Sci-fi & Scary reviews Clowns

So – Sci-fi & Scary not only reviewed Clowns, they also interviewed me.

Let’s start with the review:

Clowns was well-written and perfect for anyone who loved the movie Killer Klownz from Outer Space. While it doesn’t quite achieve that level of camp, Kamp’s Clowns channels that same absurd-horror feel. There are a few scenes that are so well imagined that the [readers] can easily get a great mental picture of them. Michael Kamp has the ability to put his readers so neatly into the story that you can practically smell the forest and face paint.

Final score 4/5.

Read the full review HERE.

After the stellar review we had a chat about coming from a foreign market, working the night shift and idiots in horror.
Interview tomorrow 🙂

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Goodread Reviews

Well, the reviews for Clowns are trickling in a lot more slowly than I had hoped for. But they are good, so I can’t complain. 🙂

Two reviews on GoodReads in the last couple of days.

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Clowns is free (for a few days)

So it begins.

The campaign for Clowns has been launched and it is FREE at Amazon for a few days.

Yes, free. I am totally unknown in the English market, so I need downloads to up the visibility of the title.

Clowns! Gore! Candyfloss! Dead Children!

The creepy clown epidemic began when I was 12 years old.
Creepy clowns roamed neighborhoods at night, terrifying the population. At first it was only in the U.S.
Soon it spread, turning into a global craze.
The wave of clown sightings even reached all the way to Denmark.
Every day, the papers ran stories about clowns scaring people.
Of course, the vast majority of creepy clowns were just pranksters in costumes.
But not all of them.
Not in Ullerup.

Get it HERE.

Please spread the word.

First review is in from Bloody Good Horror Books.

It’s good. It’s very good.

We’ve never had a five star book come across our desks, so it is my absolute pleasure to praise Kamp and give Bloody Good Horror Books its first five star review.

Read the full review HERE.

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Four stars for the Danish version of Clowns


Clowns is live on Amazon, but I keep it quiet until Saturday when the campaign kicks off.

While I wait the Danish version is getting great reviews.

Four stars from the book blogger Sabrinas Blog.
“I was hooked by the first page and really enjoyed the story.”

Read the whole review HERE (you’ll probably need Google Translate.)

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The Clowns are coming!

Klovn

The translation of my YA horror novel Clowns is complete and the manuscript has been mailed to the publisher.

Now … we wait.

I’m looking forward to see if Danish murder-clowns can make any sort of impact in the market.

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First world problems

Hylde

I’ve run into a bit of a luxury problem.

I just received my copy of Twice Upon an Apocalypse, and now there is just not room for it on my author shelf. I need to rearrange it to squeeze in the anthology.

So far I have 16 titles out and have participated in 7 danish anthologies and 3 in English.

Not bad, if I may say so.

My secret plan is to reach 100 publications before I retire, so I need to step it up a bit.

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Arm Cast Podcast

I managed to get myself on a US podcast today. 🙂

Armand Rosamilia shouldn’t need a lot of introduction – he is a prolific writer and you can check out his catalog HERE.

He also runs a podcast, Arm Cast Podcast, and in lieu of the recent anthology Twice Upon an Apocalypse, I was invited on to talk about translations and the challenges you face, when you write to a market on the other side of the globe.

Bonus feature: Heavy Scandinavian accent.

Check it out here:
Arm Cast Podcast - Kamp and DeVor

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Twice Upon an Apocalypse

Twice upon the apocalypse mindreAt last.

It has been way too long since I had any news to report on the US market, but here it is.

Twice Upon an Apocalypse is finally out and available on amazon.com.

This has been underway for a very long time. The original submission call went out way back in 2012, and my contribution, Little Match Mi-Go, was actually my very first sale of a short story in english.

Sadly the anthology languished in limbo for a while following a restructuring of the old publisher, but behind the scenes the forces of Good were working tirelessly to make it happen anyway.

And now – a mere five years later – it has risen from the Void.

The pitch:

These aren’t your mother’s fairy tales.

Throughout history parents have told their children stories to help them sleep, to keep them entertained. But we’re pretty sure none of those parents had this in mind. These are the fairy tales that will give you and your children nightmares. From the darkest depths of Grimm and Anderson come the immortal mash-ups with the creations of HP Lovecraft.

These stories will scare and delight ‘children’ of all ages!

Content:

Introduktion af Gary A. Braunbeck
The Pied Piper of Providence by Willie Meikle
The Three Billy Goats Sothoth by Peter N. Dudar
Little Maiden of the Sea by David Bernard
The Great Old One and the Beanstalk by Armand Rosamilia
In the Shade of the Juniper Tree by J .P. Hutsell
The Horror at Hatchet Point by Zach Shephard
The Most Incredible Thing by Bracken MacLeod
Let Me Come In! by Simon Yee
The Fishman and His Wife by Inanna Arthen
Little Match Mi-Go by Michael Kamp
Follow the Yellow Glyph Road by Scott Goudsward
Gumdrop Apocalypse by Pete Rawlik
Curiosity by Winifred Burniston
The Ice Queen by Mae Empson
Once Upon a Dream by Matthew Baugh
Cinderella and Her Outer Godfather by C.T. Phipps
Donkeyskin by KH Vaughan
Sweet Dreams in the Witch-House by Sean Logan
Fee Fi Old One by Thom Brannan
The King on the Golden Mountain by Morgan Sylvia
The Legend of Creepy Hollow by Don D’Ammassa

Order it HERE.

After patiently waiting for five years, I think you deserve a little sneak peak from my own story.

Little Match Mi-Go


Reviews

Twice upon the apocalypse

Twice upon the apocalypse

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Klovn

Klovn

Right.

I’ll just leave this right here to brag about it.

My newest YA horror (only available in Danish so far) is coming out sometime after the summer holidays. A small, Danish town is suddenly overrun by clowns and they do not come in peace.

We’re working on a translation as I write this, so hopefully there will be more news soon 🙂

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Best Danish Horror of the Year

Well, it is finally official.Samlerne_omslag_Michael_Kamp

My horrornovel Samlerne (The Collectors) have just won the award for Best Danish Horror of the Year 2015.

I’m am intensely proud since the field is very competitive here and the quality high. The award is handed out by Dansk Horror Selskab (Danish Horror Society) every year to reward horror aimed at the adult market.

The five publications on the short list were:

Midnatsmuse (Midnight Muse) by Mikkel Harris Carlsen

Samlerne (The Collectors)by Michael Kamp

Den røde tråd (The Red String) by Vicki Pedersen

Deroute (Deroute) by Martin Schjönning

Kærlighedsfrugt (Love Fruit) by Amdi Silvestri

Five titles caught in a cage match to the death.

My acceptance speech:

🙂

The jury wrote:

Kamp have been considered one of the best horror writers in the nation for a while, not least due to his ability to create vivid and often quite brutal images in the minds of the readers which is very much the case in Samlerne.

It is the opinion of the jury that the style of Kamp’s writing add a rarely seen power to the story and that the sparse and controlled use of terror let the readers follow the protagonist, Thomas, into the darkness and feel his fear up close.

It doesn’t get better than this, and that is why Michael Kamp’s Samlerne have been awarded Best Danish Horror of the Year.

Yeah.
Reading this I feel my head swell to twice it’s size. I am SO proud to receive this award, that I might be intolerable to be around for a while.

It’s my third award – achievement unlocked – but I’ll try not to let it get to me.

I’m still basically my old, humble self 🙂

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