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22/12/15:
This is the new website of Le Prix Masterton, the annual awards for best horror/fantasy novels and stories in the French and translated into the French language.
21/12/15:
Darker magazine in Moscow have published my Graham's story 'Picnic At Lac Du Sang' in Russian. Here is the link for all of Masterton's Russian readers!
14/12/15:
This is the latest update on Le Prix Masterton, which is the prize Graham has been sponsoring for the past 15 years for horror and fantasy fiction published in French - both original and in translation. Laureates receive a spooky statuette.
14/12/15:
Katie's first thriller, White Bones, is now #1 in Canada and #2 in the USA.

White Bones cover
09/12/15:
Head of Zeus are bringing out the book version of Scarlet Widow, Graham's 18th-century thriller in time for Christmas. This is the cover.

Scarlet Widow cover
03/12/15:
Blood Sisters is now available on Amazon as an audio book, read by Noreen Leighton.

Blood Sisters - Audio
29/11/15:
Graham's short story, 'Beholder' will be available on OpenBooks.com from December 1. There will also be an AMA session on December 10 from 8 - 10 pm GMT. More details later.

Beholder ad
27/11/15:
A sneak preview of the cover of Living Death, the eighth Katie Maguire book (after the soon-to-be-published Buried).

Living Death cover (Katie Maguire 8)
23/11/15:
Check out a new Masterton interview in Writing.ie, an Irish website devoted to writing.

21/11/15:
The Dichotomy of Christmas: A Holiday Anthology (Kindle edition) is an anthology of Christmas horror stories in aid of International Animal Rescue. Graham's story 'Anti-Claus' is included.

16/11/15:
The Devil in Gray has now been published by Festa Verlag in German.

15/11/15:
New Irish Examiner interview (PDF download) added in which Graham is interviewed about Blood Sisters by Sue Leonard.

09/11/15:
Graham has just added a new Message From The Author to the website.

09/11/15:
This is the finished cover for Buried (Katie Maguire 7) which will be published in February 2016.

Buried cover (Katie Maguire 7)
28/10/15:
From Graham: 'Sometimes I have no idea what effect my books might have on people. According to this blog, The Hell Candidate had quite a generational impact. An additional irony is that I used to be drinking pals with Ronald Reagan's older brother Neil.'

26/10/15:
The Katie Maguire website was updated at the beginning of October with a dictionary of Cork slang and more pictures.

it will soon feature a map of Cork with all the locations mentioned in the novels pinpointed. Stay tuned for more.

26/10/15:
In Graham's words: 'I had a very successful book signing in aid of Cancer Research UK at Purley in Surrey on Saturday 24th of October. We sold several dozen books as well as signing books that readers had brought with them. I haven't yet had the final figure from Dawn who runs the shop but it runs into several hundreds.

'I would like to thank all of those readers who came to have their books signed. Some of them came from as far away as Preston!

'The picture shows me with a very loyal Polish reader Przemko and his wife.'

Polish reader Przemko and his wife, Purley UK, 2015
16/10/15:
Here's a pic taken of Graham on his most recent trip to Dublin which included an interview with Pat Kenny on Newstalk radio that was supposed to last for 10 minutes but went on for half an hour; great interviews with the Irish Examiner and Irish Times; and signings at Easons and Dubray bookstores.

In Graham's words: 'Sadly an interview on RTE TV had to be called off because the interviewer's mother had passed away - but we should be able to fix up another interview in February 2016 when Buried (Katie Maguire 7) is published. I look like I'm laughing uncontrollably in this picture but my publicity guy Declan is not the world's greatest photographer and caught me with my eyes closed!'

GM in Dublin, October 2015
05/10/15:
Graham will be signing in aid of Stand Up To Cancer at the Cancer Research UK shop, 954 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2LP on October 24 at 2:00 pm. There will be books for sale but you are also welcome to bring your own books for signing in return for a contribution to Cancer Research.
03/10/15:
This is the cover for the Polish edition of Scarlet Widow, Graham's 18th-century grisly crime novel, which will be published by Albatros in Poland on October 28.

We can also announce that Scarlet Widow will be published in the UK in 2016 and will be the first of a new crime series featuring its heroine Beatrice who is something of a foresnic chemist, using the most advanced knowledge of the 1750s. More as it happens.

Scarlet Widow (Polish cover)
22/09/15:
If you have a magnifying glass you may be able to see Graham's name on this extraordinary map of world literature done by a 17-year-old Slovakian boy!:
Horror Map (famous writers)
15/09/15:
Here's an excellent new Red Light (Katie Maguire 3) review.

In other news, Graham will be in Dublin on October 13 for interviews with the Irish media and book signings. We will announce the exact times and locations of the signings as soon as Graham has been informed himself.

04/09/15:
Red Light (Katie Maguire 3) has topped the Australian Kindle charts today at #1.

Says Graham: 'Thanks to all of my Antipodean readers!'

Red Light (Katie Maguire 3)
26/08/15:
Graham will be visiting Dublin in October to talk about Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire Book 5) with the Irish Examiner and other media. More as it happens:
Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire 5)
23/08/15:

After their very successful publication of The Djinn, Telos Books are now bringing out another Golden Oldie, The Wells of Hell. It has not been available for over 15 years, but Telos are re-releasing it in a glossy new edition.

It can be preordered here.

The Wells of Hell - Telos, 2015
11/08/15:
Here is a film about Graham, shot in a cemetery in Brno in the Czech Republic last summer. It will be shown in Edinburgh in November.

11/08/15:
In Graham's words: 'These custom-made dog collars and leash have safely arrived from Colin Rafal at CrazyDog in Poland. They are beautifully made - two collars, one black with pointy studs, the other turquoise velour with blunt studs. The black collar has a triangular bib hand-embroidered with a demonic face and the slogan "I'M NOT EVIL ... Usually!" There is also a leash with my signature hand-embroidered into it. Every stud is nickel-plated and every hole in rhe collar is hand-fired for strength.

'Colin is obsessed with quality and I have to say that I have never seen any collars better finished than these. Now ... since I don't personally own a dog, I am going to auction these amazing collars and leash for the benefit of the charity in Poland which supports homeless children and children lured into prostitution.

'All of the proceeds from these unique collars will go to charity.

'Bids start at GB £100; US 160; 140 EURO and PLN 590.

'Send bids to manitouman1@yahoo.com. I will keep you constantly updated on the progress of bidding. Bidding will close at midnight on Monday, August 31. Many thanks for your interest and support. I can promise you that your contribution will make a real difference to some children's lives.

'If you are interested in Colin's custom-made collars for your own pet, check out his site'.

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06/08/15:
Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire 5) will be published in hardback in October 2015 - this is a panormanic view of the cover:
Blood Sisters - Katie Maguire 6 hardback
05/08/15:
Katie Maguire now has her own website. It's still a work-in-progress but will gradually fill up with more stuff as time goes by.
26/07/15:
From Graham: 'A talented young Chinese chef is given the opportunity to cook from The Secret Shih-Tan, a forbidden book of recipes which will give connoisseurs their ultimate meal. An excerpt from From The Hunger TV series starring Jason Scott Lee, story by me. Over-18s only.'
15/07/15:
Head of Zeus have rebranded the covers of the first two Katie Maguire crime novels (see below). They will appear immediately on Kindle and later in the year in the paperback editions.
White Bones rebrand coverBroken Angels - rebrand cover
14/07/15:
In Graham's words: 'A lender at North Yorks library left this review in their returned copy of Fire Spirit.

'And I thought they were hard as nails up North!'

Fire Spirit - Complaint
25/06/15:
Replika in Poland are publishing the first Sissy Sawyer novel under the title of Prediction on July 7.
Sissy Sawyer - Prediction (Polish title)
21/06/15:
From Graham: 'My grand-daughter Lucy has made it official...I AM boring!'
Graham and granddaughter
21/06/15:
Head of Zeus are bringing out a 44-page Katie Maguire short story Eye For An Eye on July 1. It is available now for order on Amazon for only £0.99.
Eye For An Eye (Katie Maguire short story)
11/06/15:
The Manitou (left) and Maga Seksu (How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed) (right) will be published in Polish audio editions by Radical Press.

The digital versions will be available on September 15. Copies will be on offer at bookshops from October 1.

The Hymn and Tengu will be published as aduio books by Radical Press in December, in time for Christmas.

The Manitou - Polish Audio Edn., 2015Magia Seksu (How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed, Polish Edn., 2015
06/06/15:
The latest edition of the Czech horror magazine Howard has just been published, and contains an interview with Graham. Even if you don't understand Czech, it's a great magazine with lots of grisly illustrations!

29/05/15:
Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire Book 5) will be available on Kindle from Monday, June 1:
Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire 5)
29/05/15:
Broken Angels (Katie Maguire Book 2) has just been published in the Czech Republic by Host. Incidentally, it translates as Smashed Angels!
Broken Angels (Czech edn.)
30/04/15:
Jessica's Angel which was published in the UK and US as The Hidden World has been republished in Poland and appears in bookstores today:
Hidden World-Polish
28/04/15:
Buried (Katie Maguire, book 6) will be published in February 2016. This is a sneak preview of the draft cover:
Buried (Katie Maguire 6)
10/04/15:
Red Light (Katie Maguire, book 3) will be published by Albatros in Poland on June 22. This is their cover:
Red Light, Poland, 2015
24/03/15:
Graham is auctioning a rare Ray Bradbury chapbook The Dragon in order to raise money for an Easter gift for the children of Gorzec orphanage in Poland.

It was produced by Bill Muntser for his Footsteps Press. It measures 115cm x 175 cm and is printed on Sundance Felt Flint Grey and Ivory paper. And of course it is signed by Ray Bradbury himself.

Bids start at GB £50/ US $75/ 70 EUR and PLN 280. They should be sent to manitouman1@yahoo.com by midnight on April 1 and I will of course keep bidders in touch with the progress of the auction as the bids come in.

The chapbook will be accompanied by a letter signed by me to authenticate that this was my personal copy signed by Ray.

Ray Bradbury pic 1Ray Bradbury pic 1Ray Bradbury pic 3
13/03/15:
A selection of pictures from the SO BRITISH Convention that Graham attended in Strasbourg on the weekend of March 7-8 2015.

(l to r) Pic 1: Graham with Audrey, one of the organisers (in black) and other visitor; Pic 2: Graham with Vince Corto, another organiser, and the front panel of a Dr Who box!; Pic 3: With Christophe, one of Graham's most dedicated readers, who came all the way from Paris; Pic 4: Graham with Flore and Babou after a celebtatory dinner. Flore was my translator; Pic 5: Signing books.

Strasbourg, March 2015Strasbourg, March 2015Strasbourg, March 2015
Strasbourg, March 2015Strasbourg, March 2015
12/03/15:
Here is the list of the latest winners of the French Prix Masterton award.
27/01/15:
Here's a new cover for the Polish edition of Night Plague:
Night Plague, Poland, 2015
20/01/15:
The paperback version of Red Light is going to press today with a new cover:
Red Light cover
13/01/15:
Graham's Polish publishers Rebis are due to bring out a new edition of Tengu on February 10. Cover below:
Tengu - Rebis, Poland, 2015
05/01/15:
Exclusive teaser chapter of Graham's forthcoming Manitou novel, Plague of the Manitou (to be released later this year) can be read and enjoyed here.
14/12/14:
This is the cover for Taken For Dead, the new Katie Maguire novel which will be available on Amazon Kindle from December 25, price £3.99.

In related news, as of December 12 2014 the third Katie Maguiore novel Red Light has been in the Amazon Kindle Top 100 bestsellers list for 100 days. Well done Graham!

Taken For Dead (Katie Maguire 4 cover, 2014)
30/11/14:
Below is the cover for Plague of the Manitou, due out in 2015. More updates as they happen.
Plague of the Manitou cover (released 2015)
18/11/14:
Just in from Graham: 'A Christmas charity auction for the children of Dom Dziecka orphanage in Gorzec in Poland. This is a promotional T-shirt for the movie of Ritual which was going to be directed by Mariano Baino but never made it into production. It is the only new one I know of that is still in existence. It is black with red lettering and white spooky picture on it, size medium (but generous), very good quality and brand new. It will come with a signed card of authenticity. If you are interested in acquiring this rarity and also making a donation to a very worthwhile cause, please make an offer to me at manitouman1@yahoo.com. Starting bids at £25. Bidding closes midnight November 30.'
03/11/14:
Descendant is being published in Polish as Potomek by Repilka.

Red Light is sporting a new cover design from Head of Zeus.

The Devil In Gray is being republished by Bragelonne in France in a special promotion.

The fourth Katie Maguire novel Taken For Dead will be published by Head of Zeus in February 2015.

Finally, the Jim Rook novel Swimmer is coming out as an ebook from Severn House.

Descendant-PolishRed Light-new cover
The Devil In Gray-French coverTaken For Dead cover
28/10/14:
Just in from Graham: 'Today's the big day! I promised you that you would be able to participate in the publication of my spooky 18th-century crime novel Scarlet Widow. It is being crowd-funded by the innovative new publishers Unbound, who seek your participation in the publication of their books. This means that even for the minimum investment you get your name printed in the finished editions of the book, and for larger investments you receive other goodies too.

I have seen their books and they are the highest quality. They are a prestige publisher with a very impressive list of authors. One of their books made this year's Man Booker Prize longlist.

What I really like about them is that they are very author-friendly and reader-friendly too. Take a look at the video. I hope very much that you'd like to join in this very exciting and interesting new way of publishing the books I like to write and the books you like to read.'

27/10/14:
An interview has just been published in the Czech Republic to promote Graham' novel, White Bones. Read it here (Polish only).
16/10/14:
From Graham: 'This is Dawn and me raising money for Cancer Research. The only trouble was, nobody semed to notice that we looked any different from usual!'
Dawn & Graham - DressupDawn & Graham - Dressup
13/10/14:
Below is the cover for the fourth Katie Maguire novel, Taken For Dead, which will be published on February 12 2015.
Taken For Dead cover (Katie Maguire 4)
06/10/14:
Graham recently penned a foreword to a new Polish (Replika) edition of Descendant which you can read here.
30/09/14:
Replika in Poland are bringing out an anthology of short horror stories by various writers including Graham's story 'Night of the Wendigo', based on the scary Native Amercian demon who follows you around two inches behind you wherever you go but is still behind you even if you turn around suddenly. The collection is called Faces of Horror.
Faces of Horror-Polish
30/09/14:
Below is an advance look at the cover for Graham's new short story collection from Severn House, Figures of Fear, due out at the end of October 2014. It includes the aforementioned 'Night of the Wendigo', as well as some completely new ones.
Figures of Fear-Severn House
06/09/14:
White Bones will be published in the Czech Republic this October by Host Publishers.

Graham visited the Czech Republic last month to do a promotional film for Czech TV and that will be shown to coincide with publication.

This is the cover. Host will also be publishing Broken Angels.

White Bones (Czech cover)
01/09/14:
Graham's short story 'Beholder' is included in a new German anthology Visionarium (Stories of Magic and Fear). This is the Kindle cover:
Visionarium (German anthology cover) 2014
27/08/14:
Here's a link about Graham's visit to the children's home in Gorzec, Poland, for which he has been raising money.
26/08/14:
In Graham's own words: 'Wyklety (The Pariah) is published on September 2 by Rebis. I love the cover! Well spooky! Just like my own house!'
The Pariah (Polish cover) 2014
08/08/14:
Graham has been invited to Strasbourg on March 7/8 2015 to sign books and give a master-class in 'how to write horror'. This is the poster.
So British Poster, Strasbourg, March 2015
06/08/14:
This is the poster for the LiteraTura Festival that Graham will be attending in Sztrelin, Poland August 22nd - 25th.

On August 22 Graham will be signing books in Wroclaw. More details as they become available.

LiteraTura Festival, Poland, August 2014
28/07/14:
Endeavour Books, one of the largest independent digital book publishers, are publishing Graham's historical novel Silver this week.
Silver - Ebook edn.
27/06/14:
Replika Publishers in Poland are about to bring out a new edition of Graham's thriller Holy Terror, under the title Sekta.

Graham has written a new introduction for it, which explains its origins in the devastating worldwide Spanish Flu epidemic of 1916 ... and how the virus managed to survive until the present day, even more dangerous than ever.

Holy Terror - Polish edition
23/05/14:
Graham was featured on the front page of Fakty Bialystok magazine this month. See pics below!
GM in Fakty Bialystok magazine
Rook - Polish edition
24/04/14:
Here it is, unveiled on April 23 2014, the Graham Masterton park bench in Planty, in Krakow. It has a QR symbol on it which enables anyone who sits on it to hear Graham reading from his novel Bassilisk which was partly set in Krakow. To listen, click here.
GM Park Bench, Krakow
14/05/14:
Below is an advance look at the cover for Graham's new short story collection from Severn House, Figures of Fear, due out around October 2014.
Figures of Fear-Severn House
24/04/14:
Here it is, unveiled on April 23 2014, the Graham Masterton park bench in Planty, in Krakow. It has a QR symbol on it which enables anyone who sits on it to hear Graham reading from his novel Bassilisk which was partly set in Krakow. To listen, click here.
GM Park Bench, Krakow
05/04/14:
This is the announcement on Libertine Films' website that Walkers is 'in-development.' It has been retitled it The Oaks.
The Oaks story - Walkers to be filmed
02/04/14:
From Graham: 'I shall be visiting Bialystok in north-eastern Poland between April 11 - 13 for a literary festival. I shall be talking to readers and signing book. I will be visiting other cities but I have not received the full itinerary.' Below is the poster for the Bialystok event.
Bialystok poster, Poland, April 2014
20/03/14:
This is a proof cover of Graham's new Katie Maguire crime novel, Red Light, which will be published by Head of Zeus on June 5. It concerns sex trafficking in Cork, and (of course) a few grisly murders!
Red Light - hardback edition
10/03/14:
Rook will be published by Replika in Poland on April 2. This is the cover.
Rook - Polish edition
22/02/14:
Brush up your Polish and read Graham's interview in the new issue of Polish horror magazine, Horror Masakra.
Horror Masakra - Polish horror magazine
10/02/14:
Graham's novel Forest Ghost (Panika in Polish) has been awarded this year's Zloty Koscviej (Golden Bones) plaque for Best Horror Novel of 2013. This is the second year running that Graham has been given this distinction ... last year he received a plaque for The Red Hotel.

Congratulations, Graham!

Golden Bones award, 2013 (Polish)
08/02/14:
This is a selection of covers from up-and-coming titles for this year from Albatros in Warsaw. They include Jessica's Angel (aka The Hidden World); The Devils of D-Day; Drought; Ghost Music; Broken Angels; The 5th Witch; Community and two Jim Rook novels, Demon's Door and The Terror.
Jessica's Angel (Polish edn.)
05/02/14:
Below is a sneap peak at the cover of Graham's forthcoming novel, Drought. It will be published in May 2014.

Please note that while the tagline says 'supernatural' this is only a line the artist used to show where the lettering will go. It is in fact a non-supernatural out-and-out-disaster novel similar to Graham's previous novels Plague and Famine.

Drought
02/02/14:
Below is the cover of the forthcoming third Katie Maguire novel, Red Light. It will be published on June 5 by Head of Zeus and will also be available in Kindle format.
red Light (Katie Maguire, book 3)
07/01/14:
Below are are the final covers for the Albatros editions of two of Graham's sagas which will come out during the course of 2014. Actual publication dates when we get them.
Empress - Polish coverRich-Polish cover
08/12/13:
From Graham: 'This is me with Marysia at her wedding to Stan in Warsaw. Marysia gave me the incentive to write Community at a time when I was finding it difficult to get back into writing after Wiescka passed away. I would write a chapter every day and email it to her in Warsaw and she would read it that night and tell me what she thought of it. She was absolutely brilliant and I was really pleased when she found Stan. The wedding was very moving and the reception was a riot!'
Marysia's wedding - with Graham Masterton
02/11/13:
Just in from Graham: 'Broken Angels has at last passed Gone Girl and made to # 1 on the Amazon Kindle Crime Bestseller List.

'I would like to say how much I appreciate all the enthusiasm and loyalty I have had from readers over the years. There is much more to come!'

26/10/13:
Says Graham: 'I signed new and backlist books at the Cancer Research UK Shop in Purley, Surrey, this afternoon (October 26). We had a great turnout of really nice people in spite of the rain. My corner of the shop was decorated by the manager Dawn Harris with cobwebs and bats and punpkins and a fearsome-looking rat (stuffed). My thanks to Dawn and all of her staff and everybody who cane out on a very wet day to raise a lot of money for charity. This is me and Dawn, who dressed very soberly for the occasion!'
Graham & Dawn Harris, 26/10/13, Purley, Surrey
11/09/13:
Below is the cover of the (re-published) Replika edition of Graham's novel, The Chosen Child, a story based on the Polish uprising at the end of World War Two when resistance fighters used the sewers to make their way around Warsaw and attack German forces.
The Chosen Child - Polish
07/09/13:
Below is the cover of a forthcoming Rebis (Polish) edition of Graham's novel, Night Warriors. This will shortly be followed by the rest of the Night Warriors series.
Forest Ghost - Polish
23/08/13:
Read a new and exclusive fragment from a novel that Graham and William Burroughs were going to write together. The chapter supplied is called Gossamer John and can be found in the Fiction section.
18/08/13:
Below is the cover of a forthcoming Severn House hardback edition of Graham's novel, Forest Ghost, due for publication in November 2013.
Forest Ghost
08/08/13:
Below is the cover of a forthcoming collection of short stories from Replika Press in Poland, Thirteen Scars which includes Graham's golden oldie story of teenage erotica, 'In Defense of Roger Herrings'.
Thirteen Scars collection (Polish)
08/08/13:
In Graham's words: 'More photographic evidence of how arduous it is being an author ... me with a devoted reader at the Kraskon Festival in Krakow on July 25'.
Graham and fan, Kraskon Festival, July 25 2013
04/08/13:
Check out the excellent artwork of Dirk Berger, in particular the inner illustrations for the German (Festa-Verlag) publication of Bestialisch by Graham Masterton.
17/07/13:
This is the promotional page from Koobe.pl, the Polish ebook publishers for Graham's new ebooks in Polish: Spirit, Garden of Evil, The 5th Witch, The Red Hotel, The Devil In Gray and two sex books.
Polish ebooks promo - Koobe.pl
11/07/13:
Below, the covers of two golden oldies which are about to be re-released in Poland by Rebis with new covers to coincide with Graham's visit to Krakow at the end of July. Charnel House and Heirloom.
Charnel House - Polish coverHeirloom-Polish cover
07/07/13:
These are the front cover and the full jacket illustratuion for Bestialisch (Beastly), a collection of some of Graham's more extreme short stories in German produced by Festa Verlag. It is a signed and numbered limited edityion of 666 copies only. It includes 'Eric The Pie', 'Sepsis', 'Son of Beast' and 'Heorine', amongst others. Details of how to purchase as and when they become available.
Bestialisch - book coverBestialisch - sleeve jacket
04/07/13:
Below is an advance look at the cover of the paperback edition of the first Katie Maguire novel, White Bones, which will be coming out in September to coincide with the hardback and ebook versions of the second Maguire novel, Broken Angels.
White Bones paperback cover
01/07/13:
See below for the forthcoming Albatros Polish covers of (l to r, top row) Garden of Evil, Jessica's Angel, Devils of D-Day, (l to r, second row) The 5th Witch and Drought. More details as they become available.
Garden of Evil (Polish edn.)Jessica's Angel (Polish edn.)Devils of D-Day (Polish edn.)
The 5th Witch (Polish edn.)Drought (Polish edn.)
22/06/13:
Below is the cover of the Polish edition of Garden of Evil which is being published by Albatros on July 12 to coincide with Graham's visit to Krakow in July. Panika (Forest Ghost) will be published by Rebis at the same time.
Garden of Evil - Polish book cover
28/05/13:
Below is the Head of Zeus finished artwork for the second Katie Maguire novel, Broken Angels which is due out in September. At the same time the first Maguire novel, White Bones comes out in paperback. White Bones will be published in Ireland in October with a special front-of-store promotion from Eason's and a promotional price of 5.90 EUR.
Broken Angels book cover
14/05/13:
White Bones is now available as an audio book from AudioGo. This is the cover:
White Bones audio book cover
05/05/13:
From Graham: 'This is the cover for the Rebis edition of Panika (Forest Ghost), which will be published in Poland on June 12.

'The English-language edition will appear from Severn House either later this year or early 2014. The story is based on the panic that people can feel when they find themselves in the woods all alone.'

Forest Ghost - Polish cover
27/04/13:
Just in from Graham: 'On May 25, at School No.1 on Brwinow Street, Pilsudski 11, Poland, my friend Piotr Pocztarek will be talking about my favorite subject, ME. This is part of the fantasy and gaming convention Brwikon.' More info here.
20/04/13:
Potega Seksu (The Power of Sex), one of Graham's enormously popular sex instruction manuals, will be published by Rebis in Poland on April 23rd. Cover below.
The Power of Sex - Polish cover
08/04/13:
Check out what Graham got up to in a recent Polish fantasy convention (move slider to 3:55)...
18/03/13:
From Graham: 'Yes, it's back at last! Poland's biggest-selling sex manual, Magia Seksu is being re-released by Rebis Publishing. (It was published in the US and UK as How To Drive Your Man Wild in Bed). So long as you understand Polish, your love life will never be dull again!'

You can also purchase an English language copy from the UK Amazon.

How To Drive Your Man Wild in Bed - Polish cover
08/03/13:
Replika will be publishing Death Trance in Poland in April. The cover is below.
Death Trance - Polish cover
01/03/13:
Here's Graham signing his latest release, White Bones at Goldsboro Books in Cecil Court, off St Martin's Lane in London on Friday 1st March 2013. He signed over 100 copies!
White Bones signing, Goldsboro Books 01/03/13, London
24/02/13:
Graham will be visiting the Pyrkon Fantasy Convention in Poznan, in Poland, from March 22 - 24. The day before he will be in Warsaw for TV interviews and promotion.
21/02/13:
Here's the cover for the forthcoming Severn House Publishing hardback of Community. You can preorder it here. More details when we have them!
Community cover
02/01/13:
This is the cover for the Albatros edition of Drought, to be published in Poland later this year.
Drought - Polish cover
17/12/12:
Just in from Graham: 'Coming soon from Replika publishers in Poland, an anthology of horror stories by Polish writers inspired by Masterton themes. Manitou Heritage. There is also a contest on my Polish website for the best black-and-white illustration for this anthology (which you don't have to be Polish to enter). Check out my Polish website for details.
The Manitou - Polish Heritage cover
09/12/12:
In Graham's words: 'Golden Oldies of the Silver Screen ... I don't know where my Polish website supremo Piotr Pocztarek dug this up from, but he says it's about 20 years old. Left to right ... Stephen Laws, myself and Jim Herbert.'
Graham Masterton, Stephen Laws and James Herbert
01/12/12:
Below is the cover for Graham's Irish crime novel White Bones (originally published in the US as A Terrible Beauty). It is the first of two novels featuring Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire. It will be published by Head of Zeus in March, 2013. A second novel in rhe series Broken Angels will be published in September, 2013. More details as we have them:
White Bones
15/11/12:
Replika in Poland are about to publish a boxed set of three of Graham's novels in Polish ... The Hell Candidate, Genius and Innocent Blood.
The set comes out on November 26 but can be pre-ordered from Matras Bookstore.'
Replika books boxset
26/10/12:
Below is the house where Graham and his wife, Wiescka used to live in Cork and which is the setting for his Hallowe'en ebooklet from Cemetery Dance, The Press. Says Graham: 'The house doesn't look like much from the road but it is built on a very steep hill and is actually four stories high (the windows you can see are on the third floor).'
Monteville, Cork, South Ireland
25/10/12:
Two new books have just been published in Poland: Fire Spirit by Albatros and Unspeakable by Replika.
Fire Spirit - Polish coverUnspeakable-Polish cover
06/10/12:
'It is not every day that one is asked to endorse a breakfast cereal ... but here I am, enjoying a tasty nutritious breakfast of Golden Grahams. They have just been launched in the UK by Nestle and their advertising agency wants to produce a definitive photographic collection of famous Grahams relishing their cereal. To be truthful, my three sons used to love GG's when we went on vacation to California in the 1980s so I have no hesitation in saying they're good.'
Golden Grahams!
28/09/12:
The following titles will shortly be coming out as audio books: Corroboree, Feelings of Fear, The Manitou, The Pariah, Tengu, Mirror, The Heirloom, Night Warriors and Family Portrait. Details as I they come in. Death Mask is already available on audio.
26/09/12:
Graham is being interviewed by online radio station Croydon Radio on Saturday morning September 29 at 11:00 am GMT. You can listen by clicking here. If you missed the interview (like me!), you can still check out the podcast.
26/09/12:
Just in from Graham: 'Coming out in October ... Rock On, an anthology of fantasy and horror stories with a rock music theme. It includes my story 'Voodoo Child' about meeting a long-dead Jimi Hendrix, based on my four years as editor of a pop music page on my local paper, during which I met many of the rock supremos of the time.'
13/09/12:
This is the cover of the new Cemetery Dance collection coming soon. It includes Graham's story "The Beholder" which, in the author's words 'is just about as challenging as "Eric The Pie"'. Say no more!
Shivers VII collection
04/09/12:
In Graham's words: 'This is me strolling around the grounds of Masterton Towers, thinking up promotional ideas for the launch of my sex instruction books on Bloomsbury Reader this month, starting with How To Drive Your Man Even Wilder In Bed. Even more on the way, all available as ebooks.'
Graham strolling
30/08/12:
Just in from Graham: 'I shall be signing books at the Traffic Club, Bracka Street 25, Warsaw, at 17:00 pm on September 6, at a meeting chaired by my Polish webmaster Piotr Pocztarek. At 13:00 on September 8 I shall be signing books and answering readers' questions at the Bielsko-Biala Fantascy Convention. Another short signing on September 9 at 10:00 am, supervised by Piotr Cholewa who translated The Manitou into Polish.'
23/08/12:
This is the cover for the Polish edition of Genius (originally published in the UK by Corgi Books as Kingdom of the Blind by Alan Blackwood). It will be released by Replika on August 31:
Genius-Polish cover
14/08/12:
Below is the cover of the forthcoming Jim Rook novel, Garden Of Evil:
Garden of Evil cover
13/08/12:
Just in from Graham: 'To coincide with my visit to Poland in September, my publishers Albatros had brought forward the publication of a new Polish translation of The Revenge of the Manitou (Zemesta Manitou) as well as the second Katie Maguire novel Broken Angels.
Revenge of the Manitou-Polish coverBroken Angels-Polish cover
30/07/12:
Below is the poster for the Polish (Replika) edition of Innocent Blood.
Innocent Blood-Polish poster
13/07/12:
Says Graham: 'This is me telling comedian Tim Vine that he has to make up his mind whether he wants to become an alcoholic or a priest. Actually he is a great guy and we always have a good laugh together.'
Graham and comedian Tim Vine
30/06/12:
Just in from Graham: 'Jeani Rector's great Horror Zine site has just published its third anniversary issue, so congratulations to Jeani for her imagination and persistence. This issue includes my story 'What The Dark Does' so now you can read it free and fernuffink. Plus features by the redoubtable Simon Clark, and lots of other stuff.'
30/06/12:
Below is the forthcoming Polish (Replika) edition of Innocent Blood.
Innocent Blood-Polish cover
22/06/12:
Below is the cover of a soon-to-be-published Polish anthology of Lovecraft tribute short stories featuring Graham's 'Will' about a deal with William Shakespeare did with the Great Old One Yog-Sothothe. No news yet of an English-language edition.
Polish Lovecraft anthology feat. Graham's short story, Will
17/06/12:
Below is a preview of the cover of the Greek edition of Blind Panic to be published by Jemma Books in Athens.
Blind Panic-Greek edn.
17/06/12:
Below is a new Polish edition of The Manitou with a new translation which will be published by Albatros Andrzej Kurylowicz on July 6.
The Manitou-Polish cover
14/06/12:
A short story exclusive! This is a previously unpublished story which Graham wrote in the 1960s for Mayfair magazine but which was never included because of lack of space. Enjoy!
29/05/12:
Just in from Graham: 'My short story 'Anka' about Babi Yaga the Polish witch is on the recommended list for reading for the 2012 HWA Bram Stoker Awards, as is the anthology Feast of Frights from Jeani Rector's great Horror Zine website, which includes my story 'What The Dark Does'; and also the Slices of Flesh anthology of flesh fiction which includes my story 'Ex Voto'. If you want to peruse the entire Horror Writers' Association recommended list you can do so here.'
10/05/12:
Below is the map of the docks area in the game, Silent Hill Downpour with Masterton Street clearly shown ... just off King Avenue!
Silent Hill Downpour map
14/04/12:
This in from Graham: 'Prey (Drapiezcy) will be re-issued in Poland on May 11 with a new cover, from Albatros books. The Red Hotel will be published on June 12 by Rebis, with a translation by Piotr Kus, who is one of the very best.'
Prey - PolishThe Red Hotel - Polish
11/04/12:
Just in from Graham: 'I am auctioning the printer's unbound page proofs of The Red Hotel (signed with any personal message you like). As usual, all proceeds will go to children's charities. Bidding starts at £50/ US $80/ EUR 60 / PLN 253. Bidding ends at midnight on April 30. Please send your bids to manitouman1@yahoo.com. I will post regular updates on bids. The Red Hotel is not officially published until June 28 so whoever wins it will have a two-month lead on everybody else!'
08/04/12:
Below is the cover of the (unabridged) audio book version of Graham's Sissy Sawyer book, Death Mask (aka The Painted Man), released by Audio Realms.
Death Mask-Audio Book
06/04/12:
Flesh & Blood and The Sleepless have been published as ebooks by Cemetery Dance Publications.
Flesh & Blood ebookThe Sleepless ebook
19/03/12:
Just in from Graham: 'Two crime novels featuring my Irish detective superintendent Katie Maguire will be brought out by the brand-new publishing company Head of Zeus in 2013. The first, White Bones, was originally titled A Terrible Neauty and published in the US only by Simon & Schuster in 2003. However it will be updated and somewhat edited and added to. The second, already written, is Broken Angels which deals with an extremely controversial subject and will inevitably cause some ructions. White Bones is provisionally scheduled for February 2013 and Broken Angels for September. Head of Zeus was founded by Anthony Cheetham who has an extraordinary track record in publishing and has either founded or run Orion, Abacus, Futura, Quercus and Corvus.'
18/03/12:
Below is the cover of the forthcoming Severn House Publishers edition of The Red Hotel, the third in the Sissy Sawyer series. Order directly from Amazon.co.uk here.
Red Hotel-3rd in Sissy Sawyer series
13/03/12:
Below is the cover of the Polish edition of Trauma. The book is 262 pages and includes two of Graham's short stories, 'Witch-Compass' and 'The Scrawler'. It is published by Replika. Thanks to Robert Cichowlas for the information and cover.
Trauma-Polish edn.
06/03/12:
KR (a regular Masterton Message Board post-er) has started an interesting Masterton thread on Amazon.co.uk which you can read by clicking here.
05/03/12:
Below are the drawings Graham did for the Duzeka.pl site. In his own words, 'Four pages of drawings for a story about three grumpy little girls. Although I think the sequence of events is fairly obvious, I still think it will be quite a challenge for young people to write a narrative to fit the pictures.

'Three of the most important things in judging their efforts will be to look for characterization and motivation and a sense of drama.'

See what you think!

Witch OneWitch Two
Witch ThreeWitch Four
21/02/12:
Just in from Graham: 'On Sunday I celebrated the re-publication in Poland of Trauma by Replika Press by having lunch at one of my favourite local restaurants, where the manager Agnieszka Thaci is a friend (I give her all of my books in Polish when they come out.) She lives in England now but originally comes from Mragowo in NE Poland.' Here's a pic of Graham and Agnieszka together:
Graham and Agnieszka 2012
08/02/12:
Published on March 1 is The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, edited by Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan, and containing twenty-five stories of 'transformstion, mutation and contagion,' all by well-known horror authors including Graham. It is published by Constable & Robinson and will be published in June in the USA by Running Press.
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror anthology.
08/02/12:
Below is the cover of Weldon Burge's anthology Zippered Flesh, which contains Graham's story 'Sex Object'. Out now from Smart Rhino Publications.
Zippered Flesh anthology.
01/02/12:
Below is the proposed new cover for the Polish Albatros edition of Manitou Blood. More information as it becomes available.
Manitou Blood - Polish edn.
23/01/12:
Below is the cover for the Polish publication of the forthcoming Jim Rook novel, Garden of Lies. More information as it becomes available.
Garden of Lies - Jim Rook 8 - Polish edn.
04/01/12:
Below is the final cover for the Polish publication of The House That Jack Built, (Polish title: Walhalla). It will be published by Albatros in February 2012. Thanks as ever to Piotr Pocztarek for supplying the information and cover.
The House That Jack Built-Polish Edition
28/12/11:
Cemetery Dance Magazine have at last produced their special Graham Masterton issue (issue #65). This is sure to be a must-read for all GM fans. You can order your copy here. The impressive cover is by artist Vincent Chong.
Cemetery Dance-Masterton special, Dec 2011
21/11/11:
Piotr Pocztarek has sent me some photos of Graham's recent visit to Poland (see below). To view lots more photos from the visit, click here.
GM In Poland 2011GM In Poland 2011GM In Poland 2011
19/11/11:
This just in from Graham: 'This is the cover of the Necro Files anthology edited by Cheryl Mullenax and published by Comet Press in New York. It contains my short story "The Burgers of Calais", together with a short introduction explaining that the title of the story is both a pun and a metaphor, based on the Burghers of Calais who surrendered themselves to the English after the siege of 1347. They had been reduced to eating rats, which was a diet that was not a lot worse than some of the fast food that is produced in the United States today. Details of the book here.
Necro Files cover
09/11/11:
The Sweetman Curve (see below) will be published in Polish on November 22. This will be the fourth Polish book to be published in November!

Below are a couple of pictures of Graham signing books in Krakow with Marysia from Albatros Publishing, and on the train with her afterward going back to Warsaw ... both looking a little pale after a day at the fair. In Graham's words: 'My book signing at the Krakow Book Fair was amazing. I met so many really nice people, and I signed more books and autograph books than all of the other authors put together.'

The Sweetman Curve (Polish edn.)Krakow signing, Nov 2011Marysia and Graham, Krakow, Nov 2011
01/11/11:
Below is the final cover for the Polish publication, Masterton Short Stories: Face To Face With The Writer, (a kind of Polish Manitou Man) by Graham Masterton, Robert Cichowlas and Piotr Pocztarek.
Mistrz Horror
10/10/11:
Go to the Fiction page to read Ex Voto, Graham's contribution to an anthology of 'flash fiction' - very short stories between 500 to 1,500 words long. The collection will be called Slices of Flesh and be published to coincide with the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City in 2012, all proceeds to go to charity. In Graham's words: 'The editor of Slices of Flesh accepted "Ex Voto" but said that it was "predictable". See what you think. If you agree with him I will pull it.' After some fan feedback, he later added: 'The early consensus of opinion seems to be that the editor was right and the story did lack oomph. So I have rewritten the ending to make it gorier and twistier.' You can read the 'new and improved' version here.
27/09/11:
This is the latest suggested cover for the forthcoming Polish publication, Master of Horror (Mistrz Horroru) (a kind of Polish Manitou Man) by Graham Masterton, Robert Cichowlas and Piotr Pocztarek.
Mistrz Horror
25/09/11:
Look out for 15 Blizn, a Polish anthology featuring Graham's short story 'The Root of All Evil'. The collection is 424 pages (ISBN: ISBN: 978-83-76741-36-9) and the book is due to be released on 26/09/2011. Thanks to Robert Cichowlas for the info.
15 Blizn
17/09/11:
What Fears Become, the HorrorZine anthology edited by Jeani Rector and including stories by Ramsey Campbell, Bentley Little and Graham Masterton, among many others, is now available as a trade paperback. This is the publicity that accompanied its recent publication as an ebook. All kudos to Jeani Rector who, in Graham's words, really puts her heart and soul into this.
10/09/11:
Below is the cover for the (288 page) Replika edition of Graham's House of Bones. This edition includes three of Graham's short stories: 'The Gray Madonna', 'Absence of Beast' and 'Hurry Monster'. Thanks as ever to Robert Cichowlas for the updates.
The Ninth Nightmare - Polish version
07/09/11:
Below is the advance cover for the Albatros edition of Graham's The Ninth Nightmare, the fifth Night Warriors novel, which will be released on 28/10/11. Albatros will also release a book on Graham called Face To Face With The Master of Horror, to be published on 04/11/11; and the Albatros edition of Lords of the Air will be published on 04/11/11. More information as it becomes available. Thanks as ever to Piotr Pocztarek for the updates.
The Ninth Nightmare - Polish version
21/08/11:
From Graham: 'My friend Marc Bailly has launched a website for the Prix Masterton, which is the annual award for best French horror.'
02/08/11:
Below is the final cover for What Fears Become, the latest anthology from Jeani Rector's online horror magazine. It contains Graham's story 'Reflections of Evil'.
What Fears Become
30/07/11:
Blind Panic, Death Mask, Descendant, Spirit and The 5th Witch are now all available as ebooks from Dorchester Publishing. Edgewise will follow later in the summer and Ghost Music is scheduled for November.
21/06/11:
See below for the Polish edition of The Hell Candidate (originally published under Graham's Thomas Luke pseudonym). Replika have published it in Poland under the new title Kandydat Z Piekla (previously Diabelski Kandydat). Alongside this is 11 Ciec, a Polish anthology which includes Graham's short story, 'The Battered Wife'. Thanks to Robert Cichowlas for the information and covers.
The Hell Cadidate - Polish edition11 Ciec
16/06/11:
Below is the cover for the forthcoming collection of winners of the Prix Masterton, which is awarded every year to best French horror writers. It will be published by Riviere Blanche.
Enfants De Masterton
14/06/11:
You can now order a limited edition Night Warriors mousemat from the merchandise page. All prices include delivery. Hurry while stocks last!
07/06/11:
This obituary for Wiescka Masterton appeared in The Bookseller, the leading British publishing trade magazine, on May 27 2011.
31/05/11:
The Collectors Edition of Grease Monkey and Other Tales of Erotic Horror - a new Graham Masterton collection - is now available to buy. They're selling fast, so order without delay!
Grease Monkey
25/05/11:
Check out the Hammer Books trailer on YouTube. Includes forthcoming books from our very own Graham (see covers below - news item from 11/03/11).
20/05/11:
Just in from Graham: 'Jeani Rector who runs the great HorrorZine website has been kind enough this month to include this tribute to Wiescka. Thanks, Jeani ... I am very moved.' To read Graham's touching tribute to Wiescka, click here.
12/05/11:
See below for the forthcoming Albatros Polish reissue editions of The Devil in Gray, The House That Jack Built, The Manitou and Prey. Published for the first time will be Lords of the Air and Graham Masterton: Eye To Eye With The Master of Horror, written by Graham, Piotr Pocztarek and Robert Cichowlas. More details as they become available.
The Devil In Gray (Polish edn.)Prey (Polish edn.)The Manitou (Polish edn.)
Lords of the Air (Polish edn.)Eye to Eye (Polish edn.)(Polish edn.)
05/05/11:
See below for the Polish edition of Lady of Fortune which will be published in July 2011. Ksiaznica will publish it in Poland under the title Pani Fortuny:
Lady of Fortune-Polish edn.
28/04/11:
It's with great sadness that I must report that Graham's wife, literary agent Wiescka Masterton, died on Monday 27th April 2011. In Graham's own words: 'My wife and supporter and longtime literary agent Wiescka Masterton died today (Wednesday 27th April) at 5:00 pm at the age of 65, following complications from a broken arm. Wiescka had not been very well for a few months but on Monday evening she fell and broke her arm, which caused severe internal bleeding that her organs could not cope with. Life support was turned off at 5:00 pm. I was there at her bedside, as were her two younger sons Dan and Luke and Dan's wife Caroline. In all the 36 years we were together, 24 hours a day, she was my inspiration, a wonderful mother and I will miss her for ever. I still cannot believe I will never see or speak to her again. She was the light of my life.' Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Graham in this difficult time.

See below for a picture of Wiescka, taken on the Sunday before she died (24/04/11):

Wiescka Masterton, Sunday April 24th 2011
18/04/11:
From Graham 'The scariest thing you can ever encounter ... how fast your grandchildren grow up! Me and Blake, taken last weekend (16th/17th April 2011).'
Graham & Grandson, Blake
18/04/11:
Just in from Graham: 'The guys who run my Polish website organized a competition to coincide with the Polish publication of Petrified (aka Night of the Gargoyles). One winner produced the following Masterton Rap.'
18/04/11:
See below for the forthcoming US editions of Spirit and Ghost Music, plus the Severn House cover of Petrified, due out July 2011.
Spirit - US coverGhost Music - US coverPetrified - Severn House cover
14/03/11:
Just in from Graham: 'The winners of the Prix Masterton 2011 have been announced by Phenix magazine. Best French novel Le Dieu Vampire by Jean-Christophe Chaumette; Best translated novel: Mais C'est A Toi Que Je Pense by Gary A. Braunbeck; Best novella Separation De Corps by Richard D. Nolane. Congratulations to all three winners. You can check out the covers at here'.
11/03/11:
Just in from Graham: 'Hammer Films have announced that they will be publishing six-eight horror novels a year, including some new titles, some movie tie-ins and some reprints. Family Portrait, my "twisted take" on The Picture of Dorian Gray will be one of the first, followed simultaneously in July by The Pariah and Mirror, my "twisted takes" on the raising of the Mary Rose and Alice Through the Looking-glass.' Draft versions below.
The Pariah-Hammer Films Book CoverMirror-Hammer Films Book CoverFamily Portrait-Hammer Films Book Cover
03/03/11:
From Graham: 'There is a review of the latest short movie by Mark Steensland "The Weeping Woman" in this month's Fangoria magazine. It mentions that he has acquired an option for my novel Tengu. Check it out here.
02/03/11:
Just in from Graham: 'Singer/songwriter Alex McAllister was so taken with my novel Bonie Winter (aka Trauma) that he wrote a song inspired by it. His wife thinks it's a love song but I can leave you to be the judge. The song is called "Obsidian" and you can listen to it here.
22/02/11:
Screen rights in Graham's 1983 novel, Tengu have been acquired by producer-director Mark Steensland and screenwriter Rick Hautala under their Chang Shao Trading Company shingle. 'Tengu is a classic revenge story,' said Steensland, 'and in many ways I think it is even more relevant today than when it was first published.' Steensland and Hautala have made a number of highly-successful short films together and won several awards. The full media bulletin can be read by clicking here.
14/02/11:
Below are the forthcoming Albatros Polish covers of Demon's Door (left, due out 04/03/11) and The Terror (right, due out 18/03/11). Thanks to Piotr Pocztarek for supplying the images:
Demon's Door - Polish edn.The Terror - Polish edn.
13/02/11:
This just in from MHB Press: 'I am pleased to announce that Grease Monkey and Other Tales of Erotic Horror - a new Graham Masterton collection - is now available to order.'
Grease Monkey
12/02/11:
Fire Spirit has now been published in paperback. You can order copies from Amazon and other online bookstores.
31/01/11:
This just in from Graham: 'Cemetery Dance Publications have just released a limited signed edition of Tales Too Extreme For Cemetery Dance. It includes stories by Ray Garton, JA Konrath, Edward Lee, Robert Rhine and "Eric The Pie" by Your Truly. If you want one, hurry, because they are already 80 percent sold out.'
23/01/11:
Graham now has his own Facebook page which you can visit here. Postings and friend requests welcomed.
22/01/11:
From Graham: 'I have one immaculate copy of my 1976 Pinnacle paperback Confessions of a Racy Receptionist (or, what happens when a 44-24-37 girl goes 9 to 5!) (apart from pages tanned by age). Never opened, this copy. The going rate on the open market is £166 but I am prepared to start bidding at £150 or the equivalent in dollars or euros. Bidding closes January 31st. Please send your bids to manitouman1@yahoo.com'.
07/01/11:
Just added Graham's short story, The Battered Wife to the Fiction page. Enjoy!
21/11/10:
Check out this new interview with Graham, included in the December 2010 edition of The Horror Zine.
09/11/10:
Below is the cover for Night of the Gargoyles (aka Petrified) to be published by Rebis in Poland in March 2011.
Night of the Gargoyles
19/10/10:
The French edition of Blind Panic (Peur Aveugle) is released on 22nd of October 2010 by Bragelonne. Here's the cover:
Blind Panic-French Edn.
18/10/10:
Below is the advance cover for Graham's forthcoming The Ninth Nightmare, the fifth Night Warriors novel. More information as it becomes available.
The Ninth Nightmare
09/10/10:
This just in from Graham: 'Collectors of Masterton Memorabilia might be interested in this illustration by my late friend Ron Embleton (of Wicked Wanda fame). It is a concept study he painted especially for me of the heroine of a slavery novel I wrote in the 1980s for Sphere Books, but which was never published and is regrettably lost. I seem to remember it was rather rude in places. This original is available from the Illustration Gallery in South London for a mere £175.'
Slave novel pic-circa 1980
16/09/10:
This just in from Graham: 'I have come across a pristine copy of the original hardback first edition of The Manitou, published by Neville Spearman in 1975. This is a real collector's item and I wanted to give the collectors among you a chance to own it. Bids, please, to manitouman1@yahoo.com, starting at £50/$80/60 euros. Bidding ends midnight September 24th. All bids will be posted on the message board as soon as I receive them. Bonne chance!'
The Manitou-Neville Spearman edn.
19/08/10:
Below are the forthcoming Albatros Polish covers of Walkers (left) (actual published version) and The Devils of D-Day (right). Thanks to Piotr Pocztarek for supplying the images:
Walkers - Polish edn.The Devils of D-Day - Polish edn.
09/08/10:
Below is the PB Descendant cover which Leisure Books will publish as an ebook in November 2010. It will be published as a trade PB in the summer of 2011.
Descendant-Leisure Books
08/08/10:
Here's the cover art for Telos Publishing's new edition of The Djinn. Copies available to order from Telos Publishing.
The Djinn-Telos
29/07/10:
Just added Graham's short story, Saint Bronach's Shrift to the Fiction page. Enjoy!
26/07/10:
Telos Publishing is proud to announce details of two new titles from Graham Masterton being published this year, Rules of the Duel by Graham Masterton and William S. Burroughs and a resissue of Graham's classic 70s title, The Djinn. Preorder details and further information on both titles can be found here.
Rules of the Duel
23/07/10:

Below is the artwork for the cover of the special Cemetery Dance magazine devoted to Graham. Publication date to be announced.

Cemetery Dance GM special cover
19/07/10:
Graham now has a UK Facebook page. The intention is to update it with news as and when it becomes available (alongside this news page). We will also be adding links, photos and other GM-related material. Pop on over and have a gander!
18/07/10:
Just added to the Fiction page: The Invisible Library is a short article by Graham Masterton about books that are 'unwritten, unread, unpublished and unfound'. Intrigued? Then read on...
14/07/10:
Just in: MHB Press is a new British small press specializing in the publication of finely bound signed limited editions of 'out of print' and classic works of horror is launching with The Sphinx by Graham Masterton.

The title will be available in three states:

Collectors Edition - 300 copies signed and numbered bound in cloth with DJ
Deluxe Edition - 150 copies signed and numbered in roman numerals quarter bound in leather in slipcase
Lettered Edition - 26 copies signed and lettered fully bound in leather in traycase

The Deluxe and Lettered editions will both be hand bound by British Craftsmen using traditional binding techniques.

This is the first of a number of projects involving Graham (including a lavishly illustrated anthology of his erotic horror stories due in the winter), so MHB suggests that you join the mailing list for advance information.

Everyone who pre-orders (and eventually pays for) The Sphinx will be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of the UK 1st HB Edition of The Devils Of D-Day. This copy will be inscribed to the winner by Graham.

For more information visit MHB Press or to pre-order visit Mansion House Books.

The Sphinx cover
05/07/10:
Below are the forthcoming Albatros Polish covers of Walkers (left) (early conceptual design) and Fire Spirit (right). Thanks to Piotr Pocztarek for supplying the images:
Walkers - Polish edn.Fire Spirit - Polish edn.
29/06/10:
Below is the cover of the forthcoming edition of Demon's Door, due out July 2010.
Demon's Door, 2010
21/06/10:
In Graham's words: 'An illustration by my late friend Ron Embleton to advertise the sexy comic strip Wicked Wanda in Penthouse magazine in the 1970s has just come up for sale at The Book Palace which is a fascinating repository of original comic-book and illustrative art. The picture of me being attacked by Wicked Wanda's dogs is yours for only £1,750!'
Ilustration of Graham for Penthouse, 1970s
12/05/10:
Below is the cover of the new French trade paperback edition of The 5th Witch (La Cinquieme Sorciere), published by L'Ombre de Bragelonne.
The 5th Witch - French, 2010
10/05/10:
Below are the forthcoming (reissue) Albatros Polish covers of Burial (top left), The 5th Witch (top right), Night Wars (bottom left) and Spirit (bottom right). Thanks to Piotr Pocztarek for his ever reliable and up-to-date information:
Burial - Polish edn.The 5th Witch - Polish edn.
Night Wars - Polish edn.Spirit - Polish edn.
29/04/10:
Below is the cover of the new French mass-market paperback edition of Family Portrait (Portrait Du Mal), published by Milady (Bragelonne).
Family Portrait - French, 2010
25/04/10:
Below is the cover of the new Horror Zine collection which will feature Graham's short story, 'Underbed'. More details when it comes out.
Horror Zine, 2010
19/04/10:
Below is the cover of forthcoming Greek version of Picture of Evil (aka Family Portrait), due out from Jemma Press in Athens.
Picture of Evil - Greek edn., 2010
11/04/10:
From Graham: 'Below is a photograph taken in 1964 by the late Antony Balch the movie director of Horror Hospital amongst other classics. It is a picture of me and William Burroughs visiting the Church of Scientology in East Grinstead under assumed names in order to investigate the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, who at that time William was conmvinced was a fraud.

'I was "Graham Thomas" and William was "William Lee." The pretty woman in the middle is a representative of the Church.'

Graham Masterton & William Burroghs, 1964
24/02/10:
Below are the Polish covers of Death Dream (left), published in February, and the forthcoming Polish edition of Blind Panic (right):
Death Dream - Polish edn.Blind Panic - Polish edn.
23/02/10:
Now you can read the opening chapter of Rules of The Duel, a very avant-garde novel Graham wrote in the 1960s with William Burroughs.
15/02/10:
Below is the cover of Dan Masterton's terrific short animation DVD, Death and the Comedian, with the Voice of the Grim Reaper supplied by his dad, our very own Graham! See message board for more info.
Death and the Comedian
01/02/2010:
From Graham: 'My eldest son Roland and his wife Melissa will be running the London Marathon on April 25 to raise £1,500 for the Havens Hospice which provides respite breaks, symptom control and end-of-life care for children and adults with serious illnesses or conditions. It aims to create happy memories of their last days. The link to Roland and Melissa's can be accessed here.

'Any sponsorship that you feel you can provide would be received with great gratitude, no matter how small. I shall be auctioning off a few unusual Masterton-related items on this website in order to raise money for the cause, so please watch this space in the coming weeks.

'To support Roland and Melissa's London Marathon run on April 25 in aid of the Havens Hospice, I am offering for auction the first draft of the movie script of Demon's Door, the latest Jim Rook novel. The script was written by Fred Caruso, the producer of the Dennis Hopper movie Blue Velvet, amongst many others, and is already a collector's item in itself. It is in a plastic binder with a clear front. An illustration for it will be posted in the News section shortly. Fred has sent me a supportive personal message saying that he hopes the sale will raise $$$s for the hospice. Please send your bids to manitouman1@yahoo.com. I will keep you updated daily via the message board on the progress of the bidding. Reserve price for this truly unique script is £50/$80/57 euros. It is really going to be worth something in the future ... imagine owning the first-draft script of The Exorcist. Good luck! Bidding closes midnight February 28, 2010.

' Below is another auction item, a pair of identity tags from last year's Star Wars festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Further information to follow'.

ID tags from Star Wars fest in Wroclaw, Poland, 2009
15/12/09:
Below is the forthcoming cover of Fire Spirit, due out in HB from Severn House in April 2010.
Fire Spirit (Severn House), 2010
23/11/09:



08/11/09:
Check out this new interview with Graham Masterton on William S. Burroughs, conducted November 2009 for Reality Studio website.
30/10/09:
Below is the cover of the forthcoming Albatros (Poland) edition of Fireflash 5 (aka A Mile Before Morning), due out in November 2009. Incidentally, Blyskawica is the Polish word for 'lightning'.
Fireflash 5 (Albatros), 2009
12/10/09:
Below is a new edition of Wendigo (aka Edgewise), a trade-size paperback just published by Bragelonne.
Wendigo (Bragelonne), 2009
02/09/09:
Below is the forthcoming paperback edition of Blind Panic, due out from Leisure Books in January 2010. Bibliographical info here. You can also order a limited edition promo cover, signed by Graham with a message of your choice by clicking here. At £1.00 (or equivalent) a throw, they're as cheap as chips and will probably sell fast!
Blind Panic (Leisure PB), 2010
19/08/09:
A new French edition of Graham's classic novel, Ritual (under the title, Rituel de Chair) is released by Milady on 21/08/09. Bibliographical details here.
Ritual (French edn.), 2009
05/08/09:
New online interview with Graham which you can read by clicking here.
26/07/09:
Just added Graham's short story, Ephiphany to the Fiction page. Enjoy!
07/07/09:
In Graham's own words: 'I have just come across this picture of me with my beloved Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance. This was in the days before petrol was £104.9 a litre - it took 110 litres every time I filled it up! The picture was taken for The Sunday Times in March, 1988'
Graham & Cadillac
06/07/09:
Here's your opportunity to bid in a rare auction. Graham is offering an original bus poster for The Djinn when it was published by Star Books in 1977. It was painted by the celebrated fantasy/horror artist Les Edwards and the original painting can be seen on his website by clicking here. Graham is auctioning it (signed, if desired), bids starting at 35/US$55/EUR 40. It is in excellent condition and measures approx 500cm x 760cm. Very rare, since most of them were stuck on buses! Bids to manitouman1@yahoo.com. Bidding ends midnight July 13 2009.
Djinn Poster-Star Books, 1977
01/07/09:
Click here to view the Greek cover of Mirror, published by Jemm.
26/06/09:
Click here to read a Booklist review of Graham's novel, Basilisk.
17/06/09:
Just added 2 new Polish interviews with Graham to the interviews page. You can access them here and here.
15/06/09:
Piotr Pocztarek (who co-writes for a first-rate Polish Masterton site) has kindly suppied some photos taken at a recent interview conducted with Graham for the magazine, Grabarz Polski (Polish Gravedigger). To read the interview, click on the cover of issue 15 and download the file. Or alternatively read the interview on the official Polish Graham Masterton site.
Graham & Piotr
Graham & Piotr
Graham signing
30/05/09:
Below are several photos showing Graham & Wiescka along with one of Graham with photographer/interviewer, Bartosz Rumienczyk and a pic of Graham signing a dedication for readers of Wojtek Bala's website to accompany a recent Polish language interview. Read the Polish language interview here and the English translation here.
Graham & Wiescka
Graham & Wiescka
Graham with Bartosz Rumienczyk
Website dedication signing
27/05/09:
Below is a sneak preview of the cover of the final Manitou novel Blind Panic, to be published by Severn House in hardback this autumn and in paperback by Leisure Books in January 2010.
Blind Panic-Severn House
27/05/09:
Below is a photo taken of Graham and his wife, Wiescka during his recent trip to Wroclaw (at a Polish restaurant called Piwnica Swidnicka). Picture taken by Robert Cichowlas. Thanks Robert!
Graham & Wiescka, Wroclaw, May 2009
18/05/09:
Thanks to Robert Cichowlas for posting this link to the Dni Fantastyki in Wroclaw, Poland, attended by Graham and his wife, Wiescka in May 2009. Some excellent photos too!
11/05/09:
In Graham's own words: 'Graham and Wiescka Masterton will be attending the opening ceremony of Fantasy Days in Wroclaw, Poland, on Friday May 15 at 5:00 pm, followed by a literary meeting of, like, you know, literary types; and another meeting on Saturday afternoon. So all of you who can make it to Wroclaw at the weekend, be there! We shall be in Warsaw on Monday so if you can't make it to Wroclaw, come to Warsaw.'
11/05/09:
Thanks to Wojciech Bala for supplying the Polish edition cover of Ghost Music. Bibliog details here.
Ghost Music - Polish edn.
11/04/09:
See below for the Severn House cover of the HB of Basilisk. Bibliog details here.
Basilisk-UK
23/03/09:
Cemetery Dance Publications have just brought out Shivers, a collection of short horror stories by a variety of very good authors including Chet Williamson, Rick Hautala, Kealan Patrick Burke, Simon Clark and Al Sarrantonio. And, of course, Graham. If you would like to check it out and buy a copy, go to here. The book costs $20.00 and shipping within the US costs $7.00. Overseas shipping varies but the book fits into a global priority envelope so it is not as expensive as shipping in a box.
22/02/09:
Check out this article on the top 20 greatest horror authors of all-time (featuring Graham, of course). Thanks to Mark White for the heads up.
03/02/09:
See below for the French cover of Walkers (French title: Demences), published by Bragelonne in their "Milday" mass market paperback series. Bibliog details here.
French cover of Walkers
08/01/09:
For those of you who like some early Masterton, below is some VERY early Masterton! And no, that isn't a Hellraiser puzzle box he's trying to open ;)
Early Masterton
31/12/08:
See below for the recent French covers of Graham's Night Warriors books:
Night Wars - French edn.Night Warriors - French edn.
17/12/08:
See below for the illustrated version of Half-Sick of Shadows, a collection of three of Graham's stories based on the Tennyson poem 'The Lady of Shallott', illustrated throughout in a private limited edition by Tom Moran. This book will be available for readers to buy early in 2009. Preorder here.
Half-Sick of Shadows
16/12/08:
See below for the cover of the forthcoming Polish edition of Basilisk (Dom Wydawniczy, Rebis 2009). Thanks to Wojtek Bala for the cover and bibliog details.
Polish cover of Basilisk
08/10/08:
New House of Bones review here.
30/09/08:
See below for the cover of the German edition of Trauma (Das Insekt). Bibliographical details here.
German cover of Trauma
18/09/08:
Some new editions of Graham's books have recently been released. Covers below (from l to r: Severn House HB of House of Bones, Polish [Albatros] PB of The 5th Witch & French [Bragelonne] PB of The Devil in Gray):
House of Bones-Severn HouseThe 5th Witch-Polish coverThe Devil in Gray-French cover
19/08/08:
Check out Jeremie Dreux's brilliant 18 page bibliography. We're very impressed! Below is a picture of Jeremie with Graham at the Salon Du Livre, 2008.
Graham & Jeremie at the Salon Du Livre, 2008
04/07/08:
Artist Andrew Skilleter was responsible for the 1977 Star PB version of Graham's The Manitou. Here is his master drawing/rough design.
Star cover of The Manitou, 1977
12/06/08:
Below is a photo taken of Graham with Mark and Adam the bookstore managers who arranged Graham's recent signing at Waterstones in Colchester on May 10th 2008. The other 3 photos show Graham interacting with his fans.
Graham with Mark and Adam at Waterstones, May 2008
Waterstones signing, May 2008
Waterstones signing, May 2008
Waterstones signing, May 2008
09/06/08:

Damien Kane has just penned an article on Graham's writing, and excellent and insightful it is too. Check it out!

29/05/08:
Rare hardback editions of The Burning, The Hymn and Scare Care added to the merchandise section. Grab them while they're hot!
11/05/08:
A new edition of one of Graham's earlier titles, House of Bones is due to be published by Severn House Publishers in July 2008. More details here.
30/04/08:
See below for the cover of the Polish edition of The Painted Man (English translation: Red Mask). Thanks to Wojtek for the cover and bibliog details.
Polish cover of The Painted Man
26/04/08:
Check out these photos of Graham signing books in Warsaw 2007. You can also check out Graham's offical Polish blog here (thanks to Robert Cichowlas for the links).
10/04/08:
Message from Graham: 'I will be signing books at Waterstones in Culver Square, Colchester, Essex, around mid-day on May 10, if you can have any books you need signing!'
09/04/08:
Below are 2 foreign covers of Graham's novels: the Greek version of Tengu and the Polish version of Flesh & Blood (see Bibliography section for more).
Tengu - Greek coverFlesh & Blood - Polish cover
04/04/08:
Check out this Greek Inteview (in English) with Graham by Areti Ntaradimou for top Greek newspaper, Eleftheros Typos.
02/04/08:
Graham's French publishers, Bragelonne are launching a new mass-market paperback list (up until now, all of their books have been 'trade paperback' size, i.e. the same size as a hardback but with a soft cover). The new list is called 'Milady'. The first title they are publishing will be Graham's Le Diable En Gris, which has been very successful in France. Bragelonne have also just published Descendant as Descendance. See below for the cover. More updates as we have them.
French cover of Descendant
25/03/08:
Limited edition signed novels available from the merchandise page. First come, first served!
25/03/08:
Some reviews of Graham's novels by Damien Kane have been posted in the bibliog section and can be accessed by clicking on the covers of the following books: Manitou Blood, Edgewise, The House That Jack Built, Heirloom, Night Wars and Descendant, plus a general article on Graham which can be read here.
17/03/08:
Below is a photo taken at the Salon du Livre in Paris (Paris Book Fair) during a recent visit. What makes this pic all the more interesting is that it was taken just before Graham and his wife, Wiescka had to evacuate the building because of a bomb scare!
Graham & Wiescka-Paris Bookfair, March 2008
08/03/08:
New review of The Painted Man (KirKus Reviews) here.
05/03/08:
Below are 3 photos from Graham's colourful past. All taken in Sweden, circa 1974 (when Graham was thinking up The Manitou!). Hover your mouse over each pic for a caption.
Graham in his Bee Gees suitGraham somewhere on the road somewhere in Sweden with his Lincoln ContinentalGraham in Gamla Stan, the Old Town, after work at Private magazineGraham's wife, Wiescka in Uppsala, Sweden
05/03/08:
New review of the forthcoming The 5th Witch here.
01/03/08:
The Prix Masterton 2008 has been awarded. Best French horror novel goes to Thomas Gunzig for 10000 Litres D'Horreur Pure. Best translated novel to Craig Spector for Underground. Best novellas to Sylvie Miller and Philippe Ward for Noir Duo (Riviere Blanche). To see the covers of these books, click here.
17/02/08:
New review of The Painted Man (Booklist) here.
27/01/08:
Below is a picture of Graham Masterton and Matt Williams, circa 1999 at a FantasyCon signing in Birmingham, UK. I think Graham is telling me to wake up!
Graham and Matt Williams, circa 1999
29/12/07:
Below is a picture of Graham from 1980 (the back cover of The Pariah).
Graham in 1980
19/12/07:
Here's the perfect andidote to turkey at Christmas - Graham's short story, The Burgers of Calais. Just ensure you don't read it before tucking into your roast on the 25th...
17/12/07:
Here are Graham's Christmas wishes especially for his Polish fans.
15/12/07:
Below is a picture of Graham from 1984.
Graham in 1984
08/12/07:
Below are 2 covers from Graham's forthcoming novels, The Painted Man and The 5th Witch, both due out in 2008 (see Bibliography section for more).
The Painted ManThe 5th Witch
11/11/07:
A new interview with Graham by the Edinburgh News
02/11/07:
In Graham's own words: 'I will be "appearing" on BBC Radio Kent on Sunday November 4 at 3 pm, in a Desert Island discs-style program. You can check out frequencies etc at BBC Radio Kent's website and also listen to the program after it has been broadcast. Happy listening!'
26/10/07:
Graham will be 'appearing' on local radio on Sunday, October 28, on their Supernatural Spectacular, just after 11:00 pm. You can check out a list of the 28 local radio stations on which this will be broadcast by Googling The Local Radio Company. The only station which will not be carrying it will be Fire FM which is a dance station. All stations can be streamed. The station will be offering four free copies of Edgewise to lucky listeners!
02/10/07:
Graham was recently interviewed for Polish Express, the largest-circulation Polish newspaper in the UK.
19/09/07:
See below for the cover of the German edition of Descendant to be published by Festa Verlag in December. More details when available.
German cover of Descendant
17/08/07:
Here's a rare b+w photo taken for Polish magazine, Gentleman of Graham signing one of his sex manuals in Warsaw. The headline reads 'The Master of Fear Fears Nothing' (or words to that effect!).
GM signing sex manual in Poland
01/08/07:
Here are 2 new Polish book covers - The Burning and Wendigo.
The Burning-Polish ednWendigo-Polish edn
27/07/07:
New Message From The Author letter added.
23/07/07:
Graham's short story, The Scrawler (originally released as a limited edn. chapbook) added to the Fiction section of the site.
13/07/07:
Check out these new foreign book covers - the French version of Manitou Blood and a Manitou Trilogy (which also includes the short story 'Spirit Jump' and the alternative ending to the original The Manitou, plus other articles and remarks about The Manitou. Full bibliographical details here and here.
Manitou Blood-French ednManitou Trilogy-French edn
14/06/07:
See below for the cover of the Polish edition of Burial.
Polish cover of Burial
25/05/07:
Shrouded By Darkness, a horror anthology edited by Alison R. Davies has just been released by Telos Books. It is a very high-quality hardback limited edition, signed by all the contributors and numbered. It includes Graham's story, 'Neighbors From Hell'. It is a charity book to support children who suffer from epidermolysis bulllosa, a genetic disorder which makes their skin highly sensitive to blistering and injury (there was a recent TV program about it called The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off).
Contributors include Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, Peter Crowther and Christopher Fowler, amongst many others. Anybody who is interested in acquiring a copy (and supporting the DeBRA charity) should check it out on Telos
.
Shrouded By Darkness
24/05/07:
Here is a picture of Graham and his wife, Wiescka in Nostalgie, an old-world coffee-shop in Krakow. It was taken on Graham's recent visit to Poland.
GM & Wiescka in Krakow, Poland 2007
21/05/07:
Check out these new foreign book covers - the Greek version of Manitou Blood (published by Jemma Press) and the Polish version of Chaos Theory (Angels of Chaos) (published by Rebis).
Manitou Blood-Greek ednChaos Theory (Angels of Chaos)-Polish edn
02/05/07:
See below for the cover of the Severn House trade paperback edition of Edgewise.
Edgewise - Severn House edn.
23/03/07:
Check out the cover of Dark Passions: Hot Blood 13 which will be published at Halloween by Kensington in the USA and contains Graham's new short story 'Son of Beast'.
Hot Blood 13
28/02/07:
Check out these new foreign book covers - the Polish versions of Sphinx and Faces of Fear.
Sphinx-Polish ednFaces of Fear-Polish edn
20/02/07:
The first issue of Doorways, a new print/online horror magazine
is now available. It features a short story from Graham.
Doorways magazine
17/01/07:
Here's the Greek cover for Descendant. Bibliographical details here.
Descendant-Greek
22/09/06:
Check out these new foreign book covers - the Italian version of Spirit and the Greek version of Burial.
Spirit-Italian ednBurial-Greek edn
15/12/06:
Here are two new covers of Graham's novels. Firstly the Polish cover for the recently released Night Wars (Powrot Wojowniknow Nocy, published by Albatros). Also check out the cover of the forthcoming (February 2007, Severn House) UK HB edn. of Unspeakable.
Night Wars - PolishUnspeakable - UK HB
30/11/06:
Check out 2 interesting new interviews with Graham (for French websites). You can read them by clicking here and here.
30/11/06:
Here's the French cover for The Devil in Gray.
Le Diable En Gris
22/09/06:
Check out these new foreign book covers - the Italian version of Spirit and the Greek version of Burial.
Spirit-Italian ednBurial-Greek edn
05/06/06:
Graham's site has just undergone another 'facelift', though as you can see, things have retained more or less the same look. However, beneath the surface, hard-working Welsh web developer, Daniel Portillo has been re-constructing the site from scratch to adhere to modern web standards. The site is now much faster loading and easier on the eye; it also features the facility to re-size the page to suit your screen resolution.
On top of this you might like to know the site is now properly hosted; in other words, depending on what page you've clicked on, the correct address will be displayed, e.g. www.grahammasterton.co.uk/news. To this end, if anyone has bookmarked the site with the old freespace address, i.e. http://homepage.virgin.net/the.sleepless/masthome.htm, please can you re-bookmark with www.grahammasterton.co.uk. Thanks.
I think you'll agree that Dan has done a splendid job with the re-build. If you're interested in reading more about the technical process, please click here. You can also post your comments on the new-look site on the message board, or use the contact form on the rebuild infomation page to contact Dan directly.
On behalf of Graham and all the GM site visitors, thanks Danno!
30/05/06:
Exciting news. You can now purchase a limited number of promotional covers for Night Wars (see cover below). These are flat glossy cards, approximately 240mm x 170mm, full colour. We are selling these with an inscription of your choice from Graham. Prices: GB£5/EUR €7.50/US $10, including postage. ALL of the proceeds from the auction and the sale will go to The Children's Trust who exist to offer appropriate care, treatment and education to children with exceptional needs and profound disabilities and to give support to their families. So not only do you get a signed cover, you will also be contributing to a very worthy cause.

Furthermore, you can bid in an online auction for Graham's personal proof copy of Night Wars, unbound, 354 pages, signed with a message of the bidder's choosing. To place your bid, simply go to the Email section of this website and state your bid price (remembering to mention your name and contact details.) Closing date for the auction will be June 30, 2006.
08/05/06:
Here's the cover for the forhcoming PB release of the fourth in the Night Warriors series, Night Wars. Edition info can be found by clicking here.
Night Wars
03/03/06:
New article/short story added to Fiction section of the site. Read it here.
01/03/06:
Nowa Fantastyka is Poland's top fantasy/sci-fi magazine, lavishly illustrated with comic art and surreal drawings. It is published monthly by Proszynski Media in Warsaw, price 7 zl 90 gr. Graham has written a couple of columns for Nowa Fantastyka. To get hold of a copy you can try emailing nowafantastyka@fantastyka.pl.
Fantastyka Magazine - Poland
01/03/06:
Check out the Polish (Albatros) cover of Graham's Krew Manitou, aka Manitou Blood. Click here for bibliographical details.
Krew Manitou (Manitou Blood)
28/02/06:
See below for the cover of Graham's forthcoming vampire novel, Descendant. The book is due to be published in hardback by Severn House in May 2006. An Amazon synopsis can be read here.
Descendant-UK
02/01/06:
Read an in-depth review of the DVD version of Graham's The Manitou by clicking here. Shame on the company for not including any extras though. Sounds like it'll be worth waiting for the usually reliable Anchor Bay version instead. More as I have it.
28/11/05:
Check out the cover of Graham's forthcoming novel, Touchy & Feely. The book is part of a new series of Sissy Sawyer novels, the first of which is to be published in hardback by Severn House in January 2006. An Amazon synopsis can be read here.
Touchy & Feely-UK
15/11/05:
Check out a short interview with Graham for Fangoria magazine re: the various proposed film adaptations of his novels and short stories.
24/10/05:
US horror mag, Wicked Karnival Halloween Horror features a new story from Graham called 'The Press' and can be purchased by clicking here.
24/10/05:
Check out the cover of the Polish edn. of Graham's new book, Zla Przepowiednia. The novel will be published under the title of Touchy & Feely in the US and in the UK in January 2006 in hardback from Severn House. Polish bibliographical details can be accessed here.
Touchy & Feely-Polish
13/10/05:
Here's a picture from Graham's recent visit to Athens. It shows Graham with his wife, Wiescka and Lefteris Stavrianos (right), publisher of the new Greek edition of Revenge of the Manitou.
Graham's Athens trip
25/08/05:
New GM story, 'Camelot' added to the Fiction section of the site. Click here to read it. A pdf version is also available for download. 'Camelot' is an excursion into the surreal world of the not-so-ordinary household mirror. Fans of Graham's novel, Mirror will especially enjoy this one.
17/08/05:
This poster announces Graham's forthcoming visit to Greece!
Masterton Poster-Greece
03/08/05:
Check out this Manitou Blood banner. It was created for Chizine, the on-line horror magazine and will be running there for the next five months.
Manitou Blood banner
15/07/05:
Polish printing house, Albatros have just published 3 of Graham's back catalogue: The Chosen Child, Mirror and The Sleepless. See below for the Albatros covers.
The Chosen Child-Polish ednMirror-Polish ednThe Sleepless-Polish edn
30/06/05:
Jemma Press in Greece have just published The Revenge of the Manitou in Greek. ISBN 960-87829-5-3.
27/06/05:
See below for the front and back covers of the Greek edition of The Revenge of the Manitou. Sadly, these were the last covers that the illustrator Vasilis Arnaoutglou did before he died.
The Revenge of the Manitou-Greek Edn (front)The Revenge of the Manitou-Greek Edn (back)
20/06/05:
Check out and order the British Fantasy Society's 2006 calendar by clicking on the cover below. Featuring text by several well known authors, including our very own Graham, this is likely to become a highly sought after rarity in years to come. The calendar also features artwork from such luminaries as Bob Covington, James Ryman and Lizzy Shumate. Get yours for the bargain preorder price of £8.99.
mousemat
31/05/05:
Check out the superb artwork that will feature on the forthcoming Night Warriors mousemat. Information on how to order will be posted just as soon as the mousemats are available. Join the mailing list to ensure you don't miss out on this unique experience! Mats will be very limited. This special mat has been endorsed by none other than Springer himself.
mousemat
23/05/05:
Fantasy animator Marvin Q. Horn regularly exchanges creative ideas with Graham, and drew the definitive illustration of the Night Warriors. Now he has completed a new animation which you can enjoy for free by clicking The Learnings of Dr Lune. Marvin Q. (or Horny, as he is known to his close friends) is currently putting together a new design and animation team, and he would very much like to hear your feedback to The Learnings of Dr. Lune on the message board.
cover
19/03/05:
See below for sneak peaks of the forthcoming covers of Manitou Blood and the Polish edition of Spirit. Hope you like them.
Manitou BloodSpirit-Polish version
14/03/05:
We thought you'd like to see the Polish cover of Graham's novel, Outrage (aka Innocent Blood). Pretty impressive, eh?
cover
17/01/05:
Issue 3 of Marc Shemmans' The Horror Express is out now. It's of especial note because it features Graham's story, 'Edgewise', which is being run as a competition. Graham has written the first half of the story, the reader completes the second half, then the story is finished by Graham. You can purchase Marc's magazine from the likes of Shocklines, Fantastic Literature and Murder One; or get hold of it via Paypal using email address horrorexpress@blueyonder.co.uk; or by sending a cheque/international money order in pounds sterling (made payable to Marc Shemmans) for £5.00 (GBP) to The Horror Express, POP BOX 11600, Birmingham, B30 2QW West Midlands, England. UK Postage is £1.50 (GBP) and £2.50 overseas. This is a double issue and is sure to go fast, so act quickly to secure your copy of what is sure to be a collectors' issue!
12/01/05:
Just in from Graham: 'A US production company is making Masters of Horror, a series of one-hour stories for US TV and also to be packaged as a DVD. The producer is Mick Garris, who produced/directed the TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. They are very keen to include my story 'Anti-Claus' in the series, and we are talking about a director such as Stuart Gordon, John Carpenter or Joe Dante. More news as things develop.' And an interesting titbit, supplied by eagle-eyed GM fan, Brad Boucher re: the forthcoming DVD release of The Manitou.
05/01/05:
Another rare pic from GM's photo vaults. This was initially run as a competition, i.e. who is the mystery lady with Graham?. The answer was, of course, Linda Lewis.
Masterton Mystery
04/01/05:
Below is a very rare picture of Graham in the Crawley Observer offices in the summer of 1964 writing one of his first novels instead of a news report. The person on the phone in the background is Claude Duval, now the racing correspondent for The Sun.
Masterton - Observer Reporter!
04/01/05:
I've just been sent a splendid looking - and exhaustive - French bibliography, Bibliographie Masterton, compiled by Alain Sprauel and Cyrille Wolff. The chapbook format comprises 60 A4-size pages, with several full colour pages displaying the covers for some of the French editions, plus pictures of Graham. This very impressive work can be yours for a mere 10 EUR (inc. shipping) and is limited to 50 numbered copies. You can purchase your copy from Alain Sprauel by emailing him on alain.sprauel@gazdefrance.com. Or write to him at: 17, Rue de Montmagny, F95410 - Groslay, France. Only be quick as these beauties are likely to sell out FAST!
Bibliographie Masterton
24/12/04:
More book updates from Graham: 'Unspeakable comes out in February 2005, as does Innocent Blood aka Outrage. Manitou Blood should be out in the summer, and I am hoping that there will be a paperback edition of all of the Rook books, at long last. Night Wars is going great guns (especially the Seismic Rifle which can shake a building apart like a portable earthquake) and I am working on outlines for two more books. The only problem is that I would like to find more time for short stories, which I really enjoy writing. However there should be a new short story collection out later this year, Festival of Fear'.
18/12/04:
This just in from Graham: 'JT Petty has written a brilliant script for Family Portrait and there are several more very promising developments which I will tell you about as soon as they look solid enough.
'News for mes amis in France ... Bragelonne, who are a small but highly-motivated publisher, are launching a new horror list and will be publishing Manitou Blood and The Devil in Gray in trade-size editions in the next few months.'
21/11/04:
Below is the cover of Graham's forthcoming novel, Innocent Blood. Release date February 2005.
Innocent Blood
31/08/04:
Here's a sneak preview of the impressive-looking new Greek edition of The Manitou (Jemma Books, Piraeus. ISBN 960-87829-3-7).
The Manitou
28/08/04:
Not really a news item, but here at the Graham Masterton site, we're anything but predictable. Here, in Graham's words, is a short description of the pic below. 'I recently came across this rare photograph of my grandfather Thomas Thorne-Baker taken in 1910 on Salisbury Plain while he was experimenting with radio signals sent from a Marconi wireless apparatus in a biplane. He was the one who first encouraged me to tell stories.'
Graham's Grandfather
12/08/04:
This message just in from Graham:
'Garrett Peck has just told me that the book Small Bites is up for pre-ordering. In case you've forgotten, the book is in aid of the horror writer Charles Grant, who has been extremely ill and is faced with horrific medical expenses. The book will be published on September 1 and is 472 pages, featuring 196 500-word stories from 104 contributors, including me. The paperback is $18.95 and the ebook version is $5.95. If you are interested in acquiring a copy of this very rare and interesting book, please order it direct from the publisher since Charlie's medical fund will make 20 times more out a direct sale than he will from a bookstore or online retail sale. You can check out details of the book and ordering information by clicking here. Each of the stories concerns something that eats people. As opposed to Ritual, in which people eat people. A good bottle of Mercurey should go down well with human thigh.'
Also, please note that the Masterton site has moved home to alternative webspace. Not that this should concern anyone as you can still reach the site by entering 'www.grahammasterton.co.uk' into your address bar. Each page of the site will retain this URL, making it more professional-looking. Simply delete any links you had to the old Virgin webspace and always use the www address.
07/08/04:
Check out a new interview with Graham, conducted by Diana Bennett in Vol. 2, issue 6 of The New Camp Horror.
And if you speak Polish, here's another GM interview, conducted for New Guild Horror.
29/07/04:
An announcement was recently made in Hollywood's Daily Variety re Family Portrait:
GOLD CIRCLE SET TO PAINT A PORTRAIT. Gold Circle Films has optioned the Graham Masterton thriller Family Portrait with J.T. Petty negotiating to adapt. Story concerns a corrupt clan who have achieved immortality via a magic ritual that allows their souls to remain trapped forever within an ancient painting. Originally published in the UK, book was published Stateside in 1985 by Tor Books under the title Picture of Evil. From Gold Circle, Paul Brooks will produce, with Steve Schneider, Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt as executive producers. Zak Kadison brought the project to the shingle.
There is also a mention of the movie in this month's Fangoria.
27/07/04:
Here's a recent picture of Graham's Tombstone Award from the Horror Network for his long fiction story 'Anti-Claus'.
Tombstone Award
27/07/04:
Just in from Graham: 'Film rights for Unspeakable have been sold to La Chauve Souris an excellent French film company. Outrage has been published in Poland by Rebis Wyadawnictwo under the title Wybuch ... it will be published in the US and UK early next year under the title Innocent Blood.
'I am finishing off Manitou Blood and have also just written a short story for Small Bites which is a benefit anthology for the horror writer and anthologist Charles Grant who has been seriously ill lately and has run up impossible amounts of hospital bills.
'Small Bites is edited by Garrett Peck and features 500-word horror stories on the theme of people being eaten. It is divided into Zombies, Animal Attacks and Were-Creatures. It will be published by a new Canadian company called Coscom, and features storylets by (among others) Rick Hautala, Matt Costello, F. Paul Wilson, Tim Lebbon and myself. It should be available as an e-book and also as a trade paperback through all the usual online distributors and major bookstores. I will obviously let you know when it is published, since poor old Charlie needs all the help he can get. My own story is called "Sarcophagus" and concerns an ancient answer to the Atkins Diet.'
01/07/04:
Here's a sneak preview of the Pocket Star cover of Graham's novel, Unspeakable, due for publication in February 2005.
Unspeakable
30/06/04:
Here's an exclusive snap of our beloved Graham in Empik bookstore, Poznan, taken on his recent visit to Poland. The pic shows Graham at a signing with his wife, Wiescka, both obviously delighted to see some of his books actually on display!
Graham Masterton in Poland
16/06/04:
This just in from Graham: 'For any Polish readers wishing to have books or any part of their anatomy signed...
'On June 21 I shall be at the Empik Megastore in Warsaw at 18:00 hours for one hour. On June 22 I shall be in the Matras Bookstore in Gdanyia at 18:00 hours for one hour. On June 24 I shall be signing books at the Empik Megastore in Poznan for one hour. On June 25 I shall be signing books at the Empik Megastore in the Old City in Wroclaw for one hour. There may be other signing times arranged later ... I shall let you know. I shall also be doing interviews for Rzeczpospolita, Magazyn Literacki, Fakt, Cinema, Superexpress and Playboy.
'For non-Polish-speaking readers, there is a review of my new sex book in this Friday's Toronto Sun.'
12/06/04:
The latest from Graham: 'I have already done signings in Belgium and France this year, and after Poland it will be the USA, although an itinerary has not yet been fixed. I would be happy to do signings in the UK, but apart from Severn House and their admirable library editions, I have no new books coming out from UK publishers in the foreseeable future.
'I shall also be incredibly busy. The new Manitou novel is almost finished, and I am laying out plans for the fourth and final Night Warriors epic. It also looks as if I may find the time to write the long-postponed historical saga that I have been planning for the past six years.
'Development of The Pariah and Family Portrait movies is chugging along sensibly and I should have some news of those shortly.'
28/05/04:
And here's a sneak peak of the cover of Graham's new horror novel, The Devil In Gray, to be released by Leisure Books in October 2004.
The Devil In Gray
27/05/04:
Here's a sneak peak of the new cover for the up-and-coming Hot Blood anthology, Strange Bedfellows which contains Graham's new erotic horror story 'Camelot'.
Hot Blood
25/05/04:
Outrage will now be published in hardback under the title of Innocent Blood in February, 2005.
The Devil in Gray will be published on October 5, 2004, by Leisure Books in the US. More as we have it.
12/05/04:
Graham is featured in issues 1 and 2 of The Horror Express, a magazine fronted by Masterton fan, Marc Shemmans. Check out Marc's website or send a cheque to his postal address: The Horror Express, PO BOX 11600, Birmingham B30 2QW, West Midlands, England (or pay via Paypal to: horrorexpress@blueyonder.co.uk). Total for magazine is £4; postage £1.50 in UK; overseas £2.50; subscriptions are: 1 Year = £8, 2 Years = £15, 3 Years = £22.
05/05/04:
As announced in Monday's Hollywood Daily Variety Phoenix Pictures have acquired rights to The Pariah, to be scripted by Brian Carr who wrote The Lost Boys for Mostow/Lieberman and Universal and Into The Ether for Dimension Films. Family Portrait (aka Picture of Evil) has been acquired by Gold Circle, the makers of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In Graham's words, 'More projects are in the pipeline, but let's just conservatively say that there is now a fair-to-middling chance of one or more of your favourites reaching the screen.'
29/04/04:
Winner of the 2003 Tombstone Award for long fiction, Graham's alternative take on Christmas, Anti-Claus will make you think twice about hanging out the children's stockings on Christmas Eve. You can also download the pdf version by clicking here.
31/03/04:
Here's a very early look at the cover for the new Rook book, The Darkroom, not due out till September 2004. More news as we have it.
The Darkroom
26/03/04:
Read an interesting new interview with Graham by Jackie Plage.
23/03/04:
Read Graham's new vampire short story, 'Half-Sick of Shadows', written especially for the BBC, by clicking here. As well as reading you can also listen to the story by clicking on the RealPlayer links at the top of the page (read by Jamie Bamber). Furthermore, the BBC broadcast of 'Half-Sick of Shadows' will be at 6:30 pm on April 11, repeated at 12:30 am, on BBC 7.
16/03/04:
This just in from Graham: 'Polish readers have stolen a march on the rest of you with a just-published new edition of The Devil In Gray (Szary Diabel) from Wydawnictwo Albatros. It has a great cover on it. ISBN 83-7359-095-1. The English-language edition won't be published until November, by Leisure Books, New York.'
25/03/04:
Severn House Publishers will be bringing out Rook 6: Darkroom in September 2004. Work has already begun on the cover.
28/01/04:
The results of the Prix Masterton 2004 are:
Best French-language novel: Nuit de Colere by Francis Berthelot (Flammarion)
Best Foreign Novel: Black Flag by Valerio Evangelisti (Fayot/Rivage)
Best short story: 'Le Serpent a collette' by Francis Berthelot (Dreampress.com)
The awards will be made by Graham at the Brussels Book Fair 2004.
13/01/04:
Just in from Graham: 'Time/Warner UK are bringing out a quadruple anthology in April 2004, including Tengu, The Devils of D-Day, Mirror and Charnel House ... all in one fat book! The cover is taken from the original edition of Tengu. ISBN 0-7515-3650-4. I haven't been told the price yet.'
02/01/04:
New interview added, a complete, frank and at times highly amusing examination of how to pick that perfect bloke for 'between-the-sheets' adventures...
30/12/03:
A Terrible Beauty has just been published in France by Fleuve Noir, under the title Katie Maguire. Translation by Francois Truchaud. ISBN 2-265-07681-3.
Holy Terror has just been published in Poland by Albatros Wydawnictwo A. Kurylowicz under the title Swiety Terror. Translation by Piotr Hermanowski. ISBN 83-7359-094-3.
29/12/03:
Here are the finalists for 2004's Prix Masterton for French-Language Novels, Translated Novels and Short Stories.
Roman Francais: Nuit de colËre, de Berthelot (Flammarion); Enfer Clos, de Ecken (Le Bélial): Fazi (Mélanie) : Trois pépins du fruit des morts (Nestiveqnen)
Romans Traduits: Harry Potter et l'Ordre du Phénix (Gallimard); La DerniËre Porte, de Dean Koontz - LattËs; Evangelisti (Valerio): Black Flag (Rivages); Wilson (F. Paul) : La tombe (Fleuve Noir)
Nouvelles: Evangelisti (Valerio) : Angry red planet (in Utopiae 2003, L'Atalante); Berthelot (Francis) : Le serpent ‡ collerette (Dreampress.com); Pagel (Michel) : L'arbre de mort (Asphodale no. 4)
02/12/03:
If Pigs Could Sing, a rare, hilarious, never-before-published (unfinished) tale by Graham Masterton can be read here.
23/11/03:
Graham's new erotic horror story 'Camelot' has just been accepted by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett for the up-and-coming edition of Hot Blood which will be published next year by Dorchester Publishing (Leisure).
11/10/03:
Graham's latest sex book, Up All Night will be published by Penguin Putnam in March, 2004. Says Graham: 'I am genuinely pleased with this book, because it goes into all the hows and whys and wherefores of impotence, penis size, penis enlargement, and how to keep going all night. Impotence is a very serious problem for men who suffer from it, and equally disastrous for their partners, but you don't have to be Pele to overcome it (sorry about the double-entendre, but that always happens when you're discussing sex, even seriously!).'
Up All Night
02/10/03:
Here is a pre-publication look at the cover for the Severn House edition of Holy Terror. More info on release dates as soon as we have them.
Holy Terror
26/09/03:
Great news, just in. In Graham's words: 'I have just contracted with Leisure Books to write three new horror books: one of them will feature the final bloody return of the Manitou, Misquamacus. The second is a hair-raising Wendigo story. And the third is the fourth and final finale of Night Warriors.' The Manitou and Night Warriors series' are amongst Masterton's most popular works, and the release of these books will doubtless be highly anticipated events. More as and when...
24/09/03:
The Official Graham Masterton site is proud to announce that it recently raised £555 for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. This was achieved by selling limited edition signed copies of the first draft screenplay for the forthcoming film based on Graham's novel, Prey called Death's Door; plus signed copies of a chapbook called The Scrawler.
Give yourselves a big pat on the back! The money you helped raised will, in Graham's words 'be specifically used for the Society's program of helping teenage children to get off drugs and drink and complete their schooling. The long-term effect of this program is immeasurable (on the children themselves and on their own children and so on).' You should be proud of yourselves!
23/09/03:
This just in from Graham: 'The Doorkeepers is published in October 2003 by Leisure Books, the full unabridged version, and copies are available now. I am informed that Sepsis is finally at the printers and will soon be shipping.
'The Devil In Gray will be published by Leisure Books in 2004. Unspeakable will be published by Pocket Star in May, 2004.'
06/09/03:
Graham Masterton will be appearing in a BBC-2 program (UK terrestrial TV channel) about men's magazines on October 19 at 9 pm. Don't forget to set those VCRs!
26/08/03:
This just in from Graham: 'And the good news is ... the movie of Death's Door (aka Prey) is shaping up really well. The director will be Kevin Connor whose work I love and is currently in Eastern Europe finishing off Frankenstein for Hallmark. Antony Costa of Blue has agreed to take the lead role of David. He is a terrific guy and absolutely right for the part. Ingrid Pitt will be playing the part of Doris in the beach cafe. We have already been to Pinewood Studios to pick the right studio (where, incidentally, we saw the Paris opera-house set for Phantom of the Opera and a half-finished Babylon for Alexander the Great).
'There are a very few signed scripts for Death's Door left, which we are selling for children's charities. These are going to be VERY rare collector's items since the finished script will inevitably be altered and these will be the only first-draft copies left. Hurry to the merchandise page and bag yours! I will soon be announcing how much money we have raised and tell you how it will be spent.'
Other good news: Graham's latest thriller, Genius can now be ordered here.
07/08/03:
This just in from Media Arts International, the company behind Death's Door, the adaptation of Graham's Lovecraftian novel, Prey. 'The tentative start date is now the first week in December for principle photography - with a worldwide release date of October 31st 2004. The film will shoot for three weeks on the Isle of Man; break for Christmas and New Year; and then shoot for three weeks at Pinewood Film Studios.' More developments as they happen.
You can still purchase the Death's Door screenplay from the merchandise section, though be warned we're down to the last few, so you'll have to be super-fast!
29/07/03:
Time/Warner Books will shortly be re-publishing Graham's historical Indian epic, Empress. Details to be announced.
14/07/03:
This just in from Graham: 'Media Arts International who are developing Death's Door (aka Prey) for the screen are very generously offering 20 print-outs of the finished screenplay by Stuart Mitchell signed by myself and by Ingrid Pitt, who contributed all the glamour to the Hammer horror movies and who has shown a strong interest in appearing in Death's Door.
'The Death's Door screenplays cost £25/US$40/Ä36 each, and ALL proceeds will be added to the fund for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (remember that you can also make donation by checking out the fiction site for a preview of my new novel Outrage.)
'But as a TASTER, one copy of the signed screenplay is offered as a prize in my new trivia contest ... set this time not by me but by Robin Price of Media Arts who knows my books better than I do. His question is: WHO SAID: "Cheer up, it's not the end of the world." Remember that the prize is a full screenplay of Death's Door, signed by the fabulous Ingrid Pitt and the equally fabulous me (**answers to be posted on the message board).'
You can purchase the screenplay (see pic below) from the merchandise section. But remember, copies are EXTREMELY limited and it's first come first served. So be quick!
Death's Door
13/07/03:
Cemetary Dance Publications is now taking preorders for Graham's short story gross-out, Sepsis. They're going pretty fast so order NOW!
11/07/03:
As a taster of what you're missing - namely, the brilliant graphic comic book, Visions Of Hell - we've decided to reproduce 2 provocative scans from pages 11 & 60. We hope you enjoy the images - clearly you can see the book is for adults ONLY! You'll be pleased to know that we haven't yet sold out of Visions of Hell, and that it can still be ordered from the merchandise page. For more detailed info on the book, please refer to the news story lower down on this page. In the meantime, enjoy the images!
Visions of Hell
Visions of Hell
05/07/03:
The Official Graham Masterton site is proud to offer yet another exclusive, namely the first few pages of Graham's as yet unpublished supernatural thriller, Outrage. As this novel is not due to be published for at least another year, here's your unique opportunity to read part of this exciting new book well in advance of publication date (webpage and pdf versions available).
In return we're asking you to show your gratitude by making a small donation to one of our favourite charities, The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC). We suggest a donation of £5.00/$7.50/Ä7.50, but feel free to contribute whatever you can afford. The Official GM site has supported this charity before, and is proud to do so again. All donations - with no deductions - will go to the ISPCC. To donate, simply send your payment via Paypal.
In the meantime, head to the fiction section and start reading Outrage now!
16/06/03:
Sepsis by Graham Masterton is a Limited Edition chapbook that will be published in August by Cemetery Dance Publications.
Available in three states:
Signed Chapbook of 500 signed copies
Limited Signed Hardcover of 200 signed copies
Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies
Chapbook: $10
Limited Hardcover: $40
Lettered Hardcover: $100
See site for further details.
14/05/03:
Mandragora publishers in Poland have finally brought out Visions Of Hell (Piekielne Wizje), the comic-book version of 15 of Graham's short horror stories, including 'Anais', 'The Jajouka Scarab', 'Eric the Pie' and 'Evidence of Angels'. This is a VERY limited edition in the Polish language only ... in full color, measuring 200mmx285mm, 112 pages. Visions Of Hell is a very small exclusive print-run and this first edition is already a hotly sought-after collectors' item in Poland and other European countries. You now have the opportunity to buy your own copy through this site's merchandise page. We anticipate that this book will sell FAST, so order while stocks last!
Also, a very limited number of Graham Masterton website coffee mugs are available at the special discount price of £5.50 to those placing orders for Visions of Hell. See merchandise page for more.
Visions of Hell
09/05/03:
Media Arts International have just acquired a motion picture/TV option in Graham's novel, Prey, which they are enthusiastically developing; also, Corroboree, Graham's Australian epic, looks a likely candidate for a mini-series. More as it happens.
03/05/03:
The results of the Prix Masterton for 2003 are as follows:
French-language novel: Johan Heliot, Pandemonium (Le Belial)
Translated novel: Picatrix, D'Evangelisti (Rivages)
French-language short story: Armand Cabasson, 'Dragon, Renards Et Papillons' (SF magazine, edition 26, August 2002).
17/04/03:
Here's the cover of the French edition of Condor (formerly released under the Thomas Luke moniker). Thanks to Cyrille Wolff for supplying cover and bibliog. info.
Condor
03/04/03:
Here's a sneak preview of the cover of the forthcoming UK release of Graham's latest thriller, Genius. More as we have it...
Genius
02/04/03:
Some publishing news, hot off the press. Time/Warner have re-released The Hymn/Night Plague in an omnibus edition, available now. The same publishing company are also due to re-publish the following titles: Tengu, The Devils of D-Day, Charnel House, Mirror, Famine, Corroboree (the Australian epic), Empress (the Indian saga), Rich (the oil-millionaire story) and Solitaire (the diamond novel). News of publication dates as they happen.
14/03/03:
Amazon links added to all sections of the bibliog section, meaning that you can now order new and second-hand editions of nearly every Graham Masterton novel, often at a tiny price. The links are below the book covers - each will take you straight to a (usually) PB edn. of a GM book where you can order copies through what's called the Amazon Marketplace (where people sell used copies of GM novels). You simply purchase through amazon as usual and the seller sends the book. Go check it out - you'll be surprised at what you find.
I've also commpressed all the site's graphic images, often up to two-thirds their original size. So load times should be quicker for those on dial-up modems. Plus, you can now read pdf versions of all of the stories/extracts in the Fiction section.
Also updated the bibliog with regards to new and old edns. and deleted dead links from the Links and Interviews sections.
24/02/03:
James Cain, publisher of the Australian-based horror magazine Dark Animus has brought out Issue #2, with Graham's story 'Lolicia' as its cover story. Copies cost A$7.70 or US$5.00. Copies of this issue can be had from Shocklines.
23/02/03:
Latest from New York - A Terrible Beauty (aka Katie Maguire) has been bought by Doubleday Book Club, Literary Guild, Science Fiction Book Club and Mystery Guild. So those of you who want a cut-price copy should be in luck!
And further good news - the above title can now be purchased from Pocket Books in the US for $6.99. For further details of this PB edition, click here.
06/02/03:
Trauma (aka Bonnie Winter) has been nominated for an Edgar Award by Mystery Writers of America for Best Original Paperback Mystery of 2002.
06/02/03:
Here's the shortlist for this year's Prix Masterton for the Best Horror and Fantasy novels published in the French language in 2003.
French Language Novels
Xavier Maumejean, Gotham, Le Masque
Philippe Dumont, La danse du fou, Naturellement
Johan Heliot, Pandémonium, Le Bélial
Camut Jérome, Le trait d'union entre les mondes, Le Serpent ‡ plumes
Nicolas d´Orves, Othon, Le Cabinet Noir
Translated Novels
Valerio Evangelisti, Picatrix, Rivages
Stephen King, Dreamcatcher, Albin Michel
Neil Gaiman, American Gods, Au Diable Vauvert
A. Teodorani, Belve, Naturellement
Jonathan Carroll, L'aube du 8e jour, Flammarion
Nouvelles
Armand Cabasson, Dragon, renards et papillons, SFMag, # 26, ao˚t 2002
François Darnaudet, Ma puce, mon coeur, Phénix #57
Cyrille Wolf, La vanité de Stilleben, Territoires de l'angoisse
Philipp Dumont, La Danse du fou, Naturellement
Sylvie Miller, Philippe Ward, Mau, R'ves d'Ulthar
06/01/03:
Here's the latest Graham Masterton book release dates from the man himself: 'As far as up-and-coming books are concerned, A Terrible Beauty (aka Katie Maguire) will be published by Pocket Books in New York in March; and in France by Presses Pocket under the title Katie Maguire. Hidden World (aka Jessica's Angel, aka Patternland) will be published by Severn House in US and UK also in March (as far as I know).
'Unpspeakable has just been published by Albatros in Poland under the title of Koszmar. Confused? Not half as much as I am.'
15/11/02:
Film director/screen-writer/web site designer and all round talented chap, Mariano Baino has kindly sent me a mini-poster of his design for the proposed film adaptation of Graham's popular novel, The Pariah. This is a superb piece by anyone's standards. How can one person be so talented at so many different things? The mind boggles! I'm sure you'll all join me in wishing Mariano every success with getting this movie off the ground. As with his film-in-progress, Ritual, there are more than a few fans anxious to see more of Graham's work immortalised on the big screen. More as we have it...
Pariah - The Movie
06/11/02:
Latest update from Graham: 'It looks almost certain now that A Terrible Beauty will be published in the UK fairly shortly, possibly in a trade paperback edition as well as a hardback.
'Leisure Books will be publishing The Doorkeepers as an original paperback so those of you who haven't been able to get hold of the Severn House hardback edition will be in luck. By the way, the offer of a signed printout of my adult short story "Epiphany" still holds for those who can email me proof of purchase of The Doorkeepers from amazon.co.uk. As you know, Mariano Baino has acquired a movie option on The Doorkeepers and I am giving him my full support in getting this onto the screen.
'Meanwhile my story 'Neighbors From Hell' will be appearing in a new anthology edited by Randy Wiggins called Family Plots. It will be advertised in the next issue of Cemetery Dance.
'I have almost finished The Devil In Gray, my Civil War-Santeria novel, featuring the So-Scary Man, and I am hoping for an early publication sometime in late 2003/early 2004.
'I am also writing a Manitou story for the anthology which will be published to accompany the WHC in Kansas City in April, and this will feature not only Harry Erskine but Jim Rook and John Dauphin, the overweight hero of 'The Burgers of Calais' which appears in this year's Dark Terrors 6 ... three heroes for the price of one. And, of course, Misquamacus himself!
'Finally, it looks as if publication of the Polish comic-book version of my short stories is coming ever closer. I have seen some more finished artwork and it is very high quality indeed. Can't beat the Poles when it comes to beer, galobki and kartoonski.'
20/10/02:
Just in from Polish comic artist, Michal Galek: 'Here is another sample from my Visions from Hell comic anthology - a representation of Graham Masterton's short story, 'Lolicia'. The project is slated for December 2002.'
Lolicia
08/10/02:
Some publishing updates. Graham's forthcoming novel, Jessica's Angel will be published in March 2003, both in UK and US. The two Masterton novels written under the name of Alan Blackwood, Kingdom of the Blind and Plague of Angels, will also be published in UK and US in 2003 and 2004, under new titles. Leisure Books in New York will definitely be publishing The Doorkeepers in paperback, date to be announced. Also, Unspeakable will be published in UK and US in 2004. Full publishing details as soon as I get them.
19/07/02:
Classic Masterton horror tale, The Sympathy Society added to the Fiction section.
28/06/02:
Telos Publishing are proud to announce the launch of a new range of quality fiction. Following the runaway success of their range of original Doctor Who Novellas, Telos will be publishing two new lines of original and reprint fiction from this Autumn.
One of the first volumes in the range is The Manitou (see cover below) by Graham Masterton - which will be published on the 31st of October and is available for pre-ordering on the Telos website now.
Best of all, this edition features both the revised and the original endings, plus a new introduction by Graham. The book will be published as an A5 paperback.
The Manitou
23/06/02:
Katie Maguire will be published in the UK in March, 2003, under the title A Terrible Beauty (a quote from the Irish poet WB Yeats). Check out the UK cover (left). And in Poland as Katie Maguire (right):
A Terrible BeautyKatie Maguire-Polish Version
22/06/02:
Hot Blood XI now available. Here are the covers of Hot Blood: Fatal Attractions which includes a new story by Graham called 'Epiphany'.
Hot Blood 11Hot Blood 11
04/06/02:
This from Graham: 'Michal Galek at Krakowski Klub Komiksu has made a final selection of my short stories which will be adapted for his comic-book anthology. They include "The Jajouka Scarab" (for which the rough artwork I have already seen is stunning); "The Gray Madona"; "The Secret Shih-Tan"; "Evidence of Angels"; "Neighbors From Hell" and many others ... not the least of which will be the infamous "Eric the Pie".
'Katie Maguire is all locked up and ready to go ... Pocket Books tell me that the provisional publishing date is March, 2003, which will be handy since I will be in St Louis, Missouri, in April and will be able to sign copies in person.'
30/05/02:
More superb artwork, this time a sneak preview of the opening page of the graphic art for Graham's story, 'Pig's Dinner'. Evocative or what!? More as we have it...
Night Warriors
30/05/02:
New (and lengthy) interview on the site: conducted by William P. Simmons for Cemetery Dance magazine.
10/05/02:
Check out the superb artwork that will feature on the forthcoming Night Warriors mousemat, designed by Graham's very talented son, Dan. Information on how to order will be posted just as soon as the mousemats are available. Join the mailing list to ensure you don't miss out on this unique experience! Mats will be very limited. This special mat has been endorsed by none other than Springer himself.
Night Warriors
25/04/02:
A new interview by Sandy Auden where, amongst other things she asks the author what he thinks about when he brushes his teeth.
18/04/02:
Check out info on Graham's attendance at the World Horror Convention in Kansas City, Missouri in 2003
04/04/02:
Check out this new article, Rules of Writing by Graham Masterton (culled from a recent series of message board postings and part of an ongoing feature). Lots of invaluable information of the mechanics of writing and research.
04/04/02:
The publication date of Warner's double edition of Ritual/Walkers has been postponed until April 11 2002.
05/03/02:
One-off Prize up for grabs
Great news - we're not far off 25,000 hits to the site. A great accomplishment I think - and completely down to you guys. You've all contributed to making this a site worth visiting - and visiting again. To celebrate this magic number, we're offering you the chance to win a very rare and collectible prize. And what's more, you don't have to answer any questions: just visit the site!
'What madness is this!?' I hear you cry. 'Tis true! The person who reaches the magic 25,000 number first will win ... wait for it ... a rare signed LARGE PRINT edition of Graham's young adult novel, House of Bones.
To avoid disputes over who hits the number first, the winner will be required to press 'Print Screen' on his/her keyboard and paste an image of the homepage displaying the number at the bottom into a word processor and email to contact. But hold on. What if the 25,000th visitor isn't even aware there's a competition? Or say, he/she just plain misses the number at the bottom of their screen? No need to worry. I'm also willing to accept the closest number after 25,000 (e.g. 25,001/2/3 etc.). We'll have a winner regardless. Start hitting the site - and pray you reach the magic number first...
05/03/02:
Just announced: the results of Le Prix Masterton 2002:
French-language novels:
Jean-Pierre Andrevon, Le village qui dort (Naturellement)
Jean-Christophe Chaumette, L'Aigle de sang (Pocket)
Translated novel:
Dean R. Koontz, Memoire truquee (Robert Laffont)
Short story:
Sylvie Miller, 'Un choix reflechi' (SF Mag No 15)
28/02/02:
A new promotional edition of Graham's novel Flesh & Blood has been published this month by Arrow. Available from Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA, price £5.99 (GB), ISBN 0-7493-1671-3.
07/02/02:
New Graham Masterton short story, A Polite Murder added to the fiction section. British reserve can be a cold and calculating thing...
23/01/02:
Just in: Graham's forthcoming novel, Katie Maguire has been acquired by Pocket Books in New York as a two-book deal, and will probably be published later this year. More as I have it.
21/01/02:
New Letter from Ireland added.
05/01/02:
The jury's shortlist for Le Prix Masterton 2002 is as follows:
French-language novels:
J.P. Andrevon, Le Village Qui Dort (Naturellement)
Jen-Christophe Chaumette, L'aigle de Sang (Pocket)
Sylvie Miller/Philippe Ward, Le Chant de Montsegur (Cylibris Fantastique)
Bernard Weber, L'ultime Voyage (Albin Michel)
Translated novels:
Clive Barker, Sacrement (Payot)
Christopher Golden, Des Anges et des Demons (Pocket)
Tom Holland, La Malediction des Pharaohs (Pocket Terreur)
Graham Joyce, Reves Egares (Pocket Terreur)
Dean Koontz, Memoire Truquee (Pocket Terreur)
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter et la Coupe de Feu (Gallimard)
Jonathan Aycliffe, La Chambre de Naomi (J'ai Lu Fantastique)
Short stories:
Nicolas d'Estiennes d'Orves, La Sourire des Enfants Morts (Manitoba, Grand Cabinet Noir)
Andrea H. Japp, De Neige et Dange (Tenebres No. 13)
Sylvie Miller, L'Homme Qui Ne Savait Pas (SF Mag No. 15)
Richard D. Nolane, Seperation de Corps (Tenebres No. 13)
Final voting will take place within the next two months. Now in its third year, Le Prix Masterton has become one of the most prestigious awards in fantasy/horror.
16/12/02:
Check out this illustration of the character, Zasta from Graham's novel, Night Warriors.
Zasta
The creator is Michal Galek, a Polish comic book artist. This illustration appeared (alongside other Masterton-inspired designs) in Polish comic book, KKK. In Michal's words: 'Those pictures gave the idea to create an anthology of Masterton's shorts in comic book form. I invited most of Polish comics top creators to do it and got the approval from Masterton himself. So now I'm pretty busy by making all the scripts.'
More as I have it.
03/12/02:
The Graham Masterton Omnibus (comprising 2 novels, Ritual and Walkers) will be published by Warner Books on March 7, 2001. ISBN 0-7515-3324-6. No price as yet.
24/11/02:
Just in from Mr Masterton: 'My new story 'The Burgers of Calais' is finished and it's a real stomach-churner. I am already at work on the new epic. I am hopeful that I will be able to bring out a new collection of short stories in 2002.'
21/11/02:
Biography Updated.
Up-to-date biography added to the site.
07/11/02:
Spirits of the the Age - New story online!
Check out the latest addition to the Fiction library. This is a chilling story, so wrap up warm, you hear?
05/11/02:
New interview with Graham posted, conducted for the Twilight Showcase website.
31/10/02:
Charnel House to be published
Just in from horror novelist, Ed Gorman: 'I'd like to tell everybody that in September of 2002, Five Star Mysteries will be publishing a hardcover edition of Charnel House, plus three short stories. We're very excited about this and know that your fans will be, too.'
15/10/02:
The Merchandise Page is finally up-and-running! After much hard work and negotiations with various individuals and organisations, I'm pleased to announce that you can now order official Masterton mugs and Ritual - the Movie t-shirts (courtesy of director extrordinaire, Mariano Baino) exclusively from this site. Now you can sit back and surf the site, sipping coffee from your brand, spanking new Masterton mug. And to keep you warm in the forthcoming winter months, what better fashion accessory than an official - and very rare - t-shirt of the forthcoming adaptation of Graham's chilling horror novel, Ritual. Not only are these t-shirts of a very high quality (as you'll see if you visit the order page), there are only 50 available. Once they're sold, that's it. What better way to support a talented, determined and knowledgeable young director than by proudly proclaiming his next movie as you walk into Blockbusters in search of your evening's worth of horror celluloid.
Both fashion accessories are of limited availability, so you'll have to be fast. Ordering is easy, with various payment options on offer. Just click on the merchandise link and show your support of this site - indeed, the whole Masterton mythos. If these items sell well, then you can expect further Masterton mugs (with a new design), keyrings, mouse mats, coasters, you name it. And not necessarily with the site design either.
Display your love of all things Masterton and order NOW!
15/09/02:
The Missing Manitou - Original Chapters Online
At last, for the first time since the publication of The Manitou in 1975, Graham Masterton has allowed the world to read the final 2 chapters, as they existed in the orginal manuscript.
Exclusives like this don't come along too often. Enjoy!
09/09/02:
Mariano Baino - Chat Room Guest!
Our first guest is scheduled to appear in the chat room on 28th of September 2001. Said guest will be Mariano Baino, a name regulars to the site should already be familiar with. Mariano is currently directing a film adaptation of Graham Masterton's novel, Ritual, the first movie-length adaptation since The Manitou in 1978. Mariano also directed a stunning horror film called Dark Waters which I urge you all to see. Definitely one of the best genre films of the 90s.
All things being equal Mariano should enter the chat room at around 10PM GMT on the 28th. He'll happily answer your questions about Ritual, as well as other Masterton and film-related topics. Should it become necessary to change the schedule prior to the 28th, I'll let you all know via both the news section and the mailing list.
I'm thrilled to welcome this talented and ambitious young director/writer to the chat room. See you in there!
28/08/02:
You saw it here first - an exclusive sneak preview of Trauma (a.k.a. Bonnie Winter), Graham's forthcoming PB novel due out from Signet on January 8th 2002 (ISBN: 0-451-20555-3, 224 pages, $6.99). The book was nominated for the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards. Cemetery Dance will publish a limited edition hardcover of Trauma at the end of 2001.
Advance sales publicity: 'Psychological chills for readers of Stephen King and Thomas Harris - plus crime scene details for fans of TV's CSI. This book inspired much in-house enthusiasm - read it and you'll see why.' Get those advance orders in now!
Trauma
Check out the cover of Leisure Horror's forthcoming PB edition of Spirit (ISBN: 0-8439-4935-X, 432 pages, $5.99) on sale November 13th 2001.
Spirit
21/08/02:
The chat room is here! At last the long awaited chat room is up-and-running and can be accessed by clicking on the icon in the left-hand menu. Graham (and hopefully other guests) will be making special appearances soon. Subscribe to the mailing list and always be the first to know when an event is planned.
26/07/02:
Leisure Books are bringing out Spirit in November 2001 as a paperback; Signet are bringing out Trauma (aka Bonnie Winter) in January 2002, and in the same month Tor Books are bringing out their paperback edition of The Chosen Child.
07/07/02:
Le Prix Masterton 2001 Winner
Here's a picture of Philippe Ward's diploma given for his prizewinning French-language novel. Congrats Philippe!
diploma pic
13/06/02:
Graham Masterton - Guest of Honour
Graham Masterton will be Guest of Honour at the World Horror Convention in Kansas City in April, 2003. More as I have it.
08/06/02:
Le Prix Masterton Winners for 2001
The winners of Le Prix Masterton for 2001 are:
Best French-language novel: L'arpenteur de mondes (Pocket)by Jean-Christophe Chaumette.
Best translated novel: Galilee (Rivages/Fantasy) by Clive Barker.
Best short story: Cadavre exquis (De minuit a minuit) by Anne Duguel.
Rook V: Swimmer - Check out the cover to the Severn House edition of Swimmer (Release date will be posted on the site just as soon as I get it). Can't wait to start reading it? Then click here to read an exclusive first chapter.
Swimmer
Graham Masterton - Headbanger!
It's official. Graham Masterton is a closet heavy metal fan! Well, that's the impression you might get once you've tracked down the location of his latest short story, Edgewise. This particular piece has been posted on the heavy metal site, Metal-is. The difference here is that Masterton has written the first and final parts of an interactive story - and the reader is invited to write the middle bit. Graham himself will choose the winning entry, and entries should be submitted before July 27th 2001. So come on guys and gals, turn up that Megadeth CD to 10, get your thinking-caps on and complete your masterpiece. Make sure you read the story requirements on the site before submitting your entry though.
Ritual - The Movie: Mariano Baino Speaks!
Many of you, regular visitors to Graham's website, have been kind enough to enquire about the progress of Ritual, the movie. Moved by your interest, and thanks to Matt's continuing support for my endeavours, I have been given the opportunity to post an update from the trenches and provide you with a report on the (painfully slow) progress of Ritual. Never one to miss an opportunity, I have decided to regale you with the woeful tale of Ritual's epic journey from the safety and warmth of Graham Masterton's beautifully shocking book, through the wilderness that is the Wonderful World of Film-making, on its way to the ultimate Holy Mountain of the Ever-Swallowing Hypnotic God, the Silver Screen.
Buckle your seat belts, it ain't gonna be a smooth ride. You are not going to thank me for bringing tears to your eyes with the story of my struggles and the tales of my battles. Or maybe you're all already fast asleep, having lost interest after my second, typically (for me) overblown, slightly non-linear, paragraph. Anyway, I thought it only fair to warn you.
Every cloud has a silver lining but every silver screen seems to have a lining made of sharp metal blades ready to cut to ribbons all but the hardiest warriors that dare attempt its conquest. Fear not, I am a hardy warrior (and a stranger to the concept of modesty).
Ritual is progressing and will be made. It's just that before we can all sit down and watch the gruesome exploits of the Celestines in full colour and THX stereo sound, I will have to endure a lot more meetings with well-meaning executives, I will have to listen to a few more voices of reason point out to me that the subject matter is 'very dark' (Silly me, there I was, thinking Ritual would be great for Disney's next animated opus) and hear a few more remarks of the 'Couldn't we be a bit less in your face?' variety.
I will have to nod patiently and smile as the helpful suggestions come thick and fast. 'Couldn't the boy have a love interest? Someone his own age which could make it more believable that he would join the cult?' (Really? Oh, I understand, you don't believe anybody would cut themselves to ribbons in a fit of religious ecstasy but you would find it perfectly acceptable if the real motivation were to be that a girl promised them a glimpse of their virginal knickers?).
I will have to suffer more comments like the ones escaping the lips of someone (names withdrawn until I write my memoirs in a Florida retirement home) who started with the declaration 'As a committed Christian, I find this film deeply offensive' and then proceeded to suggest 'Why do we have to mention Jesus Christ? Why don't we just have them refer to him as The Master?' Needless to say, we decided not to work together on this 'deeply offensive' film. The Master, indeed! Get thee back to the Doctor Who episode from which you escaped, you vile fiend! Without counting the fact that one of his colleagues had stated seriously that the film should be shot in three weeks (even Dinosaur Women from Hell had a longer shooting schedule!) and for the sort of budget that Roger Corman would find a trifle stingy.
Anyway, I have found some allies along the way. Everyone in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the film was about to go into production almost a year ago (financing fell through at the last minute) was brilliant. They all 'got it' and special thanks must go to Screen Gems Studio president and film-making blueblood Frank Capra Jr, vice-president Gerald Waller and Line producer Carole Peterman for all their efforts (Oh no, I am hallucinating. I am starting to write as if I were holding the 'gold statuette', the one they never give to horror films unless they're masquerading as psychological thrillers or love stories). It now looks likely that production will be moved to Europe to make more of the budget and also to set up the film more as a 'proper' film that just happens to be a horror movie instead of falling victim to the Aristotelian syllogism that states 'Low budgets horror films are cheap, exploitative, direct to video fodder; Ritual is a low budget horror film; therefore Ritual must be cheap, exploitative, direct to video fodder'. Never! Ritual will not be thrown away like that! I don't (can't) do cheap exploitation. After all, after having been compared to Bergman (oh, get her!) by reviewers of my first film, Dark Waters, I hardly intend descending into Fred Olen Ray's territory with my second feature (unless the price is very, very good and the bailiffs are at the door)! I have a friend and colleague of mine in Rome who has sworn to wear the Ritual T-shirt every day until the film gets made. Like a religious penance. Very appropriate. With friends like that, how can I fail?
Where was I? Who am I? Is this a cautionary tale to tell children at bedtime? 'Be good, do your homework or you'll become a film-maker and the Big Bad Studio Executive will eat you up'! And why do I still wake up every day and think that there's nothing in the world I want to do more than what I am doing? Do I hear you shout the answer in unison? 'Because you're mad!' you scream, your combined voices melting into each other in a cacophony of accusations, forcing me to consider getting back into my straightjacket, strapping myself in and returning to my comfortable padded cell. But I can't. There are battles to be fought. What counts at the moment, is that every day I am nearer to bringing Ritual to a cinema near you. I only hope it'll prove worth waiting for.
The Doorkeepers - The Missing Pages
At last, your chance to read the pages that didn't make into the Severn House edition of Graham's new novel, The Doorkeepers. It makes for brilliant reading, so if you've already read the book - or just want a taster of what you're missing - head on over to the fiction section and enjoy this splendid little extract.
The new message board is up! Let's hope it's third time lucky...

03/01

Marc Bailly of Phenix in Belgium has just informed me that the shortlist for the first round of this year's Prix Masterton for French and Belgian horror and fantasy has been announced:

French-Language Novels:

Translated Novels:

Novellas:

The winners will be announced later in the year and the presentation is expected to take place in October.

02/01
Check out the all-new interview with Jim Rook, conducted by none other than Graham himself! Hope you enjoy it!
02/01
The Official Graham Masterton site goes www! Yes, it's true! Your beloved site has finally gone and got itself a memorable URL. Imagine the situation. You're away from home, you're online when suddenly you get an uncontrollable urge (yeah, you know the one I'm talking about) to visit the Graham Masterton site, maybe to check out the lastest news. Or to read a story. Or just to post a message. But damn! You've forgotten the lengthy and difficult-to-remember address. Fear not! Now you'd need only type www.grahammasterton.co.uk into your browser, and hey presto, you're there. Oh, and by the way, you'll still be able to reach the site via the old address. So don't worry about losing that. Hey, aren't we good to you?...
02/01
Never let it be said that horror writers don't do their bit for charity. At a recent event at St Luke's Cross in Cork, Ireland, Graham Masterton (whose previous fund-raising efforts include acting as editor/organiser for the charity-based short story collection, Scare Care) presented a cheque for £1,200 for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. By selling signed proof copies of his latest novel, The Doorkeepers (which gets its UK release on February 23rd) via this site Masterton managed to raise money which was supplemented by the copies he auctioned to friends and traders. Says Graham: ìSometimes they paid more than twice the asking price of £20 ... The warmth and generosity shown by the people of St Luke's was overwhelming. I could have sold literally hundreds of copies if they had been available.î (Irish Examiner, Jan 31st 2001). It's a heart-warming story - the genre needs similar encouraging news items if it is to boost its status in the eyes of those who look down on horror. Nice one Graham!
02/01
Telos Publishing, in association with the British Fantasy Society, are to publish Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips later this year. The book will contain 6 horror tales from and inspired by the Channel 5 series of the same name. After seeing some of the episodes writer David J Howe decided to contact the production company to discuss the possibility of doing a book based on the series. The book will be split into 3 series-based stories, and 3 original stories. Writing stories for the former category are Steve Lockley/Paul Lewis, Paul Finch and Debbie Bennett. The original tales will be supplied by 3 big-name British horror stars, Christopher Fowler, Simon Clark and our very own, Graham Masterton. Without passing judgement on the series (a mixed bag to say the least), it'll be interesting to see whether the new stories are an improvement on the televised episodes. Watch this space for more as it happens...
03/01/01
Fans of the movie version of Masterton's bestselling horror novel, The Manitou will be interested in know that there is an excellent site devoted to the film's producer/director, William Girdler. As well as information on the aforementioned, it also features some very interesting graphics including original film posters from Japan and Finland as well as some clues on where VHS copies can be located. Click here to find out more.
Fans will also be interested to know that there is an interview with Masterton about his experiences with Girdler. To read it click here.
10/12/00
Featured below, the Severn House cover of the forthcoming - and much anticipated - new horror novel from Graham Masterton, The Doorkeepers. The hardcover will be released in February 2001, 320pp, ISBN: 0 7278 5685 5, and will retail for £18.99.
Hair Raiser book cover
If you fancy a taste of Graham's soon-to-be-released Mutant Point Horror title, Hairraiser, then look no further than this site. Click here for an exclusive extract from the novel. Happy reading!
11/12/00
Hollywood Variety reported this week that "Mostow/Lieberman has made a pre-emptive six-figure buy of Bonnie Winter, a thriller by Graham Masterton to be published by Viking. The book is a psychological suspense thriller about a woman who uncovers a mystery while investigating a series of crime scenes. Jonathan Mostow and Hal Lieberman bought it out of the discretionary fund they have through their Universal deal, and will develop the book as a potential directing vehicle for Mostow, who last lensed the sub drama U-571. Masterton's the bestselling Ireland-based author of more than 35 novels that include The Manitou, which was turned into a Tony Curtis-Susan Strasberg pic directed by Bill Girdler."
09/11/00
Exciting news! Graham has agreed to auction a proof of his forthcoming novel, The Doorkeepers to whoever puts in the highest bid by midnight on December 24, 2000. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the ISPCC's Holly Day fund (which cares for abused children in Ireland). It will be autographed (three months ahead of worldwide publication) with some personal notes attached. Bidding should start at $100/GB£75. Please send bids directly to contact for confidentiality.
Coming soon:
A real curio: an interview with one of Graham's most popular characters, Jim Rook! Keep a close eye on the news section...
Click here to read a brand new review of The Chosen Child.
Featured below, the proof cover of Graham's forthcoming Mutant Point Horror (Scholastic) title, Hair Raiser. More news on the release date as soon as it's received:
Hair Raiser book cover
12/10/00
Due to circumstances beyond their control, Graham and Wiescka Masterton will not now be travelling to Paris on October 28/29. The author very much regrets that he won't be able to meet all of his French and Belgian friends at the Collectors' Weekend. Instead he hopes to visit Paris early in 2001. As for the presentation of the Prix Masterton, further details will be posted as and when they're available.
On a more positive note, a slightly-extended version of Graham's novella Bonnie Winter has been sold to Penguin Putnam in New York and should be published late next year.
30/09/00
Check out the latest addition to the fiction section: Out of Her Depth. Short and sweet and very very deep...
26/09/00
Congratulations to lucky competition winners, Daz Taylor and Laurent Pannequin who both win signed copies of Graham's latest short story collection, Feelings of Fear.
Answer to question 1 (Who had a face like the Angel of Solicitude carved from wax?): Sister Michael in Mirror (answered by Daz).
Answer to question 2 (Who was trained in the mystic arts of the Trisakti?):Michael Hunter in Death Trance (answered by Laurent).
Spirit will be published by Leisure Books in November, 2001.
Meanwhile, Graham and his wife, Wiescka will be in Paris over the weekend October 28 and 29 for book-signing and media interviews.
Graham also has a new story "Spirits of the Age" published in Taps and Sighs - which may sound like a book about an exasperated plumber but in fact is a collection of ghost stories by Pete Crowther. The publisher is Subterranean Press. The book is available in trade hardcover $35.00, signed limited edition $50. Orders. Other authors in the anthology include Poppy Z. Brite, Ed Gorman, Gene Wolfe and Chaz Brenchley.
23/08/00
An item of news for French-speaking readers: Famine has been published in two volumes as a Forces Obscures title by Naturellement. Volume One is ISBN 2-910370-81-X and Volume Two is ISBN 2-910370-11-9. Both retail at 129 FF, 795 FB, or 19.71 euros and are available from Editions Naturellement, 6 rue Jules Auffret, F-935000 Pantin, Belgium.
Meanwhile, Graham's novella Bonnie Winter will be published in December 2000 by Cemetery Dance Publications. More news later.
20/08/00
Here it is - the new-look Graham Masterton site. I hope you like it! It's been months in preparation and you can thank a very talented product designer, Gareth Weeks for giving the site its new "face lift". Be assured however that aside from the new graphical interface, the navigation, content, design and layout remain almost exactly the same. So if you're already familiar with the site you won't have to re-learn how to use it. Three cheers for Gareth!
02/08/00
Cut Dead will be published by Mutant Point Horror in May, 2001 ... but not under that title. For further information please visit the message board.
Meanwhile, director Mariano Baino is continuing to make progress with Ritual: The Movie. To find out more visit the website at: http://ritualmovie.free.fr.
14/07/00
Just received - a new Letter from Ireland. Read what Graham has been up to in the past months - and his plans for the future - by clicking here.
13/07/00
Want to read an exclusive extract from Graham Masterton's forthcoming novel, Rook V: Swimmer? If the answer is, "of course!" then click here.
7/07/00
Graham Masterton has just finished Rook V: Swimmer in which Jim Rook comes face-to-face with a terrifying urban legend. In the words of the author: "The book is dedicated to the International Friends of Tibbles ... who are all of those who suggested - via the message board - cat foods for Tibbles to eat . I shall shortly be asking a number of trivia questions, and the winners will have a free Grimaud fortune-telling reading by Tibbles herself." Who could ask for a better prize?
An exclusive preview of the first chapter will shortly appear in the fiction section. More as it happens.
6/07/00
Featured below: the new Tor cover for Masterton's 1997 novel, The Chosen Child
The Chosen Child book cover
26/06/00
The Doorkeepers will be published in February/March 2001 in hardback by Severn House. There will be a signed limited special edition. Mass-market news to follow.
13/06/00
The Manitou will be published in paperback by Olmstead Press/E-Reads in October, 2000, price $14.95. Catalog number 1-5875-4103-3.
07/06/00
L'Enfant De La Nuit, the French edition of Graham Masterton's acclaimed novel, The Chosen Child, has entered the French bestseller lists on its first week of publication at number 17.
06/06/00
The Prix Masterton will be awarded in Paris this month. The winners have already been selected by the panel but will obviously only be announced at the "remise de prix." The awards are for the best horror/fantasy novels in the French language and the judges were: Marc Bailly, editor of Naturellement publishers and editor-in-chief of Phenix and Science Fiction magazines; Thomas Bauduret, translator and writer; Daniel Conrad, co-editor of Tenebres magazine; Christophe Corthouts, writer; Benoit Cousin, editor of J'ai Lu bookclub; Benoit Domis, co-editor of Tenebres; Anne Duguel, writer; Alain Pelosato, editor of Naturellement; and Francois Truchaud, translator.
24/05/00
Issue 77 of UK horror magazine, Shivers includes a review of Snowman. The same book has also been published in Poland (by Albatros books), under the title, Demon Zimna.
Demon Zimna book cover
10/05/00
Spirit has just been reprinted in a promotional edition. Anybody interested in obtaining a copy can contact County Bookshops on ++44 (0)1743 359 277. The ISBN is 0-7493-1668-3.
03/05/00
I've just heard from the man himself that The Manitou will shortly be republished as an e-novel. More news when it breaks!
25/04/00
Check out the newest addition to the Fiction section. How strong is your stomach? Fancy a slice of Eric the Pie?
04/04/00
The next two Rook novels, The Terror and Snowman will be published sometime in 2001 as an omnibus edition.
New short story added.
Do you dare play Beijing Craps?
25/03/00
An excerpt from Stanley Wiater's interview with Graham Masterton, taken from his 1990 book, Dark Dreamers: Conversations with the Masters of Horror.
17/03/00
Graham Masterton has begun writing his latest novel. In his own words: 'The idea came to me last week and it was too creepy not to write. I already have a publisher and it should appear early in summer 2001." More news as it happens.
17/03/00
For French-speaking readers, Graham Masterton's story "Heroine" appears in the latest edition of Forces Obscures, published by Naturellement in Belgium (ISBN 2-910370-75-5). Anyone who reads French and likes great horror and fantasy should contact Marc Bailly at bailly.phenix@skynet.be.
Masterton also has a new story "Eau Noire" in Phenix book/magazine, also published by Naturellement (ISBN 9-782910-370596). Both stories were translated by Christophe Corthouts.
17/03/00
Snowman (Rook 4) received an excellent notice from Library Journal of March 15 in the US and from Kirkus Reviews on January 1 (click here for the full review).
13/03/00
Great news! Graham Masterton is now online. From now on the author will be able to personally read comments posted to the message board, and, time permitting, contribute his own. Welcome to cyberspace, Graham!
Just received, a brand new appreciation of Graham Masterton's writing by best-selling UK horror novelist, Stephen Laws. Click here to read.
Graham has kindly donated a new short story to this site. To say that Picnic At Lac Du Sang is erotic fiction is an understatement. I hope you're not a prude!
Cemetery Dance Publications are due to publish a new novella from Graham Masterton at the end of this year. As yet it's untitled but when I know it, so will you!
Out in February 2000 is Snowman, the fourth in the Jim Rook series of supernatural novels for young adults. To view the cover click here.
Due for release in August or September 2000 is a new short story collection called Feelings of Fear (to include several short stories which, to date, have appeared only in French, plus the previously unpublished, 'The Sympathy Society'). Also due is a new horror novel, Bonnie Winter, which should see publication in spring 2001. (info from Prism, Vol 24, #1, January/February 2000)
December 1999 saw the publication of Graham Masterton's novel, Prey, published by Leisure Books in New York. Leisure will follow Prey with another re-release, The House That Jack Built in July this year. Both books are already available in the UK and can be ordered via the the bibliography section of this site.
December 1999 also saw the release of the Polish edition of Manitou Man: The Worlds of Graham Masterton by Graham Masterton, Ray Clark and Matt Williams. Albatros Books in Warsaw are the publishers. To order a copy of the UK edition click here.
Albatros have also acquired the Polish rights to House of Bones (originally published by Scholastic - order via this site), plus a new horror novel called The Doorkeepers, which will also be published by Presse de la Cite in France as a trade-size paperback. (info from Prism, Vol 24, #1, January/February 2000)