Monday, 23 December 2013

New Audio Play

So, recently I wrote a short audio play especially for two very exciting actors - Simon Jones and Rosalyn Landor - and here's the first tantalising bit of information.

It's called Sometime Never, a strange little supernatural-ish tale set in the 1980s, and is produced and directed by the multi-talented and awesome Neil Gardner.

Here's the front page of the recording script, signed by both Simon and Rosalyn...

Many of you will know Simon from such TV and film work as The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Blackadder, Brazil, Miracle on 34th Street and Brideshead Revisited.

And Rosalyn will be familiar to you from such film and TV work as C.A.T.S Eyes, The Devil Rides Out, The Hammer House of Horror, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

I've been a big fan of both Simon and Rosalyn for many years, and have watched them in all the above mentioned films and shows - most of them I owned on video, or recorded of the TV, watching them over and over - so, as you can imagine, it was a huge honour to be asked to write a script specifically for two such talented actors.

Sometime Never was recorded on Friday 13th December (but don't worry, it all went well!) and should be released some time in early 2014.

I'll post more information, and hopefully a few behind the scenes pics, in the new year!

L to R:   Rosalyn Landor,   producer/director Neil Gardner   and   Simon Jones

Friday, 6 December 2013

Twisted Histories - Full Cover

As publication day for Twisted Histories draws ever nearer, I thought I'd wet your whistles with a sneak peek at the full paperback cover.

And it's an absolute beauty!

This is the second in an ongoing range of anthologies I'm working on for Snowbooks, this time the pages are crammed to bursting with brand new tales of supernatural and horror which reimagine well known ancient myth, legend or biblical icons.

Rather fittingly in this countdown to Christmas, the book contains a dark and disturbing story which retells a particular aspect of the Nativity, namely the Magi: who they were and what their journey really meant to the whole of the human race, all told from the perspective of a boy named Amahl Damji, a bondman to the ancient Trinity. The story is called The Silence Between The Sounds and is written by me!

Here's the full ToC of the anthology, with each of the reimagined story elements in brackets.

01 – Blood Is Blood by Kaaron Warren   (Gog & Magog)

02 – Little Boxes by Gary McMahon    (Pandora's Box)

03 – Collapse by Susan Murray    (The Green Man / John Barelycorn)

04 – Blame The French by Stephen Gallagher    (Odysseus)

05 – A Silence Between The Sounds by Scott Harrison   (The Magi)

06 – Containment by Justin Richards     (Werewolves)

07 – The Tides of Avalon by Jennifer Williams    (King Arthur / Mermaids)

08 – Flaming Sword by Richard Dinnick    (Adam & Eve)

09 – Covenants by Simon Beswick    (The Ark of the Covenant)

10 – The Second Coming by Wayne Simmons    (The Resurrection)

11 – The Lips of Every Sleeper by Alison Littlewood    (Dryads)

Twisted Histories will be released in paperback later this month with an RRP of £7.99, and can be found in all good book shops and online stores. Buy it from Amazon HERE.