The Unspoken

In a change to the scheduled programming, instead of promoting publications from Spectral, we would like to point you in the direction of a charity anthology called The Unspoken. It’s edited by Willie Meikle and has been published by Karoshi Books. In case you’re wondering, it’s an anti-cancer anthology, with proceeds going to cancer research charities. … Continue reading

They’re here!!!

We don’t normally blog twice a day but we just had to in this instance: the hardbacks of Whitstable have arrived!! Here’s the relieved publisher with a copy in his hands…

News – 03:04:2013

First, here’s a little article about Peter Cushing and Stephen Volk’s Whitstable that appeared yesterday at Gef Fox’s Wag the Fox blog, written by Simon Marshall-Jones of Spectral. The article gives an insight into the actor and why Stephen wrote the novella, as well as what drives the narrative. You can read the piece here. As many … Continue reading

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: format change

Just a short blog this morning, to let you know of a slight change to the physical format of the hardback edition of the first Spectral Christmas Ghost Story Annual aka The 13 Ghosts of Christmas. It will now feature cloth boards in a fetching dark green, foil stamped titles in gold on front and spine, … Continue reading

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: the full wraparound cover

This morning Spectral Towers is completely fogbound – a fortuitously appropriate atmosphere in which, we deem, to reveal the eerily beautiful wraparound cover to The 13 Ghosts of Christmas anthology, due to be published this time next month. We think that the combination of Vincent Shaw-Morton’s and Neil Williams’ talents have created yet another winner here. … Continue reading

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: cover reveal

On this cold but sunny Monday morning, let us brighten the start to your week by showing you the stunning artwork that will be gracing the cover to the very first Spectral Christmas Ghost Story Annual, created specifically for it by Vincent Shaw-Morton. Let’s say right here and now that Vincent has captured the exact … Continue reading

Spectral visits The Black Abyss

Just a very quick blog today, to let you know that Spectral supremo Simon Marshall-Jones was called by Grand Inquisitor Colin Leslie to answer some questions at his domicile The Black Abyss. Colin wanted to know about everything Spectral, and my association with the horror genre in general. To see what Simon had to say for … Continue reading

Read Horror review and something a little different…

Just a quick little blog-post this morning: First, Michael Wilson over at Read Horror webzine gave Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark a short review, giving it a thumbs up. Michael will also be reviewing the other Gary’s Abolisher of Roses at some point in the near future – in the meantime, here’s … Continue reading

Prize-winners, all…

Well, better late than never, I suppose…. =) As some of you may know, last year Spectral set up a prize-draw to entice people to take out a subscription to the chapbooks – well, in January I drew a name out of the hat (well, a box actually…) and John Howard, who fortuitously lived not … Continue reading

News: interview now online!

Just a quick snippet to let all those not on Facebook know that an interview with yours truly has just been posted at Horror Reanimated, conducted by the ever-lovely Joseph D’Lacey – click here to read what I have to say… go on, you know you want to

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