Ginger Nuts of Horror
Matthew Weber, owner of Pint Bottle Press, resides just north of Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife, young son and their canine companion. He is editor-in-chief of EXTREME HOW-TO, a home improvement magazine for handymen and DIY'ers, published by Latitude 3 Media Group, LLC. His first novel, THE BULL, was published by Pint Bottle Press in 2012. His next book, A DARK & WINDING ROAD, is a collection of short horror fiction now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon. His short stories and articles have appeared in DARK ECLIPSE, WHEN RED SNOW MELTS (HNR Publishing), HAUNT JAUNTS, NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE, MICROHORROR, ADDICTED TO HORROR MOVIES,THE VOLUNTARY VOICE and more. When Weber isn't writing or remodeling, he plays bass guitar for the punk band SKEPTIC?
Growing up, Ken Preston never wanted a proper job, and now he sits in his converted cellar, telling lies for a living, whilst being distracted by his two cats, Lily and Luther.
He is the author of a wide range of genre novels, both self-published and traditionally published, from zombie/cowboy mash-up Population:DEAD! to his YA pirate adventure, The Devil and Edward Teach, and contemporary horror serial, Joe Coffin.
He also writes a series of romantic thrillers, but don't tell anyone.
Pop over to his website to check out more books and for news on the latest releases, or just to say "Hi!", and find out how you could be getting free short stories delivered to your inbox every month.
Sara Brooke is an international Amazon bestselling author who writes horror and suspense novels.
A lifelong avid reader of all things scary, Sara's childhood dream was to write books that force readers to sleep with their lights on. Her first novel, Still Lake, was released spring 2012. Sara's influences and favorite authors include Bentley Little and John Saul. She is presently working on her next novel
Michael Bray is a best selling horror author based in Leeds, England. Influenced from an early age by the suspense horror of authors such as Stephen King, and the trashy pulp TV shows like Tales From The Crypt & The Twilight Zone, he started to work on his own fiction, and spent many years developing his style. In May 2012, he signed a deal with the highly reputable Dark Hall Press to print and distribute his collection of interlinked short stories titled Dark Corners, which was released in September 2012. His second release was a Novella titled MEAT. His first full length novel, a supernatural horror titled Whisper was initially self-published, and following great critical acclaim, was sold to Horrific Tales publishing - his first Advance paying sale which went on to be a #1 best seller.
Here at Gingernuts towers we were mightily impressed with Jasper Bark's recent collection of short stories and novellas entitled Stuck On You. In fact, we were so impressed, we asked him if he'd be interested in an in-depth interview discussing the book at length. Mr. Bark very kindly agreed. What follows is part one of this interview, examining the inspiration, craft, and thought processes behind the writing of these tales. Part two will follow, covering the remaining tales in the collection. Enjoy, and many thanks to Mr. Bark for agreeing to such a thorough examination...
Iain Rob Wright is one of the UK's most successful horror and suspense writers, with novels including the critically acclaimed, THE FINAL WINTER; the disturbing bestseller, ASBO; and the wicked screamfest, THE HOUSEMATES.
His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He is an active member of the Horror Writer Association and a massive animal lover.
Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
You bet, Jim. I am going to assume that you are going to prefer some information about me that relates to not only my writing, but my fascination with the horrible and the macabre, so I will bend the trend in that direction.
I was raised under the fist, and one of the worst things that can happen to a child happened to me. My childhood had long stretches that played out like a reallife horror movie. I learned to live inside my head, compartmentalize the hurt, and still be free. I managed to keep the good parts of me alive, somehow, but I do darkness well.
Currently, I am finishing up an Associate’s Degree in Behavioral Health Sciences. I would like to make a difference. I would like to push back the tide of darkness that is rolling everforward. That tide is child abuse. It molds children into monsters, addicts, victims, and more. It is an issue that needs to be faced.
Keller Yeats has written several published articles about rock music and several unpublished short stories. He has several years’ experience working as a Probation Warden and he draws on this for his novel. In addition he is a published graphic artist and a qualified though no longer practicing jewellery maker and designer. He now lives together with his wife, a Siberian Husky, a Welsh Collie and three cats in a cottage by the sea in Anglesey.
Duncan P. Bradshaw lives in the majestic county of Wiltshire in Southern England, with his wife Debbie and their two furry faced fellows called Rafa and Pepe. They are often caught prowling around the vegetation at the base of railway lines, foraging for small reptiles to feed on and dock leaves to quell the savage nettle burn.
Class Three is his debut novel, a homage not just to Romero, but to many things in popular culture that have squished him into the malformed collection of matter that exists in the same plane of existence as you. He is currently fermenting ideas in his brain for the first book in the follow-up trilogy.
Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, and in a way, that explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows “the best horror novel of 2012.” The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, “reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub’s Ghost Story.”
In 2013 Samhain Horror published his novel of vampirism and human sacrifice The Darkest Lullaby, as well as his serialized horror novel Savage Species. Of Savage Species Publishers Weekly said, "Fans of old-school splatterpunk horror—Janz cites Richard Laymon as an influence, and it shows—will find much to relish." Jonathan's Kindle Worlds novel Bloodshot: Kingdom of Shadows marked his first foray into the superhero/action genre. His vampire western Dust Devils was released to critical acclaim this February, and his sequel to The Sorrows (Castle of Sorrows) was published in July. He has also written four novellas (The Clearing of Travis Coble, Old Order, Witching Hour Theatre, and the recently released Exorcist Road) and several short stories. His newest novel (The Nightmare Girl) will appear in January 2015.
His primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author’s wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true. You can learn more about Jonathan at www.jonathanjanz.com. You can also find him on Facebook, via @jonathanjanz on Twitter, or on his Goodreads and Amazon author pages.