Bestwick… Campbell… Williams…

I'll be reading at an event at Waterstone's, Liverpool, tomorrow night to celebrate the launch of Simon Bestwick's post-apocalyptic novel Hell's Ditch along with horror legend Ramsey Campbell. Tickets are available for £3 and we kick off at 6.30 pm. Come and join us!

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Why Blonde became Dust

In the mid-90s I read all five of Derek Raymond’s pitch black Factory novels: He Died with His Eyes Open, The Devil’s Home on Leave, How the Dead Live, I Was Dora Suarez and Dead Man Upright*. I’d been of a mind to write a crime novel of my own for some time, and had …

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Dust and Desire: OUT NOW!

Today marks the publication of Dust and Desire. Thanks to Titan for producing a beautiful book. I hope you enjoy Joel Sorrell's first outing, and the exclusive short story Do Not Resuscitate. When he opened his mouth to speak, fire flew from between his teeth. His clothes were burnt off him and he had the …

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Dust and Desire: One week away

When it grew too cold to stand outside, I came indoors and took off my jacket. Quick thumbnail now of the flat, and it won’t take long. One small bedroom with a sofa-bed permanently extended. One bathroom. One kitchen that is visited occasionally by a family of oriental cockroaches. A living room. No pictures on …

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Dust and Desire: One Month Till Publication

Titan Books, November 2015 Mawker cocked his head at the bedroom, so I went to have a closer look. The body was still there, naked, erupted, strewn across the sheets like something from Professor Gunther von Hagens’ shed. ‘You know him?’ Mawker said. ‘Name of Liptrott.’ ‘Not sure,’ I said. ‘He seems to have lost a …

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