Posted by iainrobwright on March 19, 2012
Posted by iainrobwright on March 13, 2012
The website has recently had a new banner and background to reflect that I am also an author of thrillers as well as horrors. Horror will still be my main focus, but it won’t be unlikely to see at least one straight-up thriller from me each year. FYI: SEA SICKNESS has just passed the 30,000 word mark and so far is shaping up to be quite a twisty-turny mystery/horror in the same vein as THE FINAL WINTER.
I am also looking for reviewers for ASBO and THE PEELING, so if you would like a free copy in exchange for an Amazon review, then please contact me via the contact page. Thanks.
Posted by iainrobwright on March 5, 2012
Hey everyone. I’ve been a bad blogger lately and I’m sorry for going missing. Just a quick update. I am currently a few chapters into my next horror novel, SEA SICK, and thus far it is going well. The launch of THE PEELING: Book 1 has been successful and you could potentially see book 2 released soon. Later in the year I will write a novel about an exorcism with a twist. After that, I’m not quite sure. A sequel to The Final Winter has been in my head for a while so perhaps that. I will also eventually be looking to link The Final Winter to Animal Kingdom and bring those universes to a close (So far all of my books are related to each other).
If you need to reach me, the best place is here or on Facebook. The sun is starting to creep back to the UK and I hope it is making everyone as cheery as it has been making me. Take care, everyone.
Posted by iainrobwright on February 16, 2012
TODAY THE WORLD GOT SICK…
The Peeling is a series of Novellas set in a world ravaged by a deadly plague. Each book follows the individual story of one of the survivors of this horrible new existence.
BOOK 1: Jeremy’s Choice
Being a security guard at a news station meant Jeremy found out about the peeling before anybody else. But that didn’t prevent the deadly, unknow virus from infecting his wife. After years of neglect, unfaithfulness, and lies, is it finally time for Jeremy to do right by the woman he loves? Or is it too late?
Posted by iainrobwright on February 14, 2012
New interview with yours truly. Check it out
Posted by iainrobwright on February 9, 2012
Book 1 of a new series of novellas will be out by the end of this month. It expands upon the world set up by the short story, THE PEELING OF SAMUEL LLOYD COLLINS. Pricing will be low and new books in the series should occur severl times during the year. Each book will follow the story of an individual survivor in a world ravaged by a sickening plague. Below is an early draft of the cover art.
Posted by iainrobwright on February 2, 2012
ASBO is now available to purchase. I hope you enjoy it.
YOUR FEAR IS THEIR ENTERTAINMENT…
Andrew’s life is one of bored content: a teenage daughter, a faithful wife, and a middle-class job. He even has a Mercedes. His life is without drama, and the comfort of middle-age is setting in.
That all changes when he refuses to buy a pack of cigarettes for the local gang of youths. Led by the emotionally unstable, and sadistic, Frankie, the gang target Andrew and his family in an escalating campaign of terror and violence that threatens their very lives. It isn’t long before Andrew starts to wish that he’d just brought those damn cigarettes.
***CAUTION: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND SCENES OF VIOLENCE. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.***
Posted by iainrobwright on February 1, 2012
Spiggot: Available from Grand Mal Press:
Spiggot, a successful detective yet degenerate person, lives and works the streets of Norfolk. He is the consummate misanthrope, walking a fine line between loveable anti-hero and despicable bigot with very large shoes. His one redeeming feature is his beautiful partner, the seductively named Francesca Trout. She keeps her one good eye on the job, and her slightly gammy, less attractive left eye on her partner.
Spiggot is catapulted into his worst nightmare when on a stakeout to catch criminal mastermind The Egyptian Lady from Stoke and her henchman/woman, the Amazonian (a towering sadistic hermaphrodite) his soul is sent by means of an ancient artefact into a mad axe murderer’s body, who is held captive in a maximum security residential hospital for the criminally insane.
His only hope of redemption is to rely on his partner to help catch the Egyptian Lady. The trouble is he’s in a nutcase’s body, Trout didn’t like him in the first place, he’s got an insane copper after him and he’s afraid of pirates…we can only hope this doesn’t all end on a boat…
About the Author:
Craig Saunders lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and three children, who he pretends to listen to while making up stories in his head.
He has published more than two dozen short stories, and is the author of many novels including Rain (Twisted Library Press), Spiggot (Grand Mal Press), and forthcoming, The Love of the Dead (Evil Jester Press) and A Stranger’s Grave (Grand Mal Press).
He blogs at www.petrifiedtank.blogspot.com.
Posted by iainrobwright on January 4, 2012
Hope everyone had a great New Year and that the hangovers are all cleared up. Just to let everyone know that I’m back in the office and available for anyone that needs me. Just need to add a selfish plea, though, if that’s okay. My latest novel, ANIMAL KINGDOM, is in need of some reviews. If anyone is interested in giving one, let us know and I will give you a free ebook copy. Cheers.
Posted by iainrobwright on December 23, 2011
2011 is now drawing to its inevitable conclusion and today I have been thinking back over the last twelve months. This year, I quit my nine to five job, redid my home, bred my cocker spaniel to the tune of 8 little pups, and of course I got published. Negatively, money was tight throughout a large portion of the year and I learned that my dream-job of being a writer is alot harder than it appears. Overall, however, I would have to put 2011 as one of my best years ever and one that has filled my life with a boundles energy and hope for the future. I have many people to thank for having such a good 2011 and it is my intention to do so here. If I leave anyone out, please do not take offence – my mind is full of monsters and zombie; it often forgets the trivial things that constitute real life.
Firstly, I would like to thank the fellow writers that welcomed me into their world with open arms. If it were not for the friendliness and charm that these people showed me then I may have run away from this profession screaming. A massive thank you for the kindness of Jeff Carlson, William Meikle, Eric S Brown, Dave Jeffrey, James Newman, Craig Saunders, Ryan C Thomas, David T wilibanks, Wayne Simmons, and several others whose names escape me right now. I would also thank those who have just merely shown me friendship in a professional capacity; namely, Donna Galanti, Sherri Gambino, Jan Christofferson, Jim McLeod, Emma Audsley, Chris Ridge, Matt Nord, and again others that I forget at this minute (with apologies).
Secondly, a big thumbs up to all the people that have worked so hard to assist my career in the last few months: mainly Grand Mal Press for believing in my work (Ryan C Thomas in particular – one of the nicest people I know), Stephen Bryant for illustrating a cover for Animal Kingdom that was beyond my wildest expectations, Becky Kyle for helping me edit, and of course anyone who has given me a professional or personal review (these really are extremely valued by me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart). I guess I should also thank the commerical giant, Amazon. Profit may be their main concern, but they have helped a great deal of authors make a living that would perhaps not have been possible before – so thanks for that Amazon!
Finally, and perhaps most of all, I would like to thank anyone that has purchased a copy of my books – whether or not they enjoyed them or not. When someone takes the time to read my work then they make me a writer in the tuest sense of the word, and I thank them for that. Most notably would be the extremely gracious Laurie Steward, Nicola Rees, Vix Kirkpatrick, Frank Hulse, Rachel Harrison, and Melani Hill.
Of course, most of all, 2011 has been a great year because of the people around me too. I would be a broken shell of a human being if it were not for the love and support of my partner, Sally. Without her discipline and belief in me I would fail at every hurdle. I am also blessed with proud parents and tolerable in-laws, which is more than most people can expect.
I am looking forward to 2012 with great excitement. I plan of releasing 3 novels and a handful of short stories – the plot lines have already taken root inside my mind. I cannot wait to share them with you. I sincerely hope that the friends I have made over this last year will be right there with me and that their lives are as fruitful and full of happiness as mine. Merry Christmas everyone, and, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then I hope you have a great 2012. I’m gonna dissapear now (until about the 3rd of Jan), so I hope to see you all in the new year.
Iain Rob Wright