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The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Simon Marshall-Jones

simon-marshall-jones1It seemed only fitting to hear from Spectral’s fearless leader once again: the delightful Mr Simon Marshall-Jones!

What inspired you to run with a second Spectral Book of Horror Stories?

That one’s simple really – the first one was such an outstanding success, both
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Once upon a time …

By Michael Hutter

By Michael Hutter

… Simon Marshall-Jones of Spectral Press sent me this gorgeous piece of art and said, ‘Don’t suppose you fancy writing a novella for me with this as the cover? It’s called “The Witch’s Scale”.’ Faster than
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Simon Marshall-Jones

simon-marshall-jones1And now, a word from our publisher, the delightful Simon Marshal-Jones, on what inspired the genesis of Spectral Press, why and how the Spectral Book of Horror Stories came about, and the future of horror.

1. What inspired you to start up the
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Angela Slatter’s The October Widow

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Yes, the tiara helps me write

In which I talk to myself, quite legitimately, so the Men in White Coats cannot take me away – although my Significant Other is giving me some strange sideways looks. My Spectral Book of Horror tale is
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Brian Hodge’s Cures for a Sickened World

Brian-Hodge-112x150Mr Brian Hodge is so often one of my ToC buddies nowadays that if I don’t see him in said ToC I get a bit nervous and assume he’s met with an unfortunate accident. I am therefore very pleased to find him in The Spectral Book of Horrors and my
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Reggie Oliver’s The Book and the Ring

r4eggieLeading off this week’s Spectral Book of Horror Stories posts is the superbly talented Mr Reggie Oliver, playwright, author, biographer, actor and director. His Tartarus collection Mrs Midnight won the Dracula Society’s Children of the Night Award, and was a finalist for
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Alison Littlewood’s The Dog’s Home

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Alison Littlewood is the author of the thoroughly unsettling A Cold Season, The Path of Needles, and The Unquiet House – it’s therefore entirely appropriate for her to be in The Spectral Book of Horror Stories! She’s been kind enough to answer
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Cover reveal: The Spectral Book of Horror Stories

And Vincent Chong has outdone himself yet again for The Spectral Book of Horror Stories.

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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: John Llewellyn Probert’s The Life Inspector

JLPHomePagePic2AtomicGrand Master of Melodramatic Horror Mayhem, John Llewellyn Probert, (The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine is well worth the read) is one of the Spectral Book of Horror Stories authors and kindly answers some questions for us.

1. Can you remember
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Michael Marshall Smith on The Spectral Book of Horror Stories

The prolific and talented Mr Michael Marshall Smith has taken some time to answer a few questions about horror in general and The Spectral Book of Horror in particular.

1. Can you remember the first horror story you read that made an impact on you? I can – though I don’t know the title. It was a spooky tale
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