Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, England’s very own ‘Prince of Chill’, would have been 100 years old in 2019. To celebrate, Shadow Publishing has released a tribute anthology, Shadmocks & Shivers. It features fifteen stories inspired by the works of R. Chetwynd-Hayes, including my tale, “The Creeping Crawlers of Clavering”. Continue reading
Today’s look at the world of the Royal Occultist features on another ally of Charles St. Cyprian, the French occultist, Andre du Nord… Continue reading
This month, Meteor House is running a sale on my Wold Newton novellas, Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows and Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra. Both are authorised sequels to Philip Jose Farmer’s seminal steampunk novel, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, following Fogg’s adventures in the aftermath of his famous eighty-day trip.
The sale runs until March 16th, but supplies are limited. If you haven’t had the opportunity to grab either of these, now might be your last chance!
I’m pleased to say that my tale of comedic horror, “Bruno J. Lampini and the Boots of Frankenstein”, will appear in the sixth issue of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy.
Bruno J. Lampini is a character I’ve been wanting to introduce for awhile. He’s a sort of eldritch spiv – a dealer in arcane artefacts, buying and selling them for well-paying (mostly) clients. The character’s name was inspired by George Zucco’s character in House of Frankenstein (1944), the unfortunate ‘Professor Lampini’. Lampini’s world is also inspired by Universal’s monster movies – a sort of monochrome take on the 1930’s, complete with random storms, fog and dodgy accents.
I hope to do more stories featuring the character, if I get the time. I’ve even got some ideas lined up. What do you think of “Bruno J. Lampini and the Bones of Dracula”? Or what about “Bruno J. Lampini and the Hair of the Werewolf”?
Edge Publications’ newest anthology, Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes, is now available as a Kindle download. Edited by Charles Prepolec and J. R. Campbell, it includes stories by a whole slew of talented authors. And also me. Continue reading
Today’s look at the Royal Occultist universe deals with one of the previous incumbents – the oft-mentioned Earl of Holderness, Prince Rupert of the Rhine. Continue reading
Yesterday saw the wrap-up of my five part Royal Occultist serial, “The Coventry Street Terror”. If you haven’t caught up with it, why not do so this weekend?
For more on the adventures of St. Cyprian and Gallowglass, as well as past and future holders of the office, take a look at the Royal Occultist chronology on this site, as well as a number of free short stories, available only on Patreon. And be sure to ‘Like’ the Royal Occultist Facebook page, in order to keep up with all the latest news and info on the series!