Ginger Nuts of Horror
An award winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and educator, I began writing stories in first grade when I still had hair. The short crime film I produced and directed, CASE #5930 is in post-production, and I hope to direct David McDonald’s horror feature, VINDICTA, next summer. An active member of the New Jersey Screenwriter’s Group, I teach English as an assistant professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, and my guidebook on business writing will come out later this summer. When not writing, I’m busy co-hosting THE LAST KNOCK horror podcast on iTunes. I enjoy life with my wife, author and editor Ally Bishop, and our two puppies, Suki and Karma. I’m proud of my alternative music and horror movie collections, and the fact that I never leave any sushi behind. The hard-boiled crime thriller, “Bloodletting” is my first novel.
A high school teacher, college instructor and fiction writer living in central Missouri, Kevin R. Doyle has seen his short stories, mainly in the horror and suspense fields, publshed in over twenty-five small press magazines, both print and online. In 2012 he began venturing into the book publication field. First with a mainstream novelette and then, in 2014, with the release of his first full-length mystery novel. A native of Kansas and graduate of Wichita State University, Doyle teaches English and public speaking at a high school in rural Missouri and has taught English, journalism and Spanish at a number of community colleges in both Kansas and Missouri. In the summertime, he can be found either toiling away at the computer or vacationing along the Gulf Coast. You can find out more information at his website, www.kevindoylefiction.com, or contact him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kevindoylefiction.
David Sakmyster is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels, including Jurassic Dead and The Morpheus Initiative, a series featuring psychic archaeologists (described as “Indiana Jones meets the X-Files”). He also has an epic historical adventure, Silver and Gold, the suspense novels Crescent Lake and Blindspots, and a story collection, Escape Plans. His latest is Final Solstice, and his screenplay, Nightwatchers, has been optioned for production. Visit him at www.sakmyster.com.
Moonlight illuminates her porcelain skin
A black domino betwixt forehead and chin
Lance Barnwell’s Dereliction is a triumphant first step into the publishing world. His collection is full of stark and bold dark poetry that ranges from the supernatural, to the future of our world.
Lance cleverly uses ironic rhyming couplets to portray not a love story, but a dark wondering about the world we live in. He asks questions of it and gives an interesting opinion on its answers, provoking involvement and thought from his audience. His couplets are intelligent, not twee, showing a mastery of the craft.
This thrilling collection boldly steps into the world of dark poetry smoothly and effortlessly. He reveals an honest portrayal of dark thoughts, feelings and emotions that the audience can relate to feeling - even if it is not always admitted.
Followers of dark poetry will love Barnwell's collection, but its appeal stretches further than this. The book is also filled with humour, both black and light; all tastes can be found somewhere amongst his words.
With his evocative style, raw emotions and untamed feeling, Barnwell will take you through a journey unlike any other.
For the benefit of the younger audience who may be unaware of the work of Françoise Pascal I will begin by making a brief introduction to her career. Françoise Pascal, originally from Mauritius, stood out clearly in the London of the 'Swinging 60s' and soon became a dancer in the British TV show 'Top of the Pops', by the age of 19 she had a first film role in 'Loving Feeling'. From that time on Françoise has had a quite remarkable career on stage, in films and TV on both sides of the pond, acting with the likes of Peter Sellers, Lee Remick, Rex Harrison, Goldie Hawn, Frazer Hines, Barry Evans and Mickey Rooney. In a world in which 'National Treasure' and 'Sex Symbol' are all too often misused I believe I can refer to Françoise Pascal as being both with absolutely no doubt that they apply to this film star and former Penthouse Pin-Up. Her charm, sense of humour, and obvious beauty put her in the forefront of the entertainment industry for decades. Although having a significant body of work on stage and screen she is perhaps best known to UK viewers in her standout role as 'Danielle Favre' in the hit sitcom 'Mind Your Language'.
After receiving a BA in Film and Psychology from Emerson College in 2002, and a certificate in screen writing from the same school in 2003, Solet moved to Los Angeles and began working in production.
He wrote and directed his highly lauded first feature, Grace, in 2008. Following its premiere at Sundance '09, where two men in the audience passed out from the intensity of the film, Grace was the darling of festivals around the globe, including SXSW, Brussels, and Gerardmer, where it won the prestigious Prix du Jury, going on to win many more, including a Vision Award at Toronto After Dark, Best Director at Albuquerque International, and a Best Film nom from Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic. Critically, Grace received a caliber of praise practically without precedent within the genre, called, "downright chilling" by Variety, "astonishingly wonderful" by Harry Knowles, "a horrifying meditation" by the Los Angeles Times, and "sweet, queasy perfection" by MTV's Kurt Loder.
Regarded for his intense story savvy as a writer for hire as much as his eye, he has since developed projects for some of the most respected producers and directors in the business at both the studio and independent levels, while continuing to direct both his own and other writers' material.
When he's not stepping on his son's Lego creations, Jack Campbell Jr. writes horror and dark literary fiction in Lawrence, KS. His writing has appeared in a variety of venues both online and in print. He possesses both a real Master's degree from Fort Hays State University and a fake Bachelor's degree from Miskatonic University. Jack is an unapologetic bibliophile and researches the history of Gothic writing. He is a member of the Horror Writer's Association and a lifetime member of the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society.
Welcome to the second and final part of Kit Power's mammoth interview with horror author Jasper Bark. To read the first part of this fantastic interview click here
Andrew Garvey is co-author (with Mike Staples) of the collection, Little Penny Dreadfuls – 99 dark tales of 99 words. Andrew has been fascinated by horror since his aunt let him watch An American Werewolf in London when he was five years old. His short stories have been published in anthologies by Red Rattle Books – ‘Dracula’s Midnight Snacks’ and ‘Zombie Bites’. He also writes non-fiction about mixed martial arts for Fighters Only magazine and about horror and history for www.spookyisles.com and runs the @News_of_1890s Twitter feed. He lives in Staffordshire with his girlfriend, son, bull terrier and books.
Welcome back to part 2 of our in-depth interview with author Chantal Noordeloos! Part one can be found here In this post, we talk about more stories from the ‘Deeply Twisted’ collection, as well as getting a sneak peek into what 2015 has in store for Chantal…