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”?
Do you enjoy playing Shadespire? Do you like stories of bleak nihilism, bereft of joy and hope? What about time travel? Ghosts? If the answer to any of those is yes, then you’re probably going to want to pick up a copy of my newest novel, when it comes out in September.
Today’s look at the world of the Royal Occultist centres on one of Charles St. Cyprian’s better-known associates, the amateur occultist, Philip Wendy-Smythe… Continue reading “The Amateur’s Amateur”
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 “Ignoble Souls”
In today’s look at the Royal Occultist universe, we examine one of Charles St. Cyprian’s deadliest foes…the monstrous Hound of Mons. Continue reading “Hateful Hound”
There’s a new short story for patrons over at my Patreon. “Ia, Django, Ia!” is a weird western with a Lovecraftian twist, inspired by the many…many…many Django films of the Sixties and Seventies. There’s something iconic about the character, whether he’s played by Franco Nero or Terrance Hill. The story was a lot of fun to write, and if you’re looking for some accompanying music, you can’t go far wrong with this: Continue reading “Cemetery Without Crosses”
Today’s look into the secrets of the Royal Occultist focuses on one of the most potent artefacts in St. Cyprian’s possession… Continue reading “The Monas Glyph”