Thursday, 29 March 2012

Memorabilia this weekend has some big Brit horror stars

Will you be at this weekend's Memorabilia show at the Birmingham NEC? Petrol rationing permitting, I will be - and I'm planning to take the opportunity to meet up with a few big stars while I'm there. Why not join me? I'll be the confused-looking tall chap with the old skool reporters notebook and "proper" big camera (it makes me look more important).
This year's Expo's guests include two actors who I really hope I'll be able to at least say hello to, namely...

This guy, the ever-dependable Robin Askwith, and this lady...
...the ever-amazing Madeleine Smith.
Other names attending include Ron Moody, Mark Lester, Yvonne Monlaur, Jenny Hanley, Yvonne Romain, Francoise Pascal (I've met her before, she's brill), Jacqueline Pearce, and even a Doctor Who in the portly form of Colin Baker!
Should be a laugh, if nothing else... and just to prove that waving a card with the words British Horror Films website on it can yield some results, here's a picture of a chubby-looking me from last year, with Hammer starlet Mary Collinson...
Why wear a normal t-shirt when you can swan about looking like a gay sailor? That's what I always say. That t-shirt's gone in the bin.
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And if you do go, and you do see me, please say hello. I'll be all on my own!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

New comedy horror novel now available on Kindle

I've published my comedy horror novel "Dead Weight" on Kindle, and I've kept the price very low, so why not have a shufty? It's a mickey take of those old pulp horror novels from the 70s by people like Hutson and Herbert, but also works as a stand-alone thriller with some gory set-pieces and a proper scary bad guy. It also references some old Brit horrors (had to, really). I've had a few ideas for a follow-up bouncing around my brain since I finished this... depending on interest I might give it a go!
(Kindle is also offering the first few pages for free as a taster)