Award winning author of the IMP series.
The British Fantasy Society published the author’s first work in 1995, a 3’000 word essay on fellow writer, Graham Masterton. In 1996, a chance meeting in a London docklands hotel at a BFS Convention with Matt Williams (and Graham Masterton - himself later in the same evening) eventually led to Ray’s first big break: the 1998 publication of Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton (biographical account of Masterton’s work), nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Awards.
Success followed with a number of short stories in various magazines between 1998 and 2003.
2007 the self-publication of the author’s first collection of short stories under the title of The Lord of Misrule and Other Stories.
2008: the self-publication of a stand-alone horror novel, Calix, a terrifying psychological, rollercoaster ride into the unknown using the Salem Witch Trials as its backdrop.
2009: Ray’s short story, Promises To Keep made the final shortlist for the best short story award from The Tom Howard Foundation.
2009: The self-publication of Misrule 2: The Next Generation.
2010: the short story, Purple Rain was published in the American quarterly publication, Carpe Articulum.
2010: A Twist in the Taste was published in a collection by The English Heritage, entitled, Whitby Abbey: Pure Inspiration (available at Amazon and most leading retailers).
2012: The Priest’s Hole, a horror novel published by Damnation Books in the U.S. Available as a paperback and a variety of electronic versions.
In 2012: Canadian publisher, Double Dragon Press, re-released Calix with new artwork, both electronically and in paperback.
In 2013: Canadian Publisher, Double Dragon published A Devil’s Dozen, a collection of short horror stories.
2014: a new crossover novel entitled Seven Secrets from U.S. Publisher, Damnation Books.
2015: a second short story collection entitled, A Detective’s Dozen, from Canadian publisher, Double Dragon.
2016: the first in the author’s IMP crime series set in Leeds featuring Detectives Gardener and Reilly, entitled Impurity, from U.S. Publisher, Caliburn Press, available in print and on all electronic platforms.
2017: The second in the IMP series, Imperfection to be published in the UK through Urbane Publications, available in print and on all electronic platforms.
2017: Resurrection, a horror novel published by Endeavour Press in the U.K. Available only in a variety of electronic versions.
2018: The third in the IMP series, Implant to be published in the UK through Urbane Publications, available in print and on all electronic platforms.
Ray is available for talks and conferences on his writing experiences, and creative writing classes. For more information, photographs, interview opportunities or review copies, contact Ray on 07709 820886, or email on Manitou_man@hotmail.com, or through his publisher on firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of all Ray’s work and appearances can be found on his website: www.thelordofmisrule.net.
contact Ray on 07709 820886, or email on Manitou_man@hotmail.com, or through his publisher on email@example.com. Details of all Ray’s work and appearances can be found on his website: www.thelordofmisrule.net.
Talks and creative writing.