Reflections on 2010

2010 was a busy year for me. I was fortunate to have two shorts published in the Black Books of Horror edited by Charles Black: ‘Spanish Suite’ in ‘The Sixth Black Book of Horror’ and ‘New Teacher’ in ‘The Seventh Black Book of Horror’ and another ‘The Waiting Game’ Edited by John Mains in ‘Back from the Dead’. The first chapter of my novel ‘The Death Tableaux’ began serialization in Filthy Creations magazine edited by Rog Pile.

One of the highlights of the year was indubitably the World Horror Conference where I met for the first time the editors Mr. Black and Mr. Mains – both of whom have done much to revitalize my interest in writing -and many of the authors of the original Pan Horror series and the Black Books. An absolute treat.

A surprising bonus came when my story The Heaven Maker was used to inspire an internet game called Helldivers.

I also managed to complete three other unpublished stories and have neared the end of the sequel to School: The Seventh Silence.

Perhaps best of all I also got into the habit of writing. A massive help has been the presence of fellow authors and fans on Demonik’s now famed Vault of Evil. A Chat dungeon which I would recommend to anyone interested in the genre.

In 2011 I hope to complete the sequel and quite a few more shorts. Who knows what will happen next but I hope we all have a great year.