Friday, 17 October 2014

SCARdiff 2014 this weekend.

And if you are in Cardiff this weekend and have somehow missed my infernal postings, I will be at SCARdiff 2014 all day Sunday. When not on the Dragon's Pen Pitching Panel, I will be hanging out and happy to chat and sign books. There are enough bald authors attending to form a cult, so I hope we get name tags ...



From the website [please follow the link below]:

"British author Adam Nevill has his upcoming horror NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE released on Paperback, Hardcover and Kindle on the 23rd of October 2014 by Pan Macmillan. To celebrate this great news we are giving you all a sample chapter of the book FREE! Click on the red link below:
Cash-strapped, working for temping agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgehill Road is not what it appears to be. It’s not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy – it’s the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. When Knacker’s menacing cousin Fergal arrives, the danger exceeds her darkest imaginings. But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie’s worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?"


The scholar of dark fiction over in Arkham writes:

"Adam Nevill has come a long way since publishing his first novel, and his growth as a writer has been apparent over the course of his novels. No One Gets Out Alive is one of his best yet, and truly reaches for new heights of terror. That Nevill managed to sustain dread throughout a novel of this size is a true accomplishment, as this book throws horror at the readers from the very first paragraph and doesn't let up until the end. If you're a fan of horror and Adam Nevill isn't on your radar, you're doing something wrong. The novel is set to hit shelves in the UK on October 23rd and will be released in the US April of 2015."

From the distant corn we wave our thin arms with thanks ...

I also have a lengthy interview at Arkham Digest with Justin Steel right here:

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


The Halloween LITRO issue is now online, with a preview for non-subscribers.

From the editor: "Our Horror issue is live on the Litro website! Possibly my favourite issue so far this year. We have fiction from Toby Litt, Richard Thomas, Pete Segall, Krishan Coupland, Sheila Armstrong and Adam Nevill. Plus an interview with Jeff VanderMeer. The full issue is online for our digital subscribers, the rest of you get a tasty preview. Boo!"

Friday, 10 October 2014


From A Level English Lit' students in Somerset yesterday, to Cardiff next weekend, my snake oil wagon rolls on ... I'll be on the Dragon's Pen pitching panel at SCARdiff and happy, throughout the day, to sign any books people have. My hideous visage will then be sighted in Yeovil (November) and Gloucester (December) ...

[from the SCARdiff website]

"The Dragon’s Pen Pitching Panel

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As part of our programme this year, we’re introducing THE DRAGON’S PEN!

At the Pen, aspiring genre writers can pitch their idea (1 page and 50 word pitch) live to a panel of industry professionals, so far including:

Scott Harrison: Scott has worked as a writer, screenwriter and editor for a number of years. Recent editing work includes horror anthology, TWISTED HISTORIES (Snowbooks) and Audie finalist, THIRTEEN (featuring Stephen Gallagher, Kim Newman, Dan Abnett and Simon Clark).

Adam Nevill: Adam has worked either as a senior commissioning editor or editorial director since 2005 for several publishing houses, including Virgin Books and Harper Collins. He has published fiction and non fiction, often overseeing large imprints and lists, and founded new genre fiction imprints. Among the many authors he has published are Thomas Ligotti, Charles Bukowski, Ramsey Campbell, Conrad Williams, Augusten Burroughs and Primula Bond.

Dan Coxon: Dan is the editor of London-based literary magazine Litro, co-editor of the short story anthology Transatlantic, and  literary agent with the new bespoke literary agency, Litro Represents.

Christopher Teague: Chris has been running Pendragon Press since its inception almost fifteen years ago, and it could be argued that he is quite insane to continue to run it, but then he doesn’t have kids and everyone needs a hobby. His publishing philosophy is simple: If I enjoy reading it, I’ll publish it. With a long-standing love of the novella, Chris is keen to hear from authors with works of between 15,000-40,000 words. Supernatural, extreme gore, the subject matter is of no concern only whether he actually finds it entertaining. More details.

Places for pitchers will be limited. We’re expecting quite a demand for this panel so please read the following instructions very carefully to apply:
1) Buy your ticket for SCARdiff 2014.
Please note, if you want to take part in THE DRAGON’S PEN, you’ll need a ticket for the event. Advance tickets are still only £6.66 and are available right here.
2) Send us proof of purchase.
Once you’ve bought a ticket, you’ll get a paypal receipt as confirmation. Forward your paypal receipt to us at info [at] with a brief note saying you’d like to take part in the DRAGON’S PEN.
3) We’ll then e-mail you back with a number.
That number will represent your place in the queue for pitching. Simply turn up on the day, join the audience for the panel at the allocated time, with your page and pitch ready, and wait for the moderator to call out your number.
Then it’s game on!"

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


I'll be reading from NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE and talking tomorrow, alongside Gareth L Powell in Bridgwater Library at 2:30pm. If anyone is interested you can put your name down at, or call 0845 345 9177. The event is FREE, but I am told places are limited.

This is the first of three events to promote horror and science fiction to readers with South West Arts Reading Passport. You can see our three date schedule at the website under EVENTS.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


I'll be here on the 19th of this month with Tim Lebbon, Wayne Simmons, and many more for a celebration of horror (in a Masonic Hall, and look at those ticket prices ... but look away quickly too, just in case).