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darker-spFollowing the official transfer of rights between Simon Marshall-Jones and Tickety Boo Press Ltd, the latter imprint has now taken over all rights and the outstanding costs to the anthology DARKER TERRORS edited by the multiple award-winning team of Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton.

The limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions will now be sold through the Tickety Boo Press website and other trade outlets, while an e-book edition will be available soon.

“I am delighted that Tickety Boo Press will now be involved in the publication of such a wonderful anthology,” says Gary Compton. “The original books from Gollancz undoubtedly defined the horror genre in the 1990s, and this new volume presents some of the very best stories to appear in that series.

“Also, this transfer of rights has effectively reduced Simon Marshall-Jones’ outstanding debts by a significant amount, which is good news for everyone concerned. Now the hard work begins.”

“After serious consideration,” explains co-editor Stephen Jones, “David Sutton and I decided that this would be the best course of action to not only help our friend Simon and support all that he achieved in creating Spectral Press, but it would also allow the anthology—which we are extremely proud of—to reach the widest possible readership.”

Edited by the World Fantasy Award-winning team of Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton, DARKER TERRORS collects together nineteen memorable stories by such authors as Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, Michael Marshall Smith, Christopher Fowler, Brian Lumley and Gwyneth Jones, amongst others, along with new reminiscences by both the editors and an exclusive Index detailing the authors and stories that were included in the original anthology series.

“Very creepy stuff!” —John Landis, director of AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and Michael Jackson’s THRILLER.

All customer orders will now be fulfilled by Tickety Boo Press Ltd., and copies are available to buy directly from the website at ticketyboopress.co.uk and selected specialist booksellers.

For more information contact: gary.compton@ticketyboopress.co.uk

Dan Weatherer joins Tickety Boo Press’ Spectral Imprint…

12341064_887742204648974_2697003780286330967_nGary Compton of Tickety Boo Press is delighted to announce that Dan Weatherer has joined Tickety Boo Press’ new imprint, Scarier 51.

His collection of tales, Neverlight will be released as a limited hardback and ebook in the spring. Then followed by a mass-market paperback.

Gary said. “He had watched Dan Weatherer from afar and was impressed with his talent and drive to succeed. With his following on social media growing everyday, it was an easy decision to make.”

Award-winning author Dan Weatherer  was first published by Haunted Magazine in Spring, 2013. “The Legend of the Chained Oak” was an immediate success and was made into a short film which won the award for ‘Best Horror’ at the Portobello Independent Film Festival (2014), ‘Best Short’ at The Bram Stoker International Film Festival (2014) and also the ‘Best UK Short Film’ award at the Stoke Your Fires Film Festival 2014. The film featured at numerous film festivals around the world during 2014. The premiere screening took place in his hometown of Cheadle, Staffordshire, where he kindly donated all of the proceeds to local charities.

In 2015 Dan was shortlisted for the prestigious position of Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2016-2018.

Aside from the publication of numerous short stories with a multitude of presses, his next major project was a solo collection of short stories titled ‘The Soul That Screamed’ (Winner of the Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll ‘Best Anthology 2013’.)

A further two collections “Only the Good Burn Bright” and “Neverlight” quickly followed.

His first non-fiction book titled ‘What Dwells Within’ is due to be released in the Autumn of 2015 and details the life’s work of paranormal investigator Jayne Harris.

An accomplished playwright, interest in Dan’s stage plays is high. Expect to see Dan’s work on stage very soon.

He lives in Staffordshire, where is married to his wife Jenni and is a (proud) full-time dad to his daughter Bethany and his son Nathan.

Visit www.fatherdarkness.co.uk for more information.


“The Soul That Screamed”  – Winner of the Critters Writers Workshop ‘Best Anthology  of 2013.’

“Legend of the Chained Oak” – Winner of Best Short award at Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2014

“Legend of the Chained Oak” – Winner of the ‘Best Horror’ award at the Portobello Film Festival 2014

“Legend of the Chained Oak” – ‘Best UK Short Film’ award at the Stoke Your Fires Film Festival 2014.

 “Ta Skoulikia”Finished in the Top 3 in the 2013 Screen-con Horror Writing Competition

“One and Free”March 2014, Runner-up in Spring Flash Contest, Massacre Magazine.

“Only The Good Burn Bright” – Sep 2014, Winner Autumn Flash Contest, Massacre Magazine.

Shortlisted for Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2016-2018

Top Ten Finalist in “Best of the Best 2015 Sweet n Sassy Book-a-holics Best Horror Author 2015” Poll

Published Books:

“The Soul That Screamed” – October 2013 (Horrified Press) Winner of the Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll ‘Best Anthology 2013’.

“Only The Good Burn Bright” – February 2015 (James Ward Kirk Fiction.)

“What Dwells Within – A Study of Spirit Attachment” – June 2015, 6th Books


 “Beige” – Performed as part of the Blackshaw Theatre New Writers Night and the Wandsworth Arts Festival, May 2015

“Beige” – Performed at Left Coast Theatre, San Francisco, May. 2015

“The Release of Theodore Marlow” – Produced/aired by Shoestring Radio Theatre, San Francisco, 2015

Song and Music:

“Maude” by The Dead Certs. October 26th 2015

Published Short Stories:

“The Legend of the Chained Oak” – May 2013, Haunted magazine.

Once a Butchers Wife” – June 22nd, 2013, Hell Whores Volume 2 (Horrified Press)

“Pride and PowerPoint” – via Kindle Self-Publishing (13/3/13)

“Florian” – August 2013, Haunted Magazine

“The Lazarus Stratum” – September 2013, Suffer Eternal vol 3 (Horrified Press)

“The Curse of Colyton” – September 2013, Suffer Eternal vol 3 (Horrified Press)

The Fall of Silas Galloway” – September 2013, Suffer Eternal Vol 3 (Horrified Press)

The Fall of Silas Galloway” – October 2013, Daylight Dims (Stealth Fiction)

“Gyll’s Whel” – Schlock bi-monthly/Nightmare Illustrated (Horrified Press)

The Fall of Silas Galloway” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWo_qR4h0Gk ( Chilling Tales for Dark Nights)

“Gilbert’s Well” – February 2014, Reginald and Friends (Colin Evans Press – In aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice )

“Gyll’s Whel” – June 2014, Silent Scream, (Blood Reigns Anthology)

“One and Free” – March 2014, Massacre Magazine

“Agnes” – May 2014, Serial Killers Quattuor, (James Ward Kirk Fiction)

“Kleevar – The Prophets of Profanity” – July 2014, Torched, (Nocturnal Press Publishing.)

“Kleevar – The Prophets of Profanity” – November 2014, Axes of Evil Vol 2 – Rise of the   Metal Gods (Morbid Books)

“Birth Of The Blackguard” – Autumn 2014, The Black Hand Supremacy (Horrified Press.)

“The Heart Of The Matter” – October 2014, Sick As Fuck (Madwriter Press)

“Only The Good Burn Brightly” – September 2014, Massacre Magazine (Massacre Publishing)

“Falworth Manor” – October 2014, Flashesinthedark.com

“Kleevar – The Prophets of Profanity”, April 2015, HorrorMetalSounds.com

Girl, Soiled,” – April 2016, Infernal Ink

The Fall of Silas Galloway” – Supernatural Magazine, June 2015

“The Thing By The Fireplace” – Supernatural Magazine, July 2015

“The Dybbuk Box” – Supernatural Magazine, August 2015

Education and Public appearances:

Excel Academy, Stoke on Trent (July 2015) – 5 Creative writing workshops

“Scribe” Middlewich Literary Festival (October 2015) – Meet the Author

“Sledge-Lit” Derby (November 2015)  Script workshop/Horror Panelist

City Central Library  (October 2015)  – Meet the Author

University of the 3rd Age (March 2016) – Meet the Author


Sledge-lit – “Is Horror ready for a new golden age?” With Charles Stross, Simon Marshall Jones, Thana Niveau and Marie O’ Regan

Scribefest – “Writers in the real world” with Catherine Green, Paula Manely and Gill Hoffs.


Instigator of the “Arnold Bennett Award for Literacy.”

Radio and Podcasts:

“Exit” – Dark Dreams Podcast (Oct 2013)

“The Dolly Who Is My Friend” – aired as part of Signal One’s Halloween Breakfast Broadcast, Oct 30th 2015.

Numerous interviews on BBC Radio Stoke regarding my work

Film work:

Writer and co-producer of the movie “The Legend of the Chained Oak” (Weatherer/Maynard Productions) Winner of the “Best Horror” at Portobello Film Festival, “Best Short” at The Bram Stoker International Film Festival and “Best UK Short Film” at Stoke Your Fires Film Festival 2014.


“Legend Of the Chained Oak”  – 3rd September 2014, Portobello Film Festival

Shown as part of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival, October 2014

Shown as part of the ‘Novella Showcase’ Television show, Michigan, 2014

Shown on 19th April 2014 @ Lulworth House, Cheadle, Staffordshire. £474 raised for the Cheadle and District Food-Bank/Cheadle Discovery Centre

Shown as part of the Phnom Penh international film festival, Cambodia, 2014.

Shown as part of the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival, USA, 2015

Shown as part of the Molise Cinema Film Festival, Italy, 2015

Shown as part of the First International Film Festival, China, 2015

Shown as part of the Fanter Film Festival, Spain, 2015

Shown as Battle Creek’s, Access Vision, Comcast Channel 16 and
Lansing’s Public Media Center, Comcast Channel 16
Both air at 11:00 PM, Fridays.
Comcast Channel 21 is in Haslett, Okemos, and East Lansing. And is also seen on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 in 17 communities.

“Legend of the Chained Oak – A voice from the past” Shown as part of the Five Lamps Film Festival, March 2015