Happy Easter

It’s mid-April already? Well, this update is long overdue. Firstly, there’s been a slight delay in the release of the third, and last, Tom Nolan book. However, it is now with the editor, and I’ll be awaiting the verdict of the red pen in the coming months. There’s no scheduled release date yet, but it’sContinue reading “Happy Easter”

The Big 50!

Checked in on Goodreads recently and saw HUMAN TENDERLOIN had hit 50 reviews, with an average overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. Thank you so much to those who have read the book and posted up a rating/review. It doesn’t take long to leave a review, but it truly makes a difference. “These storiesContinue reading “The Big 50!”

Nip and Tuck

Editing is that stage where you have a big lump of a story, one grotesquely malformed and freakishly repulsive, and it’s time to whittle away the imperfections and smooth out the edges. Depending on how well you write that first draft, this part of the process can just be as protracted as conceiving the book.Continue reading “Nip and Tuck”

Halloween Madness

It’s been a crazy couple of months. I’ve been having ongoing issues with hypersensitivity in one tooth due to bruxism, something that’s left me with a nagging ache in my jaw that’s hell-bent on waking me up around 3am every morning. The only bonus I’ve found while waiting for the painkillers to kick in isContinue reading “Halloween Madness”

Best of Book Lists 2020

All the best of books lists have been rolling in and it’s been amazing to see both Bad People and Labyrinth of the Dolls included in so many and among so my great writers. Here’s a couple of lists from Mother Horror (Sadie Hartmann) and J.A. Sullivan over at Kendall Reviews: http://sadiehartmann.blogspot.com/2021/01/best-horror-books-2020.html {Team KR} J.A.Continue reading “Best of Book Lists 2020”

Bad People makes 15 Best Horror Novels of 2020

Yes, you’ve read it right. A self published book by a relatively unknown author has made it alongside Stephen King, Paul Tremblay, Alma Katsu and Stephen Graham Jones in The Lineup’s best horror novels of 2020. https://the-line-up.com/best-horror-books-of-2020 Here’s what they said: “To say Wallwork’s novel is ominous is an understatement. Children have been going missing,Continue reading “Bad People makes 15 Best Horror Novels of 2020”

The Unpredictable Labyrinth

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” You know who said that? Christopher Walken. Profound stuff, right? Well, let’s hold off plans just yet for a twenty-foot bronze statue in his name, because he also went on to say “One day you’re saving the rainforest, the next you’re chugging cock.” Hardly Aristotle. Nonetheless, Walken hadContinue reading “The Unpredictable Labyrinth”

SCREAM!

New issue of SCREAM magazine arrived! Seeing Sadie Hartmann’s very kind review of my book Bad People went straight to my head and caused a nose bleed! Beware, if you read the book, the same thing may happen to you. Due to COVID, this edition won’t be in the shops, but you can buy directContinue reading “SCREAM!”

SQUELLAND by Jay Slayton Joslin – a book review

Joslin’s second book is not what you think it is. The front cover offers something akin to the face of Jason Vooheers as a child, something burnt and disfigured, then you have the subtitle, which states that SEQUELLAND is a story of dreams and screams, all of which leaves you fully prepared to be immersedContinue reading “SQUELLAND by Jay Slayton Joslin – a book review”

Exorcist Road by Jonathan Janz – a book review

It’s hard not to draw comparisons to Blatty’s great novel when someone writers about an exorcism. It’s like a book about a shark terrorising a small island and attempting to block out the iconic composition of John Williams. Janz’s real skill here is two fold: First is pace. Yes, it’s a novella so by itsContinue reading “Exorcist Road by Jonathan Janz – a book review”