A Return to the Judge’s House With Deepest Sympathy Gun Money Jesus Wept The Bag Lady Falling in Love with a Dead Boy Losing the Plot Bloody Conventions The Spoon The Trapper Life through a Lense The Family Business Stour Bridge Final Draft
So yeah, first collection, brilliant that it's happening - probably won't make Fcon, but will make and piggyback on the Norwich launch of the Pan Horror book at the beginning of October. Will be a hardback and priced at £10. Will post the cover when I get it. Obverse have been going great guns with THE PANDA BOOK OF HORROR and THE OBVERSE BOOK OF GHOSTS, so hopefully WDS will feel right at home.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Post by David A. Riley on Sept 6, 2010 20:27:46 GMT
Johnny Mains's first collection of short stories is due out later this year from Obverse Books, hardback and a mere £10 per copy!
A Return to the Judge's House With Deepest Sympathy Gun Money Jesus Wept The Bag Lady Falling in Love with a Dead Boy Losing the Plot Bloody Conventions The Spoon The Trapper Life through a Lense The Family Business Stour Bridge Final Draft
Is that a sympathy card with blood on it? Not good Johnny. The concept is fine but it looks far too photoshop and dolphin has got to go. Bring back the old Fontana Agatha Christie cover model I say.
I must admit I agree with you, Craig.
Perhaps a bit obvious, but I would have gone for a more old fashioned sympathy card, perhaps Victorian in style, on a hall table, with a few other items, and perhaps something sinister, like a bloodied knife or a small bottle with poison on it, or just a few drops of blood.