Nominated for awards, crammed full of award winning authors, the Terror Tales series, edited by Paul Finch and published by Gray Friar Press, is now on its eighth volume: TERROR TALES OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS. Happily I’m in it along with several other Scottish authors whose work I enjoy and admire. The “Terror Tales” series […]
Well, that’s it so far. I’m not sure how to proceed. I’ve been delighted with the small success I’ve had in getting things published, not least the latest two – ‘The Other House, the Other Voice’ in ‘Terror Tales of the Scottish Highlands’ edited by Paul Finch and ‘Envelopes’ in Kitchen Sink Gothic’ edited by […]
A very pleasing review by Stewart Horn of the BFS. http://matthewscottbaker.com/blog/2015/05/book-review-the-heaven-maker-and-other-gruesome-tales-by-craig-herbertson/ ‘The title story is probably the highlight: a grand epic told in a few short chapters about a man trying to rescue his wife from Hell. Reminiscent of Machen’s ‘Great God Pan’ in tone.’ ‘Overall, a satisfying read. A well written mix of the […]
After previous success fans of horror shorts will be delighted to hear of a new work streaming in the Mains Laboratory. Stories by among others jane jakeman, rosalie parker, conrad williams my pet favourite john llewellyn probert, sara pascoe and gary mcmahon. It’s a real bumper edition specially selected by the devious Johnny Mains who […]
The Death Tableau The Death Tableau is now available in paperback from black horse books. It’s an extremely dark and horrific novel of a fearful journey into the occult. Took me years to write and longer to get it published but finally it’s here. A word of warning. I started this book as a young […]
I had been submitting stories in the hope of publication since around the age of sixteen. Initially, the only publisher I knew of was Pan Horror, whose address was somewhere within the pages of their books. (There was no convenient internet) I began taking records of these submissions in on the 12th […]
With the paperback coming out I thought I’d highlight the cover artist, Brian Keeley, a very good pal. The Heavenmakers cover is a mixed media effort, painted in acrylic and photographed. It was set up finally by David Riley of Parallel Universe publications: http://paralleluniversepublications.blogspot.co.uk/p/forthcoming-books.html Brian is a great joker, massive football fan and one of […]
Delighted to say The Heaven Maker and Other Gruesome Tales is being published by Parallel Universe Publications and will be available shortly, priced £11.99.
E.R.Burroughs, R.E. Howard, Leigh Brackett, Lin Carter or George R.R. Martin and a bit of pseudo sexism?
The winners are in each category: Story teller E.R.Burrroughs R.E. Howard Leigh Brackett Lin Carter George R.R. Martin (modern) Ability to inspire, to thrill and excite R.E. Howard E.R.Burrroughs Leigh Brackett Lin Carter George R.R. Martin (modern) Consistency in plot, writing Leigh Brackett George R.R. Martin R.E. Howard Lin Carter E.R.Burrroughs (modern) I don’t want […]