The Silence has been released. Visit the book page here to find ordering details if you don’t already have one.
The book launch is at Forbidden Planet in London at 1pm on Saturday, full details are here.
To celebrate the release there is a new interview over at SFSignal, you can find it here.
Finally if you are keen to spend more money, there is now a book page for “The Hunt” with the synopsis and pre-order links. The Ebook is due on June 18th, with the Paperback to follow on July 16th. You can find all the details here.
Happy Easter everyone.
The Silence is released in two weeks time. The book page has been updated with pre-order links for paperbacks and ebooks, along with reviews and an exclusive extract. Don’t forget there is a book launch at Forbidden Planet in London on Saturday April 18th, full details here.
This will be followed by a launch in Wales. Head to the Abergavenny Bookshop on Saturday 2nd May at Noon and probably a pub afterwards.
Tim has signed a deal with Avon (Harper Collins) for two original crime thrillers. The first will be “The Hunt” heavily influenced by Tim’s love of endurance sports, is set for release in digital format in June, and paperback in July.
From the press release:
Editorial Director, Eleanor Dryden says, ‘THE HUNT is the most pulse-pounding, suspenseful and intense page-turner I’ve read for a long time. It’s a simple, terrifying concept, with action and drama so gripping you have to remind yourself to breathe. I apologise in advance for the sleep you’re likely to miss once you pick up this fresh, top-notch thriller! I am incredibly excited to be publishing Tim and a book that I feel strongly deserves the accolade of best British thriller of 2015.’
There is also the first book in a new series due soon, I don’t know if I can tell you about it yet, but as it is Easter I’ve (not very well) hidden a picture on this page !
New Short Stories
“The Doll Collection” edited by Ellen Datlow contains the story “Skin and Bone”
“Seize the Night” edited by Christopher Golden contains the story “May the End be Good”
Happy 2015 everyone, some exciting releases ahead this year but I can’t talk about those yet so instead details of the book launch for The Silence
THE SILENCE – Book Launch
Saturday April 18th 1pm – 2pm - Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftsbury Avenue, London, W2CH 8JR – Link here
Then afterwards at “The Spice of Life” pub in Soho, details and directions here
Be great to see you all at the shop or in the pub.
It’s been a while! And that’s because although I have new book deals to announce, I still can’t quite announce them yet. As soon as the ink’s dry I’ll reveal what they are, but I’m very excited … an exciting deal for two thrillers, a major new tie-in project, and a trilogy that’s something a little different for me. Lots of good stuff happening over the next few years, so I’ll talk more about that soon.
Good news is that PAY THE GHOST finished shooting in Toronto, and a teaser poster has just been released (see below). The movie of my short story stars Nicolas Cage and Sarah Wayne Callies, and is directed by Uli Edel. More soon!
I also have a short story in the huge (700 pages!) new anthology, Dead Harvest. You can order from the Cemetery Dance website.
My spooky animated kids’ film MY HAUNTED HOUSE is in development, and there’ll hopefully be more on that soon. You can download a special MY HAUNTED HOUSE app. Fun for kids and adults. I’ll pass on more info as this movie progresses, but it’s going to be lots of fun.
In other movie news, EXORCISING ANGELS, written with Simon Clark, continues to be developed as a movie, and the script I wrote with the splendid Stephen Volk, PLAYTIME, is also in development.
I’m working on plenty of other projects, including a couple of TV series pitches. And as the end of November–the 8th anniversary of me going full-time as a writer–draws near, I’ve never been busier.
Oh, and next year I’ll be doing another ironman.
It’s Fantasycon this weekend and Tim will be in attendance. You can catch him bright and early on a panel at 10am Saturday morning.
Does Anyone Get Out of Here Alive?
Can there be hope in Horror, or are unrelieved despair and gore the essence of the genre?
He will also be at the PS Publishing book launch at 5pm on Saturday where amongst many other titles “Shifting of Veils” will be released. For those of you who won’t be in York you can pre-order now from PS Publishing. There is an unsigned edition or a 100 copy signed hardcover. All details on the book page here.
Some other news to catch up with.
Tim has written another collaboration with Christopher Golden, a novelette called FAULT LINES. More details to follow.
Tim has a story in the “Letters to Lovecraft” anthology due from Stone Skin press on December 1st, pre-order and read more details here.
“The Silence” is due for publication in April 2015
For a limited time (until 1st May) you can download my Noreela novella VALE OF BLOOD ROSES free on Kindle! What are you waiting for?
An end of April catch up starting off with a sneak peak at the cover for “The Silence”
Appearance News – On Saturday 10th May at 11am Tim will be in Cardiff Waterstones signing his ALIEN and STAR WARS novels. Pop in if you’re around!
The short story “Skin and Bone” will appear in Ellen Datlow’s new anthology “The Doll Collection”. Due out from TOR in spring 2015
With Coldbrook recently released in the US there are a number of new interviews and articles
My zombie apocalypse alternate reality thriller COLDBROOK (it’s also a love story and a road story), is out now in the USA thanks to the mighty Titan Books!
I’ve been looking forward to its release in the USA for quite some time, and I’m thrilled with the job Titan have done. They’re a true pleasure to work with. The cover is amazing, and I’m doing loads of publicity — interviews, blogs, etc. So you’ll either be sick of the sight of me soon, or … just buy the book, immerse yourself, and miss it all.
To kick things off here are two glorious reviews, one from SF Signal, the other from Examiner.com. Nice!
Publishers Weekly also gave it a lovely starred review.
… and the Plastic Bitch is available NOW as an ebook! Check out the Dreaming in Fire page for details.
This is the only book of mine about which my mum said, ‘Oh Tim, can’t you write something normal?’ Probably because it’s filled with sex and violence.
What? Haven’t bought it yet?
My novella THE REACH OF CHILDREN is now available on Kindle. It comes with my short story ‘Discovering Ghosts’, and together they’re two of the most challenging stories I’ve ever written, terribly hard to write, and I haven’t re-read either of them since. Influenced by my mother’s death, I also think they’re two of the best. Both were nominated for the British Fantasy Award, and THE REACH OF CHILDREN won. I hope you’ll give it a go!
Here’s great review for WHITE (which incidentally is available as a free download for a very short time from Amazon).
And don’t forget I’ll be launching the UK edition of my Star Wars novel at Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Avenue, tomorrow 20th March from 6-7pm. Be great if you could come along.
I’m currently in a familiar position … waiting for some exciting news. More soon!