“Fantasycon 1990. Iâ€™m sitting by a pile of yellow books in the dealersâ€™ room and waiting hopefully for customers. This slim volume is Blood and Grit, my first book.Â Fantasycon 1990 was in Birmingham and it was a time when such legends as Karl Edward Wagner and Ronald Chetwynd- Hayes bestrode convention hotels. In fact, Karl dropped by to chat in his mellifluous American tones, â€˜Simon, your royalty in Yearâ€™s Best Horror amounts to one dollar thirty-six cents. Do you want the cash now, or would you prefer a beer?â€™ I happily accepted the beer in payment.
Now, 21 years later, my first book is back. Only more so. Blood and Grit 21 is an illustrated e-Book, featuring the original content, together with a brand new story, “21 Skinner Lane”, a new introduction by Andy Darlington, and an afterword that reveals the story behind the stories, and the â€˜makingâ€™ of the original book.”
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