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ABOUT THE BOOK
Eleven Tales steeped in Blood and reeking of Sulphur
J.G Clay takes you on a journey through the voids of Reality and into dark places where demons, mutants and inter-dimensional creatures taunt, taint and corrupt Humanity. Survival is not guaranteed, sanity is not assured and death lurks in every corner. These are the Tales of Blood and Sulphur: Apocalypse Minor; eleven twisted tales of terror and mayhem……
There are cracks in the skin of Reality. Some are microscopic, others are as wide as a four-lane motorway. As the fault lines increase and widen, the door to our world shines like a beacon in the darkness, a warm and inviting sight to others beyond our understanding. When They cross over into our realm, The Tales begin……
A gambler taking one last desperate throw of the dice. A struggling writer making an unholy alliance. An eternal being fighting to stay alive in the financial capital of India. A man burdened with a terrible town secret. The Law Enforcers who must never cry. The End of Days live and direct from the rural heartland of England.
The blood is warm, the sulphur is burning, the tales will be told, the Apocalypse Minor is imminent!
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
What initially got you interested in writing?
I’ve always been interested in writing ever since I was a child. In English classes, I used to pen my own ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Blakes 7’ adaptions. Once I
discovered horror through some older uncles my path to the Dark Side was pretty well set. I wrote for my amusement and to try and emulate what peope like Clive Barker, Stephen King and James Herbert were doing. Eventualy, I found my own voice.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
I just took the plunge. Being a published author had been on my mind for some time, but a combination of fear and life in general just got in the way. A couple
of years ago, I just thought ‘what the hell, let’s go for it’ and self published the original ‘Tales of Blood and Sulphur’. It was a case of ‘if I don’t do it now, I never will’, so I just did it.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
A few more fears than they already had, I hope. I want the reader to feel the way I normally do after reading a particularly good book or watching a great film –
a combination of fear, wonder, a little and asking how did he think that up?’
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Sculpting out believable characters, then putting them in an unbelievable situation and watching how they react. Quite often, the characters surprise me. That’s the fun of it.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Ending the story. Each of the ‘Tales of Blood and Sulphur’ have about four different endings. I go with the with one that fells best by the editing stage. Even
then, I’m not a hundred per cent sure of what I’ve done-
whether it was the right ending or not. I’ll leave that one up to the readers.
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
Read lots, write lots and grow the hide of a rhino. Bein an author these days requires a thick skin. It’s not for the faint hearted.
What ways can readers connect with you?
Readers can get me on social media on the following links:
I also have a website which is being updated at the time of writing but should be up and running shortly – http://jgclayhorrorauthor.com/
Please feel free to pop along and say hello. I always respond and it’s always good to chat the readers. Plus, despite what you may have heard about horror
authors, I don’t bite. Most of the time, anyway.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.G Clay is definitely a Man of Horror. There can be no doubt. Putting aside the reverence he has for the horror greats, such as King, Barker, Herbert, Carpenter, Romero and Argento, there is another fact that defines his claim for the title of the ‘Duke of Spook’. He was born on Halloween night. By a quirk fate, it was also a full moon that night. Co-incidence?
Here at Clay Towers, we don’t believe in coincidences.
The 41 year old hails from the Midlands in the United Kingdom, is married with one step child and two dogs that bear a strong resemblance to Ewoks. Beyond the page and the written word, he is music mad and can hold down a tune on a bass guitar pretty well. He is an avid reader and also has an enduring love of British sci-fi, from the pages of the ‘2000A.D’ comic to the televised wanderings of Gallifrey’s most famous physician. Clay is also a long-time fan of the mighty Birmingham City Football Club and endures a lot of flak from his friends for it.
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