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Username: Gary_fry

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Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 03:07 am:   

Gray Friar Press newsletter March 2009

Plenty to mention this time, folks, so here goes . . .

First up, our latest book is now in stock and shipping. THE CATACOMBS OF FEAR is John Llewellyn Probert's sequel to the ridiculously addictive THE FACULTY OF TERROR. These books (which I hope will form an ongoing series) are Amicus-style horror film anthologies in prose. Five wicked stories linked by a deliciously fiendish framework tale. It's the most fun you can have without hurting yourself. Check out the striking cover and read the blurb here:

Only 8 / $14 (plus P&P)
ORDER NOW: http://www.grayfriarpress.com/catalogue/catacombs.html

To tie in with this release, Gray Friar Press has just signed up the Catacombs author to provide regular film reviews to a new page on the website. So join John Llewellyn Probert in his CATACOMBS OF FILM. Bookmark the page!

Secondly, some news relating to the proprietor: Gary Fry's first collection of short stories THE IMPELLED AND OTHER HEAD TRIPS didn't really get the start in life it deserved. However, the original publisher has recently ceased trading and has bequeathed the files to Gray Friar Press, so now the book - with intro by Ramsey Campbell - is re-available at an uttely absurd half-price:

Only 5 / $8 (plus P&P)
ORDER NOW: http://www.grayfriarpress.com/catalogue/impelled.html

Bargains: the Gray Matter novellas - Conrad Williams, Steve Vernon, Nicholas Royle - are proving popular and we're happy to encourage folk to collect them. Each is numbered and the whole set is now made more affordable by our reduced prices on multiple purchases. If you want to buy any two of the paperbacks, we're offering them at 12 (plus 3 P&P) / $20 ($5 P&P). Or buy all three at 17 (plus 4 P&P) / $28 (plus $6 P&P). That's a nice saving. ORDER HERE (just write which titles you would like in the PayPal box): http://www.grayfriarpress.com/graymatter.html

Incidentally, everybody buying a book from Gray Friar Press will now receive a free
PDF copy of our Christmas chapbook, which contains rare* or original stories from
Royle*, Williams*, Finch, McMahon, Probert, Strantzas* and Fry.

More news: work on Simon Bestwick's first out-and-out horror story collection PICTURES OF THE DARK continues, with a May release date in mind . . . and believe me, folks, this book is crucial genre reading. Conrad Williams is writing the introduction. We'll keep you updated on progress and preorders.

We've just signed up another author to our stable - the first woman Gray Friar Press will publish in complete book form. Oh, and the book - also our first novel - is something special indeed. Currently negotiating intro-writer and contracts, so once we have things signed and sealed we'll let you know who this award-winning author is . . .

And for all you authors who recently submitted book proposals to me, thanks. I'll review each proposal this month and reply to you asap. I simply wanted to give the pitches time to come in (we're still open, by the way, so don't be shy).

Okay, I think that's all. Stay well and best wishes -

Gary Fry
Gray Friar Press

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