Our Authors

Find out a little more about the authors who have signed with us and their books below. You can also find links to their online platforms so you can keep up to date with any new releases.

James Twyman, author of Lead Me to the Dark

James started making short martial arts films at the age of 16 ​using a borrowed camera, with hopes that one day he could ​build a career in the industry.

He spent years teaching himself to use whatever he had at his ​disposal to create the most cinematic experiences possible. ​James has directed 2 feature films as well as a new hit 6 part ​TV Show (Ringside – 2021)

After making his first feature film, Lead me to the dark, he ​realised that the vision he wanted to achieve was impossible ​on the budget he had and so turned his attention to novel ​writing. Doing this allowed him to the tell the story he wanted ​to tell.


William R. Perry, author of By His Hand

William R. Perry is a former actor and stuntman. He appeared in horror films “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 6”, “The Lost Boys”, “The People Under The Stairs”, and many others. He has narrated audiobooks for Red Cape Publishing since 2020. The novelette “By His Hand” is his first book.

Dee Caples, author of Shadows of Death

Dee Caples was born in the town that dreaded sundown and her worst fear is they’ll bury her there, too. Go to davidpaulharris.com to read an earlier collaboration, The Changed, on Mandatory Midnight. Dee’s Facebook group Their Own Little World has been around since 2017, giving advice and empathy to caregivers of people with dementia. 

Timothy Friesenhahn, author of The Eternal.

Timothy Friesenhahn is from somewhere in the chaotic United States, where he lives happily with his wife, daughter and two buttface dogs. Writing is his hobby and he spends about thirty minutes a night pushing out content for his readers.

Astrid Addams, author of Love & Other Dead Things

Astrid Addams is a British artist, author and book reviewer. She has written a couple of novellas and various short stories, all of which are horror and, erm… on the stranger side. Available individually are The Haunting of Hacket House, Zombie Santa Claus: Axe Murderer Edition and Zombie Santa Claus: Santa Jaws Edition. She resides with her partner of many years and their ever-evolving mischief of fancy rats.

Donovan ‘Monster’ Smith, author of Monsters in the Dark

Donovan Wade Smith (aka Monster Smith – Monster Dugan) is an author, writer, producer, director, podcast host, and mixed martial artist from Chandler, Arizona (original 602).

K.J. Sargeant, author of Nails

Keith is a full time carer, living in Suffolk. He is 58 years old and married to Janet, who is a nurse. They have a son named Rhys and two dogs, Roxy & Sandy. Keith was born in London and is passionate about all things creative. He self-published his first book, Hungry Hill, after discovering a love for writing when creating a series of wax figures for resin sculpture, and needing a background story. 

Adrian Meredith, author of A Splintered Soul

Adrian Meredith (1975-) was born in Camberwell in Melbourne’s inner east, and has lived in places as varied as the tropical climes of Darwin, the desert heat of Alice Springs, the farming community of Somerset and the upper class region of Launceston, locations as diverse as they come as far as Australia is concerned. He never writes while he is awake – all of his writing comes from dreams, which he remembers in vivid detail every night, adding a veil to the writing and giving them an other-worldly quality. His writing isn’t easily categorised though generally it fits into the genre of science fiction and/or horror, the kinds of things that they made Twilight Zone episodes about. While they are mostly fictional, they all have a heavy non-fiction basis, just with the veil of dreams added over the top.

David Paul Harris, illustrator of Demons Never Die

David Paul Harris has previously been published under the name David Paul as the author of The Witness, Naked Vitality and From the Blood of Poetry, and has been published in magazines, including Heavy Metal. He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States, where he resides. You can follow his art page on Facebook.

Follow David on Facebook and check out his website here.

Tim Mendees, author of Spiffing

Tim Mendees is a horror writer from Macclesfield in the North-West of England that specialises in cosmic horror and weird fiction. He has had over seventy published stories in anthologies and magazines with publishers all over the world. When he is not arguing with the spellchecker, Tim is a goth DJ, crustacean and cephalopod enthusiast, and the presenter of a popular web series of live video readings of his material and interviews with fellow authors. He currently lives in Brighton & Hove with his pet crab, Gerald, and an army of stuffed octopods.

Follow Tim on YouTube, Facebook, and his website.

Mark Cassell, author of Six!

Mark Cassell lives on the south-east coast of the United Kingdom with his wife and plenty of animals. His jobs have included baker, lab technician, driving instructor, actor, and was once a spotlight operator for an Elvis impersonator.

As the author of the best-selling Shadow Fabric mythos, he not only writes dark fantasy horror but also explores steampunk and sci-fi. He has seen over fifty stories published in anthologies and zines, and remains humbled in the knowledge that his work shares pages with many of his literary heroes.

His website (where you can also find freebies): www.markcassell.co.uk.

J.C. Michael, author of Everything’s Annoying: A Collection

J. C. Michael is an English horror author. 

His début novel, Discoredia, was published in September 2013 and was re-released in 2018 under the new title – Pandemonium. He has featured in the Double Barrel Horror series from Pint Bottle Press and co-authored the novella, You Only Get One Shot, with Scottish writer Kevin J Kennedy.

A number of his short stories have been published in various anthologies from a variety of publishers including Grey Matter Press, Books of the Dead Press, and KJK Publishing, some of which are scheduled to be released as a single author collection, Everything’s Annoying, in 2021.

Citing Stephen King, James Herbert, and Clive Barker as his greatest influences, Michael’s work sits firmly within the horror genre.

Follow J.C. on Facebook and Amazon

David Owain Hughes, author of Bow-Legged Buccaneers from Outer Space

David Owain Hughes is a word-slinger of horror and crime fiction, who grew up on trashy b-movies from the age of five which helped rapidly instil in him a vivid imagination. He’s had multiple short stories published in various online magazines and anthologies, along with articles, reviews and interviews. He’s written for This Is Horror, Blood Magazine, and Horror Geeks Magazine.

Hughes is the author of six horror novels, four short story collections and a plethora of novellas. Although he predominately writes within the bracket of horror and its multiple sub-genres, he’s recently branched out into crime fiction and is slowly carving out a superb series of crime/noir thrillers under the umbrella title of South Wales. Read our interview with David here.

Follow David on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, and his website.

Mark Anthony Smith, author of Keep It Inside & Other Weird Tales

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Mark Anthony Smith was born in Hull. His writings have appeared in many of The Small Press including ‘The Horror Tree: Trembling with Fear’, ‘Fiction Kitchen Berlin’, ‘The Cabinet of Heed’ and ‘Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine’. Many of his Horrors have also surfaced in Anthologies. Hearts of the Matter and Something Said are available on Amazon. Read our interview with Mark here.

Follow Mark on Facebook and Twitter.

David F. Gray, author of The Vegas Rift

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Residing in Florida, David F. Gray is the author of the epic cosmic horror novel The Vegas Rift, coming July 2020. He is also the author of the superb Gamble’s Run, and has also had short stories included in the Elements of Horror series of anthologies. Read our interview with David here.

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Caroline Angel, author of Madman Across the Water


Caroline lives alone on a small farm in rural Victoria, Australia, with her beloved Arabian horses, her dogs, and three rescue cats. She has always been passionate about writing, having written many short stories as a child and teenager, but found life got in the way and put her dreams of being an author aside for many decades. In her fifties, she finally found the courage to start putting her stories online, from fanfiction and flash fiction, she moved into her favorite genre and wrote horror. After winning several awards and competitions she finally started her first novel, and has not stopped writing since.

You can read an interview with Caroline here and find out more on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and through Caroline’s website.

Antoinette Corvo, author of Dirges in the Dark & The Ivory Tower

Antoinette Corvo is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. Dirges was first written in 1999, the first book I wrote. With time I grew it up and it became Dirges in the Dark that you see today. I was an opera singer and was taught at the Brooklyn Academy of music but my crippling shyness made me write about an opera singer instead of actually being one as I had hoped. I used to compete and perform till the anxieties kicked in as a teen. I suppose I’d never be a writer if that hadn’t happened. Silver linings.

You can read an interview with Antoinette here and find out more on Twitter

P.J. Blakey-Novis


Peter lives with his wife and five children in a small town in Sussex, England. As well as being a keen cook, Peter has been writing poetry and short stories for almost twenty years. It had always been an ambition to complete a novel and, after the success of his debut, The Broken Doll, it has been fantastic to have the opportunity to turn a hobby into a new career. Since the release of The Broken Doll in February 2017, Peter has released a follow-up novel, Shattered Pieces, a number of collections of short horror stories, and even a series of children’s books. His work has been included in a number of anthologies.

You can read an interview with P.J. Blakey-Novis here and find out more on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Details of the anthologies which include P.J.’s work can be found here