared in an anthology (Women of the Living Dead) before, but how does it compare to having your work stand alone?

JS: Thank you Caitlyn, I appreciate the kudos. I also appreciate your time in interviewing me. It’s definitely been a fun ride. As for the comparison between being part of an anthology and a having my own standalone book, there really is no difference. Knowing that people have the ability to read the words that I have so carefully crafted is invigorating. Being a published author is a heady mix of joy and excitement along with a little bit of doubt. My words are very special to me and I want people to enjoy the end result of my labors. I will say this however, getting an email that states that your work has been accepted for publication always slaps a big smile on my face.

CD: The book started life as a blog which is a really innovative and interesting way of telling such a story. What led you to make the decision to write it in that way?

JS: Most people might not know this but I did write Days with the Undead as a book initially but it sat there for a while as I tried to decide what I wanted to do with it; did I want to publish it independently, or try to approach a traditional publisher with it? I was worried as a first time writer that I would never sell a copy whichever direction that I chose to go. Each chapter is set out to represent one day in the lives of the survivors so it seemed like a logical progression to present each chapter as an unfolding story online. I built my website and then I waited until the fear of putting my work out into the world subsided. It was definitely an interesting few weeks of alternating doubt and confidence. In the end, confidence won out. I realized that I could be somewhat anonymous in an online forum. As I started to post each day, I began to see the numbers of people reading climb higher. Comments soon followed and then I was connecting with people, people who were fans, on a daily basis. It was wonderful. Once I had gotten myself to a point past where the first book ends, I found out that other great authors have released serial novels online before publishing – David Wellington being the one that springs to mind the fastest. I’d bought his books in an actual bookstore years earlier and it gave me hope. My dreams of publishing Days with the Undead as a book didn’t have to die. You may think that all of the content in the book can be found in the blog but you’d be wrong. The book contains all of the things that I wish I had thought to include the first time around. The subtle explanations, the scenes with the Undead that I always thought of afterwards – there is something in the book for both new and old fans alike.

CD: Was it always the intention to turn it into a book?

JS: Based on my answer above, I do think it was always my intention to make the story more alive. To go back and add the things that I knew I had wanted to add in but either didn’t have the time in the moment, or just hadn’t realized I wanted a particular scene included. After I was approached by my publisher, Sirens Call Publications, it was all the opportunity that I needed to make it the saga that I wanted it to be. I am by no means done. The story still continues on dayswiththeundead.com but now it’s more than that. It’s a world that lives inside my head and in the heads of the fans who read it. I can’t stop now.

CD: What is it about zombies that interest you and what are your favorite zombie-themed works?

JS: I’ve loved Zombies since I was little. At six, I watched Romero’s Night of the Living Dead for the first time and while it scared me, it also fascinated me. I was hooked from that moment on. I think what I find more fascinating about them is how we can see ourselves reflected in what they used to be. It’s like humanity’s biggest enemy is itself. As for my favorite Zombie themed works… I am a huge fan of David Wellington’s Monster Series. Those are great books. I adore the movies that George Romero so skillfully crafts. There are also a large number of Indie authors that I love: Ian Woodhead, Rebecca Snow, Suzanne Robb, and Stant Litore among many others. I find that each person has a slightly different view of the genre that never lets it get stale.

CD: A few years ago there was a bit of debate going on about fast or slow zombies. Which is your preference?

JS: I actually wrote a guest post about this a few months ago. I fall on the side of the slow zombie. If I had to meet one in a dark alley with only my wits to help save me, that’s the one that I’d like to meet. I’m a purist at heart and find the idea of a fast zombie to be contrary to the classic. That certainly doesn’t mean that I cannot appreciate the fast ones, I just think the slower ones might be easier to contend with.

CD: And finally, what’s your personal zombie survival plan? I’m pretty sure zombies can’t read so your ideas will be safe.

JS: Hmmm, are you sure? My survival plan is to get out of the city at the first whisper of something going down. I live in Toronto and with all of the urban sprawl, there is no way that I want to get stuck, surrounded by all of that concrete with the Undead headed straight for me. Once I’m out of the city, I’m heading north and getting as far away from largely populated areas as I can. There will be enough food left in the cities to keep them busy for a while so that will give me time to take stock of the situation and decide what the best course of action is going to be. If it ever happens, make sure you look me up online – I’ll be sure to keep you all updated!

Thank you to Julianne for giving the interview and also to Kalla at Sirens Call Publications.

Jake Bannerman Interview

I have been lucky enough to conduct a short interview with horror author Jake Bannerman.  Regular readers may remember his guest post back in September. But, before the interview it seems only right to introduce Jake’s cause and that is to raise $5000 for Breast Cancer Research by Christmas.  He’s doing this by donating 5% of all his book sales to the cause, but if you already have the book you can still donate any amount over at The Goat Franchise website.

 

So, now on with the interview:

 

1) First of all, thank you to you and your team The Goat Franchise for allowing me to feature your work here. Your team is obviously a great help to you. Would you recommend that other budding authors surround themselves with a similar team? What are the advantages and are there any disadvantages of working with a team?

 

Oh, no doubt about it! I had a plan going into this to surround myself with amazing people, full of positive energy and a passion for the chance to do something never before done before – to start from nothing and build to something amazing, all on faith. That was the number one qualification for this project,FAITH!

All of the Goat Gals are amazing at what they do, and they have a very difficult job to handle; and that is not only the work, but dealing with me on a personal basis! I am extremely impatient, and a very depressive, non-optimistic fellow. I have terrible mood swings! They have got to be mentally tough, and they know just how to handle me.

There is a disadvantage only in the fact that sometimes I worry that people will perceive the girls as they do me. The Goat Gals are their own thing, they represent me only in faith; they are the perfect example of the fact that the views and opinions expressed in my work are not necessarily the views shared by the Goat Gals. I feel bad sometimes because if someone ever goes off on them – and it HAS happened – I want to kill someone! It’s silly for some asshole to attack them for MY views.

I love each of the girls for different reasons and I would be nowhere close to where I am now without them.

 

2) Many people, when confronted with an illness such as yours would perhaps shy away from the more grim and violent side of things, but this obviously isn’t the case for you. Did you find your writing style or method changed in any way?

 

GREAT QUESTION! First let me explain this; the condition I have is related to leukemia and it is a slow degenerative disease that I and my doctors have known about for several years. I have refused to take the harsh medications, because I felt if I could wait I would, and unfortunately I waited too long. The condition has really turned for the worst, so we are taking aggressive measures to slow it down; this means chemo, and I knew it was coming so it’s not a shocking thing to me.

All indications are that we are going to be able to keep in under control. I will just be on some nasty drugs for the rest of my life, and that’s okay! I know it sounds very strange, but I only came out in public because I did not want to hide it, and if I can use my sickness to help others who am I not to stand up and do so?

No, my writing style has not changed or varied from day one. I do not understand the view of “OH NO, I’M DYING – let’s write about unicorns and cupcakes??!?!?” How about this – fuck unicorns!

 

3) What I really found interesting about The Pitchfork Diaries was the way that you integrated poetry in between short stories. So, Sophie’s Choice-style – poetry or prose? You can only choose one…

 

The poetry, just like the book itself, was kind of an idea thrown at me and I was like “Well okay, why not?!” Pitchfork was never supposed to happen; it is a result of Bailey, who is my ghost writer, throwing pieces of the Harvest at me and saying “This shit does not jive with the rest of the book!”

It was ‘Juden’, ‘Lullaby of Rape’ and something else she cut from the original draft of Harvest and I was asked by another party why I did not just make a book of short stories to get my name out there. It sounded like a great idea, so I went for it.

It’s the same thing with the poems, or ‘terror bursts’ as I call them. I can whip those things up in thirty seconds, so I threw one out to see the reaction they would get. People seemed to dig it so I put some in the book. I’m not sure if there will be any in Pitchfork Volume Two, so on that basis I choose prose.

 

4) What is your favourite book? And, perhaps more importantly, what’s your least favourite?

 

It’s one and the same! The Bible is easily the greatest piece of literature ever! Let me say this for the millionth time in my life; if you have not read the Bible you are missing out, because it is fantasy, horror, sci-fi, erotica, self-help and mystery all rolled into one!

Seriously, think about it; the great floods, the plagues, the crucifixion, the end of the world and the first sex ever! This book is incredible!

But, but, but – it is fiction, fiction, fiction! And that is why it is my least favorite book of all time. MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED because of it, and in my opinion, the impact it has had on the world we live in is a travesty.

 

5) Last time you were let loose on Scared Sheepless your guest post raised a few really good points about non-conformity, even in the face of good stuff, like steak, blowjobs and Beyonce. What’s your guilty conformist pleasure?

 

Oh, truth be known, I like many “IN” things; I love Katy Perry, and I love fashionable clothes. I am not against everything that is popular – I mean, I have an iPhone! Should I chuck it off of a bridge because millions have one? NO!

I just think that it is sad that as a society we will pay more attention to unimportant bullshit and ignore anything that might cause a ripple because we are comfortable.

It’s the standard of asking a mother who lives in the slums to teach her children that drugs are bad when her son is paying all the bills from the crack he sold, ya know?

Do not cause a ripple when you are comfortable is bullshit! We are lazy creatures, and I hate that because I too am guilty of it

 

6) The Pitchfork Diaries has a lot of strong women, which you’ve already discussed in a Twitter Q&A before, but how do you feel about the love-hate relationship that the horror genre has with women? It’s often Virgin or Whore much of the time isn’t it?

 

Well think about this for a second…What do men desire? A virgin or a whore!

Those are what most males view women as – a sex toy, and trust me I am guilty of looking at a woman and thinking “Oh my God, I would destroy that pussy!”

Unfortunately, women hate me so, I never get the chance!

Women are tougher than men in all areas, and I appreciate that. The reason that horror movies use them is because males are visually stimulated, end of story.

I guarantee you, though, that 99% of women would kick Freddy Krueger, Micheal Myers and Leatherface’s asses whilst drinking a latte and multitasking on her iPhone!

 

7) What is the absolute worst thing that someone could take away from your work in terms of a message or idea? On the same lines, what is the worst thing you’ve had said about your work?

 

The worst thing anyone could take away from my writing is that I share or endorse any of the behavior of the people in my books. I do not support rape, necrophilia, murder, or especially racism.

I find murder less offensive than being a racist; many people will think I am a racist because of stories like ‘Juden’ or ‘In the Mouth of Butterflies’, but it simply is not true.

What is the worst thing I’ve had said about my work? That’s something to ask the Goat Gals – I cry to them all the time!

 

8) Your work has a great filmic quality, you can really see what your reading thanks to all your detailing. Choose a cast and crew for just one of your short stories… You can include yourself if you don’t think you could trust anyone else.

 

It’s funny that you say that, because everyone seems to think that and I would love to see my work done as a movie or even a short film, no doubt!

Let’s pick one that I actually had someone in mind when I wrote it. In ‘The Lullaby of Rape’ I pictured Donald Sutherland as the main protagonist in the story, and Natalie Portman as the girl. Oh, and I would definitely be in the film; most likely the sex Scene!

Thank you for the compliment I try really hard to make the reader feel as if they were there in the midst of the scene; I want to engulf you in fear, so I try not to just say knife, stab = blood, ya know?

And my editors deserve much of the credit because they are true wordsmiths!

 

9) And finally, the inevitable question – What have we got to look forward to next from you?

 

Dec 25th 2011- the first book in ‘The Family of Dog series’ comes out and we are all absolutely salivating about releasing this to the world! I promise you that The Harvest is like nothing you have ever read and takes you down roads you would not even think of going down. This book goes to places never before explored, and I am 100% serious, may very well get me killed. If you think Pitchfork was controversial you have no idea!

 

Hey thanks a ton for the support and the chance to speak to your readers!

J