Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September - Maps, Scenes of Mild Peril, Ginger Nuts of Horror and My First Mythos...

Fresh off the press is Burdizzo Book's new anthology collection, "Burdizzo Mix Tape Volume One". The brief for this was quite different - each author was given the choice of a song from a playlist, and the result is the Burdizzo Mix Tape. From The Stone Roses to Black Sabbath, Belle & Sebastian to Carole King, David Bowie to Tom Waits, it's an eclectic selection of both writers and themes, and is well worth checking out.

My own tale, "Maps", is inspired by the Yeah Yeah Yeah's song of the same name, and is a dimension-spanning tale of yearning and lost love.

Another bit of news is that, after a cavalcade of lengthy formatting issues, my last book "Scenes of Mild Peril" is now looking great. It's available in good old fashioned squirrel habitat format or Kindle, and can be found on both Amazon and a variety of other sites. Scream Magazine gave it four out of five skulls in a review that you can reads here.

I've written a triptych of Horror Comic articles for esteemed horror website Ginger Nuts of Horror; one on Swamp Thing, and ones about the 2000ad characters Zenith and Judge Death.

In other writing news, "The High Room", my coming-of-age tale set in Coventry in the eighties, is finished and trying to find a publisher, and my collection "Forever and Ever, Armageddon" is now available as an audiobook and as cheap as chips.

And I also did this, which may entertain those of you with kids and those bloody books... (click to embiggen)



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Audiobooks! They're like you reading stuff out loud, but in a better voice.


"Forever and Ever, Armageddon" - my collection of short stories from 2014 - is now available as an audiobook from Amazon. Narrated by the wonderful Kristina Fitzgerald, it's a collection of 24 varied short stories; horror, science fiction and satire.
  1. Lucky Penny
  2. Good Dog
  3. These Words Will Come to Haunt You
  4. Once A Pun a Time
  5. KomRaid
  6. Scapegoat
  7. Forever and Ever, Armageddon
  8. You v2.0
  9. Adventurebots Assemble
  10. The Bogey Man
  11. A Change of Tactics
  12. Red Tide
  13. Keeping up with the Joneses
  14. Blasphemous Tumours
  15. BattleSuit
  16. Qil
  17. Undercurrent
  18. RSVP
  19. Adlib to Fade
  20. Tipping the Scales
  21. Double Dare
  22. Three Divided by One
  23. The Muse at Ten
  24. The Everywhere Song
From these stories, BattleSuit features in comic form in the graphic novel The Theory|, available from TPub. Blasphemous Tumours and Undercurrent can be found in the Stitched Smile books Unleashing the Voices Within and Hydrophobia, respectively.

Kristina has done a wonderful job of making my words sound awesome, and I can strongly recommend you give it a listen. If you're inclined to review it (and that would be awesome), drop me a line at davidjcourt at gmail.com and I'll pop you a promotional code.

To join Audible (or sign up for a 30 day free trial) and give this a listen, click here.  To order your copy from Amazon, click here.