Links

On this page you’ll find links to all sorts of wonderful and bizarre places – favourite writers, publishers I work with, artists who’ve illustrated my books, interviews I’ve done … search around and take a look!  Bear in mind that this page is always being added to, so check back now and then to see what’s new.

  • Artists

    • Alan M. Clark A great artist, Alan and I have worked together many times, including on my PS novellas Naming of Parts and Changing of Faces.
    • Alex McVey A splendid artist, check out his stuff and weep.
    • Caniglia One of the best artists working today, whose imaginary and affecting images grace books by Piccirilli and Clegg, as well as yours truly. Caniglia and I keep promising ourselves that we’ll work on a graphic novel. One day, when we aren’t so busy…
    • John Picacio A superb artist, a joy to work with (he illustrated my novels Face for Night Shade and Until She Sleeps for Cemetery Dance), winner of the International Horror Guild Award, altogether cool dude.
    • Les Edwards Superb artist whose work has graced the covers of books by Ramsey Campbell, China Miéville, Mark Morris and Jeff Vandermeer, as well as countless others. His illustration for Exorcising Angels is stunning.
    • Vincent Chong Vinny’s one of the best new artists out there today.
  • Authors

    • Adam Roberts Author of some of the finest, high-concept science fiction being published today.
    • Allen Ashley A fine writer and editor from the UK.
    • Allyson Bird A fine new writer, a lovely person, but someone this cool just has to have a closet full of skeletons.
    • Bob Lock A writer from my homeland!
    • Brett A Savory An excellent Canadian. Read The Distance Travelled or die unfulfilled.
    • Brian Hodge Fantastic writer, wrote one of the creepiest stories I’ve ever read, The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins.
    • Brian Keene US horror writer causing a storm, author of The Rising, Terminal, Ghostwalk, and many others. Crap British accent.
    • Bryan Smith A great writer from the US!
    • Christopher Golden My American brother.
    • Conrad Williams One of our finest writers, and only now – at last – getting the attention he deserves. One of those horrible people who makes me think ‘why do I bother’.
    • Dan Simmons A real inspiration … unhindered by genres, everything he writes is touched with genius.
    • Douglas Clegg A fine writer of horror, supernatural and suspense novels.
    • F. Paul Wilson Author of the Repairman Jack novels, all-round good bloke.
    • Gary A. Braunbeck What can I say about Gary? Another one of those people who makes me wonder why I bother … his work is IMPORTANT!
    • Geoff Cooper Author of Bum Piss and Other City Scents, likes coffee, can’t run for shit.
    • Graham Joyce Painfully talented, horribly good looking and charismatic, you just can’t help hating him on sight.
    • Jack Ketchum Award-winning author of classic novels such as The Girl Next Door, The Lost and Hide and Seek. Whisky lover, all round good bloke. Can often be found in Greece.
    • Joe Hill Author of the excellent 20th Century Ghosts and Heart Shaped Box.
    • Kealan Patrick Burke Young writer and editor who has quickly established himself firmly at the heart of the genre today.
    • Lee Thomas Fantastic writer from the USA – horror, thriller, YA stuff.
    • Mark Chadbourn Investigative journalist, expert on UK mythology, goatee-wearing author of the Age of Misrule cycle of novels as well as one of my favourite novellas of all time, The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke.
    • Mark Morris He’s a bit short and has got no edge, but he’s also one of my best mates. A fine novelist and short story writer, and discoverer of the spring of eternal youth. It’s somewhere near Leeds.
    • Michael Oliveri Author of Deadliest of the Species, great guy, has a good taste in names for kids.
    • Michael T Huyck Jr. Excellent US writer, lots of scars.
    • Ramsey Campbell The Guvnor
    • Sarah Langan Hot author of the brilliant The Keeper and Virus … one to watch, for sure.
    • Sarah Pinborough You look at her and think, ‘Oh, she’s lovely.’ Then you read her stuff. Very talented, and going places.
    • Scott Hintz A new horror writer from the USA.
    • Stephen Volk He should have a website!
    • Steven Erikson Author of the extraordinary Malazan Book of the Fallen series of fantasy novels. Another excellent Canadian.
    • Tom Piccirilli Award-winning author of many horror novels, now writing some of th ebest suspense and crime novels out today. Probably still crap at playing pool, though.
    • Tom Sniegoski Novels, short stories, screenplays, comics, there’s nothing this man can’t do.
    • Tony Richards An excellent writer. Read him and weep.
  • Awards

  • General links

    • British Horror Novels Message board discussing … yep, you guessed it.
    • Ellen Datlow One of the finest and most important genre editors out there.
    • Horror World Another excellent source for news and views, and especially noteworthy as the home for dozens and dozens of message boards, for authors such as Masterton, Ketchum and Chadbourn.
    • Horror Writers Association Speaks for itself. I used to be Vice President, which I hope doesn’t put you off joining.
    • Horrorfind Huge horror website, just be careful you don’t get lost for days in there.
    • Paul Graham Raven Scruffy yet charming freelance who built this very website.
    • Prism Interview from 2007
    • Stephen Jones He’s the man.
    • The British Fantasy Society Speaks for itself. It’s British. And it’s a fantasy society. As well as all the horror.
  • Independent book dealers (UK)

  • Independent book dealers (US)

  • Interviews

  • Publishers

    • Allison & Busby My wonderful UK publisher.
    • Bantam Spectra Splendid publisher of my Noreela fantasy novels, and the Hidden Cities books I’m writing with Christopher Golden.
    • Cemetery Dance Publications Publishers of trade and limited edition hardcovers by the likes of Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Simon Clark, Ray Garton and about a million more. Anthologies, poetry collections, novellas, short story collections and novels … CD are one of
    • ChiZine Publications As if they didn’t have enough to do!
    • Dark Horse Publisher of a billion great comics, including Hellboy, and my Hellboy novel The Fire Wolves.
    • Earthling Publications One of the best of the new crop of US independent publishers, bringing out beautiful quality books by Brian A Hopkins, Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Clark and others.
    • Leisure Books US mass market publishers that have kept horror alive in the mainstream, publishing books by Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Simon Clark, Douglas Clegg, Tom Piccirilli, Edward Lee, Ed Gorman and many others.
    • Necessary Evil Press Rapidly becoming one of the finest indie publishers out there.
    • Night Shade Books Publisher books by Jeff Vandermeer, Jack Cady, Graham Joyce, Brian Hodge, M John Harrison, John Shirley, and volumes of the collected works of Manly Wade Wellman, William Hope Hodgson, as well as many more. One of the best independent publishers around.
    • Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster) Publisher of my first Hellboy novel, and my novelisation of the 30 Days of Night movie.
    • PS Publishing Multi award-winning UK publisher of novellas, novels, collections and anthologies, with books from Ramsey Campbell, Michael Marshall Smith, China Meiville, James Lovegrove, Dennis Etchison, Stephen Gallagher, Mark Morris, Gary Greenwood and Cliff Burns, a
    • Subterranean Press Trade and limited hardcovers from Dan Simmons, George R R Martin, Poppy Z Brite, Joe Lansdale and dozens of others, also responsible for the resurrection of the prestigious Night Visions anthology series.
    • Telos Publishing UK publisher producing new and classic horror titles by Paul Finch, Graham Masterton, Steve Savile and others, as well as an award-winning series of Doctor Who novellas and other TV tie-in volumes.
    • TTA Press Splendid publisher of Black Static and Interzone magazines, as well as some excellent books.