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Title: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on March 08, 2010, 12:19:14 pm
Okay...

I've been writing for far too long to think about - but never all that proliferatively. Most recently Read Raw Press published Kittens in RAW TERROR (edited by Ian Hunter); and Welcome to the Hotel Marianas made it into THE BITTER END: TALES OF NAUTICAL TERROR (edited by Jessy Marie Roberts) from Pill Hill Press. A new Damian Paladin tale, Sailors of the Skies, appeared in DARK HORIZONS 55 (edited by Stephen Theaker) last year.

I've also been helping Cubicle 7 with a supplement to their STARBLAZER ADVENTURES RPG entitled Legends of Anglerre, based on several Sword & Sorcery issues I wrote for the late STARBLAZER comic from DC Thomson.

Once, I even garnered two nominations for the British Fantasy Awards, both for THE PALADIN MANDATES from The Alchemy Press.

And they'll never forgive me if I don't mention The Alchemy Writers Group, of which I've been a member since it began.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Jen on March 08, 2010, 04:15:58 pm
And peeps?  You need to go read Welcome to the Hotel Marianas, as it is ace! ;D

Possibly the very shy and retiring author in question should mention his recent blog post which talks about it here (http://saladoth.blogspot.com/2010/03/anthologitis.html)!

 :-*
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on March 09, 2010, 02:37:41 pm
And you can find me here, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Chinn
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: allybird on March 12, 2010, 01:21:00 pm
'Possibly the very shy and retiring author.'

Is he? You and I can sort that Jen...

Hello :)

(http://www.pillhillpress.com/uploads/2/5/6/7/2567958/6366816.jpg)


THE PALADIN MANDATES



(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/ciu/90/53/070736c622a061cccab78110.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on March 15, 2010, 09:52:51 am
'Possibly the very shy and retiring author.'

Is he? You and I can sort that Jen...

Hello :)


I prefer reserved...  ;D
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: IanH on March 15, 2010, 10:31:00 pm
Mike

Hi, just posted this in reply to you on my page, but thought it should be here, so.....

Hello, Mike, are you going to the World Horror Convention?

I should ask that on your page, hang on, I will and just have!



Okay...

I've been writing for far too long to think about - but never all that proliferatively. Most recently Read Raw Press published Kittens in RAW TERROR (edited by Ian Hunter); and Welcome to the Hotel Marianas made it into THE BITTER END: TALES OF NAUTICAL TERROR (edited by Jessy Marie Roberts) from Pill Hill Press. A new Damian Paladin tale, Sailors of the Skies, appeared in DARK HORIZONS 55 (edited by Stephen Theaker) last year.

I've also been helping Cubicle 7 with a supplement to their STARBLAZER ADVENTURES RPG entitled Legends of Anglerre, based on several Sword & Sorcery issues I wrote for the late STARBLAZER comic from DC Thomson.

Once, I even garnered two nominations for the British Fantasy Awards, both for THE PALADIN MANDATES from The Alchemy Press.

And they'll never forgive me if I don't mention The Alchemy Writers Group, of which I've been a member since it began.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on March 16, 2010, 09:14:00 am
Mike

Hi, just posted this in reply to you on my page, but thought it should be here, so.....

Hello, Mike, are you going to the World Horror Convention?

I should ask that on your page, hang on, I will and just have!

Hi Ian

Yes I'll be there. I see they've talked you into doing a reading  ;D


See you there...
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on March 19, 2010, 11:36:21 am
Hey - I've made the long-list! Twice, too!

And don't think I don't know who's responsible, either...  ::)
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Selina on March 19, 2010, 06:59:17 pm
Congrats on the nominations   :)
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on May 06, 2010, 09:39:50 am
Proud to announce that my short story "A Matter of Degree" has been accepted for the final Nemonymous (Null Immortalis).  ;D

More here: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/null_immortalis.htm
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Jen on June 15, 2010, 12:10:29 pm
And if anyone wants to read a piece of Mike's fiction, his story 'Parlour Games' (first appearing in Tales from the Smoking Room) is reprinted on the Alchemy Writers (http://alchemywriters.blogspot.com/2010/06/mikes-parlour-games.html) site!

 :-*
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on June 30, 2010, 09:33:34 am
Proud to announce that my short story "A Matter of Degree" has been accepted for the final Nemonymous (Null Immortalis).  ;D

More here: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/null_immortalis.htm

Published today.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on July 16, 2010, 10:50:02 am
Just received a contract for my story The Appalachian Collection which is to be published by Pill Hill Press in BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: More Horror in Rural America (edited by Jessica A. Weiss & Jessy Marie Roberts). The tentative release date is September 2010. www.pillhillpress.com

What does a Brit (and a Brummie to boot) know about rural America, you might very well ask. Buy the book and find out  ::)
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on July 19, 2010, 09:27:22 am
Just received a contract for my story The Appalachian Collection which is to be published by Pill Hill Press in BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: More Horror in Rural America (edited by Jessica A. Weiss & Jessy Marie Roberts). The tentative release date is September 2010. www.pillhillpress.com

What does a Brit (and a Brummie to boot) know about rural America, you might very well ask. Buy the book and find out  ::)


And here's the ToC

And Through the Woods by Diana Catt
Land of Enchantment by Mark Souza
Strangers in the Night by Susan Palmquist
Exhuming Secrets on a Warm Autumn Day by Gregory L. Norris
Apple Blossom Time by Colin Insole
The Appalachian Connection by Mike Chinn
Blood Vision by Erin Cole
Kabongo by T.L. Perry
Blood in the Kansas Snow by D.B. Reddick
Clutching at Straws by Jay Raven
Out of the Frying Pan by Quinn Hernandez
Tinkers Damn by S.M. Harding
Specialty of the House by Michael Giorgio
VALEN23 by Matt Carter
Phantom of the Full Moon by Jason Barney
Glimpses of Blood and Amber by Blake Casselman
Forty Acres by Noelle Bowles
Of Dirt and Dust by Wayne Goodchild
'Neath Fallow Ground by Marianne Halbert
Final Entries (In the Journal of David Field) by Michael James McFarland

Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: benedictjjones on July 23, 2010, 04:18:13 pm
^there seem to be loads of Appalachian anthologies on the go at the minute.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on July 23, 2010, 04:35:24 pm
^there seem to be loads of Appalachian anthologies on the go at the minute.

It's the banjos...
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: benedictjjones on July 23, 2010, 05:37:43 pm
^and the fuedin'
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on August 12, 2010, 01:17:05 pm
Back to the Middle of Nowhere now available from Amazon. Here's a taste of the cover:

(http://i25.tinypic.com/234msk.jpg)
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Peter Coleborn on September 27, 2010, 08:04:15 pm
Excellent
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on October 19, 2010, 04:24:10 pm
Library of Science Fiction & Fantasy's DOOMOLOGY anthology now has a cover:

(http://www.ianrfaulkner.com/images/doomology.jpg)

So I guess that means the book can't be far behind...
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on May 27, 2011, 10:23:32 am
The Morpheus Tales Urban Horror Special (with my contribution Cold Rain) is now available to order.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252752_178349322220258_100001355731866_444306_8187823_n.jpg)

A preview is available here:

http://issuu.com/morpheustales/docs/uhspreview
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: benedictjjones on November 15, 2011, 12:45:41 pm
Mike, read your story in 'Birmingham Noir'  (finally got a copy!!), great stuff and I shall be seeking out 'the paladin Mandates'
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Dave Brzeski on January 07, 2012, 03:00:32 am
Mike, any idea when The Paladin Mandates will be available for the kindle?
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Peter Coleborn on January 07, 2012, 09:11:18 am
One of Mike's publisher here (ie, The Alchemy Press): Mr Chinn is revising the stories and writing a NEW one. It shouldn't be too long now.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on January 09, 2012, 10:42:41 am
Mike, any idea when The Paladin Mandates will be available for the kindle?

I've finished the revisions - plus added a new story - so it should be pretty soon.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on January 09, 2012, 10:44:54 am
Mike, read your story in 'Birmingham Noir'  (finally got a copy!!), great stuff and I shall be seeking out 'the paladin Mandates'

Thanks, chap.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on January 09, 2012, 12:14:52 pm
Mike, any idea when The Paladin Mandates will be available for the kindle?

I've finished the revisions - plus added a new story - so it should be pretty soon.

In fact I've just emailed the file to Peter - so keep watching Amazon
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Peter Coleborn on January 09, 2012, 12:33:03 pm
Now he's put me on the spot. I have to remind myself how to create an eBook for the Kindle -- took me ages last time, to get it right.
???
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on January 09, 2012, 12:42:47 pm
Now he's put me on the spot. I have to remind myself how to create an eBook for the Kindle -- took me ages last time, to get it right.
???

 ;D

Have to sort a cover out, too.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Rolnikov on January 09, 2012, 02:46:34 pm
One easy way to get a simple text-only ebook quickly done is to set it up on Feedbooks, and export draft mobi/epub versions to use elsewhere (without ever publishing it on there). Just set up the structure and paste the text in - only takes ten minutes or so for a straightforward book of fiction.

For more complicated books I've started to use Sigil (http://code.google.com/p/sigil/), which is very good, but it helps to know a bit of html.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on March 05, 2012, 04:51:40 pm
I'm sure you all already subscribe; but for the benefit of those who haven't noticed yet, the latest Postcripts (26/27: Unfit for Eden) from PS Publishing is out - containing Saving Prince Romero by my good self.
 
More details here:

http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/postscripts-26-27-unfit-for-eden-jhc-edited-by-nick-gevers--peter-crowther-1115-p.asp
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on October 16, 2012, 06:13:53 pm
Couple of nice reviews for The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes off Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15992477-the-alchemy-press-book-of-pulp-heroes#other_reviews
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on November 25, 2012, 07:02:28 pm
Good news: TALES TO TERRIFY has taken Welcome to the Hotel Marianas (originally published in THE BITTER END, Pill Hill Press 2009) for a future podcast. Intriguingly, Iíve been asked if the narrator could be AustralianÖ Well, I don't see why not.

And Theresa Derwin has accepted Holding It In for her THERE AINíT NO SANITY CLAUSE anthology.
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on December 10, 2012, 11:39:54 am
Fringeworks' AIN'T NO SANITY CLAUSE Psychos at Christmas anthology will be available shortly - containing my own cautionary tale: Holding it In.

Details: http://www.fringeworks.co.uk/blog/?p=97
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on December 13, 2012, 02:03:45 pm
Ain't No Sanity Clause is now available as a Kindle download - after the usual Amazon-induced delays. An ideal stocking-filler for that special someone.

 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aint-No-Sanity-Clause-ebook/dp/B00AN9ZHNS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355406478&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on December 29, 2012, 06:10:02 pm
Latest issue of eFantasy now available from Amazon for all you lucky people who got Kindles for Christmas. Obviously -- since I'm plugging it -- it contains a story of mine.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/eFantasy-Vol-Issue-No-ebook/dp/B00A27P8AI/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1356801527&sr=1-5#_
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on January 16, 2013, 03:43:27 pm
Lovely review of The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes by Jim MacLeod:

http://thegingernutcase.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/review-alchemy-press-book-of-pulp-heroes.html
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on January 27, 2013, 01:53:52 pm
Some details of Fringeworks' Sherlock Holmes Steampunk mash-up novels, of which I'll be tackling Valley of Fear (now entitled Vallis Timoris as some of the action will take place on the Moon).:

http://www.fringeworks.co.uk/blog/
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on February 06, 2013, 11:42:28 am
The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes is now available in a Kindle edition:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alchemy-Press-Book-Heroes-ebook/dp/B00BBJVBU2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1360148591&sr=1-1
Title: Unspoken Water 4
Post by: Mike Chinn on May 17, 2013, 01:48:11 pm
Ian Hunter's UNSPOKEN WATER 4 is out now - and I'm pleased to say my contribution -- "Bring Me These Moments Back" -- is in pole position. But we shouldn't forget Marion Pitman, Lee Clark Zumpe, Derek Muk, Rebekah Memel Brown, Brian M. Milton, Richard King Perkins ll, Stephen Palmer, and Andrew Hook.

Copies available from Ian:

http://www.ian-hunter.co.uk/buy-online
Title: WikiWorm
Post by: Mike Chinn on July 19, 2013, 04:23:31 pm
WikiWorm have just posted an interview of my good self:

http://www.wikiwormmagazine.com/index.php/wiki-ink/131-mike-chinn-interview

and a short, autobiographical article:

http://www.wikiwormmagazine.com/index.php/wiki-ink/126-in-what-universe-is-this-low-pulp
Title: Midnight Diner 4
Post by: Mike Chinn on October 12, 2013, 04:01:02 pm
Glad to report that The Midnight Diner 4: Wastelands Under the Sun is now available on Kindle. Always wanted to publish an Italian style Western -- and here it is.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Midnight-Diner-Wastelands-Under-Sun-ebook/dp/B00EWDHQ7Q/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_t_1_1VTN
Title: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3
Post by: Mike Chinn on August 09, 2014, 03:01:10 pm
Seen an advance copy of Pulp Heroes 3, and I'm pleased to bits with it. Book to be launched at FantasyCon on Saturday 6th September at 2:00 pm. Contributors are Gary Budgen, Kim Newman, Rod Rees, Iain Grant, Paul Starkey, Evan Dicken, Amberle L Husbands, Tony Richards, Jay Eales, Emma Hinge, Bracken MacLeod and Ralph Sevush.

(https://alchemypress.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/publication-ph3a.jpg)
Title: Return of Damian Paladin
Post by: Mike Chinn on July 04, 2015, 03:57:08 pm
I'm proud to announce that Pro Se Productions will be publishing my new collection of inter-connected Damian Paladin Pulp-style adventure stories in 2016: WALKERS IN SHADOW. Paladin and Leigh Oswin are up against zombies, shape-shifting demons, a decidedly non-twinkly vampire, things from another dimension, and Paladinís own father.

Iíve also been contracted to write a Western, again for 2016 publication. Western movies have successfully mined Japanese samurai films for inspiration; so obviously, Iím using Walpoleís THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO as my muse.
Title: Re: Return of Damian Paladin
Post by: Peter Coleborn on July 05, 2015, 10:15:35 am
I'm proud to announce that Pro Se Productions will be publishing my new collection of inter-connected Damian Paladin Pulp-style adventure stories in 2016: WALKERS IN SHADOW. Paladin and Leigh Oswin are up against zombies, shape-shifting demons, a decidedly non-twinkly vampire, things from another dimension, and Paladinís own father.

Iíve also been contracted to write a Western, again for 2016 publication. Western movies have successfully mined Japanese samurai films for inspiration; so obviously, Iím using Walpoleís THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO as my muse.

Excellent, excellent
Title: Sherlock Holmes on the Moon
Post by: Mike Chinn on August 04, 2015, 04:03:52 pm
For all you fans of Steampunk and Sherlock Holmes, the first of Fringeworks' mash-up novels is out: my own, my very own, Vallis Timoris, based on Conan Doyle's The Valley of Fear. And yes, the Great Detective does get to go to the Moon.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/10408656_638448112956809_6856319719403380896_n.jpg?oh=43f9be444b0831196cb6ed7776101d21&oe=5650CBF2)

With a Foreword by the BFS's own, inimical Guy Adams, the book is available in both paperback and Kindle format.

Go on, treat yourself...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1909573248?keywords=vallis%20timoris&qid=1438700427&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1
Title: Interview
Post by: Mike Chinn on September 12, 2015, 03:50:59 pm
I've been interviewed by Nancy Hansen for her Writing From Home blog:

http://nancyahansen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/writer-2-writer-interview-with-author_11.html
Title: Re: Mike Chinn
Post by: Mike Chinn on April 09, 2016, 11:11:49 am
The Table of Contents for Dion Winton-Polak's forthcoming anthology, This Twisted Earth has been announced.

Mike Chinn - 'Fatal Planet'
Matt Lewis - 'The Ghost in Michelle'
Piotr Świetlik - 'Curiosity is a First Step'
Jacob Owen Prytherch - 'Little Boy'
Jess Nevins - 'Stagecoach Mary & the Ride over the Mountains'
Dave de Burgh - 'Tokoloshe Tower'
Adrian Tchaikovsky - 'The Electric Eye of the Silver God'
Andrew Coulthard - 'Dead Horse Walking'
Drew Bassett - 'The Exchange'
Hereward L.M. Proops - 'The Man Who Would Be King of the Monsters'
Phil Sloman - 'Water'
Keith Coleman - 'The Eyes of Ammul'

Due to be launched at FantasyCon in September.
Title: Radix Omnium Malum collection
Post by: Mike Chinn on March 22, 2017, 09:48:30 am
There's a great eview of RADIX OMNIUM MALUM on the Vault of Evil website:

"Just as we hit the ground running with the Triffid-esque pulp thrills of the title story, so, fittingly, we end on a note of crushing hopelessness in the face of otherworldly malice. That Mr. Chinn isn't a great one for happy endings obviously goes in his favour, but ROM isn't misery porn and there's plenty warped fun to be had from all but the bleakest pieces (The Owl That Calls and, especially Only The Lonely are contemporary Tales From The Crypt). If you're out for a striking, richly varied collection of weird and horrible tales, you could, and have, done a whole lot worse. Treat yourself!"

http://vaultofevil.proboards.com/thread/6472/chinn-radix-omnium-malum-incursions#ixzz4bhMuH4Pc
Title: Damian Paladin review
Post by: Mike Chinn on January 07, 2018, 02:45:55 pm
Great review of the latest Paladin book, Walkers in Shadow, on The Eloquent Page, courtesy of Pablo Cheesecake.

"Sometimes there is nothing better than a bit of good old-fashioned action adventure. Personally, I’ve always found the 1930s to be a wonderfully evocative time period. Without creations like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Flash Gordon and Dick Tracy, we wouldn’t have characters like Indiana Jones, The Rocketeer, Rick O’Connell or Buckaroo Banzai. Walkers in Shadow from Mike Chinn dives deep into the realms of pulpy goodness to give us a new hero to stand beside his fictional forebears."

http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2017/12/07/walkers-in-shadow-by-mike-chinn/