Wednesday, 19 February 2014

THIRTEEN - Audies Awards Finalist!

I'm unbelievably proud and excited to be able to announce that THIRTEEN, the portmanteau horror anthology I edited and co-wrote, has been chosen as a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Audie Awards!

As regular readers of this blog will know, THIRTEEN was released in August last year and, being chocked full of new stories from bestselling authors such as Stephen Gallagher, Kim Newman, Dan Abnett and Simon Clark, the audio anthology immediately began pulling in some amazingly fab reviews -

"...this is a great collection of supernatural tales, with a mournful and melancholy tone. They feel very much like old fashioned ghost stories and are genuinely chilling...those who like their spines chilled will be very pleased with Thirteen." rating - 9/10 - Starburst Magazine

"There are no clunkers in the anthology...A deliciously dark collation."  rating - 8/ 10 - SciFi Bulletin

Obviously I am very honoured, not to mention incredibly thrilled, for THIRTEEN to be nominated for an award, and a huge thank you must go to all 13 amazingly talented writers who contributed to the anthology, not to mention the producing / directing genius that is Mr Neil Gardner.

The presentations will be held on May 24th in New York, so please keep all fingers and toes crossed for us until then!

You can read the full list of all 2014 audio finalists HERE

Monday, 17 February 2014

Incoming - New Audio Day!

After what seems like 3 months of none-stop whirlwind activity, the first in a series of 30 minute audio plays that I'm writing for SpokenWorld/Ladbroke has finally been released.

Co-produced by Ladbroke and SpokenWorld Audios, Sometime Never stars the wonderful Simon "Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" Jones and the fabulous Rosalyn "The Devil Rides Out" Landor.

I wrote the script back in December, on a very tight deadline. As producer / director Neil Gardner explains in the press release - "This meant Scott had to create and refine a script in just 4 weeks, and we had to work out a schedule that was being squeezed by Christmas deadlines. But when you have the chance to work with a legend like Simon, you move mountains.

You certainly do!

Needless to say, both Simon and Rosalyn are on excellent form, delivering the kind of wonderful performances that I knew they would deliver as I was writing the piece.

Also, somewhat amazingly, the first review of the audio play has gone up on t'interweb, and it's an absolute cracker!

"And so, 2014 welcomes the first full-cast audio from Spokenworld, starring Simon Jones and Rosalyn Landor, with a thoroughly intriguing story written by Scott Harrison."

Almost half an hour in length, this is one tale that crafts an instant ear-grabber, enhanced with fabulous sound design, and music from James Dunlop."

"Final mention must go to Harrison, who not only engineers a well-thought out idea for "Sometime Never" but shows genius un his approach, masterfully teasing us with a plot that will not only surprise but satisfy too - with past work including projects for Big Finish such as "Blake's 7" and "The Confessions of Dorian Gray", what else can you expect?"

You can read the full review by the perspicacious Mr Alwyn Ash HERE

And you can download Sometime Never for a mere £3.99 over at the SpokenWorld Audio site HERE

Sometime Never is the first in a new series of audio plays I am working on with Spokenworld / Ladbroke Audios, to be released throughout 2014. I hope to be able to bring you more news as soon as I can.

Until then, watch this space...and I hope you enjoy!