Archive for November, 2018

Sinister Reads chats with Alister Hodge about his new release – Plague War 3 Retaliation

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2018 by ahwasinisterreads

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your latest story?

I’m a horror author, and I also work as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner where I get to deal with the everyday traumas of real life. My latest book is PLAGUE WAR 3 RETALIATION, published through Severed Press. This novel concludes my trilogy that was preceded by PLAGUE WAR: OUTBREAK, and PLAGUE WAR 2: PANDEMIC. For fans of apocalyptic and military horror, the Plague War series is an action packed journey following a group of survivors through the downfall of Australian society, to an eventual military fightback against the zombie masses.

What inspired you to write this story?

After reading ‘World War Z’ by Max Brooks and a number of different Grimdark titles, I decided I wanted to write an apocalyptic story with real life grit on the pages, and a book that would explore the events through eyes of the civilian, health, army and police workforce confronted by the situation.

What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?

Some days it comes more easily than others, but if I stubbornly keep my arse parked in the chair, I’ll manage to get words down that will progress the story (even if I need to heavily edit them later).

What does the horror genre mean to you?

A chance to explore the best and absolute worst of which humans are capable.

Who is your favourite author and why?

This changes frequently. I recently completed Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law series and hugely enjoyed it.

Where can people read/purchase your story/novel?

The Plague War series is available via the Severed Press website, or on Amazon as an ebook / KU / paperback.

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https://www.facebook.com/alister.hodge.3

https://twitter.com/AlHodge79

https://www.alisterhodge.com

 

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Sinister Reads chats to Alan Baxter about his exciting new book, Devouring Dark

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2018 by ahwasinisterreads

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your latest story?

I’m an author of horror, often in the supernatural thriller and dark urban fantasy arena, and my latest book, DEVOURING DARK, is an urban horror novel set in London. It involves organized crime and supernatural assassins crossing paths in the most dangerous ways.

What inspired you to write this story?

I won an Australian Shadows Award for my short story, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead”, and I knew there was more to explore in the subject matter of that yarn. This novel is essentially a sequel to that story.

What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?

Never quit! That’s applies to reading, learning, practicing, submitting, revising. You have ot work your arse off and never quit.

What does the horror genre mean to you?

Honesty.

Who is your favourite author and why?

Probably Clive Barker – he’s been a bigger influence on my own writing than anyone else. I love the way he combines horror, fantasy and the weird, and that’s something I do in my work as well.

Where can people read/purchase your story/novel?

Wherever books are sold, all the online retailers, or order from your bookstore or library. If you want a signed copy, contact me through social media and we can make that happen. Anyone who buys a signed paperback from me will also get a limited edition enameled metal pin while stocks last. There will only ever be 500 of them!

Are you on social media? Please supply links

My website: https://www.alanbaxteronline.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlanBaxter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alanbaxterauthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warrior_scribe/

 

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