Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dark water, evil hags and misty mountains



I learned today that TERROR TALES OF THE LAKE DISTRICT, my first anthology as editor, which was published by GRAY FRIAR PRESS just over two weeks ago, is selling very well indeed.

This is great news, as we fully intend to continue with this series of ‘regional’ horror anthologies for as long as they are able to earn their keep, so thus far there are no complaints.

Needless to say, I’m delighted with some of the writers I’ve attracted to this first book in the series. Names like Adam Nevill, Reggie Oliver, Simon Clark, Ramsey Campbell, and others, ought to be dripping off the tongues of all true horror fans, and I’ve got some equally illustrious names now lining up for the next volume – but no, I’m not going to give anything away just yet (keep watching this space, though).

TERROR TALES OF THE LAKE DISTRICT is now available directly from AMAZON (UK and US), and for those still dithering about whether or not to buy, here – courtesy of the indefatigable Mark West, is a rather nice little YouTube trailer for the book – CHECK IT OUT.

If that doesn’t whet your appetites, what will?

Perhaps this rather nice comment passed on the amazing VAULT OF EVIL message board, one of the most informed 'horror anthology' forums currently online:

Where better to recuperate than the Lake District with its breathtaking views, idyllic villages, quaint customs, bracing fresh air, bone-crushing hags, petrified hikers, mobile monoliths, disquieting gummy ferrymen, ancient witchcraft, black sorcery, and more White Ladies of this or that lake than you can shake a stick at? Keep your wits about you, kids. You're in cagoule country now. They do things different 'round here …

Oh yeees. Couldn’t have put it better myself.

(With special thanks to 'Demonik' for that very cool quote).

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