Joseph Sale writes dark fantasy and epic poetry. He has authored more than ten novels, including his love-letter to heavy metal and portal-fantasy, Dark Hilarity. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth.
His short fiction has appeared in Tales from the Shadow Booth, edited by Dan Coxon, as well as in Idle Ink, Silver Blade, Fiction Vortex, Nonbinary Review, Edgar Allan Poet and Storgy Magazine. His stories have also appeared in anthologies such as Blood Bank (Blood Bound Books), Lost Voices (The Writing Collective), Technological Horror (Dark Hall Press), Burnt Fur (Blood Bound Books) and Exit Earth (Storgy) alongside writers such as Richard Thomas and Neil Gaiman. In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ prize.
You can chat with him on Twitter @josephwordsmith, or, if you want to go deeper down the rabbit hole, you can sign up to his newsletter for a free eBook novella: http://themindflayer.com
Extremist author Dani Brown’s style of dark and twisted writing and deeply disturbing stories has amassed a worrying sized cult following featuring horrifying tales such as “56 Seconds”, “Becoming” and the hugely popular “Ketamine Addicted Pandas”.
Merging eroticism with horror, torture and other areas that most authors wouldn’t dare, each of Dani’s titles will crawl under your skin, burrow inside you, and make you question why you are coming back for more.
This week on the Bleeding Keyboard, I spoke with the very talented Ash Ericmore.
Ash Ericmore is a British horror author. He resides in the south, in the Garden of England. He writes horror that is sometimes fantastical, sometimes grounded, but always deeply graphic, and black with humour.
You can contact him through email@example.com or find him on Twitter: twitter.com/AshEricmore.
In this episode of the Bleeding Keyboard, Ashley Lister talks with award-winning author Aron Beauregard.
Aron Beauregard was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island. He’s been writing horror since the 6th grade and has now released over 15 books.
An avid supporter of horror art and illustration, Aron has made it his standard to hire illustrators for every book that he puts out himself. His brand of horror is dark and without boundaries and, as a result, he has been nominated 3 times for the Splatterpunk Awards.
To get the latest updates about upcoming releases, signed books and merchandise, film news, his horror podcasts, and so much more, visit his website: www.ABHorror.com
S J Dawson says: “I wrote Rainbow Dust originally in 1996 and decided as unicorns are now all the rage I would try and get it published. I went through an independent publisher, Purple Parrot Publishing and in July 2019 Rainbow Dust officially went on sale. I have lots of other children’s books I’m working on as well as a book of short stories and two novels. My second book Rainbow Dust and the Moon was released on July 31st 2020 to coincide with International Marshmallow Day because the moon in my book is made of the lovely sweet gooey stuff!! To read more about me and my characters visit the blog post on my website www.sjdawsonauthor.co.uk.”
Poetry, scripts, and stories have always been important to me. My mother read to me the adventures of the Secret Seven and Alice in Wonderland and My father bought me my first poetry book, Silly Verses for Kids by Spike Milligan. The first script I read was Quatermass and the Pit by Nigel Kneale (1960); though I will admit I thought I was borrowing the novel when I took it out of the library. In 1999 I wrote a short film that was produced by Underground Film Works. It premiered at the St Annes Pleasure Island cinema and was included in the catalogue for the Edinburgh film festival.
My first novel for children, “Mathamagical”, was published by Ivory Moon. Unfortunately, the publishing company had to fold, and the rights returned to me. In 2012, I decided to try self-publishing. I am not opposed to traditional publishing and there are books I am working on that would suit this root, however, the books I was working on were not aligned with the market at the time, so I have stayed with self-publishing for the time being.
In 2017 this book was used by 8-year-old magician Issy Simson as a prop on Britain’s Got Talent. Other titles I have published: “Anagramaphobia: at word’s end”, “‘Twas the Night of Halloween”, a poetry collection, “The Book of Colin”, a book version of my ‘Saboteur Awards Short Listed’ spoken word show “2001: a space ode and ditty”, and the anthology styled novel “Blood Ink.” I write screenplays, stage plays, and radio comedies. I have also produced poetry for the Nationwide Building Society.
In 2021 I ran the writing room for a Pantomime at Blackpool and Fylde College where I took on the lead writer and script editor role. I founded the ‘The Blackpool Horror Society’ and record a weekly podcast alongside Dr Ashley Lister PhD, and other guests including award-winning writer Ramsey Campbell and ex-Coronation Street actor, turned master cheese maker, Sean Wilson. Recently I have been working with magician Russ Brown to set up a regular open mic poetry night at his magic-themed bar in Blackpool. The inaugural night of ‘Magical Words’ was very successful.
This week’s edition of the Bleeding keyboard involves a wonderful chat with the UK author, D E McCluskey. D E McCluskey is a celebrated author across a range of genres. here he talks about his his approach to genre, plot/character and his passion for voice. To find out more about D E McCluskey you can locate him through the links below:
In this episode of the Bleeding Keyboard I talk with Candace Nola.
Ashley Lister talks with award-winning Pittsburgh horror author, Candace Nola.
Four novels currently available including Breach, Beyond the Breach (2021 novel of the year from the Horror Authors Guild), Hank Flynn, and Bishop. She curated, edited, and published The Baker’s Dozen, which received the Splatterpunk Award for Best Anthology of the year for 2022.
She has various poems and short stories published in several magazines and anthologies with more set to release in the next year. She is currently the V.P. for the House of Stitched magazine and Stitched Smile Publications. She is the owner of 360 Editing which is an editing service for indie authors.
She operates the horror website UncomfortablyDark.com which showcases her work and functions as a large supporter for the indie horror community. The website features weekly author interviews, book reviews, new release features and more. Her mission to her readers is to bring them “the best in horror, one uncomfortably dark page at a time.”