Friday, 22 July 2016

Spot of Bother Round the Back End

Been a bit quite on here of late because I've been working on the ass end...of my books. My back catalogue, you see. I was (chortle) being disingenuous with my cheeky title.

Meh. Enough of that.

I've thirty odd books out, and I can't really say what I've achieved over the last year, except that I have stopped and feel like I've very little to show for it. Probably won't have until around Christmas time. I'm sorting out my entire back catalogue and trying to make it work better for me (i.e. make more than a shilling a month in royalties). I've reissued nearly all books which have reverted to me on Kindle and in paperback, and I'm working on getting all of these into audio format through ACX, too. In order to do this, everything needs to be in good shape.

That's what I'm working on, anyway. I'm not dead or anything.

In case you were wondering, the next novel (at present) from me is Highwayman, out with Darkfuse, in 2017. I have three finished novels I'm sitting on, and once I'm up to speed with the back catalogue, I'll work on getting these out either on my own, or through a publisher.

In short, I'm trying to make better books, and how to be far, far, better at the business side of things.

I am LORD BUSINESS! Bow. Or, kneel. Sit down if you like. I'm not really that fussy.

Learning and growing.

Love you. x

Coming soon (again) to paperback.

For the first time, this will be in paperback and audio (Waiting on a proof, audio will be a while longer...)

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

'Left to Darkness' Kindle Daily Deal June 30th

'Left to Darkness' 
Published by Darkfuse.

My novel 'Left to Darkness' is Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal, June 30th, one day only. Get it if you want it. 

'Craig Saunders writes with a style that is wickedly humorous yet dark and brutal, something to make you sit up and take note, danger, shock, then a laugh stifled. His stories literally snap, crackle and then burst from the page to slap you about the face, a true master of dark fiction who just cracks me up time after time. His characters are real, people you could imagine meeting, maybe having a drink with if you mixed in those circles, then maybe punching your lights out in a drunken argument, just because they could.' - Scream.

'A style reminiscent of a combination of early Simon Clark and Brian Keene. His dialogue crackles and his characters leap from the page. An apocalyptic tour de force!' - Michael McBride, author of Sunblind and Fearful Symmetry.

'A big, bad take on the apocalypse. Saunders brings the book to the edge of gratuitous violence in its lingering scenes on the violence and terror that is erupting along with the meteor strikes yet he never crosses the line and strays from the story. The characters are very real in their flaws as well as their virtues and this brings the story to life in a way that few authors are able to accomplish. "Left to Darkness" brings the despair and destruction to life and puts a permanent stamp on the reader's minds as one of the best apocalyptic novels in recent years.' - Examiner.

'Left to Darkness is a desperate journey through a land without hope. Harrowing." - Iain Rob Wright, author of The Gates and Final Winter.


Saturday, 11 June 2016

New Anthology out now, 'What Goes Around'

Available on Amazon.

Cover Art: Kevin Enhart

This is out today. David Owain Hughes kindly asked me for a story for this, so I wrote 'Those Borrowed Faces' for 'What Goes Around', edited by David himself and Jonathan Ondrashek.

Table of Contents:

Introduction – Ty Schwamberger
Conquistador – Jack Rollins
Tiddlers – Rhys Milsom
Route 66 – Dawn Cano
Rose Above – Stuart Keane
Taming the Tongue – Chad Lutzke
A Hitman’s Death – Peter Oliver Wonder
Where the Monsters Live – Duncan Ralston
The Killing Floor – Alice J. Black
Revenge Exactly – Tamara Fey Turner
Under Cursed Moonlight – Jonathan Moon
Something Old, Something New, Something Cursed, Something Blue – Sarah Dale
Queen B – Rose Garnett
Those Borrowed Faces – Craig Saunders
Knackered – Skip Novak
Wretched Annie – Rich Hawkins

Published by Great British Horror.

That's it!

Love you. x