Thursday, 31 May 2012

Raffle latest!


Hi Guys,

In the midst of what has been a sweltering week or so, and a pretty hectic run on a whole host of fronts, I have still been quietly squirrelling away on Edge-Lit. And like a hibernating squirrel with a disturbing penchant for books, I have been collecting raffle prizes for our fabulous live draw on the Saturday night.

So here are just a few saucy highlights to get you excited about what will no doubt be one of the highlights of the festival...

3 copies of Helen Dunmore's THE GREATCOAT (donated by Hammer Books)
A collection of 6 books from Solaris and Abaddon (donated by Solaris and Abaddon)
A copy of THE NECRONOMICON (not the actual one, but the collected best of HP Lovecraft as edited by Stephen Jones and illustrated by Les Edwards – donated by Edge-Lit)
A signed copy of Robert Rankin's Japanese Devil Fish Girl (donated by Edge-Lit)
A signed copy of Niki Valentine's The Haunted (donated by Edge-Lit)
3 sets of PS Publishing books (donated by Edge-Lit)

I've also got a few other prizes up my sleeve that are rather special, and of course I shall be teasing everyone with those for a bit longer, or at least until the next raffle update! We're also expecting many more great book prizes to be confirmed, so keep your eyes peeled on this blog for all the latest.

Thanks a lot!


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Edge-Lit - more authors and speakers confirmed!

Hi Guys,

I promised a whole host of announcements this week, and our Facebook and Twitter followers will already have picked up out HP Lovecraft theme for Saturday evening, including some fantastic screenings with Mayhem Film Festival - as a huge Lovecraft fan, I'm really excited about this, and also about working again with the guys from one of the region's top film fests.

I'm also very pleased to announce another batch of speakers and authors attending this event - this will all but complete the line-up, although I'm still hoping to announce another special guest or two as the event closes in! So today's fantastic five are...

Horror and dark fantasy writer MARIE O'REGAN
Black Library author and editor NICK KYME
Angry Robot Managing Director and Publisher MARC GASCOIGNE
Psychological horror author NIKI VALENTINE
Black Library editor and author CHRISTIAN DUNN

As you can see, some more great names involved in a line-up that I must say I'm really excited about. Unfortunately I do also have to announce one cancellation, as horror author SIMON CLARK will no longer be able to attend the event. However we still have a wonderful line-up of horror talent, including not only those names above but also SARAH PINBOROUGH, SIMON BESTWICK and PAUL KANE.

Keep your eyes peeled on the blog, as I'll shortly be making the first announcement on our raffle shortly, plus fingers crossed some more news on special guests.



Friday, 11 May 2012

Edge-Lit Dealers Room

Hi Guys,

And a happy Friday to one and all! I'm delighted today to confirm not only that Edge-Lit will be having a dealers room, but also that we're going to be having a rather busy dealers room to boot!

We'll of course have our official Edge-Lit stall, which will  be selling a range of books by our participating authors and speakers, and our information area with a host of flyers and leaflets relevant to fans of genre writing. On top of this, we've got a great range of independent booksellers and magazines taking part:

Doghorn Publishing -
Haunted Magazine -
House of Murky Depths -
TTA Press -

I do have a couple of table spaces left, so if anyone is interested, just drop me a line at and we'll  be able to fit you in!

Keep checking back for all the very latest news on Edge, including some more exciting author announcement in the next week!

Thanks a lot


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Third author announcement

Well, we're over the Bank Holiday and back into the swing of things - after a very busy week last week, I'm looking forward to getting really stuck into Edge-Lit and making some really exciting announcements as the big day closes in! For today, I'm delighted to announce our next five participants for Edge-Lit - we're coming towards completing our final line-up, with one more exciting batch of authors and speakers to follow after this!

Today's fantastic five are...

Horror and young adult author, writer of The Dog-Faced Gods Trilogy and The Nowhere Chronicles

Horror author and anthology editor (Hellbound Hearts, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror)

Fantasy novelist, author of the Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution and The Hadrumal Crisis

SFF reviewer and the man behind leading genre website,

Author of 20 Years Later and audio book narrator