Hallowe’en, and Proof that I’m a Big Scary Horror Writer

October 31st, 2008 • Posted in Random Stuff |

So, ten years ago today, I’ve just been reminded, was the Nervous convention in Cardiff, at which my second book Faith in the Flesh was being launched, along with my mate Gary Greenwood’s first novel The Dreaming Pool.  GO HERE to read all about it … Gary’s done a splendid write up about the day, with photos, newspaper interviews and lots of good memories that have got me all nostalgic, like.  My missus loooks all big with our first kiddie Ellie (born 2 months after these photos were taken), and we all look …. younger.  Aye.

Yesterday, to prove what a big hard scary horror writer I am, I had a steroid injection in my shoulder.  It’s been giving me grief for a year now, and it’s taken until now for positive treatment to be taken.  The doctor giving me the jab was very professional, very good, and I hardly felt the needle at all.  Felt the stuff injected – that was a bit odd.  She asked how I was, I stood and sauntered to the reception desk to make a follow-up appointment … and promptly started feeling all weird.  I ended up lying down again for ten minutes until the dizziness faded.  What a wimp.  Me and needles have never been good friends.

The doc put my mind at rest by saying, “Don’t worry, it’s always the big rugby players who end up fainting.”  I didn’t quite faint – not like those completely wimpy rugby players – but it was a close call.

Shoulder still buggered, but after a day ior two I’m told I should feel the benefit.  Here’s hoping.

So Happy Hallowe’en folks!  Just been out trick or treating with the kids, now they and the missus are off to a party at our neighbours.  I’ve got to stay behind to look after the dog from Hell …. (Who, when we were out just now, destroyed our kitchen).

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8 comments on “Hallowe’en, and Proof that I’m a Big Scary Horror Writer”

  1. Christopher Golden says:

    Weren’t you adorable in those pictures, Tim? You look sixteen. Heh.

    Just wondering…did you ever have hair? 😉

  2. Tim Lebbon says:

    A few wisps between the ages of six and sixteen … sigh.

  3. Jeff says:

    Having hair is vastly overrated. That’s easy for me to say though, considering I have a full, luxurious head of hair. So, cheer up Tim. Did I mention it was luxurious?

  4. Allyson Bird says:

    You get that shoulder better Tim! More great books to write and all that…

  5. Gary says:

    Glad you liked it, mate!

    It was kinda weird going through those old photos and finding stuff like the news clipping – God, we looked so young…

  6. Tim Lebbon says:

    Well, the shoulder’s just as bad as ever. Maybe I should have it removed, I have another.

    And Gary, yeah, we looked young, but I still looked bald.

  7. Christopher Teague says:

    I was there… also, both your books weren’t signed – too shy to ask; read them when I was working nights in the steel-works in Port Talbot: one cold portakabin at 1am.

  8. Tim Lebbon says:

    What a boozy day it was! If I remember rightly, I got hammered on Reverend James (not the first time, and it wasn’t the last, either).

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