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« Reply #210 on: August 03, 2015, 04:26:15 pm »


My horror novel Moloch's Children will be free on Thursday the 6th August for one day only.

Please feel free to write a review if the urge is there.

trade paperback:
 
amazon.co.uk  £7.99
amazon.com   $9.99

ebook:

amazon.co.uk  £2.99 - free for the 6th August
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« Reply #211 on: December 16, 2015, 08:31:13 pm »


My zombie story, Dead Ronnie and I, is today's offering on the Vault of Evil's Advent Calendar. I hope anyone who downloads it enjoys the ride! This story is published here for the first time.

Dead Ronnie and I: http://vaultofevil.proboards.com/attachment/download/496

Vault of Evil's Advent Calendar: http://vaultofevil.proboards.com/thread/6164/vault-advent-calendar-christmas-doomed

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« Reply #212 on: November 03, 2016, 09:53:48 am »


The Gal in the Blue Mask blog just published a lengthy interview with me. For anyone interested, the link to it is here:

http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/


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« Reply #213 on: November 03, 2016, 01:32:32 pm »
That interview contains my new favourite typo ever! Johnny Maims;D
Interesting to read about why Beyond folded. The exact same thing happened to Far Point, which featured my other half,  Jilly paddock's second ever story sale in the second issue. W.H. Smiths ordered 12,000 copies, sold 3,000, pulped the rest without even bothering to notify the publisher & left him with a huge printing bill. He managed 4 issues, before packing it in.

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« Reply #214 on: November 03, 2016, 10:00:25 pm »
Oddly enough, it was Far Point that gave me the inspiration to start up Beyond serveral years later - though if I had known its experience with Smiths I might have had second thoughts - or not been conned by them into printing and sending them as many copies as I did!

I had a story accepted by Far Point, but unfortunately the magazine folded before it was published.

It was a good magazine while it lasted.

Ha ha. Yes, Johnny Maims!  :o

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« Reply #215 on: November 08, 2017, 12:04:27 am »
Just learned that Gallery of Curiosities podcast has accepted a reprint story of mine, After Nightfall, for an audio transmission.

This will be the 7th time this story has been published:

1970 - in a slightly different form - Weird Window 1, published by Shadow Publishing, edited by David A. Sutton
1971 - The Year's Best Horror Fiction 1 - Sphere Books and Daw Books, edited by Richard Davis
1985 - Fantasy Tales #15, edited by Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton
1992 - Tayaschiysya Horror 2, (Таящийся ужас 2) published in Russia, translated by Vladimir Vladimirov (This was an unauthorised reprint which I didn't find out about till years later)
2011 - Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! published by Vintage Books, edited by Otto Penzler
2012 - Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead, published by Corvus/Atlantic Books, edited by Otto Penzler
2013 - The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror, published by Shadoiw Publishing

I have also just had a story published by Mythic magazine (issue 4): A Grim God's Revenge.


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« Reply #216 on: May 14, 2018, 12:01:35 pm »
Just discovered, while looking at my isfdb, that two of my more Lovecraftian stories have been translated into German and published in the book shown below, totally without my knowledge. H. P. Lovecraft's Gotter des Grauens is the book's title, edited by someone called Roman Sander. The only other author whose name I know in the book is W. H. Pugmire. My stories are Lock-In and Fish-Eye.
It's not, alas, the first time something like this has happened.
I have emailed the publisher, who seems genuine, and asked them to look into this for me, which they are. Hopefully, we'll get to the bottom of this soon.
The cover artwork by Mark Freier is outstanding.

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« Reply #217 on: August 10, 2018, 03:07:02 pm »
An update on this. Blitz have now paid me 50 euros for the two stories published in this collection and I believe the other writers too, who were not paid via Uwe Luserke when they should have been, will be reimbursed by the publisher. From what Blitz emailed me, I believe, also, I'm being sent a couple of copies of the book too.


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« Reply #218 on: October 25, 2018, 11:46:08 am »


I am pleased to reveal that my story, Romero's Children, will be translated and published in the next issue of the Russian webzine, Darker.

Romero's Children will be in their zombie issue - http://darkermagazine.ru/

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« Reply #219 on: October 26, 2018, 01:10:29 pm »
You can now listen to one of my earliest short stories, After Nightfall, being read on The Gallery of Curiosities by Vic Mullin.

This story first appeared in David A. Sutton's fanzine Weird Window, and was reprinted the following year in Sphere Books' The Year's Best Horror Stories, edited by Richard Davis.

It was last reprinted in Otto Penzler's Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (Vintage Books) in 2011.

https://gallerycurious.com/2018/10/26/69-after-nightfall-by-david-a-riley/




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« Reply #220 on: December 10, 2018, 09:10:20 am »




There's a brilliant review in Phantasmagoria Magazine by Trevor Kennedy of my collection The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror.

THE LURKERS IN THE ABYSS AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR by David A. Riley.
A collection of rather dark horror tales from David A. Riley spanning almost fifty years with each tale originally appearing in now considered genre classic publications such as the Pan Book of Horror series, Fantasy Tales, FEAR Magazine, World of Horror and many more.
I absolutely adored this book! The type of old school (trust me, that is a compliment) horror I grew up reading and still crave for to this day, the influences to Lovecraft and perhaps the likes of M. R. James and Poe (and maybe even Tales From The Crypt), are apparent but certainly not overdone. Riley’s own grim style shines throughout always, compelling and descriptive, though once again never over doing the descriptiveness. The haunting images his words created in my mind’s eye were vivid and lasting.
A couple of my favourite stories would have to be ‘Terror on the Moors’, a creepy, tense and atmospheric witchcraft-related yarn, and ‘Winter on Aubarch 6’, at first a mild science fiction tale that gradually evolves into full-blown, deeply disturbing body horror.
I don’t personally know what the sales figures are for this book, but I am certainly of the opinion that it should be read by as many people as possible, especially those with even a passing interest in horror or the short story form - of which Riley is one of the masters!
Hugely entertaining and great fun, I urge you to go out and purchase you own copy to experience for yourself the dark joys that lie within.
The Lurkers in the Abyss and Other Tales of Terror is available from Shadow Publishing and Amazon.
Trevor Kennedy.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Phantasmagoria-Magazine-Issue-Trevor-Kennedy/dp/1790917867/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1544386759&sr=8-8&keywords=phantasmagoria+magazine&fbclid=IwAR19RC_faK0yuJkqJixG1AIT_nR8PxCEvf18SxW3XBE9IjzHlqT9gkjXOGY