Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Jason D. Brawn
Born 18th August 1973, date of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Jason has always been a lifelong fan of the horror genre, and is now writing fiction and poetry. His body of work includes anthologies, magazines, webzines and now his own books.
His blog http://jasonbrawn.blogspot.co.uk/
His website http://jasonbrawn.weebly.com/index.html
And watch out on their sites next week for their answers
(as I'm typing this I'm listening to Tara by Bryan Ferry - that's the kind of mood I'm in today!)
As usual, I have a couple of projects on the go - but right at this moment I am compiling / editing a new horror anthology called "The Demonologia Biblica".
There are twenty six authors in the book.....I would say horror with some elements of dark fantasy, dark comedy and a little bit of humour....
With that in mind - the "lead role" (as such) I wrote for a great young french actor called Vincent Rottiers - he's really getting a name for himself and MASSIVE things are predicted. I've very recently written a short film script also set in Paris with him in mind which has just got me nominated for "best screenplay" at the upcoming Monaco Film Fest.
For my personal story it would be something along the lines of "The Devil hides in the most strangest of places" but don't quote me on that - it'll be a thousand times better than that soon - as I say, it's a large story arc....
No - the antho will be published by Western Legends Press - back end of December or early 2013. Check them out! http://westernlegendspublishing.wordpress.com/
The fact that I compiled / edited it? No? Okay - let's say it's a great anthology full of brilliant, nominated and award winning writers - and a cover by the amazing James Powell. Western Legends are a new publisher and they deserve all the successes that are coming their way!!!!
More when I have it!!!
Here's the front cover:
I was asked by the delectable Barbie Wilde if I wanted to be part of an ongoing chain of book and author recommendations called 'The Next Big Thing.'
First, here's a link to Barbie's site - please take a couple of moments to check it out and in particular her new book "The Venus Complex":
PHOBOPHOBIA Compiled and Edited by Dean M. Drinkel, Dark Continents Publishing, s/b, £9.99, www.darkcontinents.com
Reviewed by Matthew Johns
Phobophobia offers up 314 pages of tales about phobias – an A-Z of frightening fears, ranging from fear of written words (Bibliophobia), to fear of hospitals (Nosocomephobia), to fear of frogs (Ranidaphobia).
Some are exceptionally graphic – S is for Sarmassophobia, by D.M. Youngquist for example, where a man who is afraid of dating follows his female friend (who is a submissive) into a sex club and finds himself thrust into a world of bondage, which cures his phobia. Others though have their tongues firmly in cheek, such as the excellent J is for Jesusphobia by William Meikle. What happens when a good man with a deathly fear of Jesus dies and is sent to Heaven?
All of these short stories are incredibly gripping – some tug at the heart strings, some tug at the funny bone, while others just make you shiver. The bonus story from Steven Savile and Steve Lockley is also excellent, and worth waiting for.
If you like a good horror story, then check this anthology out – they probably won’t save you the cost of a visit to a psychiatrist to cure your phobias, but they’ll make you realise that whatever you’re afraid of, there are much worse things out there!
Cool - don't forget to check it out!!!
Tuesday, 6 November 2012