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Welcome to the news section of the site. I aim to update this page as often as possible as soon as relevant information becomes available to me. So, please send your snippets of Masterton-related news this way. I will also consider using reviews of the author's books written by the fans, as well as photographs that you think Graham's fans might wish to see. These might include photos taken with the man himself, pictures of your bookshelves (I hope to launch an image gallery in the near future), articles you've written or any other miscellaneous items you think this site might benefit from displaying. Please contact me with your proposals. I look forward to your contributions.

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)
Check out a new Masterton interview in Writing.ie, an Irish website devoted to writing.

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.

The Devil in Gray has now been published by Festa Verlag in German.

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

Graham has just added a new Message From The Author to the website.

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

Buried cover (Katie Maguire 7)
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.'

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.

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
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
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.
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)
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)
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.

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)
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)

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
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.

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'.

GM Dog Collar!GM Dog Collar!GM Dog Collar!
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
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.
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.'
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
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
Replika in Poland are publishing the first Sissy Sawyer novel under the title of Prediction on July 7.
Sissy Sawyer - Prediction (Polish title)
From Graham: 'My grand-daughter Lucy has made it official...I AM boring!'
Graham and granddaughter
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)
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
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!

Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire Book 5) will be available on Kindle from Monday, June 1:
Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire 5)
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.)
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
Buried (Katie Maguire, book 6) will be published in February 2016. This is a sneak preview of the draft cover:
Buried (Katie Maguire 6)
Red Light (Katie Maguire, book 3) will be published by Albatros in Poland on June 22. This is their cover:
Red Light, Poland, 2015
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
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
Here is the list of the latest winners of the French Prix Masterton award.
Here's a new cover for the Polish edition of Night Plague:
Night Plague, Poland, 2015
The paperback version of Red Light is going to press today with a new cover:
Red Light cover
Graham's Polish publishers Rebis are due to bring out a new edition of Tengu on February 10. Cover below:
Tengu - Rebis, Poland, 2015
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.
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)
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)
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.'
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
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.'

An interview has just been published in the Czech Republic to promote Graham' novel, White Bones. Read it here (Polish only).
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
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)
Graham recently penned a foreword to a new Polish (Replika) edition of Descendant which you can read here.
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
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
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)
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
Here's a link about Graham's visit to the children's home in Gorzec, Poland, for which he has been raising money.
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
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
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
Endeavour Books, one of the largest independent digital book publishers, are publishing Graham's historical novel Silver this week.
Silver - Ebook edn.
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
Graham was featured on the front page of Fakty Bialystok magazine this month. See pics below!
GM in Fakty Bialystok magazine
Rook - Polish edition
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rook will be published by Replika in Poland on April 2. This is the cover.
Rook - Polish edition
Brush up your Polish and read Graham's interview in the new issue of Polish horror magazine, Horror Masakra.
Horror Masakra - Polish horror magazine
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)
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.)
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.

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)
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

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