In other news: I need this!
In other news: I need this!
A five star review from Reader’s Favorite. 🙂
“Clowns by Michael Kamp reminded me of a young adult version of IT, the film that turned me against clowns for life!
I must say that this is a really well-written book, a bit on the descriptive side so, if you don’t want horrible visions in your mind, don’t read it!
Although it is only a short story, Michael Kamp has managed to include quite a lot; we got the backstory quite neatly, along with the character development, which was good.
It is a little on the gory side, but that doesn’t detract from the story and the unique plot line. I didn’t like clowns before and I definitely still don’t, but for a younger adult who likes a good horror story that they can read in one sitting, this is ideal.
I liked the fact that Michael Kamp explained how things were done in Denmark at the end and how it tied in with his story – a few interesting facts there.”
I like it.
I have a conflicted relationship with deadlines. I wrote my prize winner “Prank Call”, the day before the deadline and managed to just it in just in time. And it won.
I have had some trouble getting through to anthologies in English, but last week I saw a submission call with deadline the following day.
A Christmas story with the promt”Sleigh Bells” and a very specific word count on 666 words. Exactly.
It became “The Wild Hunt”, which is based on one of our own myths here in Scandinavia.
And it was accepted into the anthology.
The anthology is called “Shades of Santa” and no – it’s not porn.
It’s a charity anthology, so when I say ‘GO’, you buy until you barf, Mkay? 🙂
The anthology is published by Things in the Well, which can be found HERE.
The Danish Horror Society just held their general assembly 2017.
We chose to gather for the assembly on a castle. You know – as one does.
Vallø Slot (Valloe Castle) is located in the southern part of Sjælland (our main island) and since one of our members are living there, we could borrow the place.
The Danish Horror Society is fairly small.
It was founded in September 4th 2011 by eleven horror writers and one publisher. We aim to introduce horror as an adult genre to the public, since horror is usually considered to be YA literature here in Denmark.
Currently we are around 35 members which includes writers, publishers, journalists, librarians, bloggers and film makers. Everyone who is working with horror as a genre in one capacity or another. As a small genre in a small nation, we are fewer than our sister societies in other nations.
We arrange events and have a yearly award we give out in the spring to the best Danish title in the horror genre.
And once a year we meet to take care of the business side of things. Debating the issues that has appeared since our last meeting and such.
This is where it took place. Eight members had arrived and formed the cabal. Here we debated the Dark Art and which unholy pacts we should pledge our allegiance to.
We had cookies too.
Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures of the main areas. Vallø Slot is an amazing castle – not that I have great experience with castles – and I was more than a little envious on Anne-Marie for waking up in a castle every morning.
We unanimously voted Anne-Marie “most likely to survive a zombie apokalypse for a prolonged time”. She has a moat. A moat!
Those are getting rare.
Well, now I know where to go when the outbreak happens 🙂