News from the frontline

April 11th, 2019 • Posted in News |

While the Vesps continue to destroy the world you’ll be pleased to know Tim has made it to the source of the outbreak, Netflix HQ in Los Angeles

If you have yet to see the film, or want an excuse to watch it again, then Tim does have a cameo appearance, and here is a clue

I hope you enjoy the film, and let us know what you think once you have seen it.

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The Silence is released

April 10th, 2019 • Posted in News |

Today is the day that “The Silence” is released on Netflix.  Huge congratulations to Tim for seeing his ideas make it to the screen.  I hope you all enjoy it, and do drop by and let us know what you thought.

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It’s the eve of the end of the world

April 9th, 2019 • Posted in News |

Tomorrow the Vesps will be launched on an unsuspecting world.  You can either choose to familiarise yourself with this new foe by watching the trailer again, or you can take advantage of a celebratory offer from those lovely PS Publishing people, who have dropped the price of Tim’s last novella, Rime, down to a tenner.  Make your choice, click a picture…

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Appearance News

April 3rd, 2019 • Posted in News |

Tim will be appearing at Dark Delicacies in LA on Tuesday 16th April from 7pm where he will be signing copies of “The Silence”.   Also there will be Josh Malerman, signing copies of his new novel “Inspection”

Tim and Christopher Golden are guests of honour at EdgeLit in Derby. It’s a one day event on Saturday July 13th, and more details can be found here.

Tim will also be appearing at the Rhondda Book Fair on September 7th, more information here.

Finally we couldn’t leave without another Silence movie preview, this time from Empire online.

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The Silence – Trailer

March 30th, 2019 • Posted in News |

The film release date has been moved forward to April 10th and you can watch the trailer here

Meanwhile a number of media outlets have mentioned the film. Click on the links to read the thoughts from The Sun, The Daily Mail, Metro, and I09

There is a German interview with Tim and Daniele Serra here from their appearance at the Leipzig book fair last week. While you can find the German trailer for the film here. You will also be able to see the film in Cinemas in Germany from May 16th.

In non-Silence news Tim’s Firefly Novel “Generations” is due for release on October 19th and the short story Bomber’s Moon will be reprinted in The Best of Cemetery Dance Volume 2

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The Silence – Book news

March 25th, 2019 • Posted in News |

The Silence – Movie tie-in edition is due out, from Titan, tomorrow.  Click on the cover below for ordering details. 

Meanwhile a box of them has just arrived at Lebbon Towers

The film trailer should be landing soon, but until then…..

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The Silence – Film news

March 16th, 2019 • Posted in News |

So this appeared on the Netflix UK & Ireland Fanpage earlier

The Silence, a Netflix Original Film, arrives April 12th.

The story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have bred for decades in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they’re ready to emerge.

If you would like to read the book before watching the film then click the cover below for ordering details, or if you can read German then check out this link

Finally if you are new visitor to this site then welcome, have a look round, but please keep very very quiet…

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News update

March 14th, 2019 • Posted in News |

Blood of the Four is now out in Paperback in the US, with UK release to follow.  Check the book page here for ordering links.

The reissues of all four Hidden Cities books are now available from Diversion Books. If you buy all four you can put them together like this…

A beautifully illustrated edition of The Silence is available from the German Publisher Buchheim Verlag.   Artwork by Daniele Serra. Pictures and ordering information can be found here

Both Tim and Daniele will be at the Leipzig Book Fair from the 22nd – 24th March, and would love to meet fans. Details can be found here

Finally Tim and Christopher Golden are guests of honour at EdgeLit in Derby. It’s a one day event on Saturday July 13th, and tickets can be booked now, here

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2018 … my triathlon year

December 21st, 2018 • Posted in News |

It’s been a fun year! I raced in two half-ironmans (the Grafman and Cotswolds Classic), the olympic distance Cardiff Tri, and my season culminated in the mighty Brutal ironman (you can read my write-up of that monster here). Training went pretty well, though I was disappointed with my times at both of the half-ironmans I raced. I think I was fit and ready, but both races were extremely hot, and I faded on the run both times. The Grafman in particular was really tough, and it’s the first time in a while that I considered not finishing. That thought doesn’t hit me often … but with the run making several laps back and forth past the finish line, it was tempting! I hung on though, and as my coach said, you learn more from a bad race than a good one.

I raced my nice new Canyon Speedmax several times this year, what a beautiful piece of kit that is. I even bought an aero helmet. That’s me… all the gear, no idea.

I also did a couple of fun sportives. The Wye Valley Warrior is a tough beast, I finished in a decent time and even managed a couple of mile brick run straight after! I also raced the Velothon again, finishing in a time of 4:59:57! Ahh, that 5 hour mark… That was a great experience, and I’m sad to see it won’t be happening again. I think it was a great event for South Wales, but it’s all about making money, I guess, and it wasn’t.

I raced a couple of half marathons this year too, including the Might Contain Nuts half a few weeks back––hilly, muddy, wet, rocky, and glorious.

2019 is a big year for me. I have a significant birthday (okay, okay, I’m 50), and when my wife asked what I wanted to do to mark the occasion I said, “Er … hmmm … do you fancy a holiday in Canada?”

“Is there an ironman?” she asked.

“There … might be.”

And there is. On July 28th, my actual 50th, I’ll be racing Ironman Canada in Whistler. Epic. Can’t wait. Yet my nervous side is already kicking in, because I’ve had to hire a bike and will it be OK? Will it be stupid hot like it was this year? How will I find cycling on the wrong side of the road?

But I’m going to set those worries aside. I’m going to train hard next year, and enjoy the day. Apparently there are sometimes black bears on the run course … what’s not to love about that?

I’ve also signed up for the Lemur Loop next November, in which you run a 10k trail run loop as many times as you can in 12 hours. What was I thinking…?

Season’s Greetings to you all. I hope you hit your targets for 2019. And remember, whether you think you can do something, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.

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2018 … my writing year

December 21st, 2018 • Posted in News |

2018 has been another busy year for me, and the twelfth year that I’ve worked as a full-time writer. Working from home has always been something I enjoy, especially as I’m lucky enough to have my own office/library/den. I’m often asked about motivation and discipline when I tell people I work at home, and I usually say that I’m quite good at settling down to write once my wife’s gone off to work. I guess it does work out––I get the books written, and I’m still earning a living, despite the ongoing trials of being a professional writer––but for me there’s always an accusing voice at the back of my head when I’m not actually working at my desk. It’s quite draining, because on the other hand I know very well that a lot of what a writer does isn’t actual writing. There’s thinking time, prevarication (thinking time), exercise (thinking time), dog walking (thinking time) … you get the drift. So for 2019 I’m trying to shed that guilty voice. It’s not all about getting words out every single hour. It’s about the end product, and however lazy I feel I’m sometimes being, I still write a couple of novels per year, short stories, treatments, screenplays … In short, I need to allow myself to believe I’m doing things right.

Sometimes, though, disruption happens that can’t be avoided. This year we had some work done to our house. It took about 6 weeks in total, maybe a bit more, and that was a really disruptive time for my work. There’s not only the noise and chaos, but also drinks and biscuits for the workmen, chatting to them, and the mental disruption that goes with that. I’m quite happy writing in the hustle and bustle of a coffee shop (where I’m writing this!), but when I’m at home I need peace and relative silence (apart from music). It’s even tough sometimes when my family are home. So those 6 weeks were pretty unproductive.

And yet … 2018 was a good year. I wrote three novels this year (well, maybe two and three-quarters), which by any standard is pretty good going.

The first is still unannounced (more details soon, watch this space in the New Year).

The second was The Edge, the third book in the Relics trilogy. Wrapping up that story was hard work––any trilogy is tough to write, and I’m honestly not sure I’m going to rush into one again soon. But I’m delighted with how it’s turned out, and it’ll hit the shelves next June.

The third novel was Firefly: Generations which I delivered to Titan just days ago. There seems to be a lot of buzz about these new novels, so it’ll be great to see that one out there sometime next year.

I also continued working on Playtime, the script I’ve written with the excellent Stephen Volk, and which is still in development. Hopefully that’ll move forward on 2019.

Books published this year were Blood of the Four (with Christopher Golden), The Folded Land (Relics book 2), and the novella Rime from PS Publishing. Diversion Books in the USA reissued the four Novels of the Hidden Cities (again in collaboration with Chris). I also had quite a few short stories published in anthologies such as Hark! The Herald Angels Scream, New Fears 2, Phantoms, and This Dreaming Isle/

I had a fantastic time at the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival in Transylvania along with my partners in crime Rio Youers and Christopher Golden. It’s a beautiful part of the world and we couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome. I also attended FantasyCon (of course) in Chester.

Next year I’m Guest of Honour at EdgeLit in July, and there are a couple of other conferences/festivals where I might be a guest, I’ll post details as and when they’re firmed up.

2019 is looking to be very exciting indeed. First and foremost, the movie of The Silence will be released! I can’t say much more yet––announcements coming soon––but it’ll be great to see it out there, and Titan will be releasing a movie tie-in edition of the novel. Books due out include The Edge (Relics book 3) and Firefly: Generations. I’m also hopeful that My Haunted House, the spooky animated kids’ film I wrote, will go into production.

I’m developing a spec TV pilot, which will be my first job in the new year, and I also have a screenplay I’m itching to write.

I’ll be working on a new novel, and for a bit of a change I’ll be writing it longhand. I’ve spoken with friends who do this and it really appeals to me. I wrote my novella Rime longhand a couple of years ago, and it was a really freeing experience. I’ve got notebooks and fountain pens at the ready, and once I begin I’ll be moving around, spending more time out of the house writing, and leaving the damn phone at home!

So, it’s been a good writing year for me, and 2019 is looking to be very exciting indeed. I hope you’ll come along for the ride. It’s the readers who make all this possible, and I sometimes still pinch myself when I realise I make a living out of daydreaming. I pinched myself even more, and even harder, when I recently watched The Silence (it’s brilliant)! So thank you for continuing to read my work.

Lastly, a big thanks to Tim Love who maintains my website, keeps the news up to date, and blogs about stuff when I forget!

Season’s Greetings to you all, and I’ll see you in 2019.

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