Ginger Nuts of Horror
When you think of British supernatural television, Stephen Volk will always spring to mind. He is, without a doubt, one of the Godfathers of British horror screenwriting. Amongst his classics is Ken Russell’s Gothic, although he is perhaps best known for the creation of two cult television programmes, Afterlife and the sublime Ghostwatch
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Today's Five Minutes With guest is David A. Riley.
In 1995, along with his wife, Linden, he edited and published a fantasy/SF magazine, Beyond.
His first professionally published story was in the 11th Pan Book of Horror in 1970. This was reprinted in 2012 in The Century's Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan for Cemetery Dance. He has had numerous stories published by Doubleday, DAW, Corgi, Sphere, Roc, Playboy Paperbacks, Robinsons, etc., and in magazines such as Aboriginal Science Fiction, Dark Discoveries, Fear, Fantasy Tales.
His first collection of stories (4 long stories and a novelette) was published by Hazardous Press in 2012, His Own Mad Demons.
A Lovecraftian novel, The Return, will be published by Blood Bound Books in the States in 2013.
A second collection of his stories, all of which were professionally published prior to 2000, The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror, will be launched at the World Fantasy Convention in 2013.
He and his wife recently relaunched Parallel Universe Publications, which originally published beyond. The first book published was The Heaven Maker & Other Gruesome Tales by Craig Herbertson.
Today's Five Minutes with is with Angela Meadon. Angela is a professional writer by day and an avid amateur scientist by night. With a growing sense of wonder at the beauty and simplicity of the natural world she tries to keep her eyes (and her keyboard) firmly targeted on the truth. Angela dedicates most of her free time to smacking quacks, debunking chain e-mails and exposing myths. Whenever possible she pursues nerdy activities such as reading and games.
Today's Five Minutes with is with Liam Davies. Liam writes horror/absurd fiction, has had fiction and poetry published in a variety of places and is now currently flogging his novels. In 2000, his debut play earned an M.E.N Theatre Award nomination for 'Best New Play'. Liam currently lives in Pendle Witch country next to a 17th Century graveyard and also just a stone's throw away Bronte country.
Today's Five Minutes with is with JG Faherty.A lifelong resident of New York's highly haunted Hudson Valley region, JG Faherty grew up amid Revolutionary War graveyards, haunted roads, and woods filled with ghostly apparitions. His varied professional career includes working as a resume writer, laboratory manager, accident scene photographer, zoo keeper, scientist, and salesman. He began writing fiction in 2001, and his short stories, poetry, and articles- have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
For more information about this book, or to arrange signings or readings, visit www.jgfaherty.com
I'm very honoured to have Lisa Von Biela over as part of my five minutes with series of interviews.
Lisa von Biela worked in Information Technology for 25 years, and still claims there is no application she cannot break in testing. She left the field to attend the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 2009. She now practices law in Seattle, Washington. One of her legal articles, a research piece published in the Food and Drug Law Journal, was cited in an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court. She currently serves on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s quarterly publication, The SciTech Lawyer.
After placing 37th in the Personal Essay category of the 1999 Writer’s Digest contest, Lisa began to write short, dark fiction. Her first publication was in The Edge in 2002. She went on to publish a number of short works in various small press venues, including Gothic.net, Twilight Times, Dark Animus, AfterburnSF, and more. The Genesis Code is her first novel.
Today's Five Minutes with interview is with RD Teun. RD is a horror author and avid reader.Who strives for a fantastical metaphor for the complexity of how we experience the world
Bracken MacLeod has worked as a martial arts teacher, a college philosophy instructor, at a children's non-profit, and as a criminal and civil trial attorney. While he does his best to avoid using the law education, he occasionally finds uses for martial arts and philosophy. His work has appeared in Sex and Murder Magazine, The Siren's Call e-zine, twice in Every Day Fiction, and most recently at Shotgun Honey He also has stories in the anthologies, The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes, Anthology: Year One, and Femme Fatale: Erotic Stories of Dangerous Women from Go Deeper Press. More anthologies are coming soon.
His first novel, Mountain Home is available from Books of the Dead Press
Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard. 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.”
Samhain Horror will also publish his third novel, The Darkest Lullaby, in April. Look for his fourth novel, an action-packed survival horror thriller called Savage Species, this summer. His fifth novel Dust Devils, a vampire western set in 1885 New Mexico, will be published in February of 2014. He has also written three novellas (The Clearing of Travis Coble, Old Order, and Witching Hour Theatre) and several short stories.
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 atwww.jonathanjanz.com. You can also find him on Facebook, via @jonathanjanz on Twitter, or on his Goodreads and Amazon author pages.
One of Jonathan’s wishes is to someday get Stephen King, Peter Jackson, Jack Ketchumand Joe R. Lansdale together for an all-night zombie movie marathon. Of course, that can only happen if all four drop their restraining orders against him.