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James Everington

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I'm a writer from Nottingham, England- most of what I write is dark, supernatural fiction, although not necessarily 'horror' in the blood and guts sense. My main influences are writers like Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman. I enjoy the unexplained, the psychological, and the ambiguous in my fiction.

I drink Guinness, if anyone's offering.

Infinity Plus published my second collection of short stories, Falling Over (2013) and the novel The Quarantined City in (2016).

This year also saw the release of the limited edition novella Trying To Be So Quiet from Boo Books, and my first book as editor, The Hyde Hotel.

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A quick post about some upcoming events that I'll be showing my face at:

Local Writers Showcase, West Bridgford Library, Tuesday 30th August, 2.30pm
This is a free event, where I'll be appearing with five other writers from the local area. More info and how to get a ticket here.

Fantasycon 2016: 23-25 September
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Inaugurating what promises to be a fine series, GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND is an exceptional anthology, first in the GREAT BRITISH HORROR Series. Edited by Steve J. Shaw, this title features s..." Read more of this review »
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“A sweeping vista of Northern sky opens up between the warehouses and hangs motionless above the cobbled streets. It’s a world of unrequited love beneath the smoke stacks and awkward moments in the underpass. A great crashing wave of romantic despair that washes over my dramatic heart, dousing it with a thin grey rinse. I’m James Dean, I’m Albert Camus, I posture in doorways with a lit cigarette dangling from the corner of my mouth. My great iron bedstead, my kitchen sink drama, the grainy black and white days of this life...”
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“My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all, I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in our family is dead.”
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“Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?”
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“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”
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message 4: by James

James Everington Hi - here's a few read recently I've liked:

Welcome To The Underworld - IF Rowan

City Of Hell anthology Ed. Colin Barnes (submissions open for vol 2. as well by the way...)

Worse Than Myself - Adam Golaski

A Book Of Horrors -Ed. Stephen Jones

The Weird - not got this yet but on order; absolutely HUGE anthology of weird fiction. Contents look ace.


Hilary Been meaning to ask if you've any brilliant horror recommendations.. (or any recommendations, really. I'm open to Must Read 2012 books at present.)


message 2: by James

James Everington Well I guess 1Q84 is the obvious 'big' book at the moment. Do you like Murakami? And I'm currently reading a complete Sherlock Holmes!


Hilary Anything you think I simply -must- be reading? I've fallen behind..


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